Takagi Sets World Record In 1,500m Speed Skating

Takagi sets world record in 1,500m speed skating

Japanese speed skater Miho Takagi has set a new world record by winning the women's 1,500-meter race at a World Cup event in the US state of Utah.

Takagi finished with a time of one minute and 49.83 seconds in Sunday's race in Salt Lake City.

Japan's Ski Jumper Wins Overall World Cup Victory

Japan's ski jumper wins overall World Cup victory

A Japanese athlete has secured an overall victory in the 2018-19 men's Ski Jumping World Cup.

22-year-old Ryoyu Kobayashi had been leading the men's individual all-round competition by winning 11 events so far. He faced the large hill in the Norwegian capital, Oslo, on Sunday.

Soccer/ U.s. Ties Japan 2-2 In Women's World Cup Tuneup

SOCCER/ U.S. ties Japan 2-2 in Women's World Cup tuneup

CHESTER, Pennsylvania--Alex Morgan scored her 99th international goal, but Yuka Momiki responded with a stoppage-time equalizer and Japan tied the United States 2-2 on Wednesday night in the SheBelieves Cup tuneup tournament for the Women's World Cup.

Megan Rapinoe also scored for the Americans in a rematch of the last two Women's World Cup finals.

Naomi Osaka Loses First Match As World No.1

Naomi Osaka loses first match as world No.1

Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka has lost her opening match at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. The game was her first after becoming world number one with her victory in the Australian Open.

France's Kristina Mladenovic beat her in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3 in Tuesday's match.

2019 Acura Nsx Quick Spin Review | Japan Takes On The World, Again

2019 Acura NSX quick spin review | Japan takes on the world, again

I drove the 2019 Acura NSX on track a while back, and it's an absolute freight train. But now that I've driven it in the snow and the rain and our pothole-riddled streets around Southeast Michigan, I can tell you about what it's like to live with the Japanese supercar.

Our tester was painted in gorgeous Casino White pearl. It's a stunner in this color, highlighting the NSX's proper supercar styling – impressions were reinforced by the constant stares and craned necks over a cold November weekend. All $21,600 of carbon fiber exterior parts (several carbon packages combined) probably didn't contribute a whole lot to this, but man does it look cool up close. Updates to the 2019 car consist mostly of more suspension and tire to give it the edge it was missing before. Stiffer stabilizer bars, rear toe link bushings and re-tuned magnetorheological dampers do the bulk of the work. A complete recalibration of the steering and SH-AWD system ties it all together, and boy does it work wonders.

Naomi Osaka Tops World Tennis Ranking

Naomi Osaka tops world tennis ranking

Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka has become the world's Number-One singles player.
The WTA's latest ranking puts her at No.1, up from the 4th spot.

It follows her weekend win of the Australian Open. She is the first singles player from Asia to top the rankings.

Kobayashi Gets 6th Straight World Cup Ski Jump Win

Kobayashi gets 6th straight World Cup ski jump win

Japan's ski jumper Ryoyu Kobayashi has claimed his sixth straight World Cup win, equaling the tournament record.

Kobayashi finished first in the event in Val di Fiemme in Italy on Saturday. It is his ninth victory in the 2018-19 World Cup season.

Nhk World Report From Tokyo Detention House

NHK World report from Tokyo Detention House

NHK World's reporter, Mami Mochizuki, is in front of the Tokyo Detention House where Ghosn is being detained.

"We know that Ghosn's lawyers are in this facility right now. They arrived earlier this morning and left, but went back in again after the news of his rearrest.

Nhk World To Launch New Chinese Service In January

NHK World to launch new Chinese service in January

NHK WORLD-JAPAN is launching on January 15th of next year a new online Chinese-language service. NHK Huayu Shijie will broadcast some of the most popular programs that focus on news, culture and current events.

The service will be for five hours on weekdays. Five anchors will each be assigned a day and bring the news on that day, starting at seven PM.

Miyazaki To Host World Surfing Games Next Year

Miyazaki to host World Surfing Games next year

The International Surfing Association says next year's World Surfing Games will be held in Miyazaki Prefecture, southern Japan.

The association says the event will take place at Kisakihama Beach in Miyazaki City from September 7th to 15th.