Osaka Moves To 3rd Round In Australian Open

Osaka moves to 3rd round in Australian Open

In tennis, defending champion Naomi Osaka has advanced to the third round of the Australian Open for the third straight year.

Osaka, who is No.4 in the current world rankings, beat the 42nd-ranked Zheng Saisai from China 6-2, 6-4 in Melbourne on Wednesday.

Tennis/ Osaka, Kvitova, Keys Move To Brisbane Semifinals

TENNIS/ Osaka, Kvitova, Keys move to Brisbane semifinals

BRISBANE, Australia--Defending Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka, two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova and Madison Keys won quarterfinal matches Friday at the Brisbane International.

Osaka beat Kiki Bertens 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, Kvitova defeated qualifier Jennifer Brady 6-4, 6-2 and Keys beat fellow American Danielle Collins 6-4, 6-1. Brady was coming off wins over Maria Sharapova in the first round and top-ranked Ash Barty in the second.

Kimura Takuya To Hold Concerts In Tokyo And Osaka

Kimura Takuya to hold concerts in Tokyo and Osaka

Kimura Takuya will hold a live tour titled 'TAKUYA KIMURA Live Tour 2020 Go with the Flow' in February. 

The upcoming tour will be held to commemorate the release of his first solo album "Go with the Flow" (January 8 release). He is scheduled to hold concerts on February 8 and 9 at the Yoyogi National Gymnasium and on February 19 and 20 at Osaka-jo Hall. 

Osaka Pulls Out Of Wta Finals

Osaka pulls out of WTA Finals

Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from the WTA Finals with a right shoulder injury.

Osaka had been taking part in the finals in Shenzhen, China, for the second year in a row. The tournament is played by the world's top eight players by point rankings.

Osaka To Pick Japan Nationality For Olympics

Osaka to pick Japan nationality for Olympics

Tennis star Naomi Osaka says she aims to play for the host country of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics by choosing Japanese nationality.

Osaka, the world's No.3-ranked women's player, told NHK in Tokyo on Thursday that she's already begun the procedure to choose Japanese citizenship.

Osaka Airport Security Problem Disrupts Flights

Osaka airport security problem disrupts flights

Flight operations at Osaka International Airport in western Japan have been disrupted after a knife was found during a security check.

Police were notified on Thursday morning that the knife was found in the bag of a male passenger who had gone through a security gate in the airport's southern inspection area, which is mainly used by All Nippon Airways.

Osaka Wins Toray Pan Pacific Open

Osaka wins Toray Pan Pacific Open

Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka has won the Toray Pan Pacific Open.

Osaka reached the final without losing a single set in the tournament in the city of Osaka, where she was born.

Osaka Fails To Defend Us Open Title

Osaka fails to defend US Open title

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.

Unesco Panel To Screen Osaka Tombs On Saturday

UNESCO panel to screen Osaka tombs on Saturday

A UNESCO committee reviewing nominations for its World Heritage list will resume its screening process on Saturday.

The three-day meeting began on Friday in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku to screen 35 natural and cultural heritage sites, nominated by members of the UN body.

Osaka Exits Wimbledon In First Round

Osaka exits Wimbledon in first round

Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka has been defeated in the first round of Wimbledon.

World No.2 Osaka lost 7-6, 6-2 to Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan on the first day of the grass-court tournament on Monday.

World Heritage Committee To Screen Osaka Tombs

World Heritage Committee to screen Osaka tombs

UNESCO's World Heritage Committee met in Azerbaijan's capital Baku on Sunday to screen 35 new nominations. A group of ancient burial mounds in Osaka Prefecture, western Japan is one of them.

The nominations include the Mozu-Furuichi Tumulus Clusters consisting of 49 mounds that were built between the late fourth and late fifth centuries.

Trump Meeting Xi In Osaka

Trump meeting Xi in Osaka

A much anticipated meeting is underway on the sidelines of the G20. The leaders of the world's two biggest economies -- currently embroiled in a trade war -- are holding a one-on-one for the first time in nearly seven months.

US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping are holding talks in Osaka.

G20 Summit Talks Underway In Osaka

G20 summit talks underway in Osaka

World leaders are in Day 2 of the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan. They are looking at ways to narrow global inequality and tackle climate change.

The meeting's chair, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, stressed the need to reduce the wealth gap between developed and emerging countries.