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Akira Tomoshige

Japan's ninja arts hold key to survival, says first winner of graduate degree

03 Aug 2020

IGA, Japan The mystique of Japan's once-feared covert warriors, spread by films and fiction, is embodied today in the world's first winner of a master's degree in ninja studies, who also grows his own crops, just as many of his predecessors did. | Video

Tokyo marks one year to go until Olympics... again

24 Jul 2020

TOKYO Japanese swimmer Rikako Ikee, who is battling back from leukaemia, provided a glimmer of hope for embattled Tokyo Olympics organisers during a sombre yet poignant ceremony to mark one year to go until the rearranged Games on Thursday. | Video

With a year to go, support slides for pandemic-hit Tokyo Olympics

24 Jul 2020

TOKYO Several dozen protesters in masks gathered in front of Japan's National Stadium on Friday, the day the Olympic Games should have begun, to protest against holding them next year given the danger of the novel coronavirus.

Mickey Mouse fans 'over the moon' as Tokyo Disney reopens

01 Jul 2020

URAYASU, Japan Tokyo Disney Resort welcomed visitors on Wednesday for the first time in four months after being closed due to the coronavirus, with fans practicing social distance as they returned to see Mickey Mouse and other beloved characters. | Video

Japanese startup creates 'connected' face mask for coronavirus new normal

30 Jun 2020

TOKYO As face coverings become the norm amid the coronavirus pandemic, Japanese startup Donut Robotics has developed an internet-connected "smart mask" that can transmit messages and translate from Japanese into eight other languages. | Video

Japanese startup creates 'connected' face mask for coronavirus new normal

26 Jun 2020

TOKYO As face coverings become the norm amid the coronavirus pandemic, Japanese startup Donut Robotics has developed an internet-connected "smart mask" that can transmit messages and translate from Japanese into eight other languages.

Virtual Cheers! Japan's 'nomikai' goes online for coronavirus time

13 May 2020

TOKYO Launched amid the mounting scare over the coronavirus, a Japanese video chat website designed for hosting virtual drinking parties has soared in popularity while bars and pubs remain shut. | Video

Crowds again greet Olympic flame despite virus concerns

24 Mar 2020

FUKUSHIMA More than 1,000 people gathered on Tuesday to see the Olympic flame in Japan's northern city of Fukushima, defying calls from Games organizers looking to rein in a coronavirus pandemic that has fuelled doubts whether this year's event will go ahead.

Crowds again greet Olympic flame despite virus concerns

24 Mar 2020

FUKUSHIMA More than 1,000 people gathered on Tuesday to see the Olympic flame in Japan's northern city of Fukushima, defying calls from Games organizers looking to rein in a coronavirus pandemic that has fueled doubts whether this year's event will go ahead.

Crowds again greet Olympic flame despite virus concerns

24 Mar 2020

FUKUSHIMA More than 1,000 people gathered on Tuesday to see the Olympic flame in Japan's northern city of Fukushima, defying calls from Games organisers looking to rein in a coronavirus pandemic that has fuelled doubts whether this year's event will go ahead.

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