Giant puppet from Japan tsunami-hit region stages show ahead of Olympics
19 July 2021 | 11:16 am
A ten-metre-tall puppet which is part of Tokyo Olympics' cultural programme arrives in the capital from tsunami-hit Tohoku region. Mocco, an imaginary creature from the land of Japan's northeastern region, set off on the journey in mid-May, and staged a show in a park in downtown Tokyo. But due to Covid-19 measures, no spectators were allowed.
Japan and South Korea both said North Korea had launched two suspected ballistic missiles. It's the latest in a flurry of tests that Pyongyang claims are a response to joint US-South Korean military exercises.
The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission charged the world's biggest crypto exchange and its CEO Changpeng Zhao with "willful evasion" of US law. Zhao has rejected the allegations against him.
Jake Adelstein, the author of Tokyo Vice and the creator of its television series, has released a new book that delves deeper into his experiences in Japan. Tokyo Detective follows Adelstein's life as a private detective in the country, investigating the mafia who have evolved into legitimate businessmen.
In the wake of the recent Nashville primary school shooting in the US, the debate over gun violence has resurfaced. Today's focus takes us to Japan, a country known for its low murder rates.
Japan's foreign minister met his Chinese counterpart in Beijing and openly talked about disputes between their countries. The two Asian powers are seeking common ground amid rising tensions in the region.
UFC and WWE are joining together to form a mega sports entertainment brand worth over $21 billion. Endeavour, the owner of the UFC brand, will hold a controlling share.
Japanese analysts say the French president's suggestion that a Chinese attack on Taiwan would not be a crisis requiring European involvement undermines Japan's diplomatic efforts to preserve security in the Indo-Pacific.
With Japan backing fossil fuels over renewables in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, its climate credentials will be tested as it chairs a G7 climate powwow in Sapporo.
Sport is strictly forbidden for women in Afghanistan, so hundreds fled into exile. Now they are demanding a direct line to the IOC with hopes of competing at the Paris Games in 2024. What are their chances?
Sales of manga comic books are booming, both in Japan and the United States, thanks to innovative story lines that appeal across age groups, eye-catching graphics and the growing availability of titles online.
Eleven Israeli athletes and one policeman died in the 1972 Munich Olympics attack. Germany reached a compensation deal with the bereaved families last year.
11 mins ago
Widespread access to smartphones and the internet in India have brought online gaming closer to the masses. But female gamers are increasingly encountering abuse and threats online.
13 mins ago
The US PGA Tour and European DP World Tour will merge with Saudi-funded LIV Golf after a two-year rift. LIV threatened to usurp the established series, which seem to have opted for consolidation over competition.
Women Working For Change: Women represent an untapped economic opportunity on the continent - Zouera Youssoufou
54 mins ago
Chief Executive officer, Dangote Foundation, Zouera Youssoufou Speaking on Women Working For Change |Panel on From 300 to 3,000: What if tomorrow's African champions were women? She spoke at the ongoing Africa CEO forum in Abijdan, Coted'lvoire. Women represent an untapped economic opportunity on the continent, in sub-Saharan Africa alone, closing the gender gap could generate an additional $85 billion yearly.
Women Working For Change: Use period of crisis in life as a means to uplift themselves - Dr. Owen Omogiafo
1 hour ago
Chief Executive Officer, Transcorp PLC, Nigeria, Dr. Owen Omogiafo, at a panel discussion on Women Working For Change | From 300 to 3,000: What if tomorrow's African champions were women?. The Africa CEO forum is currently going on in Abijdan, Coted'lvoire.
2 hours ago
CNBC Africa is joined by Gundo Maswime, Civil Engineer Lecturer at the University Cape Town and Kasief Isaacs, Head of Private Markets at Mergence Investment Managers for this discussion.
2 hours ago
A new data center building under construction in Heidelberg, Germany, is set to be Europe's largest 3D-printed structure. The technology shows promise, but challenges to its widespread adoption remain.