Osaka Fails To Defend Us Open Title

Osaka fails to defend US Open title

Japan's tennis star Naomi Osaka dropped out of the US Open on Monday after suffering straight set losses to Belinda Bencic of Switzerland in the fourth round.

Bencic broke Osaka's serves from the outset. She accurately hit shots deep into the court and from near the net before winning the first set 7-5.

Jal Copilot Fails Preflight Alcohol Test

JAL copilot fails preflight alcohol test

It has been revealed that a Japan Airlines copilot was replaced after failing a preflight alcohol test at an airport in southwestern Japan.

The 54-year-old male copilot was to board a flight from Kagoshima to Tokyo on Saturday.

Govt. Fails To Report Mistaken Remains

Govt. fails to report mistaken remains

NHK has learned that a DNA expert has identified remains that were brought back from Siberia by a government mission were not Japanese.

The Japanese health and welfare ministry has not disclosed the findings even though the expert presented them to the ministry about a year ago.

Jal Fails To Make List Of 20 Safest Airlines

JAL fails to make list of 20 safest airlines

Japan Airlines has been excluded from a list of the world's 20 safest airlines. The carrier had been on the list for 3 years in a row from 2016.

All Nippon Airways was selected as one of the 20 safest airlines by Australian media company AirlineRatings.

Launch Of Private Japanese Firm's Rocket Fails

Launch of private Japanese firm's rocket fails

A small rocket developed by a Japanese startup company has failed to enter space. It was launched on Saturday but fell to the ground, bursting into flames.

Interstellar Technologies, based in the northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido, developed and produced the 10-meter-long rocket.

Kounotori 6's Space Debris Removal Test Fails

Kounotori 6's space debris removal test failsJapan's space agency says its cargo ship Kounotori 6 has ended its mission after failing to test new technology for removing space debris.
Officials of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency say the spacecraft re-entered the atmosphere and burned up early on Monday Japan time.

Japanese Conductor Fails To Grab Top Prize

Japanese conductor fails to grab top prizeA 32-year-old Japanese conductor has failed to capture the top prize at an international competition in France.
Yukari Saito reached the final round of the International Competition for Young Conductors in Besancon on Sunday along with 2 other contestants.
Twenty conductors took part in the biennial event.