• Trump may appoint daughter as ambassador

    Trump may appoint daughter as ambassador

    There are strong indications that American president-elect, Donald Trump, may appoint his daughter, Ivanka, as US ambassador to Japan.

    Photos of US President-elect Donald Trump’s landmark first talks with a foreign leader show his daughter Ivanka was present, underscoring the family’s influence as he prepares for his inauguration.

    In the meeting with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the mogul’s Trump Plaza residence, Ivanka — a model-turned-business executive — was seen seated as the group conversed in the opulent reception room.

    Media were […]

  • FA U-20 World Cup: Japan humiliates Falconets 6-0

    FA U-20 World Cup: Japan humiliates Falconets 6-0

    The Falconets on Sunday were handed a humiliating 6-0 defeat by Japan in their 2016 FIFA Women’s U-20 World Cup opener in Papau New Guinea.

    Coach Peter Dedevbo’s side suffered a heavy reversal at the youth competition where they traditionally used to thrive.

    A hat-trick from Mami Ueno followed by Yuka Momiki’s brace and an own goal from Mary Ologbosere compounded the woes of the Falconets at the Bava Park in Port Moresby.

    Captain Sandra Chichi and top striker Chinwendu Ihezuo both made […]

  • Major Road in Japan City Divides into Two (Photos+Video)

    Major Road in Japan City Divides into Two (Photos+Video)

    A major road in far Asian opened up after a very loud noise which sounded like an explosion thereby causing panic.

    Street collapses outside main railway station in south-western city of Fukuoka shortly after 5am, causing chaos and evacuations.

    A huge sinkhole has opened in the centre of a Japanese city, prompting concern for commercial buildings perched precariously on its edge.

    Photographs on social media showed the sinkhole forming in front of the main railway station in the south-western city of Fukuoka shortly […]

  • Nigeria partners France, Japan to develop Nollywood

    Nigeria partners France, Japan to develop Nollywood

    It was gathered that the Federal Government has expressed its readiness to partner with Japan and France to develop the movie industry through animated movies in line with its diversifying the economy.

    Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, said this on the sideline of the second edition of the Animated Film Festival organised by the Japanese and French Embassies in Abuja on Wednesday.

    Mohammed told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that government was set to partner with japan and […]

  • Nigerian Super Genius Who Broke a 30-Year Record In Japan Celebrates Again (Photos)

    Nigerian Super Genius Who Broke a 30-Year Record In Japan Celebrates Again (Photos)

    The inspiring story of Ufot Ekong will continue to motivate many home and abroad as he is once again honoured by the a Japanese university.

    Ufot Ekong, the Nigerian student who achieved the highest grades at a Japanese university for the past 50 years, while solving a mathematical equation which was unsolvable for 30 years, is celebrating again.

    This time, he has been awarded a Masters degree in Electrical Electronics Engineering (Honors). He was honoured yesterday by Tokai University, Japan.

    Ufot Ekong achieved […]

  • Nigeria to borrow from World Bank, China, Japan

    Nigeria to borrow from World Bank, China, Japan

    The presidency on Thursday said it had approved an external borrowing plan after the cash-strapped African economy plunged into official recession.

    “Low cost, long-term loans (1.25% interest, 20yr tenor)” would be sought from the World Bank, African Development Bank, China’s Exim Bank and the Japan International Cooperation Agency, it announced.

    A Eurobond would also be offered “in due course” and parliament has still to sign off on the plan, President Muhammadu Buhari’s office added in a series of tweets.

    Recession in Nigeria was […]

  • Japan pledges $30bn support for Africa

    Japan pledges $30bn support for Africa

    Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told African leaders on Saturday that his country will commit $30 billion in public and private support for infrastructure development on the continent.

    Resource-poor Japan has long been interested in tapping Africa’s vast natural resources, even more so since dependence on oil and natural gas imports jumped after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster shut almost all of Japan’s nuclear reactors, Reuters reported.

    Abe, in the Kenyan capital Nairobi to attend the sixth Tokyo International Conference on African […]

  • Japanese father kills son over studies

    Japanese father kills son over studies

    A Japanese father stabbed his 12-year-old son to death after complaining the boy was failing to study for a school entrance exam, media said Tuesday.

    Kengo Satake, the boy’s 48-year-old father, told police that he “argued with his son for not studying” before a test to enter a private junior high school, public broadcaster NHK reported.

    Competition for entry to the best schools in Japan is intense. Admission to a prestigious one is seen as having a decisive impact on a child’s […]

  • Japan budgets $7.3bn for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

    Japan budgets $7.3bn for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

    Japan has earmarked $7.3 billion to build a new stadium and other infrastructure in anticipation of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, even as the Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hopes that the Games will provide Japan with a psychological boost, help him revive the nation’s struggling economy and breathe life into the business of sports.

    As this year’s Games closed in Rio de Janeiro, excitement was already building in Japan, which won 41 medals in Rio—its best Olympic performance.

    However, the budget for […]

  • Japanese pole vaulter sees Olympic dream ended by his own penis

    Japanese pole vaulter sees Olympic dream ended by his own penis

    It’s not often that a man will want for a smaller penis, but Japanese pole vaulter Hiroki Ogita was left wishing he wasn’t so well endowed after his manhood contributed to crushing his Olympic dream.

    As he attempted to get over the bar at 5.3 metres, it seemed as though he was nearly there.

    His shin knocked the bar, making it wobble. Then his thigh brushed alongside it. But the bar remained in place.

    But then his penis got in the way…

    Pole Vault […]

  • ‘Proud of you my Che’ – Mikel Obi’s girlfriend celebrates him on U23 win against Japan

    ‘Proud of you my Che’ – Mikel Obi’s girlfriend celebrates him on U23 win against Japan

    Olga Diyachenko took to her Instagram page moments ago to celebrate man and Captain of the Olympic squad Mikel Obi, after U23 won their match against Japan last night. “Proud of you my Che ⚽️🇳🇬 #Olympic2016”

    Olga Diyachenko took to her Instagram page moments ago to celebrate man and Captain of the Olympic squad Mikel Obi, after U23 won their match against Japan last night. “Proud of you my Che ⚽️🇳🇬