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Nov 21, 2014

Japanese military taps youth culture in recruitment drive

ATSUGI/YOKOSUKA, Japan, Nov 21 (Reuters) – Japan’s military
is wooing new recruits with images of smiling soldiers posing
like pop stars in a series of photo books and DVDs that tap into
youth culture.

Jet pilots, navigators and sailors are among the 60 Japanese
servicemen and women who pose in and out of uniform.

May 30, 2014

Ninja knowledge underlies new World Cup ‘Brazuca’ ball – researcher

TOKYO (Reuters) – Knowledge from the ninja, Japan’s secretive feudal spies and assassins, is the secret behind the new official ball for the upcoming World Cup, one Japanese researcher has said.

Players during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa complained the ‘Jabulani’ tournament ball, had the tendency to behave in a bizarre fashion and “knuckle” like a beach ball through the air, prompting German firm Adidas to come up with a more reliable ball for this year’s tournament.

May 30, 2014

Ninja knowledge underlies new ‘Brazuca’ ball: researcher

TOKYO (Reuters) – Knowledge from the ninja, Japan’s secretive feudal spies and assassins, is the secret behind the new official ball for the upcoming World Cup, one Japanese researcher has said.

Players during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa complained the ‘Jabulani’ tournament ball, had the tendency to behave in a bizarre fashion and “knuckle” like a beach ball through the air, prompting German firm Adidas to come up with a more reliable ball for this year’s tournament.

May 30, 2014

Ninja knowledge underlies new ‘Brazuca’ ball: researcher

TOKYO (Reuters) – Knowledge from the ninja, Japan’s secretive feudal spies and assassins, is the secret behind the new official ball for the upcoming World Cup, one Japanese researcher has said.

Players during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa complained the ‘Jabulani’ tournament ball, had the tendency to behave in a bizarre fashion and “knuckle” like a beach ball through the air, prompting German firm Adidas to come up with a more reliable ball for this year’s tournament.

May 30, 2014

Soccer-Ninja knowledge underlies new ‘Brazuca’ ball – researcher

TOKYO, May 30 (Reuters) – Knowledge from the ninja, Japan’s secretive feudal spies and assassins, is the secret behind the new official ball for the upcoming World Cup, one Japanese researcher has said.

Players during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa complained the ‘Jabulani’ tournament ball, had the tendency to behave in a bizarre fashion and “knuckle” like a beach ball through the air, prompting German firm Adidas to come up with a more reliable ball for this year’s tournament.

May 12, 2014

Okubo handed World Cup recall by daring Japan

By Hyun Oh

(Reuters) – Japan coach Alberto Zaccheroni sprang a rare selection surprise by recalling Kawasaki Frontale forward Yoshito Okubo to his attack-minded 23-man World Cup squad after a two-year absence on Monday.

The 31-year-old has been in top form since joining the club in 2013, scoring eight times this season after being the lead marksman in the J.League last term but Zaccheroni continually overlooked him during qualification for the Brazil finals.

May 12, 2014

Soccer-Okubo handed World Cup recall by daring Japan

May 12 (Reuters) – Japan coach Alberto Zaccheroni sprang a rare selection surprise by recalling Kawasaki Frontale forward Yoshito Okubo to his attack-minded 23-man World Cup squad after a two-year absence on Monday.

The 31-year-old has been in top form since joining the club in 2013, scoring eight times this season after being the lead marksman in the J.League last term but Zaccheroni continually overlooked him during qualification for the Brazil finals.

Feb 14, 2014

Lonely at the top for South Korea’s Lee

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Speed skater Lee Sang-hwa cut a lonely figure on Friday as the Olympic 500 meters champion reflected on South Korea’s struggles at the Sochi Winter Games.

The top speed skating nation at the 2010 Vancouver Games with three gold and two silver medals, South Korea have endured a Games to forget on the ice so far in Russia with Lee’s victory on Monday the Asian nation’s only medal in the sport in Sochi.

Feb 14, 2014

Olympics-Speed skating-Lonely at the top for South Korea’s Lee

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 14 (Reuters) – Speed skater Lee Sang-hwa cut a lonely figure on Friday as the Olympic 500 metres champion reflected on South Korea’s struggles at the Sochi Winter Games.

The top speed skating nation at the 2010 Vancouver Games with three gold and two silver medals, South Korea have endured a Games to forget on the ice so far in Russia with Lee’s victory on Monday the Asian nation’s only medal in the sport in Sochi.

Oct 4, 2013

Tokyo man to lose home to make way for stadium — again

TOKYO (Reuters) – Kohei Jinno fans out the black and white photos of his family posing proudly in front of their central Tokyo home, a house they were forced to leave ahead of the 1964 Olympic Games to make way for construction of the main stadium.

Now Jinno, 79, has to move again.

The public housing complex where he and his wife live, close to the stadium and the site of his former home – currently a parking lot – is slated to be destroyed as part of construction of a new stadium for the 2020 Summer Olympics, which Tokyo won the right to host again earlier this month.