Japan government eyes urban drone ban

 Japan plans to ban the public from flying drones above residential areas and at night, as it scrambles to legislate after a device was found on top of the prime minister`s office in April.

Japan taps ex-Europe chief as haiku diplomat

 Japan has appointed a new ambassador for "haiku", picking Herman Van Rompuy, a man used to the sometimes-prosaic world of European politics, to perform its poetry diplomacy.

Japan mulls emergency toilets in elevators

Japan is looking at installing toilets in elevators and providing an emergency supply of drinking water for people trapped by the nation`s frequent powerful earthquakes, an official said Wednesday.

PM Modi condoles demise of former Japan Parliament speaker Machimura

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday condoled the demise of former Japanese Parliament speaker Nobutaka Machimura, terming him a friend of India.

Japan PM to pledge 26% greenhouse gas cut

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said today he would pledge a 26 per cent cut in the country's greenhouse gas emissions, ahead of a global summit on climate change this year.

Philippine leader visits Japan amid China land claim tensions

Philippine President Benigno Aquino Tuesday began a four-day visit to Japan that will see him court investment and seek support for his opposition to China`s land reclamation in the South China Sea.

Tiananmen Mothers urge China to bear responsibility for crimes

  A group of families demanding justice for victims of China`s 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown declared that the government must bear responsibility for historical crimes in the same way it has called on Japan to do so for its wartime past. 

Solar Impulse pilot pledges to continue flight after Japan stop
Solar Impulse pilot pledges to continue flight after Japan stop

The pilot of record-breaking Solar Impulse 2 pledged Tuesday to continue his adventure after the high-tech aircraft made an unexpected stop in Japan to avoid bad weather.

Japan FIFA official calls for ''pus'' to be squeezed out
Japan FIFA official calls for ''pus'' to be squeezed out

World soccer`s scandal-hit governing body FIFA needs to have the `pus` squeezed out of it but president Sepp Blatter will not be asked to resign by its executive committee, new Japanese committee member Kozo Tashima has told local media.

Man dies after giant kite accident in Japan

An elderly man who was struck by a giant kite as it plunged out of the sky at a festival in Japan died Tuesday, an official said.

Japan's first reactor restart delayed to August: Kyushu Electric

 Japan`s Kyushu Electric Power said on Tuesday it has delayed the restart of its Sendai nuclear plant in southwestern Japan, the first to be brought back into service under new rules introduced after the 2011 Fukushima disaster.

Japan's pension system hacked with 1.25 mn personal data leaks

 Japan's pension service said today it suffered a hack attack that led to 1.25 million cases of personal data being leaked.

Japan PM Abe apologizes over heckling at Parliament

Tokyo, Jun 1 (AP) Japan's parliamentary session opened this week with an unusual apology from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe over his heckling.
Abe apologised today for yelling at an opposition lawmaker during her question last Thursday about controversial defense legislation.

Corpse left in suitcase at busy Tokyo station for a month

 The corpse of a woman that had been stuffed in a suitcase and left in a locker at one of the world`s busiest train stations went undiscovered for a month, Japanese police said Monday.

Solar Impulse 2 over Sea of Japan, day after take-off

The Solar Impulse 2 aircraft flew over the Sea of Japan Monday, almost 24 hours after it set off on the most ambitious leg of its quest to circumnavigate the globe powered only by the sun.

12 hurt in Japan quake as life returns to normal

 

Tokyo: Twelve people suffered minor injuries and businesses returned to normal today after a powerful earthquake near remote Japanese islands shook most of the country the previous night, but it was well beneath the earth's surface and did not trigger a tsunami.

Japan vigilant for `Big One` after powerful quake

Seismologists Sunday warned Japan to stay vigilant for the next "Big One" after a powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of the quake-prone nation, injuring a dozen people.

Tremors felt in Delhi after strong earthquake jolts Japan

A magnitude 8.5 earthquake, which was later revised to 7.8 on the Richter scale, shook parts of Japan on Saturday evening, though there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

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Strong earthquake measuring 7.8 jolts Japan; tremors felt in Delhi, NCR
Strong earthquake measuring 7.8 jolts Japan; tremors felt in Delhi, NCR

A magnitude 8.5 earthquake shook parts of Japan on Saturday evening, though there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.