Fierce gusts wreaked havoc at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang earlier this week. Athletes were dealing with extreme conditions that tested even the best winter sports veterans on the planet.
A Japanese TV program on New Year’s Eve has come under fire after a comedian showed up with his face painted black to impersonate Eddie Murphy. A US columnist argued on Twitter that black people were not a punchline nor a prop.
A six-month-old giant panda cub made her first public appearance at Tokyo’s Ueno Zoo on Tuesday. Visitors chosen by a lottery are limited to 400 groups a day until the end of January to avoid congestion.
ローズ・マッゴーワンが ゴールデン・グローブ賞で黒を着用する女優陣を批判【Rose McGowan slams actresses who plan to wear black at Golden Globes】
American actress Rose McGowan slammed Meryl Streep and other actresses who are planning to wear black at the Golden Globe awards in a silent protest against sexual harassment, claiming that she despises their hypocrisy.
A former chief priest at a shrine in Tokyo fatally stabbed his older sister, the chief priestess, before committing a suicide on Thursday night. He had warned in a letter to its officials that he would haunt them as a vengeful ghost if they don’t dismiss her.
Yoshiharu Habu, 47, became the first professional shogi player to win lifetime titles in all 7 major title matches on Tuesday. After beating the opponent, he said he still hasn’t grasped the reality.
The government announced on Friday that the Emperor is set to abdicate on April 30, 2019, after a meeting of the Imperial House Council. His eldest son, the Crown Prince, will ascend the throne a day later.
Britain’s royal family on Monday officially announced the engagement of Prince Harry to American actress Meghan Markle. She has starred in the US legal drama Suits since 2011.
Mongolian grand champion Harumafuji reportedly told police on Friday that he hit a lower-ranked fellow wrestler during a drunken brawl last month. Sources say he struck the junior wrestler in the head with his bare hands, not with a beer bottle.
A handwritten note by Albert Einstein during his stay in Tokyo in 1922 sold for 1.56 million dollars at an auction in Jerusalem on Tuesday. He scribbled down his theory on happy living on a sheet of letter paper as a tip to a porter.