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Is Japan open to travellers? Some residents not ready to reopen borders

As countries in Asia reopen to international travellers, Japan – one of the continent’s most popular destinations – remains firmly closed. That could soon change. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced at a press conference in London on Thursday that Japan would ease border controls in June. Locals often celebrate the easing of pandemic-related border restrictions, but some in Japan say ...

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Musk’s tweet about Japan doomed by low birth rate sparks anger – but not just at him

Children walk on their way home from school in Tokyo June 30, 2006. REUTERS/Toshiyuki Aizawa/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TOKYO, May 9 (Reuters) – A tweet from Elon Musk saying Japan would “eventually cease to exist” without a higher birth rate sparked a flood of sarcasm and anger on Monday – although much angst ...

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‘Like a family’: Japan’s virtual YouTubers earn millions from fans

TOKYO: Mayu Iizuka ditches her soft-spoken persona and begins cackling, screaming and flailing wildly in a makeshift studio in Tokyo as her avatar appears on a livestream in front of hundreds of fans. Virtual YouTubers like Iizuka, who voices and hosts a character called Yume Kotobuki, have turned a niche Japanese subculture into a thriving industry where top accounts can ...

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Obituary of Ivica Osim | Football

Bosnian footballer and manager Ivica Osim, who died aged 80, was perhaps best known for resigning in bitterness to coach Yugoslavia on the eve of the European Championship final in 1992 , protesting the Serbian bombardment of his hometown, Sarajevo. Declaring that “my country does not deserve to compete in the European Championship”, he left, never to return. Osim has ...

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Japan and the Netherlands off to a strong start at the Wheelchair Tennis World Cup

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15 SNES Games You Didn’t Know Were Censored

Aside from religious content, the biggest target of the trigger of a stopwatchThe censor was Ayla. In the original version of the game, Ayla was a violent, fun-loving, hard-drinking companion who was likely bisexual. In the Western version of the game, virtually all of these elements have been removed or toned down. However, it’s pretty easy to see these aspects ...

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Mana Furuta learns from the best to separate Sakura Fifteen from the rest

Having rubbed shoulders with some of the best women’s rugby players in Australia’s Super W competition, Japan international Mana Furuta is looking to share her knowledge with her national teammates and make the Sakura Fifteen a force on the world stage. The 24-year-old Fukuoka Prefecture native joined the Canberra Brumbies on loan from her Japanese club earlier this year, and ...

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Parks and Nagoya continue cruise to playoffs with Aquino and Shinshu rout

Seven of eight Filipino players, led by playoff-bound Nagoya’s Ray Parks, strut in the Japan B. League with mixed results MANILA, Philippines — The Nagoya Diamond Dolphins continued their dominant run throughout the Japan B. League season by beating the Shinshu Brave Warriors on the road, 86-64, on Wednesday, April 27. Ray Parks, in his new role as defensive scorer ...

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Coffee, tea, and nagging at Japan’s Anti-Procrastination Cafe

Writers facing deadlines come to Tokyo’s “Manuscript Writing Cafe” with one understanding – they can’t leave until their work is complete. Oh, and there are nudges to make sure they loop and finish. The clean, well-lit place in western Tokyo has 10 seats reserved for writers, editors, manga artists, and anyone else who struggles with writing and deadlines. Coffee and ...

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‘Squid Game’ and K-pop fuel South Korean marketing push in Japan

The growing presence of global pop culture in South Korea, from boy band BTS to TV drama squid gameis driving another marketing push in Japan, as consumer goods companies leverage the country’s soft power to boost sales of everything from alcohol to clothing. Hite Jinro, South Korea’s leading beverage maker, announced this week that it would launch new products in ...

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First female referee for Asian CL match, Melbourne City win

The first female referee to officiate an Asian Champions League match saw Melbourne City beat South Korea’s Jeonnam Dragons 2-1. Yoshimi Yamashita and ‘all Japan’ assistant referees Makoto Bozono and Naomi Teshirogi have formed the first all-female trio to referee an Asian Champions League game, having been appointed by the Asian Football Confederation. “Their selection reinforces the AFC’s commitment to ...

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Nintendo Refresh All Ep. 04

Nintendo Update All Ep. 04 – Nintendo expands in Japan; Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes; Bandai-Namco’s Nintendo mystery game, and more Posted on April 19, 2022 by Nicholas Serpa in Podcast, Switch This week’s episode of Nintendo Everything Refresh is jam-packed, starting with a discussion of the new trailer for Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes and the game mechanics and ...

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Cincinnati Reds’ Hunter Greene sets speed volume record in loss to Los Angeles Dodgers

LOS ANGELES — On a chilly Southern California evening, Cincinnati Reds rookie Hunter Greene brought record-breaking heat. After five damning innings, the Los Angeles Dodgers have finally caught up. Trea Turner homered two runs to break a scoreless tie in the sixth and the Dodgers skidded the Reds 5-2 on Saturday night for their fifth straight win. In his highly ...

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JR East removes cover from Russian guide sign at Ebisu Station after online backlash

TOKYO – East Japan Railway Co. (JR East) removed the paper covering a Russian-language guide sign at Ebisu Station on April 15 in response to online criticism after covering up the sign when some passengers complained about it. having displayed the language after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. “We have concluded that it is appropriate to restore the sign in light ...

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How This Japanese Band You’ve Probably Never Heard Of Inspired All Your Favorite Video Game Music

You may not have heard of a Japanese band called T-Square, but you have almost certainly indirectly heard their music. Formed in Tokyo in 1976, the band are one of the most popular bands in Japan, renowned for their immaculate production, tight synth grooves and dreamy jazz-infused pop sound. While Western game music of the 90s was inspired by heavy ...

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Joint US-Indonesian war games will expand to 14 countries as tensions simmer in the Indo-Pacific

Troops from the United Kingdom, Australia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and Canada will be among those joining Garuda Shield 2022 exercises from Aug. 1-14, the military said. The 16th edition of the war games will include live-fire exercises, special operations and aviation components, among other disciplines, he added. The expansion of the drills comes at a time of simmering tension in ...

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Despite all the hype around the Bank of Japan’s massive bond purchases to cap the 10-year yield at 0.25%, its actual bond holdings fell.

Psychological game. Maybe the BoJ doesn’t want to totally crush the yen? By Wolf Richter for WOLF STREET. The Bank of Japan strenuously asserted throughout March that it would buy unlimited amounts of Japanese government bonds (JGBs) to keep the 10-year yield below 0.25% (it is 0.23 % currently), amid wild rumors in the financial media of massive buying by ...

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Streamers Want to Participate in Anime’s Growing Global Audience

The news: In one maintenance with The Hollywood Reporter, netflix anime head Kohei Obara revealed that half of Netflix’s 222 million subscribers worldwide watched “a few” anime on the platform in 2021, and what time spent watching anime increased by 20% globally. Netflix has also revealed that it is doubling down on its investment in Japanese animation, revealing last week ...

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Shogo Akiyama won’t make Reds roster; Aramis Garcia teams up

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Outfielder Shogo Akiyama, the first Japanese player in Reds history, has been told he won’t be part of the club’s 2022 Opening Day roster. Akiyama, who is in the final season of a three-year, $21 million contract, can accept an option on Triple-A Louisville. He can also elect free will if not claimed on waivers. Any team ...

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Gaming companies are slow to take a break from Russian business

When Russian tanks began rolling across Ukrainian soil on February 24, the immediate global reaction was surprisingly swift. Governments have come together to impose tough sanctions on Moscow, while international companies have begun to withdraw their operations from Russia. However, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Mykhailo Fedorov noticed that two of the biggest gaming brands in the world had remained conspicuously ...

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The developers list the best games at the Japan Fighting Game Publishers Roundtable:

At the Japan Fighting Game Publishers Roundtable event, fighting game makers shared their favorite titles and characters from other companies. The event featured the heads behind games such as tekken, street fighter, virtual fighter and Guilty Equipment. When asked to name their favorite games and characters from other companies, each of the directors shared their picks. While there are tons ...

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Sony will unveil the PlayStation subscription next week

Sony Group Corp. is gearing up to introduce a new video game subscription service for the PlayStation as early as next week, people familiar with the plans have said. The service, which was developed under the codename Spartacus, is Sony’s answer to Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox Game Pass, a kind of Netflix for video games that has amassed more than 25 ...

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Tokyo Olympics set to reveal final costs in June

TOKYO (AP) — The final cost of the Tokyo Olympics is expected to be about $13.6 billion when the organizing committee disbands in June and reports, the organizing committee’s CEO said Thursday, Toshiro Muto. Muto hinted to reporters after a board meeting that the final cost might be “a bit lower”, but gave no specific reason why he thinks so. ...

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Relayer Interview – The director discusses Kadokawa Games’ quintessentially Japanese turn-based JRPG

Kadokawa Games will be releasing its mecha strategy JRPG Relayer in a few days, and it’s certainly an ambitious game for the Tokyo-based developer. It combines a solid strategy JRPG and an expansive visual novel-like story into a successful space opera that packs all the anime flavor you’d expect from a quintessentially Japanese game (and you can read more about ...

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Socceroos call up five uncapped players for crucial games between Japan and Saudi Arabia

Veteran striker Bruno Fornaroli is one of five unselected players named by coach Graham Arnold in his squad for the Socceroos’ must-see World Cup qualifiers against Japan and Saudi Arabia. Fornaroli, 34, born in Uruguay, was selected after recently obtaining Australian citizenship. Football Australia are confident that FIFA will approve a request for a change of international allegiance ahead of ...

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PlayStation and Nintendo suspend shipments to Russia – Entertainment

France Media Agency Tokyo ● Tue 15 March 2022 2022-03-15 13:08 0 66ff3eaf63eeff59fe4f59c221b1d714 2 Entertainment PlayStation, Nintendo, video game, Ukraine, Russia-invasion Free PlayStation and Nintendo are suspending shipments to Russia, the Japanese gaming giants announced on Thursday, as international brands increasingly halt operations in the country following Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. Sony Group, which owns PlayStation, said in a statement ...

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Howden’s first ski cross win of the season highlights Canada’s three-medal haul in Austria

Reece Howden, the 2020-21 World Cup top rider in men’s ski cross, stepped on the podium for the first time this season on Sunday in Reiteralm, Austria, a year to the day after his victory in Russia. The man known as ‘Big Rig’ topped Sunday’s grand final with a solid start-to-finish victory in the first World Cup race since the ...

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The Japanese Sony and Nintendo stop their activities in Russia | Russia–Ukraine War

The companies are the latest global brands to join a growing exodus from Russia following its invasion of Ukraine. Japanese gaming giants Sony and Nintendo have halted shipments to Russia, joining a growing list of global brands leaving the country after Moscow invaded Ukraine. Sony Interactive Entertainment, the maker of the PlayStation 5, announced on Thursday that it has suspended ...

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Day 5: Preview of the Paralympic Winter Games

We’re a little more than halfway through the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games, but day five could deliver even more snow and ice history. Cross-country paraskiing From the calculated endurance race of the long-distance events, the pace will change on Wednesday in para cross-country skiing to the frenzy of the sprints. Skiers who have already won medals will need to ...

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Japan tops 2022 FISU World University Championship medal table in speed skating

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Sony and Honda announce an agreement to manufacture electric cars.

TOKYO — Japanese electronics and entertainment giant Sony said on Friday it would partner with Honda to develop electric cars for sale as early as 2025, becoming the latest company to enter the booming vehicle market battery operated. Demand for electric cars is weak but soaring as concerns over climate change and tougher emissions regulations push consumers into the market. ...

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Xbox Series S and X individually outsold Xbox One in Japan

Since both Sony and Nintendo originated in Japan, there was little room in the market for Microsoft’s Xbox system. Historically, Xbox has performed very poorly in the country, however, a new report has revealed that the Xbox Series X and S individually outsold the Xbox One in Japan in just over a year. As reported and collated by ResetEra user ...

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Baseball: Commissioner and union meet on deadline day to save openers

Commissioner Rob Manfred and First Deputy Dan Halem met with players on Monday during the final day of negotiations to end the lockout before Major League Baseball’s deadline to salvage a regular season start on March 31 and a schedule of 162 matches. Emotions ran higher as the parties pressed each other for a deal. Philadelphia star Bryce Harper posted ...

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IWBF Men’s Under-23 World Championship moved from Japan to Thailand

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FIBA finds common ground as SBP pushes for local Clarkson status

SBP is pushing for FIBA ​​to identify Filipino-American NBA player Jordan Clarkson as a local player instead of a naturalized player ahead of the 2023 World Cup MANILA, Philippines — Even though Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) want Jordan Clarkson to play for Gilas Pilipinas as a local, FIBA ​​needs to find common ground for their eligibility rules first. SBP ...

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India and Japan could be the next Asian hosts of the Olympics

BEIJING — The Olympics have said goodbye to Asia after a doomed run, and it’s unclear when they’ll be back after the continent has hosted four of the last eight Games. The earliest return of the Summer Games is in 2036, and the favorite could be the most populous country in the world – not China, as you might expect, ...

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PLAY BALL: The AZ Spring Training Experience and Cactus League Hall of Fame Exhibition

Arizona baseball history began long before Arizona’s Diamondback’s inaugural season. In fact, baseball was played in the Gila River War Relocation Center by Japanese-American internment prisoners as a way to pass the time and express their love for the game, America’s pastime, during their detention. On Saturday, February 26, the Mesa Historical Museum will unveil its new exhibit, PLAY BALL: ...

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Elana Meyers Taylor extends her two-man bobsleigh medal streak

Elana Meyers Taylor of the United States became the most decorated black athlete in Winter Olympics history on Saturday by winning the bronze medal in the two-man bobsleigh event at the Beijing Games. The bronze was her fifth Olympic medal, one more than that won by American speed skater Shani Davis in her Olympic career, and marked her fourth straight ...

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East Asia becomes a curling powerhouse

“There are a lot of systematic things in Canada that have made it difficult for people to keep going,” Lind said. He said there was a lack of funding and no substantial plan to develop the next generation of curlers. Update February 17, 2022, 11:36 p.m. ET When Mr Lind arrived in Japan in 2013, the Fujisawa team had not ...

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Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Day 12: Medal tally by country, live online today | February 16

Beijing 2022: medal table 1. Norway: Gold 13 Silver 7 Bronze 8 (28) 2. Germany: Gold 10 Silver 6 Bronze 4 (20) 3. United States: Gold 8 Silver 7 Bronze 4 (19) 4. China: Gold 7 Silver 4 Bronze 2 (13) 5. Austria: Gold 6 Silver 7 Bronze 4 (17) 6. Sweden: Gold 6 Silver 4 Bronze 4 (14) seven. ...

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Curiomatic’s Mother 3 Tribute Reinvents Japan-Exclusive Earthbound Game

The folks behind YouTube channel Curiomatic have created a pretty cool tribute to the Japanese exclusive Earthbound Game Mother 3reinventing the world with pretty clay graphics. the Earthbound franchise is a set of quirky RPGs that has been around for over 25 years. The fanbase is dedicated, to say the least; last year, fans explored its source code to find ...

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Japanese curlers beat Denmark and ROC on beautiful day at Beijing Games

Japan erased a three-point deficit en route to a 10-5 win over the Russian Olympic Committee in the women’s curling competition at the Beijing Winter Games on Saturday. After a thrilling 8-7 victory over Denmark in the morning session, captain Satsuki Fujisawa and the Loco Solare team finished the day 2-2 to move up to 3-1 in the round-robin phase. ...

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Canada’s Jones falls to Japan at Games

Canada’s skip Jennifer Jones, left, and Kaitlyn Lawes watch play during the preliminary round of curling against Japan on Friday Feb. 11, 2022 at the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz BEIJING — Any lingering disappointment from her first Olympic loss was quickly erased when Jennifer Jones walked through the Ice Cube interview area ...

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Magic: The Gathering returns to Kamigawa with Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty

By HIKARU ITO After nearly 18 years, “Magic: The Gathering” returns in Kamigawa’s Japanese-inspired setting. Set 1,200 years after “Saviors of Kamigawa”, released in June 2007, “Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty” combines aspects of Japanese Shintoism with anime, mecha and cyberpunk aesthetics. In a video discussing the challenges of setting design, Gavin Verhey, lead designer of “Magic: The Gathering” at Wizards of ...

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Eileen Gu takes first place in Olympic big air freeskiing debut

Japanese figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu attends a practice session on Monday. (Bernat Armangue/AP) Men’s short program favorites – American Nathan Chen and Japanese Yuzuru Hanyu – begin their Beijing 2022 skate campaigns today at Capital Indoor Stadium. Hanyu, 27, hopes to make history in Beijing by attempting the quadruple axel – a jump that has never been done at the ...

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Saudi PIF holds $1.2 billion stake in Japanese game companies Capcom, Nexon: Bloomberg

LONDON: Cryptocurrencies and much of the activity surrounding them have often felt like a modern-day gold rush. The name of the game grew rich quickly by buying the right coins at the right time. While non-fungible tokens, known as NFTs, have had some of that flavor – some of the money changing hands for pixel collections has been mind-blowing – ...

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Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Rams give offensive power to the Super Bowl

After a run of five Super Bowls featuring Tom Brady or Patrick Mahomes, Joe Burrow of the Cincinnati Bengals and Matthew Stafford of the Los Angeles Rams ensured that trend did not continue. In two weeks, the Bengals will face the Rams at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif., in the Super Bowl on February 13. It will only be the ...

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Football-Japan in the semi-finals, Australia eliminated from the Women’s Asian Cup

Two-time defending champions Japan booked their place in the Women’s Asian Cup semi-finals by beating Thailand 7-0 on Sunday, but co-favourites Australia bowed out after a shock defeat against South Korea. Chelsea midfielder Ji So-yun scored from wide range two minutes from time to give South Korea a 1-0 victory in Pune over the 2018 runners-up and secure a semi-final ...

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Pokemon TCG Japan’s Battle Legion Preview: Sparkling Greninja

| Next month the Pokémon TCG will be releasing a special Japanese set titled Combat Legion. Although details are still coming out on battle legion, some believe this could be the basis for the special English set scheduled for June 2022. battle legion has been confirmed to feature the return of Shinies with a new card type: Sparkling Pokémon. It ...

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Dolphins to retain April trials in Adelaide after World Swimming Championships delay

Swimming Australia will retain its April Trials in Adelaide amid a global shake-up in aquatics following the postponement of the FINA World Championships, which were scheduled for May in Japan. What would have been a mammoth year for the Dolphins now has a gaping vacancy ahead of the July-August Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, which now stand as their main fixture ...

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Japanese game studio Square Enix launches ‘huge’ data center in Australia

The studio behind one of the largest sites online video games worldwide launched a new data center at Australia to support millions of local actors. Australian gamers are often left behind when online gaming takes off, but this time game developers took notice and threw gamers in the Oceania region a virtual bone. Square Enix, the studio responsible for Final ...

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7 games releasing in Japan in 2021 that we hope to see in the West in 2022

The release dates between Japan and Western countries are getting slimmer. Most fans might have to wait a year, but many are releasing worldwide. Some are also a few months apart. Release dates are better than before. RELATED: Longest Wait Between Game Releases in the West vs Japan Two of the most infamous franchises include dragon quest and Final Fantasy. ...

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Game against Japan should be good, it will be interesting, says coach Schopman

NNA | Update: January 22, 2022 1:40 p.m. STI Muscat [Oman], Jan 22 (ANI): Indian women’s hockey team coach Janneke Schopman says the players did well to keep pressure on Malaysia for the full 60 minutes in their 9-0 win on the day of the Women’s Asian Cup opening in Muscat, Oman.The team rolled over goals scored by Vandana Katariya ...

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Kosuke Matsuda Latest addition to 2021-22 international signing period

Although the MLB lockout prevented the Los Angeles Dodgers from signing players to their Major League roster, they have been busy adding to their Minor League system throughout the offseason. The team has recently been active in the Minor League free agent market, re-signing Yefry Ramirez, in addition to adding infielder Eddy Alvarez and wide receiver Tomas Telis. Now, LA ...

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Defense agreement between Japan and Australia opens up opportunities for closer cooperation

The Prime Ministers of Australia and Japan met virtually on January 6 and signed a Reciprocal Access Agreement (RAA) which makes it easier for troops from each nation to operate in the other’s country. Equally important, it strengthens the political and psychological foundations for increased military cooperation between the two nations. It is the first such agreement signed by Japan ...

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Today’s Word Search: Learn About Japan’s Unique Style of Firefighting

The extraordinary work that firefighters do for a living has a long and interesting history: 1. First firefighters The first attempts to fight fires date back to the 2nd century. An Egyptian from Alexandria, named Ctesibus, built a basic hand pump that produced a stream of water. Unfortunately, his idea was lost until the fire pump was invented in 1500 ...

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All Charizards in New Japanese Star Birth Pokémon TCG:

| It is a universally recognized truth that when Pokémon TCG set includes Charizard cards, the market goes wild. It looks like this will be the situation with Japan Birth of stars released this weekend as well as the English version of the set, Sword and Shield – Shining Stars, coming in February. Now that every Rare Secret of Birth ...

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Japan’s mobile gaming community to dominate Twitter in 2021 | Pocket Gamer.biz

More than 2.4 billion gaming tweets were posted to Twitter in 2021, as the company revealed in a review of gaming activity On the platform. The number of games-related tweets increased 14% year-over-year and represents an increase of more than 10 times since 2017. The company also indicated that the fourth quarter of 2021 was the most important quarter for ...

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Damian McKenzie and Israel Folau starring in Japan

Dianne Manson / Getty Images Damian McKenzie’s precise boot saw the former Chiefs and All Blacks utility score 23 points on his debut on the Japanese club scene. Damian McKenzie had no problem filling Beauden Barrett’s chunky boots as he made an impressive start to his Japanese club rugby career. McKenzie, succeeding compatriot All Black Barrett as a star import ...

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The story of a young Italian stranded in Japan for almost 2 years

TOKYO – An Italian who visited Japan, the birthplace of the anime, in February 2020 as a high school graduation gift lost his return flight in April of the same year due to the coronavirus pandemic. With only his travel gear and no money in his pocket, he couldn’t get home. A year and nine months later, a reporter from ...

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B. Filipino League All-Star Game Canceled Due to COVID-19

Japan B. League cancels 2022 All-Star Games, due to feature Philippine imports League B’s nine Filipino stars will not be able to see the action in the most anticipated All-Star Games as the league announced Thursday the cancellation of the festivities. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the Japan B. League to cancel the All-Star Games – set from January 14 ...

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John Madden remains the larger-than-life face of the gaming empire

Trip Hawkins first met John Madden on the dining car of an Amtrak train traveling from Denver to Oakland, Calif., In 1984, after Madden agreed to lend his name and footballing prowess to a video game. football simulation. Madden, a legendary trainer and host, quickly made it clear who would be in charge. Due to limitations in computer processing power, ...

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Celtic call on three Japanese players to strengthen their squad

Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou is delighted to seal the signing of three new Japanese players. The Parkhead club confirmed on Friday morning that striker Daizen Maeda, 24, will join Yokohama F. Marinos, initially on loan until the end of the season but with a mandatory buyout clause that will allow him to sign a contract at long term. Additionally, midfielder ...

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Monster Hunter Rise was the most downloaded Switch game in Japan in 2021

Monster Hunter Rise topped the Nintendo Switch downloads rankings in Japan in 2021, beating games like Among Us and Pokemon. This has been an important year for the Nintendo Switch with many major titles from Nintendo and various third-party developers. Nintendo has seen many of its proprietary franchises receive new games over the past calendar year, including World of Super ...

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Indian Mythology Game: Indian Mythology is Told, One Game at a Time

The push of Atmanirbhar Bharat government is slowly making its presence in the virtual world. Beyond internationally renowned games like God of War and Prince of Persia etc. games based on Indian culture and mythology are making their mark. With great visuals, an engaging storyline, Raji: An Ancient Epic is already quite popular among gamers. Many are stepping into the ...

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Japanese government approves record defense budget despite Taiwanese concerns

TOKYO (AP) – Japan’s cabinet on Friday approved a record-breaking defense budget of 5.4 trillion yen ($ 47 billion) for fiscal 2022, which includes funding for research and development for a new aircraft hunting and other “game-changing” weapons as Japan ramps up its defense capabilities in response to China’s growing military might and tensions with Taiwan. The 1.1% budget increase ...

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USARJ Members Sergeant Audie Murphy Club Deliver Donated Items to Local Children’s Home | Item

Sgt. 1st Class Willie Williams, third from left, assigned to US Army Japan and President of USARJ’s Sergeant Audie Murphy Club, and US Army Garrison Japan Command Sgt. Major Justin Turner, second from left, also a member of Audie Murphy, poses for a photo with young people on December 20 at the Seikou Gakuen Children’s Home near Camp Zama, Japan. ...

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Hockey ACT: Confident India starts as big favorite against Japan

Returning to their best after a slow start, defending champion and Olympic bronze medalist India would start as a big favorite against Asian Games winners Japan in the semi-finals of the Trophy men’s hockey tournament. Asian champions here on Tuesday. Confidence in the Manpreet Singh-led squad must be at their highest as they beat Japan 6-0 in their last round ...

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Henry Orenstein, 98, dies; Force Behind Transformers and Poker on TV

He started playing in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. His game was Seven-Card Stud, in which four cards are face up and three face down, or hole cards, and only the holder of the hand can see them. Watching a poker tournament on television, he realized that the excitement he felt while playing was not transmitted. “He said, ‘This is ...

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Roguelike deckbuilder ‘Castle Morihisa’ coming to Switch and PC in early 2022

Smokingbear Studio releases deckbuilding roguelike Morihisa Castle on Nintendo Switch and PC in early 2022. Morihisa Castle takes place in a dark fantasy feudal Japan. Players will have access to over 300 maps to fight Yokai from Japanese mythology. Make your way to the Grim Castle as one of four different classes: Monk, Samurai, Onmyoji, and Ninja, each with their ...

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Dwight Ramos is MVP; Ray Parks is perfect

MANILA, Philippines – It was a productive weekend for most of the Philippine Japan B. League imports, as their individual brilliance shone in the two games they each played. Only two of them, however, came out unscathed from the weekend. Dwight is MVP: Most Valuable Pinoy There was a streak in last Sunday’s game between the Toyama Grouses and the ...

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Analogue Pocket Review: The Greatest Game Boy Ever

Enlarge / Analog pocket, running The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening in his Game Boy Color mode. Sam Mashkovech The Analog Pocket is a gaming device’s dream, and it’s starting to ship to pre-order customers this week. It’s the most powerful, beautiful, and feature-rich system to revolve around the original Game Boy, and it earned its mountain of hype before ...

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Japan, US agree to strengthen alliance amid tougher security environment

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi pose during the G7 Foreign and Development Ministers’ Summit in Liverpool, Britain, December 11, 2021. Olivier Douliery / Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE and unlimited access to reuters.com Register TOKYO, Dec.11 (Reuters) – Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on ...

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Boxing among 3 Olympic sports in danger of losing its place in 2028

GENEVA – Boxing, weightlifting and modern pentathlon set a goal of around 18 months on Thursday to make changes to maintain their status as Olympic sports for the Los Angeles 2028 Games. The governing bodies of boxing and weightlifting have been described as problem children by the president of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach, who has long expressed concerns ...

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Masahiro Sakurai on the future of Smash: “I’ve done too much work myself”

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is finally finished. After launching in 2018 with a roster that included all characters from the series’ long history, it has since been regularly updated with new fighters, culminating with the addition of Sora from Kingdom Hearts in October. The last major update of the game arrived on December 1st. Three years and countless charming video ...

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Winter Olympics: Japanese broadcaster NHK withdraws Games qualifiers for sex toy ads, sports news and featured articles

TOKYO (AFP) – Ads for a sex toy company plastered on the ice during qualifying for the Beijing Olympics curling competition prompted the Japanese national broadcaster to take the matches off the air. NHK had planned to broadcast all matches of the Japanese mixed doubles team at the qualifying tournament in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands. But a red ad on the ...

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Baseball: Hawks ace Kodai Senga gets big raise, keeps MLB option open

SoftBank Hawks’ Kodai Senga speaks at a press conference in Fukuoka, southwestern Japan on December 5, 2021. (Kyodo) FUKUOKA (Kyodo) – With a year away from a possible move to the U.S. major leagues, SoftBank Hawks ace Kodai Senga on Sunday signed a five-year contract with a player sent off next year that would allow him to continue his career. ...

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Paranormal Hunter, 4-player co-op survival horror, coming to Switch in late 2022

Entertainment Art Logic Games (EALoGAMES) developer announced this four-player cooperative survival horror game Paranormal hunter will launch at the end of 2022 on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and PC. On PC, the game will offer VR support with Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Valve Index, and Windows Mixed Reality, and it will enter Steam Early Access in Q2 2022, ...

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Top five or back? Damian McKenzie reveals his intentions

Scott Powick / www.photosport.nz Damian McKenzie wants to be in a position where he helps control the games. Versatile All Black Damian McKenzie thinks it’s time to focus on the top five as he takes the next step in his career. A follower of the full-back or No.10 position, McKenzie is looking to be a playmaker at Tokyo Sungoliath as ...

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Fujitsu Frontiers defeats Obic in final game of regular season to secure 2nd place before playoffs

Fujitsu Frontiers RB Trashawn Nixon # 2, finding the runners hall Photo: XLeague The Fujitsu borders finished XLeague from Japan regular season with a well-deserved victory after beating the Obic seagulls 14-13 on their home ground, Fujitsu Stadium Kawasaki. With the victory, the Borders finish in second place behind the Panasonic Pulse, with a 6-1 record, retiring Obic in third ...

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Atlus brings 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim to Nintendo Switch on April 12, 2022

Subscribe to Nintendo Life on Youtube Atlus announced he would bring his ‘critically acclaimed’ sci-fi epic 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim on Nintendo Switch on April 12, 2022 here in the West. This title of Atlus and Vanillaware is described as a dramatic experience mixing visual novel, light puzzle elements and RTS – where the future is in the hands of ...

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How the weekly Shonen Jump became Japan’s most popular manga publication

Weekly Shonen Jump is home to some of the most popular manga series of all time, including One Piece, My Hero Academia, Hunter x Hunter, Dragon Ball, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Naruto, Bleach, and Death threat. In the 60s, Shonen jump had a lot of competition like Shonen Weekly Magazine and Weekly Shonen Sunday. However, it managed to climb to become ...

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Pokémon’s Diamond & Pearl remakes become second-largest Switch game launch in Japan

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl for Nintendo Switch seem to have got off to a good start in Japan. According to early Famitsu sales data, the remakes sold an estimated 1,395,642 million copies in the first three days alone. This figure includes standard retail copies, Double Pack, and store download card purchases. It does not include digital downloads through ...

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Japanese outfielder Seiya Suzuki made available to MLB teams

NEW YORK – Outfielder Seiya Suzuki will be posted on Monday by his Japanese club and his rights will be available for submission by all 30 Major League Baseball teams. The MLB told its teams on Sunday that the posting will begin Monday morning and run until 5 p.m. ET on December 22. The 27-year-old 2019 Home Run Derby champion ...

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What are the fall rugby matches going on today? Kick-off times and TV details

We are in the last weekend of the Fall Nations Series. There are a host of tantalizing clashes this weekend, as Wales take on the Wallabies in Cardiff, England host the world champions at Twickenham and the All Blacks look to bounce back from the weekend’s loss last against Ireland. Everything is shaping up to be a fitting end to ...

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10 overlooked GameCube gems you must play

The 20th North American anniversary of Nintendo’s cube-y console is upon us, and we’ve realized that two whole decades are enough for people to forget about the charming square shape of the GameCube or even reach adulthood without ever handling the hardware. managed by Nintendo. “0 years is also a long time for anything less than the best and the ...

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For Italian Squid Game fans, dying is just for fun

Milan – There are childish games, red-clad guards, and a single winner – but for Italian fans of Netflix’s ultra-violent hit “Squid Game,” the dying is thankfully just imaginary. About fifty thrill seekers gathered in a hangar near Milan transformed into the universe of the South Korean television series which has become a global phenomenon. It portrays hundreds of marginalized ...

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The limits of audiovisual translation in programs like “Squid Game”

“Squid Game” is an exciting South Korean drama about desperate individuals who face off in a game of life and death for money, and it has become Netflix’s most watched show. He also received some criticism for his translation. These critiques began when the Korean American speaker Youngmi Mayer took advantage of social media claiming that the English was poorly ...

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Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics say Japan will buy 1.6 million courses of their anti-viral COVID if cleared

Merck MRK, + 0.19% and privately-held Ridgeback Biotherapeutics said Wednesday that the Japanese government has agreed to purchase $ 1.6 million worth of coursework for their COVID-19 antiviral molnupiravir, once it receives clearance or approval. Merck and Ridgeback have applied for approval for the treatment from the United States Food and Drug Administration, the Japan Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency, ...

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Japanese Daily Fantastic Games Market Size Is Forecasted For Lucrative Growth During 2021-2026

New Jersey, United States, – Market Research Intellect recently released a new report titled Global Japan Daily Fantasy Games Market Outlook 2021. Analysts have used a top-down and bottom-up approach to assess the segments and provide a fair assessment of their impact on the global foldable phone market. The report provides a market overview, which briefly describes the market situation ...

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MLB reports Japanese star Seiya Suzuki will be available this offseason – where will he sign?

Soon in the United States …Picture: Getty Images The Atlanta Braves won the World Series and, after going through a horribly comedic championship parade, they now have the daunting task of trying to become the first repeat World Series winner since 2000. The other 29 Major League clubs are all looking to knock the Braves off their thrones, and there ...

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Rugby-Matsushima returns to Japan squad to face Ireland

France-based Kotaro Matsushima will start as Japan’s full-back in their fall international clash with Ireland, while Yu Tamura will resume the demi-fly jersey at Aviva Stadium on Saturday. South Africa-born Matsushima missed last month’s 32-23 loss to Australia due to commitments with his club with Clermont, but it is one of three changes to the squad’s lineup. start of this ...

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Japanese indie game gets themed rooms at Kyoto hotel

The penguin smokes, but I think it’s a non-smoking room. Picture: Antechamber of the Kyoto / Hako Life hotel In the past, Kotaku informed you of themed rooms in Japanese hotels. Typically, these rooms are for established franchises As Kingdom Hearts. But now a Kyoto hotel offers a room plastered in Japanese indie play, Unreal life. The premium Unreal life ...

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Tennis-Japan’s Nishikori ends 2021 season with back injury

Japan’s Kei Nishikori has ended his season with a back injury, the former world number four has said. The 31-year-old, currently ranked 49th in the world, appeared in the ATP Masters 1000 event last month in Indian Wells, where he lost in the second round to Dan Evans. As the Indian Wells approached, Nishikori retired from the ATP 250 event ...

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Corpse Day (2021) – Destructoid

Who would have guessed that the irregularly spaced composition could be so terrifying My first experience with Corpse Day was, apparently, back in 2011 on the PSP. I would swear it was a few years earlier, but I guess I’m wrong. It pissed me off so much that I don’t think I passed the first chapter. But here I am, ...

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Japan to lift 10,000-person cap for major events from November 1 as virus cases drop

Japan on Thursday decided to lift the 10,000-person cap at large-scale events on November 1, as new cases of COVID-19 decline steadily across the country, a government official said. In late September, when the previous state of emergency was lifted, the government imposed a ceiling of 10,000 people at major sites in 27 prefectures, including Tokyo, as a one-month transitional ...

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In Japan, efforts are underway to win the hearts and votes of alienated youth

Student activist and representative of No Youth No Japan, Momoko Nojo speaks during an interview in Tokyo, Japan, in this still image obtained from video on February 18, 2021. REUTERS TV / via REUTERS / Files TOKYO, October 28 (Reuters) – Momoko Nojo’s campaign for the upcoming elections in Japan revolves around social media and T-shirts, but she is not ...

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Which N64 and Genesis Switch games will likely only come to Japan

Nintendo announced in the recent Nintendo Direct in September that Nintendo 64 games and Sega Genesis titles would be added to the Nintendo Switch online service through some kind of expansion pack. The current list of titles includes classics like Ecco the dolphin, Paper mario, and Star fox 64, and multiplayer games like Mario kart 64 will even benefit from ...

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Beijing Olympics athletes who are not vaccinated will be quarantined for 21 days: NPR

Unvaccinated people arriving in China for the Beijing Olympics will be isolated in a mandatory three-week quarantine. Here, a coin is seen in the Athletes’ Village in Zhangjiakou, China. Lintao Zhang / Getty Images hide caption toggle legend Lintao Zhang / Getty Images Unvaccinated people arriving in China for the Beijing Olympics will be isolated in a mandatory three-week quarantine. ...

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