Judo: More Gold For Japan's Men As Ono Marks Debut At Worlds With Victory

Judo: More gold for Japan's men as Ono marks debut at worlds with victoryShohei Ono marked his debut at the world championships with victory in the 73-kilogram final to give Japan its third men's gold medal in as many days on Wednesday.

The 21-year-old Ono beat London Olympic bronze medalist Ugo Legrand of France with a superb win in the final, scoring a yuko from an uchi-mata and sealing the win with a flashing hane-goshi for ippon.

Toshiba Selected By Japan's Nirs To Supply World's First Rotating Gantry With Superconducting Magnets For Carbon Ion Radiotherapy

Toshiba Selected by Japan's NIRS to supply World's First Rotating Gantry with Superconducting Magnets for Carbon Ion RadiotherapyToshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) today announced that it has received an order from Japan's National Institute of Radiological Sciences (NIRS) for the world's first rotating gantry irradiation system with superconducting magnets for a carbon ion radiotherapy system. The system will be installed in a new radiotherapy room that NIRS is constructing at its facility in Chiba, east of Tokyo, in March 2015.

Baseball: Yamasaki, Japan's Oldest Position Player To Call It Quits

Baseball: Yamasaki, Japan's oldest position player to call it quitsSlugging Chunichi Dragons first baseman Takeshi Yamasaki will retire at the end of the season, a source within the team revealed Sunday.

At 44 years old, Yamasaki is in his 27th season as a pro and is Nippon Professional Baseball's oldest active position player. He is scheduled to hold a press conference on Tuesday.

Ske48 New Song To Support Japan's National Swimmers

SKE48 new song to support Japan's national swimmersSKE48's new song, "Utsukushii Inazuma", has been chosen as the theme song for GMO Click Securities' CM to support Japan's national swimmers.

"Utsukushii Inazuma" is SKE48's new single that will be released on July 17. The new CM features a combination of the swimmers' energetic swimming and SKE48's sexy and wild song.

Fujitsu Commences Field Trials Of Japan's Largest Low-potassium "plant Factory"

Fujitsu Commences Field Trials of Japan's Largest Low-Potassium "Plant Factory"Fujitsu Limited today announced the start of field trials led by Fujitsu Home & Office Services Limited in the city of Wakamatsu, Fukushima Prefecture. The trials will use the FUJITSU Intelligent Society Solution "Akisai" Food and Agriculture Cloud Platform for this large-scale plant factory. With 2,000 m2 of space for production, this is the largest plant factory in Japan for the cultivation of low-potassium vegetables.

Japan's Next World Heritage Site Stands Tall And Strong

Japan's next World Heritage site stands tall and strongI don’t know if it’s true, but an interesting story I read recently had the following to say about the origin of cannons: During the Middle Ages, when a monk was mixing ingredients for gunpowder in a mortar at a monastery in Germany, the mixture suddenly exploded, causing the pestle to shoot up through the roof.

Part Of Port For Japan’s Southernmost Islands Emerges Above Sea

Part of port for Japan’s southernmost islands emerges above seaAt Japan's southernmost point, a portion of the port that will solidify the nation's claim to the exclusive economic zone around the islands of Okinotorishima in the Pacific Ocean can now be seen.

The facility, which will be used to unload supplies, fuel and water, is part of a 160-meter-long pier being built off a coral atoll with a circumference of about 11 kilometers.