Soccer: Kashiwa Defender Watanabe Out For 3 Weeks

Soccer: Kashiwa defender Watanabe out for 3 weeksKashiwa Reysol defender Hirofumi Watanabe will be sidelined for three weeks with a thigh injury, the J-League first-division club said Wednesday.

The 25-year-old Watanabe strained muscles in his left thigh during Sunday's 6-2 defeat to Urawa Reds at Tokyo's National Stadium.

Akb48 Watanabe Mayu To Release Her 4th Solo Single

AKB48 Watanabe Mayu to release her 4th solo singlePopular idol group AKB48’s Watanabe Mayu will release her 4th solo single (currently untitled) in July.

For the upcoming single, Watanabe will hold a contest titled “Anata no Illust ga Shinkyoku no Jacket ni Nari Mayuyu (lit. ‘Your illustration will be the cover jacket for the new song’)” through the illustration sharing site “pixiv“.

Marines Watanabe Breezes Past Swallows

Marines Watanabe breezes past SwallowsShunsuke Watanabe made himself at home on the mound at windy Jingu Stadium on Wednesday night.

Used to pitching in the gusting winds at his home park on the Chiba bayside, the submarine righty allowed three singles and a walk over seven innings and drove in a run as the Marines beat the Yakult Swallows 6-0.

Actor Watanabe Encourages Students

Actor Watanabe encourages studentsJapanese actor Ken Watanabe answers questions by university students who will begin working in April, at a movie theater in the city of Fukuoka on Feb. 1, 2012. Watanabe gave them a cheering message in the event held before the release of the film ''Hayabusa -- Harukanaru Kikan'' (Hayabusa - Returning home from far away) about the project in which the Hayabusa space probe successfully returned to Earth, in which he played the leading part.