On his first bilateral visit outside the subcontinent, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have an "extremely substantive" agenda when he travels to Japan this weekend amid "great expectations" of the strategic and global partnership being taken to a new level.
China on Thursday rejected remarks by former Japanese prime minister Yasuo Fukuda that Beijing had expressed willingness to improve ties between Asia`s two biggest economies, and said there was "no change" in its policy on Tokyo.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday expressed his excitement to meet his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe through a series of tweets on a social networking site Twitter, stating he see his visit as an opportunity to strengthen ties between the two nations.
Japan is looking into reports that a Japanese man has been captured by Islamist militants in Syria, but is not aware of any statement claiming responsibility or making a ransom demand, the Foreign Ministry said on Monday.
Tens of thousands marked the 69th anniversary of the US atomic bombing of Nagasaki on Saturday, as the city`s pacifist mayor urged the Japanese government to listen to increasing concerns over controversial plans to expand the role of its military.
Tokyo was Friday slapped was a lawsuit over its decision to expand the scope of Japan`s military, a divisive shift for the pacifist nation that sparked protests at home and drew sharp criticism from China.
More than half of the world`s seven billion people live in urban areas, with the top "mega cities" - with more than 10 million inhabitants - being Tokyo, Delhi, Shanghai, Mexico City and Sao Paulo, according to a United Nations report on Thursday.
Typhoon Neoguri lashed Japan`s southern Okinawa islands, reportedly leaving two dead and forcing more than half a million to seek shelter, as the region`s worst storm in years damaged buildings, downed trees and brought air and sea traffic to a halt.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to launch a female-focused version of the Davos economic forum, as part of a wider push to boost the number of women in the workforce at home, he said in an interview published Tuesday.