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UN Security Council hits North Korea with toughest-ever sanctions

UN Security Council hits North Korea with toughest-ever sanctions

Under Resolution 2321, North Korea will be restricted from exporting more than 7.5 million tonnes of coal in 2017, a reduction of 62 per cent from 2015.

Astronomers observe transit of Earth-like extra-solar planet

Astronomers observe transit of Earth-like extra-solar planet

In an important step towards the search for extra-terrestrial life, astronomers in Japan have observed the transit of a potentially habitable Earth-like extra-solar planet known as K2-3d.

Japan ice skating rink freezes 5000 fish, sparks uproar

Japan ice skating rink freezes 5000 fish, sparks uproar

An amusement park in western Japan displayed about 5,000 dead fish in the ice at a skating rink.

Highly pathogenic bird flu detected in Japan

Highly pathogenic bird flu detected in Japan

A highly pathogenic H5N6 strain was found in wild birds and poultrey farms in multiple locations in Japan, reports said.

S. Korea, Japan sign intelligence deal despite China criticism

S. Korea, Japan sign intelligence deal despite China criticism

"It is ready to conduct additional nuclear tests and missile launches at any time," South Korean ministry said in a statement.

South Korea, Japan sign controversial intelligence deal

Japan and South Korea signed a controversial agreement on Wednesday to share defence intelligence on North Korea, despite protests from opposition parties and activists in Seoul.

South Korea, Japan agree intelligence-sharing on North Korea threat

South Korea and Japan signed a military intelligence pact on Wednesday to share sensitive information on the threat posed by North Korea`s missile and nuclear activities, the South`s Defence Ministry said.

Japan man dies after rice ball eating contest

Japan man dies after rice ball eating contest

Contestants competed to see how fast they could eat five "onigiri" balls of locally grown steamed rice, a popular Japanese comfort food.

Quake hits Japan, tsunami warning downgraded

The temblor was centred in the waters offshore of Fukushima, which borders the Pacific Ocean and is to the northeast of Tokyo.

Trans-Pacific Partnership `meaningless` without US: Japan PM

Trans-Pacific Partnership `meaningless` without US: Japan PM

Abe, who attended an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Peru at the weekend, said there had been no discussion there among other TPP members about pressing on with a deal that did not include the US.

Magnitude 7.3 quake jolts Japan, tsunami warning issued

Magnitude 7.3 quake jolts Japan, tsunami warning issued

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.3 struck northeastern Japan's Fukushima on Tuesday, a weather agency said.

Japan PM Shinzo Abe confident in Donald Trump`s diplomacy debut

Japan PM Shinzo Abe confident in Donald Trump`s diplomacy debut

Japan is one of the US' closest allies but Donald Trump alarmed Tokyo policymakers during the campaign by musing about pulling the thousands of US troops from the region.

North Korea slams South`s deal with `sworn enemy` Japan

North Korea lashed out on Friday at a new South Korea-Japan intelligence-sharing accord, accusing Seoul of a gross act of betrayal with the "sworn enemy" of the Korean people.

DNA: Analysing the working style of India and Japan

Comparison between India and Japan's work style and quality. Watch this special segment and get to know more here.

Japan`s Abe heads for New York for first talks with Donald Trump

Japan`s premier Shinzo Abe headed to New York Thursday for talks with Donald Trump, the first leader to meet with the president-elect whose campaign pledges provoked anxiety over US foreign policy.

Indo-Japan N-deal: Govt says accompanying note on reasons for termination of pact not binding on India

Indo-Japan N-deal: Govt says accompanying note on reasons for termination of pact not binding on India

The government insisted that India has made "no additional commitments" over the similar agreements signed with the US and other countries.

Many UN members favour UNSC permanent seat for India

Many UN members favour UNSC permanent seat for India

India's bid for a permanent seat in a reformed UN Security Council has received a strong support from many UN member states, including the UK and France, who emphasised that the the world body's top organ must reflect the emergence of new global powers.

PM Modi arrives home after Japan visit

Pitching for `Make in India` initiative here Prime Minister Modi said that Tokyo plays an important role in the scheme, as India needs scale, speed and skill.

PM Modi addresses Indian diaspora in Japan

PM Modi addresses Indian diaspora in Japan. Watch complete news story for getting detailed updates!

Govt gave time to disclose unaccounted wealth, will check black money records since Independence: PM Modi

Govt gave time to disclose unaccounted wealth, will check black money records since Independence: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a three-day visit to Japan, on Saturday addressed the Indian diaspora in Kobe, a city on Osaka Bay.