EXPLAINER: Why is Japan split over Abe's state funeral?

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is battling a near-continuous political fallout from his handling of both the links to the church among his party's lawmakers and the state funeral he says Abe deserves.

published on : 26th September 2022

Japan bans export of chemical weapons goods to Russia

“As world’s only country to have suffered nuclear attacks, we strongly demand that the threat or use of nuclear weapons by Russia should never happen,” said Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno.

published on : 26th September 2022

Women's basketball World Cup: Serbia clings to an early lead to beat Olympic silver medalist Japan 

In other games Friday, the U.S. routed Puerto Rico 106-42; China beat Bosnia and Herzegovina 98-51 and Belgium topped South Korea 84-61.

published on : 23rd September 2022

Japan central bank acts to stem yen's decline against dollar

The Japanese central bank has maintained ultra-low interest rates for years in hopes of stimulating business activity and fighting deflation.

published on : 22nd September 2022

Storm damages space centre in Japan, 130K still lack power

The tropical storm has headed out to the Pacific Ocean off the northern Japanese coast, the Japan Meteorological Agency said on Tuesday.

published on : 20th September 2022

Thousands in shelters as Japan braces for dangerous typhoon

The JMA has warned the region could face "unprecedented" danger from high winds, storm surges and torrential rain.

published on : 18th September 2022

Powerful typhoon pounds southern Japan; thousands evacuated

The agency also warned residents in the affected area of "unprecedented" levels of powerful winds and waves, urging them to evacuate early. 

published on : 18th September 2022

Environmentalists express concern over France's latest nuclear shipment through sea to Japan

The previous transport of MOX fuel to Japan in September 2021 drew protests from the environmental group Greenpeace. MOX fuel is a mixture of reprocessed plutonium and uranium.

published on : 17th September 2022

Japan braces for 'very dangerous' Typhoon Nanmadol

The storm is expected to approach or make landfall on Sunday in the southern Kagoshima prefecture in Kyushu.

published on : 17th September 2022

Typhoon Nanmadol predicted to affect S.Korea from Sunday

Typhoon Nanmadol is expected to affect South Korea's southern island of Jeju and part of the country's south coast

published on : 15th September 2022

India, Japan bilateral ties going strong: Toshiyuki

The exercise will culminate with Sea Phase II in the central Bay of Bengal.

published on : 15th September 2022

Japan central bank conducts 'rate check' as yen sinks: Reports

The yen has tumbled from around 115 per dollar in March to  below 140 in recent weeks, as the BoJ maintains its monetary easing policies despite sometimes sharp rate hikes elsewhere.

published on : 14th September 2022

Lazard in talks with India, China and Japan on restructuring crisis-hit Sri Lanka's debt

In mid-April, Sri Lanka declared its international debt default due to the forex crisis. The country owes USD 51 billion in foreign debt, of which USD 28 billion must be paid by 2027.

published on : 13th September 2022

India, Japan agree to enhance military drills and defence ties to bolster their strategic partnership 

During the 90-minute-long meeting, the two ministers also agreed to hold military drills aimed at boosting co-ordination between the air forces of the two nations.

published on : 8th September 2022

India Japan to enhance military drills for greater cooperation and interoperability  

During the delegation-level talks, the two Ministers reviewed various aspects of bilateral defence cooperation as well as regional affairs.

published on : 8th September 2022

Rajnath Singh meets Japanese counterpart to bolster defence ties; enhance special strategic partnership

Singh also paid tributes to Japan's self-defence personnel who laid down their lives in the line of duty.

published on : 8th September 2022

Rajnath, Jaishankar to visit Japan for '2+2' dialogue: MEA

The two sides are expected to deliberate on ways to further expand bilateral cooperation in the areas of defence and security besides taking stock of the developments in the Indo-Pacific.

published on : 6th September 2022

China, Japan ground ferries, flights as year's strongest global storm Typhoon Hinnamnor approaches

China’s National Meteorological Center issued a yellow typhoon warning at 10 a.m. Sunday, and warned of heavy rains in northeastern Zhejiang, Shanghai and self-governing Taiwan.

published on : 4th September 2022

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to begin 5-day visit to Mongolia, Japan on Monday

In Japan, Singh and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will join their Japanese counterparts under the framework of '2+2' foreign and defence ministerial dialogue.

published on : 4th September 2022

HS Prannoy loses against China's Chou Tien Chen in quarterfinals after valiant effort

The 30-year-old Indian played out of his skin and saved three match points, only to endure the agony of losing it in the end.

published on : 2nd September 2022
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