Kendama World Championships Held In Tokyo

Kendama world championships held in Tokyo

Players of kendama, a traditional Japanese cup-and-ball game, have been battling for a world title at a tournament in Tokyo.

About 40 people took part in the JKA World Open Kendama Festa on Sunday.

Many Visitors At Site Chosen As World Heritage

Many visitors at site chosen as World Heritage

Many people are visiting one of a group of burial mounds in Osaka Prefecture, western Japan, that has been added to the list of World Cultural Heritage sites.

The Mozu-Furuichi Tumulus Clusters, which span the cities of Sakai, Habikino and Fujiidera, consist of 49 mounds built in the late fourth and fifth centuries.

Japan Celebrates World Heritage Listing In Baku

Japan celebrates World Heritage listing in Baku

Japanese delegates have celebrated the decision of the World Heritage Committee to add a group of burial mounds in Osaka Prefecture, western Japan, to the list of World Cultural Heritage sites.

They held a reception at a hotel on Saturday evening in the Azerbaijani capital, Baku, where the committee of the UN cultural agency met.

World Heritage Panel Starts Nomination Screening

World Heritage panel starts nomination screening

A UNESCO committee has started reviewing nominations for its World Heritage list.

The committee opened its meeting on Friday in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku to screen 35 natural and cultural heritage sites, nominated by members of the UN body.

Nhk World Correspondent Reports From Kagoshima

NHK World correspondent reports from Kagoshima

NHK World's Chikashi Takaoka visited areas of Kagoshima Prefecture in southwestern Japan that have been hit by torrential rains and landslides to file this report.

"I'm standing by a railway station in the city of Kagoshima, where it is evident just how all this rain has affected the region.

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.

Coach, Players Comment After Loss In World Cup

Coach, players comment after loss in World Cup

The coach and players of Nadeshiko Japan spoke after failing to advance to the quarterfinals in the Women's World Cup in France.

Coach Asako Takakura said she felt sorry that the team could not turn scoring opportunities in the second half into goals.

Japan Loses To Netherlands In Women's World Cup

Japan loses to Netherlands in Women's World Cup

In Women's World Cup soccer in France, Japan lost to the Netherlands 2-1 in the first match of the knockout stage, failing to make it to the quarterfinals.

The world's seventh-ranked Japanese squad, nicknamed Nadeshiko, played the eighth-ranked Netherlands in the northwestern French city of Rennes on Tuesday.

Naomi Osaka Loses World No.1 Ranking

Naomi Osaka loses world No.1 ranking

Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka has lost her world-number-one ranking after falling in the second round of a tournament in Britain last week.

Australia's Ashleigh Barty took the title on Sunday for her third tournament victory this year.

Dr. Mario World Will Launch On Ios And Android Devices Next Month

Dr. Mario World Will Launch On iOS And Android Devices Next Month

If you enjoy games like Bejeweled where you match gems of similar colors to “clear” a space, then you might have played games like Dr. Mario in the past. If you enjoyed the game, then you might be pleased to learn that Nintendo has since announced a new Dr. Mario game that will be coming onto iOS and Android devices next month.

Dubbed Dr. Mario World, this is a game that seems to be pretty similar in concept to the original. According to Nintendo’s description of the game, “Match capsules with viruses and watch them disappear! Simply match three objects of the same color vertically or horizontally to clear them. Take your time, because each puzzling stage’s configuration of viruses must be cleared using a limited number of capsules.”

Ticket Designs For Rugby World Cup Unveiled

Ticket designs for Rugby World Cup unveiled

The designs of tickets for the 2019 Rugby World Cup were unveiled in Tokyo on Monday, ahead of the tournament's kickoff in Japan in September.

Former national team skippers Takashi Kikutani and Toshiaki Hirose stood on stage beside giant replicas of the designs.