Japan

‘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

World leaders join ASEAN opening ceremony in Manila

Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member countries and the group's dialogue partners attend the opening ceremony of a regional summit in the Philippines capital Manila. 

published on : 13th November 2017

U.S. President Trump meets with Japanese Emperor Akihito

U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania pay the Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko a visit at the Imperial Palace ahead of summit meetings with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

published on : 6th November 2017
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