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South Korea, Japan say listing North Korea as terror sponsor will pressure Pyongyang to denuclearise

South Korea and Japan on Tuesday welcomed U.S. President Donald Trump putting North Korea back on a list of state sponsors of terrorism, saying it would ramp up pressure on Pyongyang to denuclearise the Korean peninsula.

Nov 21, 2017, 08:55 AM IST

Apology after Japanese train departs 20 seconds early

The management of the Tsukuba Express line between Tokyo and Tsukuba city said they "sincerely apologize for the inconvenience" caused, reports BBC.

Nov 17, 2017, 15:22 PM IST

Japan's Abe vows to bolster defense amid North Korea threat

He promised concrete action to respond to what he called "escalating provocations" by North Korea.

Nov 17, 2017, 15:05 PM IST
Heat on China in the Indian Ocean: As France comes calling, why is India the focal point for global powers?

Heat on China in the Indian Ocean: As France comes calling, why is India the focal point for global powers?

New Delhi and Paris set for two high-level meetings within months, soon after India-US-Australia-Japan 'quadrilateral meet' on security in the Indian Ocean Region.

Nov 15, 2017, 21:23 PM IST
'Twitter killer' beheads 9 people by luring them to die

'Twitter killer' beheads 9 people by luring them to die

The grisly beheading of nine young people lured by a suspected serial killer after tweeting suicidal thoughts has sparked debate about the use of social media in Japan, which has one of the world's highest suicide rates.

Nov 15, 2017, 14:28 PM IST
Watch - Donald Trump posts video of his five-nation Asia trip

Watch - Donald Trump posts video of his five-nation Asia trip

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday described his maiden Asia visit as "tremendously successful".

Nov 15, 2017, 00:19 AM IST
Donald Trump hails `fantasic job` on Asia tour, but ends it abruptly

Donald Trump hails `fantasic job` on Asia tour, but ends it abruptly

The US president, who began his journey in Japan 12 days ago, said his trip had seen progress in his goal of narrowing America`s trade deficits.

Nov 14, 2017, 18:11 PM IST
India, US, Japan, Australia hold first quadrilateral talks on Indo-Pacific cooperation

India, US, Japan, Australia hold first quadrilateral talks on Indo-Pacific cooperation

India, Australia, Japan and the US on Sunday agreed that "a free, open, prosperous and inclusive" Indo-Pacific served long-term global interests.

Nov 12, 2017, 20:37 PM IST

Shinzo Abe hails 'fresh start' to Japan-China ties after Xi meeting

Ties between China and Japan, the world`s second- and third-largest economies, have been plagued by a long-running territorial dispute over a cluster of East China Sea islets.

Nov 11, 2017, 20:10 PM IST
Japan to build four radar stations for the Philippines to counter piracy surge: sources

Japan to build four radar stations for the Philippines to counter piracy surge: sources

Japan will build four coast guard radar stations on islands in the Sulu Celebes Seas separating the Philippines and Indonesia to help Manila counter a surge in piracy by Islamic insurgents, two sources said.

Nov 10, 2017, 09:20 AM IST
Chinese fans prepare to welcome rich, powerful, ''free-spirit'' Donald Trump

Chinese fans prepare to welcome rich, powerful, ''free-spirit'' Donald Trump

On platforms such as the Twitter-like Sina Weibo, Donald Trump`s Chinese supporters, who admire his business success and a free-wheeling style unconstrained by political correctness, are far more prominent than detractors.

Nov 07, 2017, 18:22 PM IST

Japan's 'Black Widow' to hang for murder

 A one-time millionairess dubbed the "Black Widow", who tricked elderly lovers into drinking cyanide and then pocketed millions in insurance payouts and inheritance, was sentenced to death in Japan on Tuesday.

Nov 07, 2017, 12:17 PM IST
US first lady learns calligraphy at Japanese primary school

US first lady learns calligraphy at Japanese primary school

US first lady Melania Trump today visited a Tokyo elementary school with her Japanese counterpart, Akie Abe.

Nov 06, 2017, 15:45 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
Donald Trump passes tricky protocol test with Japanese emperor

Donald Trump passes tricky protocol test with Japanese emperor

To bow or not to bow: That was the question when US President Donald Trump held a closely watched meet-and-greet with the Japanese emperor laden with potential protocol pitfalls.

Nov 06, 2017, 08:38 AM IST
Quadrilateral talks involving India not about containing China, says US

Quadrilateral talks involving India not about containing China, says US

The reaction comes hours after the Chinese Foreign Ministry said that it hoped the 'quadrilateral meeting' would not target a 'third party' interest.

Nov 06, 2017, 00:28 AM IST
US defends use of phrase 'Indo-Pacific', says it reflects India's rise

US defends use of phrase 'Indo-Pacific', says it reflects India's rise

US President Donald Trump on Sunday began his five-nation tour through Asia.
 

Nov 05, 2017, 21:53 PM IST
Hope US quadrilateral with India, Japan, Australia doesn't damage third party interest: China

Hope US quadrilateral with India, Japan, Australia doesn't damage third party interest: China

China wants joint cooperation with the US in developing next-generation nuclear power technology.

Nov 05, 2017, 17:23 PM IST
US President Donald Trump begins Asia tour, lands in Japan

US President Donald Trump begins Asia tour, lands in Japan

US President Donald Trump touched down in Japan Sunday, kicking off the first leg of a high-stakes Asia tour set to be dominated by soaring tensions with nuclear-armed North Korea.

Nov 05, 2017, 07:25 AM IST
Donald Trump makes Pearl Harbor stop en route to Asia

Donald Trump makes Pearl Harbor stop en route to Asia

US President Donald Trump paid a somber visit to Pearl Harbor ahead of his first official trip to Asia, also meeting with military officials overseeing US operations in the Pacific region.

Nov 04, 2017, 15:08 PM IST