Japan

Taiwan crisis: China sanctions Nancy Pelosi, her immediate family

China's foreign ministry has announced sanctions against US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi after her visit to Taiwan. The ministry said Pelosi was "seriously interfering in China's internal affairs and undermining China's sovereignty and territorial integrity" with the visit, and that Beijing would "impose sanctions on Pelosi and her immediate family", without giving further details. Nancy Pelosi said that China will not be allowed to isolate Taiwan by preventing US officials from travelling there.

published on : 5th August 2022

Assam battles Japanese Encephalitis: All you need to know

In the aftermath of the floods, Assam is now battling against an outbreak of JE. At least 27 people have died of the disease between July 1 to 16 this year. Altogether 169 cases have been reported during the period. The state health department has directed the district administrations to set up rapid response teams in a bid to curb the disease from spreading. The tests for JE are available free of cost in all district hospitals and government medical colleges and hospitals.

published on : 18th July 2022

Shinzo Abe: Japan ex-PM shot dead, attacker held

Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has died in hospital after he was shot by an unknown attacker at an event in city of Nara. Eye-witnesses said they saw a man carrying a large gun and firing twice at Abe from behind. The first shot appears to have missed but the second shot hit Abe in the back. He immediately fell to the ground bleeding.

published on : 8th July 2022

WATCH | Japan hit by powerful 7.4 magnitude earthquake, 4 killed and over 100 injured

A powerful 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Fukushima in northern Japan on March 16th night. Multiple smaller jolts continued to hit the region throughout the night and morning on March 17. A small tsunami reached shore, but the low-risk advisory was lifted by March 17th morning.

published on : 17th March 2022

Another COVID-19 variant? Japan finds new virus strain in people arriving from Brazil

The Japanese Health Ministry has found a coronavirus variant in people arriving from Brazil that's different from the ones in Britain and South Africa. The variant was found in airport tests on a man in his 40s, a woman in her 30s and two teens, the ministry said Sunday.

published on : 11th January 2021

‘Please rescue us’: Indian crew sends video message from coronavirus-hit cruise ship

Panic has struck the crew and passengers of the luxury cruise liner that has been quarantined off a port in Japan since February 5.

published on : 11th February 2020

Sushi, music and conversations: Japanese speakers get together in Bangalore

It was an eventful evening at the residence of the Japanese Consul General's residence, Takayuki Kitagawa, where the seventh edition of the Japanese speaking afternoon was conducted.

published on : 18th November 2019

New Tokyo 2020 countdown clock marks 1 year to go

A clock counting down to the Olympics is unveiled in Tokyo, Japan to mark exactly one year untl the start of the opening ceremony.

published on : 25th July 2019

Leitch - From 'the foreign kid' to captain of Japan's national rugby team

Japan rugby captain Michael Leitch talks about being a "foreigner" in Japan and taking on the responsibility of leading his country into the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

published on : 26th April 2019

Japan's Takeda no longer IOC member

Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) chief Tsunekazu Takeda, who is under investigation in France for suspected corruption and will step down from his role in June.

published on : 27th March 2019

Qataris celebrate historical Asian Cup victory

Qataris flood the streets after their national team's victory against Japan at the Asian Cup, a first in the history of the team.

published on : 2nd February 2019

Japan Olympics boss suspected of campaign bribery

The president of Japan's Olympic Committee, Tsunekazu Takeda, has been indicted in France on allegations of corruption, an official has confirmed.

published on : 12th January 2019

Japanese tycoon splurges USD 3 million on tuna! Have a look... No views  

A 612-pound bluefin tuna sold for a record 333.6 million yen in the first auction of 2019, after Tokyo's famed Tsukiji market, was moved to a new site on the city's waterfront.

published on : 5th January 2019

PM Modi attends ‘Make in India: India-Japan partnership in Africa and Digital Partnership’ seminar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended ‘Make in India: India-Japan Partnership in Africa and Digital Partnership’ seminar on Monday. The seminar was held in Japan’s Tokyo on Monday. 

published on : 29th October 2018

PM Modi embarks on 2-day visit to Japan

This will be his 12th meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe since his first visit to Japan as Prime Minister in September 2014.  The PM last visited Japan in 2016 for the annual summit.

published on : 27th October 2018

Japan wins Cannes top prize with 'Shoplifters'

"Shoplifters", by Japanese veteran director Hirokazu Kore-eda about a family of small-time crooks who take in a child they find on the street, won the Palme d'Or top prize at Cannes film festival.

published on : 20th May 2018

Japan's annual snow festival kicks off showcasing giant ice sculptures

The Sapporo Snow Festival also celebrates Japanese pop-culture, with sculptures of Astro Boy and characters from Final Fantasy. 

published on : 5th February 2018

Japanese prosecutors raid firms over maglev train contracts

Japanese prosecutors raid the offices of two of the country’s biggest construction firms as they expand an investigation into suspected collusion over contracts for an $80 billion high-speed train.

published on : 18th December 2017
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