Who Will Star In Football At The Tokyo Olympics?

Takefusa KuboFootball isn’t considered the biggest of Olympic sports. Competing nations tend to focus more on the World Cup and major regional tournaments. Additionally, with the men’s teams at the Olympics restricted to under-23 players, countries simply wouldn’t be able to field their best teams even if they wanted to. 

Kurihara Rui & Ayaka Wilson Star In Dean Fujioka's Pv For 'maybe Tomorrow'

Kurihara Rui & Ayaka Wilson star in DEAN FUJIOKA's PV for 'Maybe Tomorrow'

The PV for DEAN FUJIOKA's new song "Maybe Tomorrow" has been uploaded onto YouTube. 

"Maybe Tomorrow" can be found in DEAN's latest album "History In The Making", which was released on January 30. It was written as the theme song for TV Asahi's drama 'Boku no Hatsukoi wo Kimi ni Sasagu.' The PV stars Kurihara Rui and Ayaka Wilson as a young couple in love. As if he's watching over the two, DEAN sings at a church and a steep cliff. The PV was directed by film director Ninomiya Ken who also directed the PV for "History Maker" revealed earlier this month. 

Oliver Jarvis In A Mazda Takes Pole In Star-studded Rolex 24 At Daytona

Oliver Jarvis in a Mazda takes pole in star-studded Rolex 24 at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Oliver Jarvis broke a 26-year-old record at Daytona International Speedway in putting the Mazda DPi from Team Joest on the pole for the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Jarvis went to the top of the scoring chart early in Thursday's qualifying session with a lap at 1 minute, 33.685 seconds. It broke the mark by two-tenths of a second set by P.J. Jones in 1993 in a GTP-class Toyota. The Englishman spoiled a strong run by Team Penske, which qualified second and third for the twice-round-the-clock endurance race that begins Saturday. Ricky Taylor earned the second spot in Penske's Acura ARX-05, while teammate Juan Pablo Montoya was third in his first time qualifying the sports car for the organization. Team Joest wound up first and fourth on the starting grid with Jonathan Bomarito putting its second car on the second row. Felipe Nasr had the fastest Cadillac DPi-V.R in fifth for Action Express Racing. Nasr is the reigning IMSA champion and led the way for four more Cadillacs in qualifying. Jordan Taylor was sixth for Wayne Taylor Racing, ahead of Juncos Racing's Agustin Canapino, then Tristan Vautier and Stephen Simpson for JDC-Miller Motorsports. James Allen in an Oreca 07 Gibson for DragonSpeed won the LMP2 pole. In the GT Le Mans class, Nick Tandy put a Porsche on the pole as four different manufacturers qualified in the first two rows. IMSA GTLM champion Jan Magnussen of Corvette Racing was second, Ryan Briscoe in a Ford GT for Chip Ganassi Racing was third and followed by Davide Rigon in Risi Competizione's Ferrari 488. Marcos Gomes gave Via Italia's Ferrari 488 the pole in the GT Daytona class.

Star Panda Cub In Tokyo Begins To Live Alone

Star panda cub in Tokyo begins to live alone

A popular giant panda cub at Tokyo's Ueno Zoo has begun to live alone, as part of a process in preparation for adult life.

Zoo officials initiated the process last month by separating Xiang Xiang from her mother, and aim to have her independent when she turns 18 months old on Wednesday.

Two-way Star Ohtani Named Rookie Of The Year

Two-way star Ohtani named Rookie of the Year

Los Angeles Angels 2-way player Shohei Ohtani has been named Major League Baseball Rookie of the Year.

Ohtani was announced the winner on Tuesday after a vote by members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America. He earned 4 wins as a pitcher and hit 22 homeruns in his first season in the United States.

Star Panda Cub In Tokyo Prepares To Live Alone

Star panda cub in Tokyo prepares to live alone

A zoo in Tokyo has begun a weeks-long process so a popular giant panda cub can leave its nest.

Xiang Xiang was born at the Ueno Zoo. She will be 18 months old next month and is entering a period to prepare for adult life.

Table Tennis Star Ai Fukuhara Feels 'lighter'

Table tennis star Ai Fukuhara feels 'lighter'

Japanese table tennis star Ai Fukuhara says she feels "lighter" now that she has reached her well-thought-out decision to retire from competition.

The 29-year-old told reporters on Wednesday that she'd long mulled whether to call it quits.

Mizushima Hiro To Star In A Drama After 9 Years

Mizushima Hiro to star in a drama after 9 years

On October 20, actor Mizushima Hiro updated his Instagram account revealing that he will be making a guest appearance in the Amazon Prime Video drama 'Tokyo BTH.'

Mizushima will be appearing on episode four, which will be distributed on December 7. This will be his first appearance on a Japanese drama in nine years. The last was Fuji TV's Getsu-9 drama 'TOKYO DOGS' back in 2009. 

Table Tennis Star Ai Fukuhara To Retire

Table tennis star Ai Fukuhara to retire

Japanese table tennis star Ai Fukuhara has announced her retirement. The announcement was posted on her weblog on Sunday.

In her post, Fukuhara said she will become 30 years old this year and she has spent much of her life devoted to table tennis. She says it has taught her everything that is important in life.

Kimura Takuya's Daughter Koki To Star In Her First Cm

Kimura Takuya's daughter Koki to star in her first CM

Kimura Takuya and Kudo Shizuka's daughter Koki will be appearing in her first TV CM. She will be starring in the CM for Otsuka Pharmaceutical's new drink brand 'Body Mainte Drink' to air beginning November 9. 

The brand was created with the concept "to support people who are working hard toward their dreams and to support the bridge between hard work and the result." As such, the brand wanted to support Koki, who has taken a step towards her dream of "becoming a fashion model and composer who can be active worldwide."