Japanese Games

The enduring legacy of the Tokyo Games for equestrian sport in Japan

Tokyo’s Olympic and Paralympic legacy will be felt in Japan long after memories of this summer’s sport have faded, with the tangible site of the equestrian park and the wider rise of horseback riding that accompanied the Games. The redeveloped Baji Koen Equestrian Park, itself a legacy of the canceled 1940 Olympics and the 1964 Games, will remain in place ...

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Yakuza may have new games outside of Japan, second developer

Yakuza is a series of games known for its detailed settings of various cities in Japan. But studio Ryu Ga Gotoku, responsible for game development, could consider expanding the franchise to new countries, according to one of its developers. Kazuki Hosokawa, director of Lost Judgment, recently gave an interview to The Gamer site to talk about the studio’s upcoming release. ...

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[ODDS and EVENS] Cuba’s “speed queen” retains unbeatable aura at Tokyo Games

~~ ~ Cuban Omara Durand Elias is one of the most consistent athletes in the world. The proof is in the numbers. She is undefeated in major championships for the past decade and has won six gold medals in her six Paralympic events coming in September. The “Speed ​​Queen” won her sixth gold medal by winning the women’s 400 meters ...

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Paralympic Games: first Tokyo Games participant hospitalized with Covid-19 | Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

A Covid-19 outbreak at the Tokyo Paralympic Games became more serious after a foreign participant infected with the virus was admitted to hospital. The news was confirmed by the Games organizing committee on Thursday, with the latest test results showing two more cases among athletes in the village, bringing the total to five in the past three days. The patient, ...

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Here are the best upcoming Japanese / JRPG-inspired games for Xbox

Source: Bandai Namco Entertainment One of the oldest Xbox pet peeves of Xbox fans is the lack of JRPGs and Japanese-style games on the platform. With big hitters like Shin Megumi Tensei, Final Fantasy VII Remake, and Persona 5 skipping Xbox, many anime fans have been pushed to look to competing platforms like the PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, and PC ...

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Homeless people evicted from their places as Japan continues Summer Games

Osamu Yamada, right, is warned by a Tokyo Metropolitan Government official to remove his belongings from a grassy area near the new Tokyo National Stadium on June 18, 2021 (Mainichi / Harumi Kimoto) The Olympics may be called the “festival of peace,” but for at least one man forced three times to leave the outdoor spaces near the Tokyo National ...

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Osako and Muto ready to push Kobe to new heights

Forwards Yuya Osako and Yoshinori Muto on Sunday promised to deliver for Vissel Kobe as the pair returned from European clubs in the J-League first division. Japan international Osako has left Werder Bremen relegated to the German Bundesliga, while Muto is looking to restart his career after three disappointing seasons with English Premier League club Newcastle United. Yoshinori Muto (3rd ...

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Belarusian sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya ‘starts from zero’ after Olympic Games

WARSAW, Poland – After all the turmoil of the past week, Krystsina Tsimanouskaya finally feels safe. The Belarusian Olympic sprinter who took refuge in Poland to avoid punishment at home after criticizing team officials at the Tokyo Games said she now hopes to focus on how to pursue a running career in world class. Speaking in an interview with the ...

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Erratic pandemic Olympics come to a mixed end

TOKYO (AP) It all started with a virus and a one-year hiatus. It ended with a typhoon and, always, a virus. In between: pretty much everything. The Tokyo Olympics, dubbed “2020” but staged in mid-2021 after being interrupted for a year by the coronavirus, ended Sunday night in a stadium emptied of COVID like an often surreal mixed bag for ...

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How the Olympics are hurting Tokyo’s economy

Toshiko Ishii, 64, who runs a traditional hotel in the city’s Taito district, spent more than $ 180,000 to convert the building’s first floor into a restaurant in anticipation of an influx of tourists. It was already a bit risky, and when the pandemic hit, Ms Ishii worried about having to shut down. Even with the Olympics, she hasn’t had ...

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