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15-year-old girl among Japan 'serial killer' mutilation victims

15-year-old girl among Japan 'serial killer' mutilation victims

At least three of the victims were high school pupils from different regions and one of them was a 15-year-old girl who went missing in late August.

Nov 06, 2017, 09:01 AM IST

5.1-magnitude quake jolts Japan's Hokkaido

An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale jolted Japan's Hokkaido prefecture on Friday. No tsunami warning was issued.

Nov 03, 2017, 12:26 PM IST
Tokyo is world's safest city, Delhi is 43rd on Safe Cities Index 2017

Tokyo is world's safest city, Delhi is 43rd on Safe Cities Index 2017

The index, produced by The Economist Intelligence Unit, was based on 49 indicators covering digital, health, infrastructure and personal security.

Oct 13, 2017, 17:14 PM IST
Volcanic eruption in Japan spreads ash in 4 cities, towns

Volcanic eruption in Japan spreads ash in 4 cities, towns

The volcano on the border of Kagoshima and Miyazaki prefectures started erupting yesterday for the first time in six years.

Oct 12, 2017, 15:55 PM IST
At party meeting, Kim Jong Un's sister gets promotion

At party meeting, Kim Jong Un's sister gets promotion

Earlier in the day, North Korean state media announced that the country's top leadership had gathered the day before, headed by current leader Kim Jong Un.

Oct 09, 2017, 13:41 PM IST
Caroline Wozniacki beats Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova to claim second straight Pan Pacific title

Caroline Wozniacki beats Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova to claim second straight Pan Pacific title

Wozniacki`s 26th career title also ensured that the Dane maintained her streak of winning at least one WTA tournament every year since 2008 as she became the fourth player to have captured the Pan Pacific Open title three or more times.

Sep 24, 2017, 13:23 PM IST

Japan government not responsible for Fukushima: Court

In June, three former TEPCO executives went on trial, the only people ever to face a criminal court in connection with the disaster.

Sep 22, 2017, 13:19 PM IST

Typhoon Talim to make landfall in Japan's Kyushu island

Typhoon Talim is scheduled to make landfall in the Japanese island of Kyushu on Sunday, the weather agency announced on Saturday.

Sep 16, 2017, 14:37 PM IST

North Korea nuclear test 10 times more powerful than Hiroshima: Japan

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to press Putin for his support over the North Korea's provocation, when the two leaders hold talks in the Russian Far East city of Vladivostok on Thursday.

Sep 06, 2017, 13:16 PM IST
DJ Mumdance to perform in India in September

DJ Mumdance to perform in India in September

London-based DJ Mumdance is scheduled to play in India in Mumbai, Delhi and Bengaluru next month as part of his Asia tour.

Aug 28, 2017, 17:20 PM IST
Japan PM to rejig Cabinet on Thursday

Japan PM to rejig Cabinet on Thursday

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will rejig his Cabinet and ruling party executives on Thursday.As per local media reports, the government`s top spokesman had informed about the reshuffle on Tuesday.The reshuffle is being seen as a bid by Abe to regain public support which was shaken due to a series of scandals.

Aug 01, 2017, 10:01 AM IST
India gold discount widens to max in seven months; higher prices hurt demand

India gold discount widens to max in seven months; higher prices hurt demand

Meanwhile, in Japan, premiums were unchanged at 25 cents per ounce over the benchmark prices. 

Jul 28, 2017, 16:52 PM IST

Japan launches telework campaign to ease Tokyo 2020 congestion

The congested megalopolis thus faces a serious need to ease rush-hour crowds to accommodate tourists for the Olympics.

Jul 24, 2017, 14:02 PM IST
Japanese doctor, who treated patients until months before his death, dies at 105

Japanese doctor, who treated patients until months before his death, dies at 105

Shigeaki Hinohara was one of the longest-serving doctors in the world.

Jul 18, 2017, 23:48 PM IST
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe promises to help victims of floods; death toll up to 25

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe promises to help victims of floods; death toll up to 25

Torrential rain that began a week ago set off landslides and sent rivers surging over their banks on the southwestern island of Kyushu, at one point forcing more than 400,000 people from their homes.

Jul 12, 2017, 12:37 PM IST

China detains 35 Japanese nationals for alleged fraud: Japanese Government

"We were informed that local authorities notified Japanese consulate-general in Guangzhou on July 3 that they had taken 35 Japanese nationals into criminal custody on suspicion of fraud," a foreign ministry official, who asked not to be identified, told Reuters.

 

Jul 12, 2017, 10:52 AM IST

Japan protests South Korea's 'comfort women' heritage bid

The reaction comes after Seoul's gender equality minister yesterday expressed support for efforts to include the papers in the "Memory of the World" register of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).

Jul 11, 2017, 16:03 PM IST

No girls allowed: Japan's men-only island gets UNESCO nod

The tiny landmass of Okinoshima is permanently manned by a Shinto priest who prays to the island's goddess, in a tradition that has been kept up for centuries.

Jul 10, 2017, 15:27 PM IST
Japan PM Shinzo Abe to reshuffle cabinet as support plunges to lowest since 2012

Japan PM Shinzo Abe to reshuffle cabinet as support plunges to lowest since 2012

Last week's loss, delivered by a novice political group, spotlights Abe's potential vulnerability after nearly five years in power, with many blaming voter perceptions of arrogance on his part and that of his powerful Chief Cabinet Secretary, Yoshihide Suga.

Jul 10, 2017, 09:38 AM IST

South Korea's President Moon Jae-In seeks talks with Kim Jong Un

During a speech on Thursday ahead of the Group of 20 summit in Germany, President Moon Jae-in also proposed the two Koreas resume reunions of families separated by war, stop hostile activities along their heavily fortified border and cooperate on the 2018 Winter Olympics to be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Jul 07, 2017, 12:05 PM IST