Thousands gather to protest secrecy law in Japan

About 1,600 people gathered in Tokyo and around 700 in Nagoya Saturday to protest against Japan`s controversial secrecy law which was enacted a year ago.

Unheralded Adam Bland grabs halfway lead in Tokyo
Unheralded Adam Bland grabs halfway lead in Tokyo

Unheralded Australian Adam Bland grabbed the halfway lead at the Asia-Pacific Open Golf Championship after his cautious approach paid off at the Ohtone Country Club on Friday.

Egyptian sumo wrestler storms his way into ancient sport

Sumo wrestler Osunaarashi was a large, muscular Egyptian teenager with a passion for body building when a friend recommended he try the ancient Japanese sport of sumo. But it was a hard sell.

Man in biggest Japanese crime syndicate sentenced to 6 years in prison

The No 2 man in Japan`s biggest crime syndicate, the Yamaguchi-gumi, was sentenced to six years in prison for having extorted 40 million yen (USD 420,000) from a construction business operator.

Central Japan airport to mark 100 millionth visitor

Central Japan International Airport serving Nagoya held a ceremony on Tuesday at its passenger terminal building to mark the 100 millionth visitor.