Former US Open winner Samantha Stosur beat Ukraine`s Elina Svitolina on Saturday to reach the Japan Women`s Open final as she seeks the first successful title defence of her career.
Fifty years ago, the first bullet train pulled out of Tokyo station and hurtled across the countryside, heralding Japan`s arrival as a modern economic powerhouse with a transport system soon to become the envy of the world.
Australia will warm up for hosting the Asian Cup with a rematch of the 2011 final when they face reigning champions Japan in a friendly in Osaka on Nov. 18.
Japan`s sumo authority on Wednesday promoted a Mongolian wrestler to the top rank, consolidating the land-locked nation`s grip on the ancient sport.
Japanese boxer Daiki Kameda said Wednesday he was giving up the International Boxing Federation super-flyweight title which he had retained despite controversy.
The controversial mayor of Japan`s second city, Osaka, is to step down and seek re-election in a bid to prove he has public support for plans to reform local government.
Ukraine`s Tetiana Gamera-Shmyrko, running her first full marathon for a year, won the Osaka women`s marathon for the second straight year Sunday.
Seven skiers and mountain climbers were killed in an avalanche Saturday on the snowy North Alps mountain range in Japan`s Toyama prefecture.
Masaki Kitamura in Osaka has been arrested for allegedly posting a message online that said he intended to ‘perpetrate mass murder’.
Defendant pleaded not guilty at the Osaka District Court to charges of arson and murder in connection with a fire at a video-viewing establishment in Osaka.
Day in Pics: 25th October
Showbiz World - October 25, 2014
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