RBC Special “Ryukyu Athlete MTG 2021” (Okinawa)

RBC aired a 1-hour special today called “Ryukyu Athlete MTG 2021” (琉球アスリートMTG2021). The TV special features several athletes from Okinawa that will be competing in Tokyo 2020 (now in summer 2021 as it was postponed last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic). The athletes (links to their Wikipedia page if available) featured in the special …

Ryukyu Golden Kings capture the Western Conference season title!

The Ryukyu Golden Kings captured the Western Conference’s regular-season title and the No. 1 seed for the playoffs on Saturday, clobbering the host Miyazaki Shining Suns 113-82. Ryukyu (33-16) holds a two-game lead over the second-place Osaka Evessa entering the final day of the regular season. (Via The Japan Times Online.)

Ryukyu Golden Kings will be seeking donations for victims of the earthquake and tsunami

Ryukyu Golden Kings and Ryukyu Jusco Co., Ltd. will be seeking donations to help earthquake and tsunami victims in the north east Japan. Monetary donations will be accepted in donation boxes located in all AEON and Max Valu stores in Okinawa from March 13 to March 31. Members of the Kings family to include Players …

Web: Ryukyu Golden Kings

I came across this website by accident while reading the latest Japanese baseball news from Japan Times and of course, it was the name of the team that caught my eye: Ryukyu Golden Kings (琉球ゴールデンキングス), a professional basketball team. I think their logo is rather cool too and will surely be picking up a t-shirt …

Desktop: Beni Arashiro for Mizuno

Just in time for the Summer Olympics, singer/actress Beni Arashiro is featured in two wallpapers from Mizuno for their Crosstic line of athletic wear. There are four different wallpapers to choose from with Beni featured on two of them. Grab the wallpaper over here. (Via 壁紙fan!)

Desktop: Miyazato siblings for Meiji’s Almond chocolate snack

Wow, I think this is a first to have a desktop of a pro-golfer as a desktop. I’m not complaining since it features the talented (and cute) Ai Miyazato and her brothers (also golfers). The ad is for Meiji’s Almond chocolate snack and you’ll find a CM as well as the wallpaper up on the …

Yuri Chinen stays on in Hey! Say! 7

On Monday, Johnny’s Jimusho held a press conference to announce the formation and debut of a new unit, named Hey! Say! JUMP (short for Johnny’s Ultra Music Power). The group is the largest Johnny’s act in history, featuring 10 members in all. JUMP is an expansion of the Hey! Say! 7 unit that formed earlier …

Ai Miyazato Mania in the US

I’m tempted to join in the mania and I don’t even golf! If you’re into golfing then you should already know about Japan’s 21-year-old golf phenom Ai Miyazato. According to Ai’s profile on the LPGA.com website, she stands at 5’2″, 2006 was her rookie year, and she’s collected over US $64,000 in earnings. She was …