New 'yama No Hi' Holiday A Time To Celebrate The Nation's Mountains

New 'Yama no Hi' holiday a time to celebrate the nation's mountainsOf the “makuuchi” division wrestlers who competed in the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament in May, two incorporated the kanji character for “umi” (sea or ocean) in their “shikona” ring names, four included the kanji for “yama” (mountain), and three used “fuji,” the name of Japan’s iconic and tallest mountain. Historically, “yama” is said to have always topped the list of kanji characters used in wrestlers’ names.

Suzuki : Bittersweet Nations For Desalle

Suzuki : Bittersweet Nations For DesalleThe Talkessel circuit in Teutschenthal, Germany was jammed packed for the 67th Motocross of Nations today and the sunshine and rough hard-pack near the city of Halle was the setting for a memorable victory for Team Belgium. 

Gold For Jeremy Van Horebeek At The Motocross Of Nations

Gold for Jeremy Van Horebeek at the Motocross of NationsJeremy Van Horebeek of the Kawasaki Racing Team played a decisive role in Belgium's victory at the FIM Motocross of Nations, watched by a massive 85,000 crowd at Teutschenthal in Germany.
The 23 year old MX1 GP regular answered his country's call to take a one-off ride on a Kawasaki KX250F for this race, the world championship between national teams from all over the world, and put in two superb rides to finish seventh each time against larger machinery and lay the foundations for his country's success, their first since 2004.

Kawasaki : Arnaud Tonus To Miss The Mx Of Nations

Kawasaki : Arnaud Tonus to miss the MX of NationsAfter his strong comeback during the last two Grand Prix, Arnaud Tonus will miss the upcoming Motocross of Nations.
Arnaud Tonus to miss the MX of Nations
The 2013 year will be definitively a season to forget for the likeable Swiss rider, who attended only the Grand Prix of Great Britain and Lierop this season and will not be able to defend the Swiss colours at the Motocross of Nations in Germany in two weeks time.

Rugby: Japan Clinch Asian 5 Nations Title

Rugby: Japan clinch Asian 5 Nations titleJapan made sure of their sixth straight HSBC Asian 5 Nations title when they beat South Korea 64-5 at the Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground on Saturday.

Takashi Kikutani's try in the 23rd minute -- Japan's fourth -- brought up the bonus point Japan needed to ensure they cannot be overtaken in the standings even though they still have a game to play.

Tokyo Group Releases Book On Food From Refugees' Home Nations

Tokyo group releases book on food from refugees' home nationsA group in Tokyo has published a cookbook on traditional dishes from the home countries of refugees living in Japan.

The cookbook, "Umi o Watatta Kokyo no Aji" (Flavours Without Borders), published by the Japan Association for Refugees, provides 45 recipes contributed by refugees from 15 countries and regions in Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

Terra Motors Unveil E-trike Taxi Aimed At Developing Nations

Terra Motors unveil E-Trike taxi aimed at developing nationsTerra Motors, a company involved with developing, manufacturing, and marketing electric scooters, has announced the mass production of their E-Trike taxi targeting markets in developing nations. At the same time, they also revealed a prototype. The company is an electric vehicle venture that was founded in April 2010.