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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Panic has struck the crew and passengers of the luxury cruise liner that has been quarantined off a port in Japan since February 5.
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.
A clock counting down to the Olympics is unveiled in Tokyo, Japan to mark exactly one year untl the start of the opening ceremony.
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.
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.
Qataris flood the streets after their national team's victory against Japan at the Asian Cup, a first in the history of the team.
The president of Japan's Olympic Committee, Tsunekazu Takeda, has been indicted in France on allegations of corruption, an official has confirmed.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
The Sapporo Snow Festival also celebrates Japanese pop-culture, with sculptures of Astro Boy and characters from Final Fantasy.
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.