Report Urges More Training For Working Mothers

Report urges more training for working mothers

A Japanese government report on gender equality recommends that women with young children should be given more opportunities for training to help them reenter the workforce.

The annual report was approved at a Cabinet meeting on Friday.

Abe Visits Fukushima Soccer Training Facility

Abe visits Fukushima soccer training facility

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has visited a soccer training facility in Fukushima Prefecture to see how reconstruction has progressed since the 2011 nuclear accident.

The J-Village training facility was used as an operational base for decommissioning work at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

Asdf Fighter Jet Goes Missing While Training

ASDF fighter jet goes missing while training

Japanese defense officials are searching for a fighter jet off the coast of Aomori Prefecture, northern Japan. They lost contact while it was on a training mission.

Japanese Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya said, "At around 19:27 Tuesday, an F-35A from the Air Self-Defense Force Misawa air base lost radar contact 135 kilometers east of the coast during training."

Mortar Shell Shoots Beyond Gsdf Training Area

Mortar shell shoots beyond GSDF training area

Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force says a mortar shell flew outside a training area in central Japan during an exercise, possibly hitting a road.

The incident happened Wednesday afternoon at the Aibano Training Area in Takashima city, Shiga Prefecture.

Japan's Volleyball Team Is Training With Robots

Japan's Volleyball Team Is Training With Robots

While robots don't necessarily have the same kind of instincts or intuition that humans do, they do most faster and they don't tire, which means that in some situations robots might be more ideal than humans. Over in Japan, it seems that the country's volleyball team thinks so as well which is why they're practicing their spikes against robot blockers.

In this instance, the robots used are pretty straightforward. They moved in predetermined directions and have huge outstretched arms that will be used to block any spikes. The goal is to train the volleyball players to time their spikes so that they won't get blocked, but like we said the predetermined movements mean that it isn't quite like playing against a human.

Training At Tokyo’s Kodokan School Of Judo

Training At Tokyo’s Kodokan School Of JudoThere are many interesting attractions in visiting Tokyo. The capital city of Japan is replete with shopping malls, karaoke bars, noodle shops, coffee shops, and other nightlife establishments. But if one should look for a place that offers no-nonsense fitness and sportsmanship, the Kodokan School of Judo is among the ideal locations.

Swimmer Watanabe Reveals Lower Body Training Helped Him Break World Record

Swimmer Watanabe reveals lower body training helped him break world recordSuper swimmer Ippei Watanabe -- who smashed the 200-meter breaststroke world record in Tokyo on Jan. 29 -- has revealed that improved lower body strength was a key factor behind breaking the world record.
The 19-year-old swimmer, who managed to chalk up an unprecedented time of 2 minutes and 6.67 seconds during the Kosuke Kitajima Cup at Tatsumi International Swimming Center in Tokyo, decided to work on his lower body strength following the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Sdf Set For Training Ahead Of Peacekeeping Missions: 'can They Pull The Trigger?'

SDF set for training ahead of peacekeeping missions: 'Can they pull the trigger?'Japan's Self-Defense Forces (SDF), which have not fired a shot in anger since the country's defeat in World War II, are set to step into uncharted territory. Ground Self-Defense Force (GSDF) personnel, due to be dispatched to South Sudan to take part in U.N. peacekeeping operations later this year, are poised to begin training with new missions assigned under new security-related laws.

Equestrian Picks Training Iwate Team Over Rio

Equestrian picks training Iwate team over RioEquestrian Takamichi Mashiyama had his priorities, and perhaps to the surprise of many, the Rio de Janeiro Olympics were not at the top.
A four-time all-Japan show-jumping champion, Mashiyama abandoned his place on the team to Rio for a higher calling — to focus on training the team representing Iwate Prefecture at this autumn’s National Sports Festival there.

Photo : Kotoshogiku In Cycling Training 2016

Photo : Kotoshogiku in cycling training 2016Kotoshogiku (far R), winner of the January 2016 New Year Grand Sumo Tournament, straddles a bicycle at Chiba Velodrome in Chiba, near Tokyo on Feb. 4, 2016. Kotoshogiku trained at the track with professional cyclists. At far left is fellow sumo wrestler Yoshikaze.