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Serena Williams said Sunday she won’t compete at the Summer Olympics in Japan.


The Tokyo Olympics have been officially postponed until 2021. The International Olympic Committee along with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and local organizers have decided that the Tokyo Games cannot go ahead as scheduled this year because of the coronavirus outbreak. The virus has infected more than 387,000 people and killed over 16,500. The COVID-19 […]


This is so sad, and the deadliest fire in two decades for Japan.


SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — It took less than three minutes for Floyd Mayweather to knock down his Japanese kickboxer opponent Tenshin Nasukawa three times in a totally one-sided bout of exhibition boxing on New Year’s Eve. Nasukawa’s father threw in the towel after 140 seconds of the first round on Monday as his 20-year-old son […]

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Will Smith and Japanese soccer star Keisuke Honda have joined forces to launch a venture capital fund that will focus on social issues of concern to its two founders, reports Page Six. Called The Dreamers Fund and based in Los Angeles, the fund intends to raise $100 million for investments in start-up ventures, according to a statement released […]

Coca-Cola is shaking things up a bit with their beverage by adding something a little different. For the first time in 125 years the company is adding alcohol to the drink in their Japanese market, according to the NY Post. The drink called Chu-Hi is drink that, “is made with distilled beverage called shochu and […]


PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea launched a ballistic missile Friday night which flew longer than any of its previous missiles and landed in the ocean off Japan, according to officials from Japan, South Korea and the United States. Japanese government spokesman Yoshihide Suga said officials were analyzing whether it was a second test […]

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TOKYO (AP) — Fifteen people were killed and at least 20 wounded in a knife attack Tuesday at a facility for the handicapped in a city just west of Tokyo in a rare case of mass violence in Japan, according to Japanese media reports. Police said they responded to a call about 2:30 a.m. from […]

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President Obama made history on Friday by becoming the first U.S. sitting president to visit the Hiroshima bomb site in Japan. The city was destroyed 71 years ago by the world’s first atomic bomb, dropped by American forces. Prior to his arrival, a large crowd gathered by the memorial site. President Obama and Japanese Prime Minister […]

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HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Japan marked the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on Thursday, with Mayor Kazumi Matsui renewing calls for U.S. President Barack Obama and other world leaders to step up efforts toward making a nuclear-weapons-free world. Tens of thousands of people stood for a minute of silence at 8:15 a.m. […]

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s state dinner for the prime minister of Japan offered guests a haiku, some R&B and the specter of chopsticks — for those brave enough to go there. The president welcomed guest of honor Shinzo Abe with a toast over sake that included a poem about spring, friendship and harmony, […]

Born to a Japanese mother and an African-American father, Ariana Miyamoto broke new ground on March 8 when she was crowned the Miss Japan competition’s…