The Daily Manila Shimbun


Ex-Sumo Champion Wajima Dies at 70

October 9, 2018

Tokyo- Former yokozuna sumo grand champion Wajima, who won 14 professional tournament titles, has died at a Tokyo hospital, it was learned Tuesday. He was 70. Born in Nanao, Ishikawa Prefecture, central Japan, Wajima, whose real name was Hiroshi Wajima,


Total Costs for Tokyo Games May Reach 3 T. Yen

October 8, 2018

Tokyo- The total expenditures, including of the Japanese central and local governments, for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games may reach 3 trillion yen. According to a survey by the Board of Audit of Japan, the central government already


Japan Govt Spends Over 800 Billion Yen for Tokyo Games

October 5, 2018

Tokyo- The Japanese government had spent about 801.1 billion yen on 286 state projects related to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics by fiscal 2017, which ended in March, the Board of Audit of Japan said Thursday. The number of


Daylight Saving Time Unlikely for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

September 28, 2018

Tokyo- Japan now seems unlikely to introduce daylight saving time as a measure to avert intense heat during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. There is persistent opposition to the introduction of daylight saving time from within the ruling Liberal


Takanohana Quits Sumo Association, Citing Internal Pressure

September 26, 2018

Tokyo- Sumo stablemaster and former popular “yokozuna” grand champion Takanohana submitted his resignation to the Japan Sumo Association on Tuesday, citing pressure on him to deny his claims against the association. “I took a difficult decision to retire as a


Sapporo Changes Olympic Bid to 2030

September 18, 2018

Lausanne, Switzerland- Sapporo and the International Olympic Committee agreed Monday that the northern Japan city will seek to host the 2030 Winter Olympics and Paralympics instead of the 2026 Games. Sapporo Deputy Mayor Takatoshi Machida told IOC President Thomas Bach


1st Japanese U.S. Open Champ Osaka Eyes Tokyo Olympic Gold

September 14, 2018

Yokohoma- Speaking to more than 100 reporters shortly after returning to Japan on Thursday morning, Naomi Osaka, who became the first Japanese tennis player to win the U.S. Open singles title for women, said she now feels the victory “sinking


Osaka Becomes 1st Japanese to Win Grand Slam Singles Title

September 9, 2018

New York- Naomi Osaka became the first Japanese to win a Grand Slam singles title by defeating Serena Williams in the U.S. Open women’s final in New York on Saturday. The 20th-seeded Osaka won 6-2, 6-4 against the former world