Rugby World Cup Delivering New Hope to Japan’s Kamaishi, Northeast Region

Friday, September 20, 2019

By Fred Varcoe
Tokyo- (PanOrient News) World Cup stadiums don’t come more remote. Kamaishi Unosumai Memorial Stadium is nearly 600 km by road from Tokyo in the northeast of Japan behind a seawall protecting it from the Pacific Ocean. It will take you five or six hours by train to get there. And the final train is a privately run, two-carriage affair. Seating 16,000 fans ? 10,000 on temporary seats ? at the stadium will not be a problem; getting them there might be.
But the inclusion of t...

REIWA Treatments

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Saitama -Japan- Thursday 11 April 2019 / PanOrient News/
Following the much-awaited announcement by the Japanese government on April 1 that "Reiwa" would be its choice for the name of the new imperial reign to take effect from May 1, frantic commercialization commenced. Within hours, sales were launched of everything from T-shirts and internet domains to boxes of confections heralding the new name. Not to be outdone, a massage emporium in Nishi Kawaguchi, a Tokyo suburb known for its somewh...

Osaka Fans in Check as Japan Advances in World Cup

Friday, June 29, 2018

By Allison Pestotink
Osaka - (PanOrient News)- Although Japan lost 1-0 against Poland in Thursday’s match in Volgograd, Russia, it was not all bad news for Japanese soccer fans. Not only did Japan still advance to the second round of the World Cup, but fans in Osaka managed to avoid injuries on the Ebisubashi bridge.

Prior to the match, Osaka mayor Hirofumi Yoshimura asked fans not to jump up and down on the bridge. The mayor expressed concern for the safety of both people and bridge.