Naomi Osaka Loses World No.1 Ranking

Naomi Osaka loses world No.1 ranking

Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka has lost her world-number-one ranking after falling in the second round of a tournament in Britain last week.

Australia's Ashleigh Barty took the title on Sunday for her third tournament victory this year.

Man Arrested For Stabbing Osaka Police Officer

Man arrested for stabbing Osaka police officer

Police in Osaka say a man suspected of stabbing one of their officers and stealing his handgun, had lived near the crime scene in the past.

The incident occurred early on Sunday morning in Suita City, Osaka Prefecture.

Osaka Police Chief: Manhunt Underway For Suspect

Osaka police chief: Manhunt underway for suspect

The head of the Osaka Prefectural Police headquarters says it is extremely regrettable that a gun was taken from the police officer who was stabbed on Sunday morning.

The gun was loaded with five bullets.

Osaka Police Officer Stabbed, Gun Stolen

Osaka police officer stabbed, gun stolen

A police officer in Osaka Prefecture was found stabbed in front of a police box in the city of Suita early Sunday morning. Police say the officer's gun, loaded with several bullets, was stolen. Police are searching for the attacker and are calling on people in the area to stay indoors and lock up the house.

The 26-year-old officer is in serious condition in hospital.

Abe Vows To Seek Wto Reforms At G20 Osaka Summit

Abe vows to seek WTO reforms at G20 Osaka summit

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he will raise the issue of reforming the World Trade Organization at the Group of 20 nations summit in Osaka in June.

Abe made the remarks during a joint news conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau after their meeting in Ottawa on Sunday.

Osaka Mint Begins Cherry Blossom Viewing Event

Osaka mint begins cherry blossom viewing event

On Tuesday, the day a redesign of Japan's banknotes was announced, thousands of people are flocking to a cherry blossom viewing event at the Japan Mint.

The annual event at the headquarters of the mint in Osaka, western Japan, dates back more than 130 years.

Osprey Makes Emergency Landing At Osaka Airport

Osprey makes emergency landing at Osaka Airport

Japan's Defense Ministry has reported that a US military Osprey aircraft made an emergency landing at Osaka International Airport in western Japan on Monday afternoon.

The tilt-rotor aircraft is stationed at US Marine Corps Futenma Air Station in Okinawa Prefecture. The ministry said it was flying to Naval Air Facility Atsugi in Kanagawa Prefecture from Marine Corp Air Station Iwakuni in Yamaguchi Prefecture.

Osaka Court Set To Rule On Halting Ohi Reactors

Osaka court set to rule on halting Ohi reactors

An Osaka court is expected to make an imminent ruling on whether to halt the operations of two reactors at the Ohi nuclear power plant in central Japan.

A nearby resident filed a lawsuit in 2017 with the Osaka District Court calling for an injunction to suspend the operations of the No.3 and 4 reactors in Ohi town, Fukui Prefecture.

Tennis/ Shy Naomi Osaka Must Adjust To Limelight, Says Kvitova

TENNIS/ Shy Naomi Osaka must adjust to limelight, says Kvitova

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova says Naomi Osaka's shyness is a problem for her as she struggles to deal with the increased scrutiny in the wake of her success at the Grand Slams and her rise to the top of the world rankings.

A tearful Osaka admitted difficulty in dealing with the attention of being the world's top-ranked woman after a shock defeat by France's Kristina Mladenovic at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Tuesday.

Naomi Osaka Announces New Coach

Naomi Osaka announces new coach

Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka has a new coach, following an abrupt split with her former coach Sascha Bajin.

Osaka tweeted a photo of the new member of her team, Jermaine Jenkins, thanking him for joining.

Naomi Osaka Loses First Match As World No.1

Naomi Osaka loses first match as world No.1

Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka has lost her opening match at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. The game was her first after becoming world number one with her victory in the Australian Open.

France's Kristina Mladenovic beat her in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3 in Tuesday's match.

Naomi Osaka Wins Breakthrough Of The Year Award

Naomi Osaka wins Breakthrough of the Year Award

Tennis star Naomi Osaka's soaring success in 2018 has been rewarded with the Breakthrough of the Year prize at the Laureus World Sports Awards.

Winners of the prestigious awards were announced in Monaco on Monday. Osaka is the first Japanese to be honored since the Laureus awards began in 2000.

Naomi Osaka Splits With Coach Sascha Bajin

Naomi Osaka splits with coach Sascha Bajin

The world's number one tennis player, Naomi Osaka, has announced she has split with coach Sascha Bajin.

Osaka said on Twitter on Monday that she was parting ways with the German coach. She gave no details on the decision.