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'No concerns' over Tokyo's Olympic preparations: IOC

'No concerns' over Tokyo's Olympic preparations: IOC

Coordination commission chairman John Coates insisted he had "no concerns" over Tokyo's preparations after local organisers recently unveiled their first new permanent venue.

Dec 13, 2017, 18:31 PM IST
India, Australia, Japan discuss maritime security, counter-terrorism

India, Australia, Japan discuss maritime security, counter-terrorism

India, Australia and Japan on Wednesday stressed the need for greater collaboration on maritime security.

Dec 13, 2017, 17:27 PM IST
China marks 80th anniversary of Nanjing massacre which killed 300,000 people

China marks 80th anniversary of Nanjing massacre which killed 300,000 people

China on Wednesday marked the 80th anniversary of the Nanjing massacre by Japanese troops, an enduring source of bad blood as present-day rivalry between the two countries keeps a spotlight on historical animosities.

Dec 13, 2017, 10:57 AM IST
South Korea, Japan, US start joint missile detection exercises

South Korea, Japan, US start joint missile detection exercises

The drill comes after North Korea fired an intercontinental ballistic missile on November 28 that it claimed could strike anywhere in the US.

Dec 11, 2017, 09:14 AM IST
Mohun Bagan's Yuta Kinowaki ruled out for a month after dislocating collarbone

Mohun Bagan's Yuta Kinowaki ruled out for a month after dislocating collarbone

The defensive midfielder Kinowaki had to be replaced by Shilton d'Silva within the first five minutes of play, after the former suffered a shoulder injury and eventually had to leave the stadium in an ambulance.

Dec 10, 2017, 21:26 PM IST
Jitu Rai, Heena Sindhu win medals at Asian Championships

Jitu Rai, Heena Sindhu win medals at Asian Championships

Jitu won an individual bronze in the men's 10m Air Pistol, which also helped the Indian team comprising Shahzar Rizvi and Omkar Singh besides Jitu, to bag the Team gold in the event.

Dec 10, 2017, 18:40 PM IST
Japan to hold joint missile drill with US, South Korea amid North Korea threat

Japan to hold joint missile drill with US, South Korea amid North Korea threat

Japan will hold a drill with the United States and South Korea this week to practise jointly detecting airborne missiles, officials said Sunday amid rising security threats from North Korea.

Dec 10, 2017, 16:41 PM IST
Japanese man kills wife, priestess sister with sword in bizarre family feud

Japanese man kills wife, priestess sister with sword in bizarre family feud

A Japanese man wielding a sword killed his sister, a Shinto priestess, on the grounds of a Tokyo shrine, then stabbed his wife to death before committing suicide, police and media said.

Dec 10, 2017, 11:29 AM IST
Tokyo unveils shortlisted mascots for 2020 Summer Olympics

Tokyo unveils shortlisted mascots for 2020 Summer Olympics

The chosen mascots will be announced after the conclusion of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics in February, with the selection panel subsequently deciding a name before a formal launch in July or August 2018.

Dec 07, 2017, 15:19 PM IST
Wealth inequality a threat to East Asia, Pacific: World Bank

Wealth inequality a threat to East Asia, Pacific: World Bank

A rapidly growing gap between rich and poor in many developing East Asian nations is threatening the foundation for the region`s economic success, the World Bank said Monday.

Dec 04, 2017, 15:02 PM IST
UN Security Council to hold ministerial meeting on North Korea

UN Security Council to hold ministerial meeting on North Korea

United Nations, Dec 2 (AP) Japan announced today it will host a ministerial meeting of the UN Security Council on December 15 focused on finding peaceful ways to pressure North Korea to halt its nuclear and ballistic missile tests and denuclearise the Korean peninsula.

Dec 02, 2017, 07:19 AM IST
US, allies push for UN meeting on North Korea rights abuses

US, allies push for UN meeting on North Korea rights abuses

The United States, Britain, France and six other countries today requested a meeting of the UN Security Council on human rights abuses in North Korea, which is already under fire for its missile and nuclear tests.

Dec 02, 2017, 05:46 AM IST
Ten North Koreans drift into Japanese waters: Coastguard

Ten North Koreans drift into Japanese waters: Coastguard

Japan will investigate 10 people who have signalled they are from North Korea after their dilapidated boat drifted into waters off the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, officials said on Thursday.

Nov 30, 2017, 11:41 AM IST
Japan to support South Asia in SDGs, combating terrorism: Envoy

Japan to support South Asia in SDGs, combating terrorism: Envoy

Kenji Hiramatsu said that Japan has been actively supporting efforts on border control and better law enforcement in South Asia.

Nov 29, 2017, 11:23 AM IST
Japan terms North Korea missile launch as 'absolutely intolerable'

Japan terms North Korea missile launch as 'absolutely intolerable'

Japan on Wednesday condemned the North Korea's missile launch and termed it to be as 'absolutely intolerable'.

Nov 29, 2017, 06:20 AM IST
Japan detects radio signals pointing to possible North Korea missile test: Report

Japan detects radio signals pointing to possible North Korea missile test: Report

North Korean missile launches paused in September after Pyongyang fired a rocket that passed over Japan’s northern Hokkaido island.

Nov 28, 2017, 08:42 AM IST
US to send F-22 jets to South Korea in show of force for Pyongyang

US to send F-22 jets to South Korea in show of force for Pyongyang

A South Korean Air Force spokesman said an "unspecified number" of F-22s would take part in the drill.

Nov 24, 2017, 08:23 AM IST
Designed for discomfort: China Air Force conducts combat patrols over South China Sea

Designed for discomfort: China Air Force conducts combat patrols over South China Sea

In one swoop, China tries to send message to three of its neighbours, all of whom it has disputes with.

Nov 24, 2017, 08:09 AM IST
Explore the natural beauty of real volcano at Kirishima—Pics

Explore the natural beauty of real volcano at Kirishima—Pics

Within the Kirishima mountain terrain, the Takachiho-no-mine peak holds a special place in Japanese mythology.

Nov 23, 2017, 17:34 PM IST
World's first-ever manmade meteor shower to take place in 2019

World's first-ever manmade meteor shower to take place in 2019

The tech involves real material coming down from orbit and burning in the atmosphere.

Nov 21, 2017, 19:10 PM IST