Tsunami-hit School Buildings Open As Memorial

Tsunami-hit school buildings open as memorial

Buildings of a high school in northeastern Japan that were heavily damaged in the 2011 tsunami have opened to the public as a memorial to the disaster.

About 60 people, including city officials, took part in a ceremony in the city of Kesennuma on Sunday. They observed a moment of silence for the victims of the disaster.

Tsunami-hit School Buildings Open As Memorial

Tsunami-hit school buildings open as memorial

Buildings of a high school in northeastern Japan that were heavily damaged in the 2011 tsunami have opened to the public as a memorial to the disaster.

About 60 people, including city officials, took part in a ceremony in the city of Kesennuma on Sunday. They observed a moment of silence for the victims of the disaster.

Tsunami-hit School Buildings Open As Memorial

Tsunami-hit school buildings open as memorial

Buildings of a high school in northeastern Japan that were heavily damaged in the 2011 tsunami have opened to the public as a memorial to the disaster.

About 60 people, including city officials, took part in a ceremony in the city of Kesennuma on Sunday. They observed a moment of silence for the victims of the disaster.

New Emperor To Open Olympics And Paralympics

New Emperor to open Olympics and Paralympics

Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito will likely open both the Olympic and Paralympic summer games in Tokyo in 2020 as the new Emperor.

Japan will host the two events after the Crown Prince ascends the throne on May 1st, following Emperor Akihito's abdication on April 30th.

Osaka To Miss Next Week's Qatar Open

Osaka to miss next week's Qatar Open

Japanese tennis player and winner of two straight Grand Slams Naomi Osaka says she will not play in the Qatar Open, citing back pain.

The tournament starting next Monday was to be Osaka's first competition after her Australia Open victory last month.

First Official Nintendo Retail Store To Open In Japan This Year

First Official Nintendo Retail Store To Open In Japan This Year


It has been over a decade since Nintendo opened its first retail location in New York City. The company is now doing something similar for its home base. Nintendo has confirmed that the company will be opening an official retail store in Tokyo this year. This will be the first store that will be directly managed by Nintendo in Japan.

Nintendo’s Japan location will be located in Shibuya Parco which is the new flagship of the parco department store chain. The store’s opening in the fall of 2019 will coincide with the opening of Shibuya Parco.

Movie '4-gatsu No Kimi, Spica.' To Open In Theaters On April 5

Movie '4-gatsu no Kimi, Spica.' to open in theaters on April 5

It's been revealed that movie '4-gatsu no Kimi, Spica.' will open in theaters on April 5. 

'4-gatsu no Kimi, Spica.' is a live-action adaptation based on a manga by Sugiyama Miwako. It's directed by Otani Kentaro,who is known for his work in 'NANA' and 'Kuroshitsuji,' and will star Sato Taiki (EXILE, FANTASTICS from EXILE TRIBE) and Fukuhara Haruka.

Osaka To Face Kvitova In Australian Open Final

Osaka to face Kvitova in Australian Open final

Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka is set to face Czech player Petra Kvitova in the women's singles final of the Australian Open on Saturday.

Osaka, ranked fourth in the world, is the first Japanese player to advance to a singles final at the Australian tournament.

Osaka Advances To Semifinals In Australian Open

Osaka advances to semifinals in Australian Open

Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka has advanced to the women's singles semifinals in the Australian Open for the first time.

Osaka, ranked fourth in the world, beat seventh-placed Elina Svitolina from Ukraine in 2-0 straight sets in the quarterfinal on Wednesday.

Tennis/ Racket-smashing, Tumbling Osaka Advances At Australian Open

TENNIS/ Racket-smashing, tumbling Osaka advances at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia--Naomi Osaka had the umpire warning her for spiking her racket in the first set, and checking on her welfare when she tumbled near the baseline in the next.

The U.S. Open champion had a topsy-turvy third-round at the Australian Open on Saturday, getting within two games of elimination before finding her range against a tricky Hsieh Su-wei and winning 5-7, 6-4, 6-1.

Nishikori Aims For Australian Open Title

Nishikori aims for Australian Open title

Japanese tennis star Kei Nishikori says achieving good results in Grand Slam tournaments has always been his goal, and that he will strive to win the title at the Australian Open which starts on Monday.

Nishikori clinched his first title in almost 3 years earlier this month by winning the Brisbane international tournament.