On this date in 1865, the Japanese samurai Okada Izo was dispatched by crucifixion. He was one of the “Four Hitokiri — manslayers — whose legendary blades coruscated in the Bakumatsu era that marked Japan’s pivot from an isolationist feudal state, one where samurai were big men on prefectures, to a burgeoning modern power ruled […]
Japanese Foreign Minister may visit Moscow August 31 – September 1.
In our earlier article, Kenko Shindan - The Japanese Health Check, we broke down the process of getting through an annual health check at work. Whilst some people welcome the prospect of a poke and prod on the company's money, for many, being ordered by the suits to the hospital remains something of a sore point. Show More Summary
Chick: So, you’re working here now? Barista guy: Well, had they taught me karate from a young age like they were supposed to I would be fighting shoguns in Japan right now. –Park Slope coffee shop Overheard by: kendell chambers
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's major power firms are seeking to cut greenhouse gas emissions by more than a third by 2030 compared with 2013 levels by relying on nuclear power, the Nikkei business daily reported.
Defending champion Petra Kvitova made light work of Japan's Kurumi Nara in the Wimbledon second round as the Czech cruised through with a straight-sets win.
(Photo: Hukulou Coffee) Hukulou Coffee in Osaka, Japan is an owl café. That’s like a cat café, but with owls. But sometimes other animals visit, such a rabbit and this cat. One of the resident owls has already made friends with the kitten. Together, they’ve become darlings of the internet. You can see more photos of this supremely adorable couple at Rocket News 24.
Japan and the United States are set for a winner-take-all rematch in the 2015 Women's World Cup in Vancouver, Canada. The two teams rose from their respective groups with ease while battling through tough teams in the elimination rounds. Show More Summary
There's a shadow hanging over the U.S. team as it prepares for Sunday's Women's World Cup final with Japan.
VANCOUVER, Canada - There's a shadow hanging over the U.S. team as it prepares for Sunday's Women's World Cup final with Japan.
In case you needed further proof that we live in awesome times, American mech maker MegaBots just challenged its Japanese counterpart Suidobashi Industries to a freakin’ (friendly) robot battle in 2016. LET THEM FIGHT.
UFC Fight Night 76 is starting to take shape with the UFC’s announcement of four bouts for the event. UFC Fight Night 76 takes place Sept. 27 at Saitama Super Arena in Japan, just north of Tokyo. Due to the time difference, the event will air on Sept. 26 in North (...)
Are you watching the Women’s World Cup Yet? And elsewhere, the Episcopal Church has approved same-sex marriage ceremonies, and Norway’s running a safe sex ad with a glitter-ejaculating penis.
MAN Diesel & Turbo licensee Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (MES) has for the first time successfully demonstrated the liquid-gas-injection concept in Japan using the very first ME-LGI engine to ever be commercially produced. Show More Summary
The United States is poised to possibly win it all as the team readies to meet Japan for the second time in a row in the Women’s World Cup final on Sunday, but a few U.S. players could also take home individual awards. On Thursday, FIFA announced its nominees for both the Golden Ball and […]
NIS (Disgaea) recently teased a spooky game with live-action first-person flashlight footage and a requisite creepy child. It ended up being for Yomawari, which is coming to Vita in Japan on October 29. It's about a young girl wandering around a spooky town looking for her missing dog and sister. Show More Summary
A tiny calico Scottish Fold kitten named Marimo snuggles and plays with an equally tiny baby owl named Fuku at the Hukulou Coffee House in Osaka, Japan. While the cafe is primarily focused on all things owl, the kitten is certainly getting a great deal of attention, particularly from Fuku. images via Hukulou Coffee via […]
The USWNT will face off against Japan on Sunday in the World Cup Final, where they WILL avenge 2011's heartbreaking loss. Watch on YouTube | Subscribe to SB Nation on YouTube
CEDEC has shared the nominees for its annual awards across five categories, including popular games like Final Fantasy XIV. It's a peek into how Japan's industry works....
WASHINGTON -- England lost to Japan in the Women's World Cup semifinal on Wednesday after Laura Bassett accidentally kicked the ball into her team's own net during the final minute of play. Many people have confused England's Laura Bassett with HuffPost's Laura Bassett. Show More Summary