Scandal Add Europe To World Tour

SCANDAL add Europe to world tour

SCANDAL have added more shows to their world tour 'SCANDAL WORLD TOUR 2020: Kiss from the darkness' that's scheduled to kick off this March. 

At this time, they have announced dates for the Europe segment of the tour, which will be held in September. Ticket details will be posted on the band's official website. 

Sakurashinmachi--the Wonderful World Of Beloved Sazae-san

Lisa's In and Around Tokyo: Sakurashinmachi--The wonderful world of beloved Sazae-san

True to its name, Sakurashinmachi is full of someiyoshino cherry blossom trees. The sakura were planted just as the Meiji Era (1868-1912) passed to the Taisho Era (1912-1926), and the area was developed to become the first "luxury holiday villas area" in the Kanto region.

Well-to-do folk from Nihonbashi and central Tokyo flocked to the area and bought summer homes here. Today, Sakurashinmachi is a 10-minute hop, a mere 6.3 kilometers, on the Denentoshi Line from the hubbub of Shibuya Station. Back in the day, Shibuya and Setagaya were the boondocks!

World Expo Organizers Promote Japan In Dubai

World Expo organizers promote Japan in Dubai

Organizers of the World Exposition to be held in western Japan in 2025 have promoted the country's attractions in the United Arab Emirates.

This came on the sidelines of preparatory meetings that governments taking part in the Expo 2020 Dubai began on Friday. The Dubai Expo is being hosted in the Middle East for the first time and will run for about six months from October 20.

World Bosai Forum Opens In Sendai

World Bosai Forum opens in Sendai

Experts have gathered in the northern Japanese city of Sendai to share the latest research on disaster mitigation at the World Bosai Forum.

A symposium on Sunday discussed a memorial archive that will be built in Sendai to preserve records of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that hit the region. The first disaster conference was held in the city two years ago.

World Rugby Chairman Praises Host Nation Japan

World Rugby chairman praises host nation Japan

World Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont has praised Japan as the host nation of the world cup tournament, saying the people have been magnificent and warm hosts.

South Africa beat England in the final in Yokohama on Saturday. It's the second country to win a third World Cup after New Zealand.

'daidogei' World Cup Opens In Shizuoka

'Daidogei' World Cup opens in Shizuoka

An international street performance contest is underway in the central Japanese city of Shizuoka, where the whole town has become a stage for artists.

The annual Daidogei World Cup opened on Friday, with 39 stages scattered across the city. "Daidogei" means street performance in Japanese.

Okinawa World Heritage Site Burns Down

Okinawa World Heritage site burns down

A huge fire at Shurijo Castle in Japan's southern prefecture of Okinawa has finally been brought under control.

The fire raged for 11 hours and destroyed several buildings at the UNESCO world heritage site. Police and fire department officials have launched an investigation.

Fire At Shuri Castle, A World Heritage Site

Fire at Shuri Castle, a world heritage site

A fire is raging at Shuri Castle, a UNESCO's World Heritage site in the southern prefecture of Okinawa. It started early Thursday morning. Fire trucks have rushed to the scene.

The Naha city fire department says it received an emergency call reporting a fire at the castle at about 2:40 a.m. Japan time.

Japan Falls To 8th Place In World Rugby Rankings

Japan falls to 8th place in world rugby rankings

Japan's national rugby team has dropped two places to eighth in the global rankings after being defeated by South Africa in a World Cup quarterfinal on Sunday.

The international rugby governing body, World Rugby, is updating the rankings after each match during the event in Japan.

Japan Reaches Knockout Stage Of Rugby World Cup

Japan reaches knockout stage of Rugby World Cup

In the Rugby World Cup, Japan beat Scotland 28 to 21 on Sunday, advancing to the knockout stage for the first time.

Japan finished at the top of Pool A, and will face South Africa in the quarterfinal to be held at Tokyo Stadium on October 20.