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2020 Olympics and Paralympics ticket designs unveiled
Tokyo, Jan 15 (IANS) The designs of the tickets for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games were unveiled on Wednesday by the organizers, using four traditional Japanese colours.
2020-01-15
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Japan distillery to stop selling aged whisky brands
Tokyo, Jan 13 (IANS) A Japanese distillery will stop selling three of its aged whiskey brands after a surging demand at home and abroad has drained its stocks.
2020-01-13
Category: International, Japan,Human Interest/Society
Abe leaves for Middle East trip amid US-Iran tensions
Tokyo, Jan 11 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday left Tokyo for a five-day trip to the Middle East, aiming to help ease tensions in a key region for Japan.
2020-01-11
Category: International, Japan,Diplomacy,Politics
Virtual Reality headsets may hamper visual memory
Tokyo, Jan 10 (IANS) Virtual Reality (VR) is gaining popularity in fields like healthcare, multimedia, entertainment and education but too much use of the technology may hamper your visual memory, Japanese researchers have warned.
2020-01-10
Category: International, Japan,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
Ghosn's interrogation claims exaggerated: Tokyo prosecutors
Tokyo, Jan 9 (IANS) Tokyo prosecutors on Thursday dismissed former Nissan chairperson Carlos Ghosn's claims that he was subjected to eight hours of interrogation while in detention in Japan, and added he was allowed to meet his lawyers.
2020-01-09
Category: International, Japan,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Data reveals Ghosn's possible flight route
Tokyo, Jan 4 (IANS) Data published by a flight-tracking website has revealed the possible route that ousted Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn took to escape to Lebanon from Japan, a media report said.
2020-01-04
Category: International, Japan,Politics
40mn-year-old star with massive gas disk discovered
Tokyo, Dec 24 (IANS) Astronomers have discovered a young star surrounded by an astonishing mass of gas which raises questions about current understanding of planet formation.
2019-12-24
Category: International, Japan,Science/Tech
Hiroshima buildings that survived bombing to be razed
Tokyo, Dec 16 (IANS) Authorities in the Japanese city of Hiroshima have planned to demolish two buildings that survived the 1945 atomic bomb, but some locals want them preserved as landmarks, it was reported on Monday.
2019-12-16
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Abe's visit to India to be postponed
Tokyo, Dec 13 (IANS) The Japanese government has planned to postpone Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's upcoming visit to India, amid "intensifying violence in parts of the country" he was due to visit, a media report said on Friday.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Japan,Politics
U19 WC: Marcus Thurgate to lead Japan in their maiden appearance
Tokyo, Dec 10 (IANS) Marcus Thurgate will lead Japan in their maiden appearance at Under-19 World Cup slated to be held from January 17, 2020 in South Africa. Neel Date will serve as his deputy.
2019-12-10
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Cricket
Japan's 2018 greenhouse emissions lowest in two decades
Tokyo, Nov 29 (IANS) Japan in 2018 recorded its lowest greenhouse gas emissions in two decades thanks to a warm winter and increased generation of nuclear power, according to data released on Friday.
2019-11-29
Category: International, Japan,Environment/Wildlife
Woods moves closer to record equalling win
Tokyo, Oct 27 (IANS) Tiger Woods on Sunday took a three-shot lead at the rain-hit inaugural Zozo Championship and thus moved closer to a record equalling win. The 43-year-old carded 66 to take him 18 under par.
2019-10-27
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Golf
England dethrones New Zealand to reach Rugby WC final
Yokohama (Japan), Oct 26 (IANS) England on Saturday pulled off a big upset as it prevailed over defending champions New Zealand 19-7 to book a place in the 2019 Rugby World Cup final.
2019-10-26
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Japanese Min quits amid irregular donations claims
Tokyo, Oct 25 (IANS) Isshu Sugawara, Japan's Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, on Friday resigned from his post amid allegations of irregular donations.
2019-10-25
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Naruhito officially proclaims himself Emperor of Japan
Tokyo, Oct 22 (IANS) Japan's Emperor Naruhito proclaimed his ascension to the Chrysanthemum Throne on Tuesday and promised to respect the country's constitution and fulfil all his responsibilities.
2019-10-22
Category: International, Japan,Politics
30 world leaders to attend Naruhito's enthronement
Tokyo, Oct 21 (IANS) Around 30 heads of state and government, among other prominent personalities, will on Tuesday attend the public enthronement ceremony of Japanese Emperor Naruhito, according to official sources.
2019-10-21
Category: International, Japan,Politics
South Africa beat Japan for place in Rugby WC semis
Tokyo, Oct 20 (IANS) South Africa beat hosts Japan 26-3 in the Rugby World Cup on Sunday to set up a semifinal clash with Wales. The Springboks thus inched closer to clinching their third World Cup title following victories in 2007 and 1995.
2019-10-20
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Typhoon Hagibis toll reaches 66 in Japan
Tokyo, Oct 15 (IANS) The death toll due to the devastating typhoon Hagibis that lashed Japan has increased to 66, as search-and-rescue operations continued on Tuesday to locate the missing persons.
2019-10-15
Category: International, Japan,Politics
26 killed as typhoon Hagibis hits Japan (3rd Lead)
Tokyo, Oct 13 (IANS) Japan has launched a huge operation to provide humanitarian assistance and assess the damage wrought by typhoon Hagibis after its hurricane-force winds and torrential rain killed at least 26 people and sparked major flooding.
2019-10-13
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Japan braces for powerful typhoon Hagibis
Tokyo, Oct 12 (IANS) Japan is bracing for super typhoon Hagibis, considered one of the most powerful storms in the Pacific this season, as it is expected to make landfall in the country main island of Honshu later in the day.
2019-10-12
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Flights, trains cancelled in Japan ahead of typhoon
Tokyo, Oct 11 (IANS) Hundreds of flights and trains were cancelled in Japan on Friday ahead of of the arrival of super typhoon Hagibis, considered one of the most powerful storms in the Pacific this season.
2019-10-11
Category: International, Japan,Environment/Wildlife
Japan braces for Super Typhoon Hagibis' landfall
Tokyo, Oct 9 (IANS) Japan on Wednesday warned of the expected arrival of Super Typhoon Hagibis in the archipelago over the next few days, which will lead to very strong winds, torrential rain and rough seas.
2019-10-09
Category: International, Japan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
N.Korean vessel collides with Japanese patrol boat
Tokyo, Oct 7 (IANS) A large North Korean fishing vessel collided with a Japanese Fisheries Agency patrol boat on Monday in the Sea of Japan.
2019-10-07
Category: International, Japan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Asics apologises for porn playing in NZ store
Tokyo, Sep 30 (IANS) Japanese sports giant Asics issued an apology on Monday after screens outside a flagship store in Auckland, New Zealand, showed pornography for several hours.
2019-09-30
Category: International, Japan,Human Interest/Society
Accessible rooms' provision pending task for Tokyo 2020
Tokyo, Sep 24 (IANS) Tokyo has reached the final stages of the preparations for the 2020 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games with the task of providing accessible rooms still pending.
2019-09-24
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
HP Inc unveils ultra-light 'Elite Dragonfly' business laptop
Tokyo, Sep 18 (IANS) To push work and life boundaries for mobile business professionals, HP Inc. on Tuesday introduced the "HP Elite Dragonfly", an ultra-light premium convertible notebook weighing under one-kilogram, along with premium displays and accessories for home and office.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Japan,Technology
Iconic Tokyo hotel reopens after four years
Tokyo, Sep 12 (IANS) Tokyo's Hotel Okura reopened on Thursday after four years of renovations aimed at restoring the iconic building to its former glory and gaining a foothold in Japan's hotel sector ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics here.
2019-09-12
Category: International, Japan,Human Interest/Society
Fukushima radioactive water could be emptied in sea
Tokyo, Sep 10 (IANS) Japan's Environment Minister Yoshiaki Harada said on Tuesday that the only way of getting rid of the radioactive water from the Fukushima nuclear accident was by pouring it, after being treated, into the Pacific Ocean.
2019-09-10
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Nissan CEO intends to quit over pay issue
Tokyo, Sep 9 (IANS) Days after admitting to being overpaid by an equity-linked remuneration scheme, Nissan Motor Co. President and CEO Hiroto Saikawa said Monday that he intends to step down, but appeared to rule out a swift departure.
2019-09-09
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Typhoon Faxai kills 1 in Tokyo (2nd Lead)
Tokyo, Sep 9 (IANS) At least one person was killed and 40 others were injured here after the powerful typhoon Faxai hit Japan on Monday, while also affecting hundreds of thousands of rush-hour commuters.
2019-09-09
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Apple's largest store to open in Japan on Sep 7
Tokyo, Sep 5 (IANS) Cupertino-based tech giant Apple is all set to open its newest and largest store in the heart of the Marunouchi business district in Japan on Saturday.
2019-09-05
Category: International, Japan,Technology
Unido, FAO, AU to boost African rural youth employment
Yokohama, Aug 29 (IANS/AKI) A project led by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization and the African Union aims to create more jobs and opportunities for young people in agriculture and agribusiness in Africa, the FAO said in a statement on Thursday.
2019-08-29
Category: International, Japan,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Tokyo to set new standards for Paralympics: IPC dy head
Tokyo, Aug 25 (IANS) International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Vice President Duane Kale said on Sunday that Tokyo would set new standards for the games when the Japanese capital hosts the next Paralympics in 2020.
2019-08-25
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Tokyo asks Seoul to reconsider axing intel-sharing pact
Tokyo, Aug 23 (IANS) Japan on Friday lamented the decision by South Korea to pull out of a bilateral military information-sharing agreement and asked it to reconsider its decision.
2019-08-23
Category: International, Japan,Defence/Security
India men thrash NZ 5-0 to win Olympic Test Event
Tokyo, Aug 21 (IANS) The Indian men's hockey team avenged their round robin league-stage loss as they thrashed New Zealand 5-0 in the final to win the Olympic Test Event at the Oi Stadium on Wednesday.
2019-08-21
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Hockey
India hold Australia to 2-2 draw in Olympic test event
Tokyo, Aug 18 (IANS) The Indian Womens Hockey team held the World No. 2 Australian team to a 2-2 draw on Sunday in their second round-robin match of the Olympic Test Event at the Oi Hockey Stadium in Tokyo.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Hockey
Gurjit's brace helps Indian eves beat Japan in Olympic test event
Tokyo, Aug 17 (IANS) Penalty corner specialist Gurjit Kaur scored a brace as the Indian women's hockey team started their campaign at the Olympic test event with a resilient 2-1 victory over hosts Japan at the Oi Hockey Stadium here on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Hockey
Nagasaki seeks nuke ban on 74th A-bomb anniversary
Nagasaki (Japan), Aug 9 (IANS) Nagasaki on Friday marked the 74th anniversary of its atomic bombing by the US at the end of World War II in 1945, with the city's Mayor urging the Japanese government to immediately sign a UN treaty banning nuclear weapons.
2019-08-09
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Hazardous chemicals in plastics threaten seabirds
Tokyo, Aug 4 (IANS) Researchers found that hazardous chemicals were detected in plastics eaten by seabirds.
2019-08-04
Category: International, Japan,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Japanese woman who visited DR Congo tested for Ebola
Tokyo, Aug 4 (IANS) A Japanese woman who recently returned from the Democratic Republic of Congo has undergone testing at a medical institution here in Tokyo for a possible Ebola virus infection, the Health Ministry said on Sunday.
2019-08-04
Category: International, Japan,Health/Medicine
Japan protests Russian PM's visit to disputed islands
Tokyo, Aug 2 (IANS) Japan on Friday protested against Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev's visit to the disputed Kuril Islands earlier in the day, saying it was hurtful to the sentiments of the Japanese people.
2019-08-02
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Sindhu advances, Srikanth crashes out of Japan Open
Tokyo, July 24 (IANS) Ace Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu kicked off her Japan Open campaign on an emphatic note as she registered a comprehensive victory over China's Yue Han in her first-round clash of the $750,000 tournament.
2019-07-24
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Badminton
Srikanth exits in 1st round of Japan Open
Tokyo, July 24 (IANS) Ace Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth's bad run in 2019 continued as he bowed out of the Japan Open after suffering a stunning defeat to compatriot H.S. Prannoy in the opening round of the $750,000 tournament on Wednesday.
2019-07-24
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Badminton
Sai Praneeth advances at Japan Open
Tokyo, July 23 (IANS) Indian shuttler B. Sai Praneeth started off his Japan Open 2019 campaign on a winning note as he registered a comprehensive straight-games victory over Japan's Kento Nishimoto in the opening round of the $750,000 tournament here on Tuesday.
2019-07-23
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Badminton
Bolton meets top Japanese officials amid US-Iran tensions
Tokyo, July 22 (IANS) US National Security Adviser John Bolton on Monday met top Japanese officials amid growing tensions with Iran regarding the Strait of Hormuz.
2019-07-22
Category: International, Japan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
Sindhu aims to make amends, end title drought in Japan
Tokyo, July 22 (IANS) After missing out on her first title of the year and the first Super 1000 title of her career at the Indonesia Open, ace shuttler P.V. Sindhu will look to bounce back and end her 2019 title drought when she leads India's challenge at the Japan Open BWF World Tour Super 750 starting here on Tuesday.
2019-07-22
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Badminton
Japan goes to polls to elect half of Upper House seats
Tokyo, July 21 (IANS) Japan went to polls on Sunday to elect about half of the seats of Parliament's Upper House in which the Prime Minister's ruling party hopes to re-validate its wide majority.
2019-07-21
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Happy 40th birthday: Tokyo exhibit evokes Walkman nostalgia
Tokyo, July 19 (IANS) Walking on the street and, at the same time, listening to music was inconceivable until the appearance of Walkman, a small audio player that introduced the revolutionary concept of portable music that charmed the world 40 years ago.
2019-07-19
Category: International, Japan,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society
Sony is reportedly working on new foldable phone
Tokyo July 8 (IANS) After Samsung, Huawei and Apple, now Sony is reportedly working on a foldable phone.
2019-07-08
Category: International, Japan,Technology
With fame comes responsibility: Teen actor Matarazzo
Tokyo, July 7 (IANS) Gaten Matarazzo is just 16 and has managed to make a deep impact with his performance in "Stranger Things". The actor is loving the success coming his way but agrees that with fame comes more responsibilities.
2019-07-07
Category: International, Japan,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood