Japanese Olympic Commitee Chief Takeda Resigns

Japanese Olympic Commitee chief Takeda resigns

The chief of Japan's Olympic Committee has said he will resign in June. Tsunekazu Takeda has been under investigation by French authorities related to Tokyo's winning bid for the 2020 Games.

Japanese Official Visits Mfo Camp In Egypt

Japanese official visits MFO camp in Egypt

A senior Japanese official has visited Egypt before the arrival of Self-Defense Forces personnel for an international peace mission.

The Multinational Force and Observers, or MFO, has been monitoring the ceasefire between Egypt and Israel on the Sinai Peninsula in eastern Egypt.

Japanese Architect Wins Pritzker Prize

Japanese architect wins Pritzker Prize

Japanese architect Arata Isozaki has won this year's Pritzker Architecture Prize, a prestigious award often called the Nobel Prize of the profession.

The jury at the Hyatt Foundation, the prize's organizer, made the announcement on Tuesday.

Survey: Japanese Youth Spend 3 Hours A Day Online

Survey: Japanese youth spend 3 hours a day online

A government survey shows that young people in Japan are spending nearly three hours each day online, mostly watching streaming videos, visiting social networking sites, or emailing.

The Cabinet Office surveyed 5,000 people aged between 10 and 17 in November and December last year. 3,079 people, or 61.6 percent of those surveyed, responded.

Japanese Boat Seized By Russia Returns

Japanese boat seized by Russia returns

A Japanese crab fishing boat that was seized by Russia has returned to Japan.

The No.68 Nishino-maru arrived at the port of Sakai in Tottori Prefecture on Sunday morning. There were 10 crew members on board.

Japanese Garden At Shimane Art Museum Ranked No. 1--again

Japanese garden at Shimane art museum ranked No. 1--again

YASUGI, Shimane Prefecture--The garden of an art museum here was rated as Japan's best for the 16th straight year by a popular U.S. gardening journal.

The Journal of Japanese Gardening, aka Sukiya Living Magazine, selected the Adachi Museum of Art's garden from among more than 900 around Japan in 2018, museum officials announced.

Eye-level Gps Gives Japanese Biker Helmet A Cyberpunk Sense

Eye-level GPS gives Japanese biker helmet a cyberpunk sense

HIROSHIMA--A futuristic motorcycle helmet doubles as a GPS navigator, displaying data right before a rider's eyes.

Directions, distance to destinations, expected arrival times and more appear in the rider's view about 2 meters ahead of them on a 6-inch transparent heads-up display (HUD) installed in front of the wearer's right eye.

Japanese Journalist For Us Affairs Dies

Japanese journalist for US affairs dies

Japanese journalist Fumio Matsuo, who steadfastly supported post-war reconciliation between Japan and the United States, has died at the age of 85.

Matsuo passed away at a hotel in New York on Monday from what are believed to be natural causes.

Israeli Memorial To Japanese Diplomat Removed

Israeli memorial to Japanese diplomat removed

An Israeli semi-governmental organization says it will apologize for the removal of a memorial to a Japanese diplomat who helped save Jews during World War Two.

While working at the Japanese consulate in Lithuania during the war, Chiune Sugihara issued transit visas against orders. His humanitarian deed enabled Jews to flee from Nazi German persecution, saving as many as 6,000 lives.

Japanese Sdf Jet Crashes, 2 Crew Rescued

Japanese SDF jet crashes, 2 crew rescued

Japan's Defense Ministry has confirmed a F-2 fighter jet has crashed off the coast of western Japan and the crew of two has been rescued alive.

Officials described the condition of both crew members, who were pulled from the sea, as "conscious."

Japanese Sdf Fighter Jet Missing

Japanese SDF fighter jet missing

Japanese Self-Defense Force officials say air traffic controllers have lost contact with an F2 fighter after it disappeared from radar early on Wednesday.

The aircraft was flying off the coast of Yamaguchi Prefecture, in western Japan.