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Tokyo 2020 mascot unveiled! It's the doe-eyed superhero

Tokyo 2020 mascot unveiled! It's the doe-eyed superhero

The mascot, which has yet to be named, was selected by elementary school children across the country from a shortlist of three competitors instantly recognizable as "made in Japan".

Feb 28, 2018, 10:42 AM IST
PV Sindhu determined to change colour of medal from silver to gold at 2020 Tokyo Olympics

PV Sindhu determined to change colour of medal from silver to gold at 2020 Tokyo Olympics

The Hyderabad based shuttler says she wants to chase her dreams and believes she could win gold at Tokyo Games. 

Feb 20, 2018, 16:27 PM IST
North Korea should change course, end nuke programme: Japan's Shinzo Abe

North Korea should change course, end nuke programme: Japan's Shinzo Abe

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says North Korea should change its policies to help enrich its people.

Jan 04, 2018, 13:15 PM IST
'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
North Korea beat South Korea in a tempestuous clash

North Korea beat South Korea in a tempestuous clash

The match was punctuated by bone-crunching tackles and decided by the scrappiest of goals as a Kim Min-Woo cross ricocheted off centre-back Ri and trickled into the net almost in slow motion.

Dec 12, 2017, 18:33 PM 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
United States Navy calls off search for 3 missing sailors

United States Navy calls off search for 3 missing sailors

The US Navy on Friday called off its search for three sailors missing since two days when a transport plane crashed in the Pacific Ocean on its way to the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier.

Nov 24, 2017, 19:29 PM IST
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