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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
ALERT: I personally fought PM, RSS as I love India and the idea it was built upon: Rahul tweets resignation
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2019-07-03
Category: International, Japan,National,Politics
Kyoto Mayor asks Kim Kardashian to reconsider 'Kimono' brand
Kyoto, July 1 (IANS) The Kimono-loving Mayor of the Japanese city of Kyoto on Monday sent a letter to American reality TV star Kim Kardashian West asking her to reconsider trademarking "kimono" as the name of her new lingerie brand.
2019-07-01
Category: International, Japan,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Rajiv notches up 2 more points for India in ARRC
Suzuka Circuit (Japan), June 30 (IANS) Rains brought crashes and drama in Race 2 at the Suzuka circuit. But ending the 4th round of the FIM Asia Road Racing Championship (ARRC) on a high note, riders of the solo Indian team IDEMITSU Honda Racing India yet again added more points to their kitty.
2019-06-30
Category: India, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Japan withdraws from commission to resume commercial whale hunting
Tokyo, June 30 (IANS) Japan withdrew from the International Whaling Commission on Sunday after more than 60 years of membership, as it plans to resume commercial whaling amid criticism from anti-whaling states and conservation groups.
2019-06-30
Category: International, Japan,Politics
US firms can sell technology to Huawei: Trump (2nd Lead)
Osaka, June 29 (IANS) In a much-needed respite to Huawei that stands to lose nearly $30 billion in two years owing to the US trade ban, President Donald Trump on Saturday said American firms could start selling technology to the Chinese telecommunications equipment giant as long as the sales did not involve equipment that threaten the national security.
2019-06-29
Category: International, Japan,Business/Economy,Politics,Defence/Security,Technology
PM asks G20 nations to join global coalition against disasters
Osaka (Japan), June 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday invited G20 countries to join a proposed international coalition to address issues related to post-disaster situations anywhere in the world.
2019-06-29
Category: International, Japan,Diplomacy,Politics
Trump, Xi agree to restart US-China trade talks (2nd Lead)
Osaka, June 29 (IANS) US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Saturday agreed to resume trade negotiations in an effort to end the impasse between the world's two largest economies, with Beijing saying that now Washington will not impose any new tariffs on its goods.
2019-06-29
Category: International, Japan,Diplomacy,Politics
Australian PM praises Modi in a Hindi tweet
Osaka, June 29 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Saturday praised his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in a tweet in Hindi saying "Kithana acha he Modi".
2019-06-29
Category: International, Japan,Politics
G20: Xi, Trump agree to restart trade consultations
Osaka, June 29 (IANS) Chinese and US Presidents Xi Jinping and Donald Trump on Saturday agreed to restart trade consultations in order to end an ongoing impasse between the two economic giants.
2019-06-29
Category: International, Japan,Politics
G20 members discuss economy, trade in Osaka Summit
Tokyo, June 28 (IANS) Leaders from the Group of 20 major economies weighed the risk of a slowing global economy on Friday amid growing trade and geopolitical tensions as a two-day summit began in Osaka under Japan's presidency.
2019-06-28
Category: International, Japan,Politics
14th G20 Summit begins with focus on global economy, multilateral trade
Osaka, June 28 (IANS) The 14th G20 summit began here on Friday, with issues pertaining to the global economy, multilateral trade and development taking the centre stage.
2019-06-28
Category: International, Japan,Politics
EU calls for strong climate change declaration at G20
Osaka, June 28 (IANS) European Commission (EC) President Jean-Claude Juncker on Friday said that the G20 needs to issue a strong declaration about climate change in its summit, which is set to kick off later in the day in this Japanese city.
2019-06-28
Category: International, Japan,Environment/Wildlife
ALERT: Trump asks India to withdraw higher tariffs on US goods
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2019-06-27
Category: International, Japan,National,Politics
Indian tariff hike unacceptable: Trump
Osaka (Japan), June 27 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Thursday dubbed as "unacceptable" the tariffs hiked by India on American products and demanded that they be withdrawn.
2019-06-27
Category: International, Japan,Business/Economy,Politics
Modi meets Abe ahead of G20 Summit
Osaka, June 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday met his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe ahead of the two-day G20 Summit slated to take place here on Friday.
2019-06-27
Category: International, Japan,Diplomacy,Politics
Abe survives no-trust vote over pension report scandal
Tokyo, June 25 (IANS) Opposition lawmakers in Japan unsuccessfully tabled a motion of no-confidence against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday after accusing him of burying a controversial government report that questioned the future sustainability of public pensions.
2019-06-25
Category: International, Japan,Politics
'Stranger Things' cast say franchise has evolved with age
Tokyo, June 24 (IANS) After a gap of almost two years, the cast of "Stranger Things" is back in action to woo the audience with the upcoming third season of the science-fiction horror drama.
2019-06-24
Category: International, Japan,National,Cinema/Showbiz
India beat Japan 3-1, win FIH Women's Series Finals
Hiroshima (Japan), June 23 (IANS) An impressive Indian women's hockey team on Sunday won the FIH Women's Series Finals Hiroshima 2019 after defeating hosts Japan 3-1 in the Final held here at the Hiroshima Hockey Stadium.
2019-06-23
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Hockey
Japan to go back to traditional naming order
Tokyo, June 21 (IANS) After more than a century of adapting to international conventions, Japan now wants the rest of the world to call its people by using their surnames first, in accordance with the country's linguistic tradition.
2019-06-21
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Nissan CEO admits differences with Renault over reforms
Tokyo, June 13 (IANS) Nissan Motor's chief executive Hiroto Saikawa on Thursday said his company had differences of opinion with Renault over of the Japanese carmaker's corporate reform plans and the two sides were discussing the issue.
2019-06-13
Category: International, Japan,Business/Economy
G20 Ministers issue joint statement on digital economy
Tokyo, June 9 (IANS) Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors from the Group of 20 economies on Sunday issued a joint statement in the Japanese city of Fukuoka after a two-day meeting on trade and digital economy.
2019-06-09
Category: International, Japan,Business/Economy
Trump, Xi to meet at G-20 summit in Japan
Tokyo, June 8 (IANS) US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping will meet at the G20 leadership summit in Japan at the end of this month, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Saturday.
2019-06-08
Category: International, Japan,Politics
G20 Finance Ministers call for creation of digital tax
Tokyo, June 8 (IANS) The Finance Ministers of the G20 member nations on Saturday called for the creation of a digital tax for multinational technology companies, the details of which will be finalized next year.
2019-06-08
Category: International, Japan,Business/Economy
Japan adopts measures to reduce plastic waste before G20
Tokyo, May 31 (IANS) Japan on Friday adopted a series of measures to reduce the production of plastic waste ahead of the G20 summit in Osaka city at the end of June, where the issue is one of the main items on the agenda.
2019-05-31
Category: International, Japan,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Time for online applications for Tokyo Olympics tickets ends
Tokyo, May 29 (IANS) The period for online applications for tickets to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games closed at midday on Wednesday, after organizers allowed applicants an extra 12 hours to apply for seats at the next summer Olympics.
2019-05-29
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
2 forcibly sterilized Japanese women denied damages by court
Tokyo, May 28 (IANS) A Japanese court on Tuesday rejected demands for damages from two women who were forcibly sterilized four decades ago under a now-defunct eugenics law designed to prevent the birth of "inferior" children.
2019-05-28
Category: International, Japan,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
3 killed in Japan stabbing spree (3rd Lead)
Tokyo, May 28 (IANS) One female student and a man were killed and 16 others injured after a man wielding knives attacked a group of schoolchildren outside a bus stop in the Japanese city of Kawasaki on Tuesday, the police said, adding the attacker stabbed himself after the rampage and later died.
2019-05-28
Category: International, Japan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Trump willing to Iran talks, hints at Japan mediation
Tokyo, May 27 (IANS) Visiting US President Donald Trump said here on Monday that he was willing to talk to Iran to ease the ongoing tensions between the two nations, while highlighting the mediation role Japan could play in the process.
2019-05-27
Category: International, Japan,Diplomacy,Politics
Trump graces sumo bout, plays golf, meets Abe in Japan
Tokyo, May 26 (IANS) US President Donald Trump awarded a trophy to the winner of a sumo wrestling final, here on Sunday, during his four-day visit to Japan.
2019-05-26
Category: International, Japan,Diplomacy,Sports
Trump arrives in Japan with N. Korea, Iran on agenda
Tokyo, May 25 (IANS) US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump landed in Japan on Saturday, kicking off a highly anticipated state visit -- with the President to become the first foreign leader to meet the newly-crowned Emperor Naruhito.
2019-05-25
Category: International, Japan,Diplomacy,Politics
Naruhito endorses world peace in 1st public appearance
Tokyo, May 4 (IANS) Naruhito, Japan's new Emperor, on Saturday gave his first public address in this role from the balcony of the Imperial Palace, in which he stressed the need to work toward achieving world peace.
2019-05-04
Category: International, Japan,Human Interest/Society
Japan welcomes Emperor Naruhito, new era begins
Tokyo, May 1 (IANS) Japan on Wednesday welcomed its new Emperor Naruhito who pledged to fulfil his role as a "symbol of the state and unity" and said he would follow the course charted by his father at a ceremony to formally recognise his accession to the throne.
2019-05-01
Category: International, Japan,Diplomacy,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Japan gets new Emperor Naruhito, prays for peace
Tokyo, May 1 (IANS) Japan's new Emperor Naruhito, whose ascension was formalised earlier on Wednesday, gave his first address and expressed hope for happiness and world peace during his era.
2019-05-01
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Workaholic Japan to go on unprecedented 10-day breaK
Tokyo, April 26 (IANS) Japanese workers, known to be workaholics with frequent cases of "karoshi" or death by overworking, will from Saturday begin an unprecedented 10-day break with special days off combined with traditional Golden Week.
2019-04-26
Category: International, Japan,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
Japanese prosecutors want Ghosn's wife questioned
Tokyo, April 7 (IANS) Japanese prosecutors have asked judges to question Carlos Ghosns wife in connection with funds allegedly misappropriated by the former Nissan Motor chairman, public broadcaster NHK said on Sunday.
2019-04-07
Category: International, Japan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights