Astrolabio challenges 3-division world champion Nakatani of Japan

Glendale G. Rosal 02/27/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — MP Promotions’ Vincent “Asero” Astrolabio has officially issued a challenge to the newly-crowned three-division world champion Junto Nakatani of Japan.  In a video recently posted on Viva Promotions’ Facebook page, Astrolabio was seen…

Japan ‘Golden Era’ in boxing: Cebuano boxing experts explain how this happened

Glendale G. Rosal 02/27/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Japan is experiencing a surge in boxing world champions. Just last Saturday, it crowned three boxing world champions in Takuma Inoue (WBA bantamweight), Junto Nakatani (WBC bantamweight), and Kosei Tanaka (WBO super flyweight)…

Ancajas loses to Inoue via a 9th rd. KO in world title duel

Glendale G. Rosal 02/24/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Takuma Inoue successfully defended his World Boxing Association (WBA) world bantamweight title after knocking out Jerwin “Pretty Boy” Ancajas in the ninth round of their match on Saturday, February 24, at the Kokugikan…

Sultan suffers devastating 1st round knockout against Japanese foe 

Glendale G. Rosal 02/24/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Former world title contender Jonas “Zorro” Sultan suffered a devastating first-round knockout against Japanese prospect Riku Masuda in their undercard bout of the Jerwin Ancajas-Takuma Inoue world title bout in Tokyo, Japan, on…

A watch that melted during the atomic blast over Hiroshima, Japan, sells for more than $31,000

02/24/2024

BOSTON (AP) — A watch melted during the Aug. 6, 1945, bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, has sold for more than $31,000 at auction. The watch is frozen in time at the moment of the detonation of an…

Ancajas, Inoue make weight for WBA world title duel in Tokyo 

Glendale G. Rosal 02/23/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines—- Former world champion Jerwin Ancajas had to strip off his undergarments during Friday’s weigh-in to get the contracted weight for his world title duel against Japanese Takuma Inoue. Ancajas and Inoue will fight for…

Ancajas on a mission to end Philippines’ world title drought in Japan

Glendale G. Rosal 02/22/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines—- Jerwin “Pretty Boy” Ancajas expressed his hunger to become a world champion anew at a press conference held two days before his much-anticipated world title duel against Takuma Inoue at the Kokugikan National Sumo…

In a doughnut in Japan, unlocking the power of the Sun

Agence France Presse 02/22/2024

With its tangle of pipes and pumps leading to a metal pot the size of a five-storey building, Japan’s JT-60SA machine looks to the untrained eye like a contraption from 1970s sci-fi. But inside it is a…

Apolinario arrives in Tokyo for Thursday’s bout with Thai foe 

Glendale G. Rosal 02/20/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Dave “Dobermann” Apolinario, one of Sanman Boxing’s world-rated prospects,  arrived in Japan on Monday for his fight there on Thursday, February 22.  The 25-year-old Apolinario of Maasim, Saranggani, was accompanied by Sanman Boxing’s…

Ancajas arrives in Japan for February 24 world title bout vs. Inoue 

Glendale G. Rosal 02/18/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — With less than a week before his much-anticipated world title fight, Jerwin “Pretty Boy” Ancajas arrived in Japan on Sunday, February 18. Ancajas guns to become a two-division world champion by taking on the…

Japan successfully launches next-generation H3 rocket after failure last year

02/17/2024

TOKYO (Reuters) -Japan successfully launched its new H3 flagship rocket on Saturday, putting its satellite programme back on track after multiple setbacks including the failure of the rocket’s inaugural flight last year. The launch also marks a…

Japan recession: Scaled back spending helps push economy to where it is now

Reuters 02/16/2024

TOKYO — To grasp the dynamics that bumped Japan into recession and off its perch as the world’s third largest economy on Thursday, look no further than Risa Shinkawa’s dining habits. Unlike unionised workers at big manufacturers…

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