90-year-old Tram Makes Final Run In Nagasaki

90-year-old tram makes final run in Nagasaki

Rail enthusiasts have gathered in the city of Nagasaki to bid farewell to a tram that has been in service for more than 90 years.

"Number 151" made its first run in 1925 in the Tokyo Metropolitan area. It later operated in the resort area of Hakone before moving to Nagasaki in 1957. The tram ended commercial operations in 1982, but has been brought out of retirement on special occasions.

Tennis/ Kvitova-osaka: Australian Final From Different Perspectives

TENNIS/ Kvitova-Osaka: Australian final from different perspectives

MELBOURNE, Australia--Petra Kvitova has shed her tears. The tears, for a long time private, were in a very public arena this week.

A violent home invasion that caused serious knife wounds to her left hand was a punctuation point in her career, as she sees it. There's the before--two Wimbledon titles--and her "second career"--which so far is highlighted by her run to Saturday's Australian Open final.

Osaka To Face Kvitova In Australian Open Final

Osaka to face Kvitova in Australian Open final

Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka is set to face Czech player Petra Kvitova in the women's singles final of the Australian Open on Saturday.

Osaka, ranked fourth in the world, is the first Japanese player to advance to a singles final at the Australian tournament.

Final Fantasy Digital Card Game Announced For Smartphones

Final Fantasy Digital Card Game Announced For Smartphones

While card games, even digital ones, have been around for a while now, it seems that in recent times they are starting to catch on in terms of popularity again. We have to wonder if this might have anything to do with the success that Blizzard is seeing with Hearthstone, but since then we’ve seen quite a few card games launch.

Now it looks like Square Enix wants in on the card game genre as well because they have announced the Final Fantasy Digital Card Game which will be launching for smartphones and the PC. As the name implies, this is a digital card game that will be based around the Final Fantasy franchise and will feature characters from the series.

Square Enix Is Offering Final Fantasy Xiv Themed Weddings In Japan

Square Enix Is Offering Final Fantasy XIV Themed Weddings In Japan

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Being able to bond with your partner over a shared interest is great, such as video games where in the past we have seen many gamers get together and get married over a video game. We’ve also seen some video game themed weddings, and now it seems that over in Japan, Square Enix is actually offering up official Final Fantasy XIV themed weddings.

Skater Kihira Joyful After Grand Prix Final Win

Skater Kihira joyful after Grand Prix Final win

Japanese figure skater Rika Kihira says she is truly happy to have won this year's women's title at the Grand Prix Final in Vancouver, Canada, in her debut season.

The 16-year-old star spoke to reporters on Sunday, the day after besting PyeongChang Olympic champion Alina Zagitova of Russia and other competitors.

Kihira Wins Figure Skating Grand Prix Final

Kihira wins figure skating Grand Prix Final

Japanese figure skater Rika Kihira has won the women's event at the Grand Prix final in Vancouver, Canada, in her debut season.

16-year-old Kihira defeated PyeongChang Olympic champion Alina Zagitova of Russia on Saturday.

Final Showdown Over Foreign Workers

Final showdown over foreign workers

Japan's ruling coalition is pushing to get a controversial bill passed before the end of the day. It would pave the way for hundreds of thousands of foreign workers to enter the country amid a severe labor shortage.

The immigration law revision has been a key issue during this Diet session. It would expand work permits for a wide range of blue-collar and healthcare jobs.

Final Fantasy Vii Remake Development Is Moving Along Just Fine

Final Fantasy VII Remake Development Is Moving Along Just Fine

With the Final Fantasy VII Remake having been announced a few years ago, we haven’t really heard much about the game since, which unsurprisingly has led to some wondering when the game will be released, and whether or not development is actually going on, or could Square Enix have shelved it?

However the good news is that things are progressing nicely, at least according to the game’s producer Tetsuya Nomura who revealed the information to Famitsu during a Dissidia Final Fantasy anniversary event. According to Nomura, “As I said during E3, development is going favorably. I just wanted to say that the current PR priority is Kingdom Hearts 3, as it was during the ARTNIA event the other day, but after that it’ll be Final Fantasy VIII Remake, so please don’t worry.”

Final Fantasy 13 Trilogy Picks Up Backward Compatibility For Xbox One

Final Fantasy 13 Trilogy Picks Up Backward Compatibility For Xbox One

The backward compatibility program for the Xbox One enables developers to bring their old titles to the current-gen console. Final Fantasy fans will be interested in knowing that the Final Fantasy 13 trilogy has picked up backward compatibility support for the Xbox One. Microsoft and Square Enix have confirmed that the three games will be making their way to the Xbox One.

The list of backward compatible titles has steadily grown over the past couple of years. There are now more than 500 Xbox 360 games that can be played on the Xbox One. 25 of those titles have been enhanced for the Xbox One X. Not only that, even 32 games released for the original Xbox are backward compatible with the current-gen console.

Final Fantasy 15's Upcoming Dlcs Have Been Cancelled

Final Fantasy 15's Upcoming DLCs Have Been Cancelled

As Final Fantasy 15 gamers might have heard, Square Enix was planning on releasing several character-specific DLCs that would focus on each of the characters in the game. Unfortunately in a somewhat sudden announcement, the company has announced that they have cancelled three out of four of the upcoming DLCs that were meant to be launched.

In case you’re learning about this for the first time, Square Enix was planning on releasing four character themed DLCs with Ardyn, Aranea, Lunafreya, and Noctis. Unfortunately save for Ardyn, the rest of the DLCs have been cancelled as this follows Hajime Tabata, who was the game’s director, leaving Square Enix.

Imperial Couple Hosts Final Garden Party

Imperial couple hosts final garden party

Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko have hosted their annual autumn garden party. It was the last such event before the Emperor's planned abdication in April next year.

More than 1,800 guests gathered at the Akasaka Imperial Gardens in Tokyo on Friday despite a light rainfall.