Chinese Patrol Ships Enter Japanese Territory

Chinese patrol ships enter Japanese territory

Four Chinese patrol ships have entered Japan's territorial waters near the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea.

The Japan Coast Guard reports the ships entered the waters off Uotsuri Island at around 10:10am on Monday.

Japanese Girl Wins Park Skateboarding Championship

Japanese girl wins park skateboarding championship

A 13-year-old Japanese girl has won the women's world park skateboarding championship.

Misugu Okamoto scored a total of 61.17 in Saturday's final in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Another Japanese skateboarder, 17-year-old Sakura Yosozumi, took the silver.

Japanese City Sets New Fried Chicken Record

Japanese city sets new fried chicken record

People in a city in southwestern Japan have set a new world record for the largest serving of fried chicken.

More than 1,600 kilograms of chicken was prepared for Sunday's event in Nakatsu, Oita Prefecture. The city is famous for its fried chicken.

Japanese Cellist Wins In Munich Music Contest

Japanese cellist wins in Munich music contest

Japanese cellist Haruma Sato has been awarded the top prize in an international music competition in the German city of Munich.

The 21-year-old Sato became the first Japanese to win in the cello category in the ARD International Music Competition on Friday.

Hakuho Obtains Japanese Nationality

Hakuho obtains Japanese nationality

Yokozuna grand champion Hakuho has announced that he has obtained Japanese nationality.

The top sumo champion from Mongolia told reporters that as of Tuesday, his name is Sho Hakuho.

Yokozuna Hakuho Obtains Japanese Citizenship

Yokozuna Hakuho obtains Japanese citizenship

A top sumo champion from Mongolia has acquired Japanese citizenship. Hakuho, a famed yokozuna grand champion, hopes to remain in the world of sumo after he retires and become a stable master to coach younger wrestlers.

News of his citizenship was released by the government on Tuesday.

New Us Tariffs Impact Japanese Firms

New US tariffs impact Japanese firms

Japanese businesses are bracing for the impact of the additional tariffs the United States implemented on billions of dollars' worth of Chinese products on September 1.

Atsusuke Kawada, a senior researcher at the Japan External Trade Organization, or JETRO, says some Japanese companies doing business in the US have already started to increase inventory by importing from China ahead of time.

Survey: Japanese Not Interested In Career Success

Survey: Japanese not interested in career success

A survey shows that Japanese workers are the least interested in climbing the corporate ladder compared to their counterparts in Australia and other Asian-Pacific countries.

The poll by a Japanese private think tank asked respondents to rate their ambitions on a scale of one to five.

Japanese Team To Research Deep-sea Plastic Waste

Japanese team to research deep-sea plastic waste

A Japanese national research institute says it will launch a major research project on how plastic waste is contaminating the ocean depths and affecting the ecosystem.

The Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology set up a group in April to study marine pollution caused by plastic waste.

Senior Japanese Official Meets Iran Fm

Senior Japanese official meets Iran FM

A senior Japanese official and Iran's foreign minister have agreed that the two countries should continue talks on ways to de-escalate tension in the Middle East.

Senior Deputy Foreign Minister Takeo Mori met Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Tehran on Saturday.

Ex-japanese Residents Fly To Russian-held Islands

Ex-Japanese residents fly to Russian-held islands

Former Japanese residents of four Russian-held islands claimed by Japan have arrived in the territory to visit the graves of their ancestors.

A group of 67 people, including government officials, left Nakashibetsu Airport in the northern prefecture of Hokkaido for the islands by chartered Russian plane before 8:30 a.m. on Saturday.

Chris Harris Shares His Thoughts On The New Toyota Supra And The Legacy Of Japanese Sports Cars

Chris Harris shares his thoughts on the new Toyota Supra and the legacy of Japanese Sports Cars

In this "Top Gear" clip, host Chris Harris and "TG" magazine deputy editor Jack Rix share their thoughts about the new Toyota Supra. Jack Rix puts Harris on the defensive right away by asking him to explain a line he wrote in a previous review of the car: "This is one of the strangest cars I've ever driven." Harris initially seems to admit that his perspective may be unique to someone who tests cars so frequently, then explains that what he meant is that he's very used to individual brands and expects certain things from them. "... When I get into an Audi, there's a smell to an Audi, there's a feeling to the seats, there's a feeling to the steering wheel." But when he got behind the wheel of a Supra, it just didn't feel like a Toyota. The two discuss the history of Japanese sports cars and what Harris thinks of the Supra's segment overall. To get the full scoop, you'll have to watch the clip above and don't forget that "Top Gear" airs on BBC America Sundays at 8 p.m. ET.

Japanese Cyclist Killed In Accident In Peru

Japanese cyclist killed in accident in Peru

A Japanese cyclist has been killed in a road accident in Peru. Fumihiko Sato had been on a round-the-world trip to teach children about the lives of people in other countries.

The 31-year-old was reportedly hit by a truck on Sunday in the northern town of Guadalupito. He had been cycling across Peru after entering the country on July 31.