Japanese Footballer Kubo To Join Real Madrid

Japanese footballer Kubo to join Real Madrid

Japanese soccer player Takefusa Kubo has departed from Narita airport near Tokyo for Madrid, Spain, to join Real Madrid.

The 18-year-old Kubo, who became the second-youngest player to make a debut with Japan's national team, signed a contract with the Spanish soccer giant last month.

Rising Soccer Player Kubo To Join Real Madrid

Rising soccer player Kubo to join Real Madrid

Sources say 18-year-old Japanese soccer player Takefusa Kubo has agreed to join Spain's Real Madrid.

Kubo became the second-youngest player to make a debut with Japan's national team earlier this month.

Research Vessel To Join Search For Missing F35 Jet

Research vessel to join search for missing F35 jet

Ocean research vessel Kaimei will join the search for a F-35 stealth fighter in northern Japan. The jet went down in waters off Aomori Prefecture on April 9.

Search operations for the pilot and most parts of the aircraft are running into difficulties as the ocean in the area is up to 1,500 meters deep.

Celebrities Join Bean-throwing Festival At Temple

Celebrities join bean-throwing festival at temple

Top sumo wrestlers and a popular kabuki actor have joined a traditional bean-throwing festival to invite good luck at a Buddhist temple near Tokyo.

The annual event was held on Sunday at Naritasan Shinshoji Temple. The event is a centuries-old tradition dating to the Edo Period.

Thurlow: Japan Should Join Nuclear Arms Ban Treaty

Thurlow: Japan should join nuclear arms ban treaty

A survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in 1945 has met a Japanese deputy government spokesperson to urge the country to join a UN treaty banning nuclear weapons.

Setsuko Thurlow met Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Yasutoshi Nishimura at the prime minister's office in Tokyo on Thursday.

Foreign Workers At Restaurant Chain Join Union

Foreign workers at restaurant chain join union

About 3,000 foreigners working part-time at a Japanese restaurant chain are now members of a labor union formed by its employees.

The workers are employed by Hiday Hidaka Corporation. It operates 420 restaurants including the chain Hidakaya, which serves ramen noodles and Chinese dishes in Tokyo and surrounding areas.

Cyclists Join 'tour De La France' In Yamagata

Cyclists join 'Tour de La France' in Yamagata

More than 1,100 people from across Japan gathered in Kaminoyama City, Yamagata Prefecture, on Sunday to take part in a cycling event, the "Tour de La France."

The event is named after the world's top bicycle race, the "Tour de France." It is held every year in the northern Japanese city during the harvest season for "La France" pears.