Japanese Writer Wins Top Us Literary Award

Japanese writer wins top US literary award

A novel by a Japanese writer has been picked for the translation category of this year's National Book Awards, the most prestigious US literary prize.

"The Emissary," written in Japanese by Yoko Tawada, was presented the award at a ceremony in New York on Wednesday.

Ohtani Wins Mlb Rookie Of The Year

Ohtani wins MLB Rookie of the Year

Los Angeles Angels two-way player Shohei Ohtani has been named Major League Baseball Rookie of the Year.
Ohtani is the fourth Japanese-born player to win the award following Hideo Nomo, Kazuhiro Sasaki and Ichiro Suzuki.

Yonezu Kenshi's 'lemon' Wins Best Theme Song At Tokyo Drama Award

Yonezu Kenshi's 'Lemon' wins Best Theme Song at Tokyo Drama Award

Yonezu Kenshi's "Lemon" has won the 'Best Theme Song' award at the 'Tokyo Drama Award 2018.' 

The 'Tokyo Drama Award' recognizes excellent dramas that the Japanese want to show the world and have the possibility of doing well overseas. "Lemon" was used as the theme song for the TBS drama 'Unnatural' (January 2018) starring Ishihara Satomi. He accepted a trophy at the award ceremony held on October 25 at Tokyo Prince Hotel. 

Tamaki Wins Okinawa Governor Poll

Tamaki wins Okinawa governor poll

Voters in Okinawa have chosen Denny Tamaki as their next governor. The former Lower House lawmaker has won Sunday's election.

Tamaki opposes the central government's plan to move a US military base within the prefecture.

Nintendo Wins Lawsuit Against Japan's Faux Mario Kart

Nintendo Wins Lawsuit Against Japan's Faux Mario Kart

For years if you go to Tokyo, Japan, you will have the opportunity to dress up like popular Mario-themed characters and drive racing karts throughout the city. On first glance it looks like Mario Kart, but upon closer inspection it’s actually known as MariCar. It’s actually been amazing how long the company has been getting away with it, but unfortunately it has come to an end.

Hakuho Wins 1,000th Bout In Sumo's Top Division

Hakuho wins 1,000th bout in sumo's top division

Sumo grand champion Hakuho notched an unprecedented 1,000th victory in the sport's top division on his way to claiming his record 41st Emperor's Cup at the autumn tournament on Saturday.

The Mongolian yokozuna finished the previous day with a record of 13 wins and no losses, followed by ozeki champions Takayasu and Goeido with 11 wins and 2 losses.

Naomi Osaka Wins Us Open

Naomi Osaka wins US Open

Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka has won the women's singles title at the US Open. She defeated Serena Williams of the United States in the final in straight sets on Saturday.

Osaka is the first-ever Japanese singles player to win a Grand Slam tournament.

Japan Wins 2 Badminton Titles

Japan wins 2 badminton titles

Kento Momota has become the first Japanese man to win the men's singles event at the Badminton World Championships in Nanjing, China.

Momota, ranked 7th globally, faced 3rd-ranked and hometown favorite Shi Yuqi in the final on Sunday.

Mitakeumi Wins 1st Sumo Title

Mitakeumi wins 1st sumo title

In sumo, Mitakeumi beat Tochiozan on the 14th day of the Nagoya tournament on Saturday to win his first title with 13 wins and one loss, ahead of the final day.

The victory in his 21st tournament is the 3rd fastest since the annual 6-tournament system was established in 1958.

The Pv For Obukuro Nariaki's 'selfish' Wins Spotlight Award In Short Shorts Film Festival

The PV for Obukuro Nariaki's 'Selfish' wins Spotlight Award in Short Shorts Film Festival

The PV for Obukuro Nariaki's song "Selfish" has won the 'Spotlight Award' in the Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2018. 

The 'Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia' is an international film festival founded by actor Bessho Tetsuya. On the PV, he commented, "The story and music become one stirring the hearts of those who watch it. The film quality of the footage sublimates the worldview of Obukuro-san's verses to a fresh yet nostalgic cinematic world."

Matsui Jurina Wins Akb48's 10th General Election

Matsui Jurina wins AKB48's 10th General Election

On June 16, AKB48's "General Election", which will decide the Senbatsu members to participate in the group's 53rd single, was held at Nagoya Dome. 

A total of 339 girls ran for candidacy in the group's 10th event. This year, SKE48's Matsui Jurina came out on top. She started her speech by saying, "I won't cry today, because I'm only grateful." She continued, "I've always thought that becoming first in the General Election was the goal. I am number one right now. Which is why... I won't graduate!"