Home > Hot topics
motor sports
Satō Becomes First Japanese Driver to Win Indy 500 (News)

Indianapolis, May 28 (Jiji Press)—Satō Takuma won the 101st Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, becoming the first Japanese driver to win one of the three most prestigious auto races in the world. Satō, 40, achieved the victory in his eighth attempt at the 200-lap race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, regarded as "The Greatest Spectacle of Racing." "It's unbelievable," Satō told reporters. "It's the …

From “Porco Rosso” to the Red Bull Air Race: Pilot Muroya Yoshihide’s Route to the Top

In 2009, Muroya Yoshihide became the first Asian pilot to take part in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship. In an interview with Nippon.com, he talked about his path to becoming one of the world’s leading aerobatic aces.

Video highlights

New series

  • From our columnists
  • In the news