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 […]

Japanese auction reveals Nintendo’s first Wii remote… for the GameCube

Yahoo Auctions Over the weekend, a Japanese auction site revealed an incredibly rare version of Nintendo’s Wii remote: one that was designed not for a Wii console, but for the previous generation’s GameCube. And at least one game developer has already attested to its legitimacy. The previously unrevealed remote controller, which sold at Yahoo Auctions for […]

China Has a New Love Affair … With Japanese Films

When China’s film industry partnered with Hollywood in 2011 to produce The Flowers of War starring Christian Bale, the setting for the unflinching and at times brutal tale was the Japanese invasion of Nanking. That was no surprise. On-screen portrayals of the second Sino-Japanese War, which took place from 1937–1945 and ended with Japan’s unconditional […]

F1 Japanese Grand Prix LIVE STREAM: How to watch Formula One from Suzuka live online

Formula One is back with the world’s best drivers about to face off at the Japanese Grand Prix. Mercedes star and championship leader Lewis Hamilton will be looking to extend his lead at the top of the summit after qualifying on pole. And the Brit, who is chasing his fifth world title, will be boosted […]

How to live longer: Following a Japanese diet could add years to your life expectancy

How to live longer is a question everybody wish they knew the answer to, but over the years scientists have discovered the answer to living a longer life is in some simple lifestyle changes. Regular exercise and quitting smoking are recommended to help improve longevity, alongside a healthy and balanced diet. The NHS recommends people […]

Two Japanese robots are now happily hopping on an asteroid [Updated]

Enlarge / The Hayabusa2 spacecraft spies its shadow Thursday night as it descends toward Ryugu to deploy two small rovers. (credit: JAXA) Saturday update: More than 24 hours after they were released by the Hayabusa2 spacecraft to fly down to the surface of the asteroid Ryugu, the Japanese Space Agency has finally provided an update […]

SpaceX plans to send Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa around the Moon in 2023

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa has been named as the first tourist who will fly around the Moon using SpaceX’s Big Falcon Rocket (BFR), according to CEO Elon Musk. If all goes as planned the founder of a Japan’s largest online clothing retailer Zozotown hopes to reach the Moon in 2023. To keep himself company during […]

Rocket Report: Japanese spaceplane, GEO downturn, Block 5 results good

Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson/SpaceX) Welcome to Edition 1.17 of the Rocket Report! This week, we discuss a lot of new launch contracts, a Japanese plan to build a suborbital spaceplane, and Chinese plans to develop a potentially recoverable payload fairing. Also, check the launch schedule. Three launches in three days! As always, we welcome reader […]