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The economic impact of Sunday's marathon will be significant either way, said Jerome Agrusa, the chairman of Hawaii Pacific University's Travel Industry Management program. The race has generated more than $100 million in annual sales over the last
48pm Fourteen-year-old Kento Inamura spends his weekends rolling and tumbling on the dirt ground in front of the serene Sukizu Shrine in Sakai City, Japan. With much enthusiasm, he mounts the back of his friend, and leaps back down.
Japan We heard it the moment we entered the buildinga faraway rumbling like distant thunder. The sounda rhythmic badum badum badum grew louder as we walked through the snaking corridors of the Mihara Bunka Kaikan, a nondescript theater in the heart
Japan Osamu Okada treads the trail with a smile and a casual gait. Looking at him, it's hard to believe that the retired salesman is already 80 years oldand that he's climbing a mountain. Granted, Sotetsu-yama is hardly a mountain by world standards;
52pm How the dead are treated and how their resting place is curated says much about a country's culture and more. Often, a marked prominence of the funerary arts is a sign of healthy respect for the departed and a similarly robust attitude towards
When the candidate backed by Osaka Mayor and Nippon Ishin no Kai (Japan Restoration Party) co-leader Toru Hashimoto was defeated in September by Sakai Mayor Osami Takeyama, a staunch Hashimoto foe, it marked what is widely seen as the beginning of
Taipei, Oct. 8 (CNA) The Japan ese hit drama "Hanzawa Naoki," one of the most-watched TV series in recent decades in Japan , premiered in Taiwan on Monday and drew over 550,000 viewers on its first night, local media reported Tuesday.
The defeat of an Osaka Ishin no Kai candidate in Sunday's mayoral election in Sakai, Osaka Prefecture, has dealt a blow to the political standing of Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto, who heads that organization and serves as a co-leader of Nippon Ishin no
Nippon Ishin no Kai (Japan Restoration Party) co-leader and Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto was facing a critical battle...On Sunday, a candidate fielded by Nippon Ishin lost a local government election for the first time in Osaka Prefecture, the power
Mayor Osami Takeyama's victory Sunday in the Sakai mayoral election in Osaka Prefecture has cast a shadow over the political future of brash Nippon Ishin co-leader Toru Hashimoto, the mayor of Osaka. Takeyama, a 63-year-old independent, defeated