Gura trains hard for Japan debut 

Glendale G. Rosal 06/14/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Yerroge “The Scientific” Gura isn’t leaving a single stone unturned in his preparation for his June 23 Japan debut against hometown boxer Ayumu Sano.  Gura of the ARQ Boxing Stable in Cebu City…

ARQ’s Gura up next to fight in Japan

Glendale G. Rosal 06/06/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Another Cebuano boxer from the ARQ Boxing Stable will face an acid test in Japan this month. Yerroge “The Scientific” Gura of Talisay City, Cebu, will square off with Ayumu Sano for the…

Yuka Saso wins second US Women’s Open title, this time for Japan

06/03/2024

Lancaster, United States–Japan’s Yuka Saso powered away on the back nine to win her second US Women’s Open title Sunday, carding a two-under-par 68 for a three-shot victory at Lancaster Country Club in Pennsylvania. Saso finished with a four-under-par total of…

The screen set up to block tourist snapshots of Mount Fuji has several holes in it

06/01/2024

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese town that erected a huge black screen last week in an attempt to stop tourists from snapping photos of Mount Fuji and overcrowding the area has discovered holes in the screen and…

Piala arrives in Japan for June 1 OPBF fight

Glendale G. Rosal 05/30/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebuano boxing prospect Rodex “Tank” Piala arrived in Japan to challenge hometown favorite Kenji Fujita on Saturday, June 1, at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo. Piala arrived at Narita International Airport in Chiba, Japan,…

Taduran-Shigeoka world title duel set in June

Glendale G. Rosal 05/21/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Minimumweight top contender Pedro “Kid Pedro Heneral” Taduran finally gets his world title shot against the reigning International Boxing Federation (IBF) world minimumweight champion Ginjiro Shigeoka on June 28, at the Otsu City…

Astrolabio-Nakatani world title bout set in July in Japan

Glendale G. Rosal 05/19/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Vincent “Asero” Astrolabio gets another world title shot, this time it’s against one of Japan’s best boxers, Junto Nakatani, on July 20 at the Ariake Arena in Tokyo. This was confirmed by Astrolabio’s…

ARQ Boxing Stable’s Gura and Piala to debut in Japan

Glendale G. Rosal 05/08/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines —ARQ Boxing Stable prospects Rodex “The Tank” Piala and Yerroge “The Scientific” Gura are set to make their debut in the bustling boxing scene in Japan in June. This announcement comes officially from ARQ…

Japan town begins blocking Mt. Fuji view from ‘bad-mannered’ tourists

05/04/2024

FUJIKAWAGUCHIKO, Japan – Work has begun in a small Japanese town to erect a barrier blocking views of the country’s most famous sight, Mount Fuji, after locals complained of bad behaviour by photo-hungry tourists. Fujikawaguchiko town began…

US, Australia, Japan vow ‘coordinated security assistance’ to PH

Frances Mangosing 05/04/2024

HONOLULU—The United States, Australia and Japan have agreed to provide “coordinated security assistance” to the Philippines to strengthen the country’s military capabilities in the face of China’s growing aggressiveness in the South China Sea. The defense ministers of the…

Jayson Vayson defends WBO AsPac title in lopsided win in Japan

Glendale G. Rosal 04/22/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Jayson “Striker” Vayson proved anew that Filipinos can beat Japanese boxers in their own backyard after successfully defending his World Boxing Organization (WBO) Asia Pacific light flyweight title in Osaka, Japan on Sunday,…

Japan Navy helicopters crash: Major search operation ongoing

Agence France Presse 04/22/2024

A major search operation continued off Japan on Monday for seven people missing after two navy helicopters apparently collided over the weekend, with one crew member confirmed dead. The SH-60K helicopters each with four crew on board…

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