It’s the end of another week here in Japan, or time to start a new one you could say, so let’s recap all of the big and exciting news from Sunday, July 22nd, to Saturday, July 28th, shall we? If you’re following this summer’s London Olympics like we are, and you’re looking for a quick way to keep up Japan’s participation, you can just bookmark this page and it will always be updated with our news and stories related to the Games.
Let’s just start off with some of the Olympic news then. The Games’ official start may have only been a day or two ago, but both the men’s and women’s soccer teams started their games much earlier in the week. Nadeshiko Japan, the national women’s team, who we here at the Japan Daily Press are all rooting for, if off to a great start with a 2-1 win over Canada, as well as a 0-0 draw with Sweden last night. The men’s team also won their opening match, defeating the 2010 World Cup champions Spain in a final score of 1-0.
In other sports news, Ichiro Suzuki, Japan’s beloved national baseball star, was traded from the Seattle Mariners to the New York Yankees on Tuesday. He even went on to play with the Yankees against his former team on that very day! In our editorial columns for the week, Cynthia takes a look at how Japanese society is affected by, and deals with depression. I share some of my thoughts on transferring to the new foreign registration system at my local immigration office.
In the latest news about the murder of Nicola Furlong, the Irish student who was killed in Tokyo this past may, her family has come to Japan in order to attend the first hearing of the 19 year old American charged with her death. Sea Shepherd’s Paul Watson, now wanted by Japan for his attacks on the nation’s whaling ships, skipped out on his bail in Germany and is now on the run. The tragic, ongoing news about the bullying situation in Japan continues, this time with video evidence of a junior high school student picking on a 7 year old boy who is just trying to walk down the street.
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