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This company will give you extra holidays if you are a non-smoker

This company will give you extra holidays if you are a non-smoker

The firm named Piala Inc, introduced the new paid leave allowance in September after getting a complaint from non-smokers that they were working more than their colleagues who smoked.

Oct 31, 2017, 18:29 PM IST
Nine headless bodies found in Tokyo flat, 27 year old arrested

Nine headless bodies found in Tokyo flat, 27 year old arrested

Japanese police have found nine bodies with their flesh stripped off and heads severed in containers in a suburban Tokyo flat, media reported Tuesday.

Oct 31, 2017, 12:51 PM IST
North Korea a 'global threat', says NATO chief during Japan visit

North Korea a 'global threat', says NATO chief during Japan visit

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg has called for tighter sanctions against North Korea during a visit to Japan.

Oct 30, 2017, 09:55 AM IST
Japanese girl sues government after school forces her to dye her hair black

Japanese girl sues government after school forces her to dye her hair black

A Japanese teenager is suing the government of Osaka, saying her public high school repeatedly forced her to dye her naturally-brown hair black or be banned from attending school, local media reported on Friday.

Oct 27, 2017, 16:04 PM IST
 Threat from North Korea is 'critical', Japan tells US

Threat from North Korea is 'critical', Japan tells US

The threat from North Korea has grown to a "critical and imminent level", Japan said on Monday.

Oct 23, 2017, 21:45 PM IST
Japan PM Shinzo Abe targets North Korea after storming to `super-majority` vote win

Japan PM Shinzo Abe targets North Korea after storming to `super-majority` vote win

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stormed to a landslide "super-majority" in snap Japanese elections, near complete projections showed on Monday, with the hardline nationalist immediately pledging to "deal firmly" with North Korea.

Oct 23, 2017, 07:25 AM IST
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sweeps to resounding victory in Japan vote

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sweeps to resounding victory in Japan vote

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe swept to a resounding victory in a snap election today, winning a mandate to harden his already hawkish stance on North Korea and re-energise the world's number-three economy.

Oct 22, 2017, 18:15 PM IST
Voting underway in Japan; Shinzo Abe looks set to return as PM again

Voting underway in Japan; Shinzo Abe looks set to return as PM again

PM Shinzo Abe is expected to achieve a solid victory in the face of a divided opposition.

Oct 22, 2017, 10:44 AM IST

Shinzo Abe eyes fresh term as Japan votes under North Korea threats

Millions of Japanese braved typhoon conditions Sunday for a snap election likely to hand Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a fresh mandate to revive the world's third-largest economy and press his hardline stance on North Korea.

Oct 22, 2017, 07:40 AM IST
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on course for landslide win in Japan vote: Poll

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on course for landslide win in Japan vote: Poll

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is on track for a landslide win in Japan's upcoming election, the latest survey suggested today, as a new party founded by Tokyo's popular governor loses momentum.

Oct 16, 2017, 09:10 AM IST
15 Indians rescued, search on for 11 after ship sinks off Japan island: External Affairs Ministry

15 Indians rescued, search on for 11 after ship sinks off Japan island: External Affairs Ministry

A 33,205-tonne cargo vessel with 26 Indians on board sent a distress signal on Friday as a typhoon churned in the region

Oct 13, 2017, 19:29 PM IST
11 Indian crew missing after vessel sinks off Philippines: Japan

11 Indian crew missing after vessel sinks off Philippines: Japan

Three other vessels sailing near the area rescued 15 crew members but 11 others were still missing, a Japanese coastguard spokesman said, adding that the cargo ship has sunk.

Oct 13, 2017, 15:27 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
India vs Japan in Hockey Asia Cup, Live Score: India race to 5-1 lead

India vs Japan in Hockey Asia Cup, Live Score: India race to 5-1 lead

Hello and welcome to Live Updates from India's opening match of the men's hockey Asia Cup against Japan in Dhaka, Bangladesh. (

Oct 11, 2017, 14:06 PM IST
Locals warned to stay away as Japanese volcano erupts

Locals warned to stay away as Japanese volcano erupts

Mount Shinmoedake in southern Japan erupted for the first time in six years on Wednesday.

Oct 11, 2017, 12:23 PM IST
Japan PM says fully behind US for pressuring North Korea

Japan PM says fully behind US for pressuring North Korea

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Sunday that his government fully supports the US stance on pressuring North Korea over its nuclear weapons program, with all options on the table.

Oct 08, 2017, 13:35 PM IST
Earthquake measuring 6.3 magnitude strikes off eastern Japan

Earthquake measuring 6.3 magnitude strikes off eastern Japan

There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

Oct 06, 2017, 13:54 PM IST
Japanese journalist dies after 159 hours of overtime

Japanese journalist dies after 159 hours of overtime

NHK reporter Miwa Sado, 31, who had been covering political news in Tokyo, was found dead in her bed in July 2013, reportedly clutching her mobile phone.  She had two days off in the month before she died

Oct 06, 2017, 10:30 AM IST

Fukushima operator gets first safety approval since 2011 disaster

The operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant cleared a major regulatory hurdle today to restart two reactors in Japan, its first since the 2011 tsunami sparked the worst atomic accident in decades.

Oct 04, 2017, 13:57 PM IST
Japan Parliament dissolved, snap election expected

Japan Parliament dissolved, snap election expected

Japan's lower house was dissolved on Thursday ahead of an expected snap October 22 election being called by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, as he seeks to confirm his mandate in the face of a rising challenge from a popular new conservative party.

Sep 28, 2017, 10:23 AM IST

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