Emperor of Japan Akihito Wants to Step Down

Emperor of Japan Akihito Wants to Step Down

According to “The New York Times,” Monday, Aug. 8, 2016, was an important day for the people of Japan, as Akihito, the country’s 82-year-old Emperor announced publicly, his intentions to resign from the royal position. The octogenarian made the announcement in Tokyo, using a 10-minute long prerecorded speech that was beamed across the country’s television […]

Japan Won Olympic Gold in Men’s Gymnastics

Japan Won Olympic Gold in Men’s Gymnastics

On Aug. 8, 2016, Japan won the gold medal in the men’s gymnastics team final at Rio Olympics. Russia obtained the silver medal and China completed the podium, earning the bronze. Before the last rotation, the top four teams were separated only by 2.7 points. The final piece of apparatus decided the medal winners.┬áJapan finished […]