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Japan's Shinzo Abe re-elected as LDP chief, on track for extended term

Japan's Shinzo Abe re-elected as LDP chief, on track for extended term

Abe defeated former defence minister Shigeru Ishiba in the race for LDP chief's post.

Sep 20, 2018, 11:17 AM IST
Japan to conduct first ever elevator movement in space

Japan to conduct first ever elevator movement in space

As per the report, the scaled-down “elevator” which will be used in the test is a box of not more than six centimeters (2.4 inches) long and three centimeters (1.1 inches) high.

Sep 07, 2018, 15:16 PM IST
9 killed, hundreds injured as strong earthquake jolts Japan

9 killed, hundreds injured as strong earthquake jolts Japan

Jebi, the strongest typhoon in 25 years, killed at least 10 people and caused widespread damage and disruption.

Sep 06, 2018, 21:22 PM IST
China fudged GDP figures to supersede Japan, alleges Russian media

China fudged GDP figures to supersede Japan, alleges Russian media

China manipulated the GDP figures, and that's how, in 2010, it superseded Japan, the world's second-largest economy, commented the Russian media recently.

Sep 05, 2018, 09:30 AM IST
Typhoon Jebi kills at least nine in Japan, boats move tourists from flooded airport

Typhoon Jebi kills at least nine in Japan, boats move tourists from flooded airport

A powerful typhoon killed at least nine people in western Japan and an airport company started to transfer some 3,000 stranded passengers by boats, public broadcaster NHK said on Wednesday, and more than a million homes were without power.

Sep 05, 2018, 08:50 AM IST
Typhoon Jebi: Japan issues evacuation advisories for 1 million people, cancells 100s of flights

Typhoon Jebi: Japan issues evacuation advisories for 1 million people, cancells 100s of flights

Jebi was briefly a super typhoon and is the latest harsh weather to hit Japan this summer following rains, landslides, floods and record-breaking heat that killed hundreds of people. There were scattered reports of mild injuries as the typhoon made landfall.

 

Sep 04, 2018, 12:19 PM IST
Pakistan PM Imran Khan calls for expanding bilateral cooperation with Japan

Pakistan PM Imran Khan calls for expanding bilateral cooperation with Japan

The Prime Minister's Office said in a statement that PM Imran Khan has extended invitation to Japanese PM Shinzo Abe to visit Pakistan.

Aug 31, 2018, 23:10 PM IST
Wrestler Vinesh Phogat enters history books, becomes first Indian to win Asiad gold

Wrestler Vinesh Phogat enters history books, becomes first Indian to win Asiad gold

Vinesh also won back-to-back gold medals in Glasgow and Gold Coast Commonwealth Games this year. 

Aug 20, 2018, 18:31 PM IST
Bring his mortal remains to India from Japan: Netaji's daughter appeals to Centre

Bring his mortal remains to India from Japan: Netaji's daughter appeals to Centre

Netaji's remains are preserved at Tokyo's Renkoji temple since September 1945.

Aug 19, 2018, 11:23 AM IST
With Atal Bihari Vajpayee's demise, Japan lost a 'good friend': PM Shinzo Abe

With Atal Bihari Vajpayee's demise, Japan lost a 'good friend': PM Shinzo Abe

Shinzo Abe described Vajpayee as a good friend of Japan in his condolence message.

Aug 18, 2018, 07:19 AM IST
Japanese town Kichijoi named after Hindu goddess Lakshmi

Japanese town Kichijoi named after Hindu goddess Lakshmi

The name of a town near Tokyo in Japan has its origin from Hindu goddess Lakshmi. Counsel General of Japan, Takayuki Kitagawa, on Sunday said that the town – Kichijoi – is named after the goddess.

Aug 13, 2018, 09:34 AM IST
Earthquake of magnitude 5.6 hits Japan, no immediate tsunami warning

Earthquake of magnitude 5.6 hits Japan, no immediate tsunami warning

The US Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake measured magnitude 5.6 on the Richter scale and was 12.1 kilometres deep.

Aug 07, 2018, 23:10 PM IST
Japan floods toll increase to 104; 56 others missing

Japan floods toll increase to 104; 56 others missing

The death toll from devastating floods resulting from torrential rains pounding Japan has increased to 104, with 56 others reported missing, authorities said on Monday.

Jul 09, 2018, 13:15 PM IST
Death toll in Japan floods mounts to 85 after record rains

Death toll in Japan floods mounts to 85 after record rains

The death toll from the devastating floods after record rains pounded Japan has increased to 85.

Jul 09, 2018, 10:16 AM IST
38 dead in Japan rains, floods

38 dead in Japan rains, floods

 At least 38 people have died and almost 50 remained missing on Saturday due to torrential rainfall and flooding in southern Japan.

Jul 07, 2018, 17:49 PM IST
Japan executes Aum Shinrikyo cult leader Shoko Asahara

Japan executes Aum Shinrikyo cult leader Shoko Asahara

His hanging was the first execution of any of the 13 cult members on death row for the attack and other crimes.

Jul 06, 2018, 06:51 AM IST
Japan's Princess Ayako announces shock engagement to commoner, set to lose royal status

Japan's Princess Ayako announces shock engagement to commoner, set to lose royal status

In a shocking revelation, Japan's Princess Ayako announced her engagement to a commoner – a move that will cost her the royal status. 

Jul 05, 2018, 00:15 AM IST
FIFA World Cup 2018: Japanese players, fans politeness in defeat impresses supporters

FIFA World Cup 2018: Japanese players, fans politeness in defeat impresses supporters

Fans around the world on Wednesday were praising the impeccably polite behavior shown by Japanese supporters at the World Cup in Russia, where they cleaned up the stands despite suffering a heartbreaking last-minute defeat.

Jul 04, 2018, 22:56 PM IST
Belgium edge past Japan in 5-goal thriller, face Brazil in FIFA World Cup 2018 quarterfinals

Belgium edge past Japan in 5-goal thriller, face Brazil in FIFA World Cup 2018 quarterfinals

Belgium fought back from two goals down to beat Japan 3-2 with an added-time goal from substitute Nacer Chadli on Monday to set up a World Cup quarter-final with Brazil.

Jul 03, 2018, 01:52 AM IST
Belgium beat Japan 3-2 in FIFA World Cup 2018 pre-quarters, face Brazil next

Belgium beat Japan 3-2 in FIFA World Cup 2018 pre-quarters, face Brazil next

Belgium become the first team to come back from two goals down to win a match in the knockout stages since 1970 (West Germany 3-2 England quarterfinals).

Jul 02, 2018, 23:03 PM IST

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