Japan's Emperor and Empress attended the New Year Grand Sumo tournament now underway in Tokyo.
The Imperial couple visited the Kokugikan sumo arena on Sunday afternoon to watch the tournament. This was their 23rd visit to the arena and their last as Emperor and Empress before Emperor Akihito's abdication in April.
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.
On March 8, the awards ceremony was held for the '10th CD Shop Awards 2018' at Shirokane SELENE in Tokyo. During the ceremony, Yonezu Kenshi's album "BOOTLEG" was announced as the winner of the grand prix.
In the past, Yonezu's three works "diorama," "YANKEE," and "Bremen" have been nominated, but this is his first time taking the grand prix. The runners-up were Taifu Club's "Shoki no Taifu Club" and PUNPEE's "MODERN TIMES."