Former Kobushi Factory Member Inoue Rei To Join Juice=juice

Former Kobushi Factory member Inoue Rei to join Juice=Juice

It's been announced that former Kobushi Factory member Inoue Rei will be joining Juice=Juice. 

This announcement was made on April 1 during a live broadcast on YouTube, commemorating the release of their new single "Pop Music / Sukitte Itte yo." After the group performed four songs, leader Kanazawa Tomoko made the report regarding Inoue's joining the group. She read a letter from Inoue, stating, "I hope to make my dreams come true in Juice=Juice. I will do my best so that everyone can think that it was a good idea for Inoue Rei to join."

Seibu's Shogo Akiyama To Join Cincinnati Reds

Seibu's Shogo Akiyama to join Cincinnati Reds

US media reports say that Seibu Lions outfielder Shogo Akiyama has agreed to a three-year contract with the Cincinnati Reds.

The 31-year-old slugger has been a key player for Seibu in Japan's Pacific League. He notched up the most hits in four different seasons, including 216 hits in 2015.

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.

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.