It's been announced that AKB48 group members will be opening YouTube channels.
This announcement was made on January 21 during the group's concert '15nenme no Chosensha' at TOKYO DOME CITY HALL. In order to liven up their 15th anniversary year, the members will be distributing videos as a new challenge. So far, the members who will be participating in this project are Mukaichi Mion, Murayama Yuiri, Mogi Shinobu, Okada Nana, Nakanishi Chiyori, Sakaguchi Nagisa, Kuranoo Narumi, Oguri Yui, Kashiwagi Yuki, and Yokoyama Yui. Among the 10 members, Mukaichi, Murayama, Mogi, and Okada will open a group channel called 'Yuna Mogion Channel.' On AKB48's official YouTube channel, you can see the announcement video for the project. Additionally, there is one video uploaded on 'Yuna Mogion Channel.' Both videos can be seen below.
The Japanese government has decided to move up the schedule for establishing a command center to handle cyber security. The change comes in preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Officials from the Cabinet Secretariat, the National Police Agency and others met on Monday to discuss how to enhance cyber security ahead of the Games.
A private hospital in Tokyo has set up a cancer therapy development center with the aim of quickly delivering new treatments to patients. The Cancer Institute Hospital has the largest number of cancer patients in Japan. The center will start operating next year.
The center will have an anti-cancer drug department, as well as one dedicated to immunotherapy, which helps the immune system fight cancer. It will also have a department for genomic cancer medicine, which uses genomic information to identify which drugs are most effective in treating a patient.
The crowded skyline of one of Tokyo's most famous neighborhoods has a new addition. The Shibuya Scramble Square building is the area's tallest skyscraper and is set to offer visitors hundreds of new shopping and dining options.
The 230-meter structure, which spans 47 stories, will open Friday next week. Sixteen floors will be devoted to commercial space, housing about 200 stores.
Japan's tennis star Naomi Osaka dropped out of the US Open on Monday after suffering straight set losses to Belinda Bencic of Switzerland in the fourth round.
Bencic broke Osaka's serves from the outset. She accurately hit shots deep into the court and from near the net before winning the first set 7-5.
Three major trails on Mount Fuji that start in Shizuoka Prefecture have opened to trekkers for the summer climbing season.
The opening of the Fujinomiya-guchi, Gotenba-guchi and Subashiri-guchi trails followed those of other routes in Yamanashi Prefecture this month. Mount Fuji straddles the two prefectures.