Events

2020 Tokyo Olympics consider daylight saving to beat heat

Jul 27, 2018

Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics are considering introducing daylight saving time as a countermeasure to the extreme heat that could prevail in the Japanese capital during the games

Released memo points to Hirohito's role in Pearl Harbor raid

Jul 27, 2018

A newly released memo by a wartime Japanese official lends credence to the view that Hirohito bears at least some responsibility for starting the war.

US fencing team wins 1st world title in foil discipline

Jul 26, 2018

The U.S. women's fencing team made history on Thursday, becoming the first squad in American history to win a senior world championship in the foil discipline

Moriyasu new coach of Japan

Jul 26, 2018

Hajime Moriyasu has been named as the new coach of Japan

Cambodian, Indian among 2018 winners of Magsaysay awards

Jul 26, 2018

A Cambodian genocide survivor who helped document the Khmer Rouge atrocities and an Indian psychiatrist are among the six winners of this year's Ramon Magsaysay Awards, regarded as an Asian version of the Nobel Prize

Company unveils moving mosque to welcome Muslims in Japan

Jul 26, 2018

Japan doesn't have many Muslims but a company wants to make sure visitors to the country have a place of worship

Interview: Garcetti says LA can be winning Olympic model

Jul 25, 2018

In an era when many cities are hesitant to bid for the Olympics, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is convinced his city has a winning formula to make the games a success

Palestinians, UAE added to Asian Games soccer draw

Jul 25, 2018

Palestinian and United Arab Emirates teams have been added to an expanded soccer competition at next month's Asian Games after missing out on the original draw

Top seed Zhang beats Lisicki to begin Jiangxi Open

Jul 24, 2018

Top seed Zhang Shuai recorded straight-set victory over 2013 Wimbledon finalist Sabine Lisicki in the first round of Jiangxi Open on Tuesday

The 2020 Olympics will open in 2 years, and the heat is on

Jul 24, 2018

The countdown is on for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Tuesday marked 2 years to go until the opening ceremony.

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