AC Milan CEO Adriano Galliani has played coy on the possibility that the club has signed Keisuke Honda from CSKA Moscow, though hinted that a deal in the near future was possible.
Several Italian media outlets claimed on Thursday that the midfielder, 27, has agreed to leave his Russian club for San Siro this summer for £2.1 million on a four-year contract.
However, Galliani denied that the Rossoneri had secured the signing of the Japan international, who featured at the Confederations Cup, though refused to rule out the possibility that he would be brought on board at the Italian club soon.
Eight students in Osaka Prefecture suffered broken bones during a three-year period at a public junior high school while practicing or performing kumitaiso, the gymnastic formation known as a human pyramid. (Japan Times)
Satoshi Omura, a distinguished professor emeritus of Kitasato University, has won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with William Campbell for their discoveries concerning a novel therapy against infections caused by roundworm parasites, Sweden's Karolinska Institute announced Monday. (The Japan News)
With the My Number law taking effect Monday, the government kicks off the controversial personal identification system to unify the administration of every resident's state services and records, and will start sending numbers out to tens of thousands of households. (Japan Times)
Niigata Prefectural Police on Tuesday raided headquarters of the troubled Yamaguchi-gumi organized crime group as a part of an investigation into a baseball gambling case, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Oct. 6). (Tokyo Reporter)
Police arrested a former maintenance worker for Schindler Elevator KK on Saturday on suspicion of deliberately stopping one of the company's elevators near Tokyo and obstructing the company's business. (Japan Today)
A strong low-pressure storm with heavy winds and rains hit Japan from Thursday night to Friday, causing injuries, transportation disruptions, evacuations, blackouts and school closures mainly in the northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido. (Japan Today)