Tag Archives: Japan Times (The)

All Blacks Complete Sweep of Australia in Japan

All Blacks Complete Sweep of Australia in Japan

World champions New Zealand crushed old foes Australia 37-20 at Nissan Stadium in Yokohama, Japan, where the 2019 Rugby World Cup final will be held, to complete a 3-0 Bledisloe Cup series whitewash win,…

Travelling to Potter Paul Lorimer’s Okinawa Haven

Travelling to Potter Paul Lorimer’s Okinawa Haven

Few people visit the Japanese village of Shinzato in Okinawa with its attractive but modest residencies and kitchen gardens. The evident lack of a centre to the settlement made finding the new home of…

New Zealand Wins Kitakyushu Sevens

New Zealand Wins Kitakyushu Sevens

“New Zealand won the women’s Kitakyushu Sevens for the second straight year Sunday, beating France 24-12 in the final on another disappointing day for host Japan,” as reported in an article in

Unique Zenkuro Sake Brewery Turning Heads

Unique Zenkuro Sake Brewery Turning Heads

New Zealand is famous for its award-winning wines, but now the country’s first and only sake brewery, Zenkuro Sake in Queenstown, is making a name for itself on the world stage.

How Rugby Helped Jared James In Japan

How Rugby Helped Jared James In Japan

For a Japanese national, the question of why a person from the West would come to Japan is a fascinating one, so much so that there’s even a TV show about it: You wa…

Nepal Fetes 64th Anniversary Of Everest Conquest

Nepal Fetes 64th Anniversary Of Everest Conquest

“Nepal’s mountaineering community celebrated the first conquest of Mount Everest 64 years ago on Monday (May 29), as well as this year’s climbing season, during which hundreds scaled the world’s highest peak,” as reported…

James Sutherland Shaking Up Japanese Theatre

James Sutherland Shaking Up Japanese Theatre

Founded in 2012 by New Zealand-born James Sutherland, you won’t be alone if you’ve never heard of the Tokyo-based International Centre for Theatre Arts, because few have seen any plays it has staged and…

Japan’s Brave Blossoms Welcome Coach Jamie Joseph

Japan’s Brave Blossoms Welcome Coach Jamie Joseph

In his first press conference since taking charge of Japan national rugby team the Brave Blossoms, New Zealander Jamie Joseph warned fans to expect pain before pleasure as he builds toward the 2019 World…

Dunedin Skipper Hokkaido Tour Drawcard

Dunedin Skipper Hokkaido Tour Drawcard

Canal tours led by 35-year-old New Zealander Brad McIvor along the Otaru Canal are one of Hokkaido city’s most popular tourist attractions, according to the Japan Times. Of the seven skippers working for

High-Octane Thrills amid Spectacular Scenery

High-Octane Thrills amid Spectacular Scenery

“There are few, if any, other places in the world where you can do some scenic mountain sightseeing while plunging at a velocity of 200km/h for 3050m of free fall. In 60 seconds,” Jeremy…

Translator Max Bickerton’s Haiku Legacy Discussed

Translator Max Bickerton’s Haiku Legacy Discussed

“In the 1930s, a translator of Japanese literature from New Zealand was jailed and tortured by the Japanese police. His name was Max Bickerton or, more fully, William Maxwell Bickerton,” Japanese poet and translator…

New Zealand Voices Strong Protest over Japan’s Antarctic Whaling

New Zealand Voices Strong Protest over Japan’s Antarctic Whaling

New Zealand has led an “international protest on Monday against Japan’s plans to resume its research hunt for whales in the Southern Ocean, while Australia said it is considering further legal action”, as reported…

Dean Barker to Lead Japan’s America’s Cup Team

Dean Barker to Lead Japan’s America’s Cup Team

New Zealander Dean Barker has been appointed as skipper and CEO of Japan’s challenge for the 2017 America’s Cup. “This is an incredible opportunity to build a new team from the ground up,” Barker said…

Tokyo Haunts for Sampling Our Finest

Tokyo Haunts for Sampling Our Finest

New Zealand cuisine is well represented in Tokyo with a number of restaurants in Japan’s megapolis serving lamb cutlets, clay pot hangi-cooked meat and green-lipped mussels. There are two large eateries in Tokyo serving New…