Yuri Kageyama

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Japan's Olympic minister raises possibility of delaying Tokyo Summer Games

Seiko Hashimoto, Japan's Olympic minister, said Tuesday the contract to hold the Tokyo Games only specifies the event has to be held during 2020. She added it could be held later in the year and would not have to start on July 24 as planned.

Mayweather stops short of guaranteeing knockout of kickboxer in Japan

​Floyd Mayweather is promising entertainment when he fights Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in three rounds of exhibition boxing on Monday in Tokyo, but not necessarily a knockout.

Toyota sold 10.2 million vehicles in 2016, fewer than VW

Toyota has relinquished the title of the world's biggest automaker, reporting Monday that it sold 10.175 million vehicles worldwide in 2016, fewer than Volkswagen's 10.31 million.

Japan knife attack at facility for disabled leaves at least 19 dead

At least 19 people were killed and about 20 wounded in a knife attack Tuesday at a facility for the handicapped in a city just outside Tokyo in the worst mass killing in generations in Japan.

Death of Hanako the elephant troubles Vancouver blogger

A Vancouver blogger is mourning the death of a 69-year-old elephant she tried to have moved from a Tokyo zoo.

Nintendo eyes filmmaking for growth after Seattle Mariners sale

Nintendo isn't planning to become a full-fledged movie studio, but filmmaking is an area the video game maker has chosen for future investment after selling its stake in the Seattle Mariners major league baseball team.

Nintendo announces new platform codenamed NX amid quarterly loss due to weak sales

Japanese game-maker Nintendo has reported a $216 million US quarterly loss, bigger than the loss it reported the previous year, while also revealing that its new game platform, codenamed NX, will be launched globally next March.

Japan deports Ric O'Barry, star of dolphin hunt exposé The Cove

The star of an Oscar-winning documentary that shows how dolphins are hunted in a Japanese village was deported to the U.S. on Friday after Tokyo airport officials barred his entry and he was held in detention for more than two weeks.

Pepper, SoftBank's friendly robot, offers ardent attention, cool dance moves

Pepper the new Japanese robot is "preciously cute" and has a childlike voice free of mechanical accent, but it "will prattle on" unless you walk away, says a reviewer who spent half a day with the "emotional' machine.

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