Eccentric Japanese billionaire earns retweet world record with $92mn giveaway

Japanese billionaire and clothing retail tycoon Yusaku Maezawa has clinched the top spot for most retweeted tweet of all time, using the tried and trusted ‘free cash’ method. The eccentric founder of Zozo Inc., originally a drummer in a punk band, promised to give out 100 million yen ($ 925,000) in cash prizes to a […]

Disgraced former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn will remain in Japanese custody past New Year’s Day

Thomson Reuters The former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn is expected to spend New Year’s Day in a Tokyo jail, after a court chose to extend his stay until January 11, in the wake of new allegations of financial misconduct, The Asian Nikkei Review reports. Ghosn has been behind bars since November and was served a […]

Japanese fighter Yusuke Yachi sustains shocking eye injury at Rizin 14 (GRAPHIC)

Hot on the heels – or toes – of Cat Zingano’s nasty eye injury sustained at UFC 232 in Los Angeles at the weekend, the world of MMA is grimacing at a second gruesome eye injury. Also on rt.com UFC fighter Zingano reveals gruesome toe-poke eye injury that led to TKO defeat (PHOTOS) This one […]

US Marine aircraft suffer 'mishap' off Japanese coast, search-and-rescue underway

Published time: 5 Dec, 2018 21:58 Edited time: 5 Dec, 2018 22:05 The US Marine Corps says its aircraft were involved in a “mishap” off the coast of Japan, and a search-and-rescue operation is underway. Very few details have been made public in the initial Corps news release. DETAILS TO FOLLOW Let’s block ads! (Why?)

Cowboy Bebop: Live-Action Series Based on Japanese Anime Phenom Scores 10-Episode Netflix Order

Netflix is saying “Giddy up!” to Cowboy Bebop, placing a 10-episode series order for a live-action version of the late ’90s Japanese anime phenom, TVLine has learned. Set in the future, the jazz-inspired, genre-bending series follows a rag-tag crew of bounty hunters (named Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, Faye Valentine and Radical Ed) on the run from their pasts […]

Shinzo Abe became the first Japanese prime minister to visit Darwin, Australia since the city was bombed during World War II

AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, Pool Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has touched down in Darwin, the Australian city repeatedly attacked by Japan during World War II. Abe’s visit, the first by a Japanese PM since the war, is part of an intense round of shuttle diplomacy across the Pacific this week. Abe has already met with […]

Japanese TV cancels BTS show after Jimin wore a shirt showing the Nagasaki atomic bombing

Jimin, a member of popular South Korean boyband BTS, was photographed wearing a shirt with a photo depicting an atomic bomb being dropped on Nagasaki, Japan during World War II. The show sparked controversy and Japanese TV channel Asahi canceled Asahi’s performance on Friday night. Hundreds of thousands of people died after the US dropped […]

Floyd Mayweather Jr. announces NYE fight with Japanese MMA promotion Rizin

Undefeated champion boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. will make a shock return to the combat sports arena to appear on the Rizin 14 card in Saitama, Japan, on New Year’s Eve, against an opponent less than half his age. READ MORE: ‘Where are you Floyd?’: Khabib adds fuel to Mayweather fight talk Former 5-weight world champ […]

Floyd Mayweather makes shocking announcement, will make MMA debut against undefeated Japanese kickboxer

Ethan Miller/Getty Floyd Mayweather is set to make his MMA debut this year. Mayweather will reportedly fight undefeated kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa on New Years’ Eve in an event thrown by Japanese MMA brand RIZIN. The fight could be the first steps towards Mayweather’s highly anticipated rematch with Conor McGregor in the UFC. Floyd Mayweather has some […]

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe met Xi Jinping in Beijing, and in an era of US tariffs and trade wars, you can bet everything Abe remembers the last time the US passed over Japan for China

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, whose grandfather was PM when the US isolated Japan from China, arrived in Beijing last week for a three-day state visit. This was Japan’s first formal bilateral summit with Chinese leaders since 2011 and the first in an era of US regional uncertainty under the current administration. US President Trump […]