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Amid China's increasing presence in Indian Ocean, India, US, Japan to begin Malabar exercise Friday

Amid China's increasing presence in Indian Ocean, India, US, Japan to begin Malabar exercise Friday

India, Japan and the US are to deploy their frontline warships, submarines and aircraft for the mega Malabar naval exercise.

Jul 06, 2017, 23:14 PM IST

EU, Japan seal free trade in signal to Donald Trump

Japan will respect over 200 EU geographic protections on product names, like Parma ham or Polish wodka. Scotch whisky might not benefit, however, as Britain leaves the EU in 2019.
 

Jul 06, 2017, 22:54 PM IST

Huge floods sweep southern Japan, two dead, 20 missing

Japan is deploying 7,800 police, rescue personnel and troops in affected areas of Kyushu.

Jul 06, 2017, 18:36 PM IST

Floods in southern Japan force hundreds to flee; two dead

Heavy rain warnings were in effect for much of the southern island of Kyushu after Typhoon Nanmadol swept across Japan earlier in the week.

Jul 06, 2017, 08:59 AM IST

Donald Trump expresses frustration with China over North Korea support

North Korea's launch this week of an intercontinental ballistic missile demonstrated a dangerous new reach for weapons it hopes to top with nuclear warheads one day.

Jul 05, 2017, 22:54 PM IST
Malabar war games: India, US, Japan to deploy their largest warships, focus on anti-submarine warfare

Malabar war games: India, US, Japan to deploy their largest warships, focus on anti-submarine warfare

INS Vikramaditya, USS Nimitz aircraft carrier Japan's largest helicopter carrier JS Izum will take part in Malabar exercise.

Jul 05, 2017, 09:01 AM IST

Japan typhoon grounds flights, injures three

A typhoon slammed into Japan today, grounding dozens of flights, injuring at least three people and prompting authorities to issue evacuation warnings on fears of landslides and floods.

Jul 04, 2017, 14:37 PM IST
North Korea successfully tests ICBM; Donald Trump hopes China would 'end this nonsense once and for all'

North Korea successfully tests ICBM; Donald Trump hopes China would 'end this nonsense once and for all'

North Korea on Tuesday declared the successful launch of its Inter-continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM).

Jul 04, 2017, 12:17 PM IST

Japan PM Shinzo Abe chastened by huge loss in Tokyo assembly vote

The polls, seen as a bellwether for national political sentiment, come as Abe is buffeted by a series of setbacks and scandals that have driven down his popularity.

 

Jul 03, 2017, 12:06 PM IST

United States, Japan 'united' on pressuring North Korea: White House

During a phone call, President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe "reaffirmed that the United States-Japan Alliance stands ready to defend (against) and respond to any threat or action taken by North Korea", the White House said in a statement.

Jul 03, 2017, 11:58 AM IST

Japan PM's party suffers historic defeat in Tokyo poll, popular governor wins big

On the surface, the Tokyo Metropolitan assembly election was a referendum on Governor Yuriko Koike's year in office, but the dismal showing for Abe's party is also a stinging rebuke of his 4-1/2-year-old administration.

Jul 02, 2017, 20:31 PM IST

5.3-magnitude earthquake rocks Japan's Hokkaido

The quake logged lower five in some parts of Hokkaido prefecture on the Japanese seismic intensity scale which peaks at seven.

Jul 02, 2017, 13:10 PM IST
Donald Trump to speak with China, Japan leaders on North Korea

Donald Trump to speak with China, Japan leaders on North Korea

President Donald Trump will speak by telephone with the leaders of China and Japan on Sunday, in talks likely to be dominated by North Korea`s nuclear drive and the threats posed by its belligerent leadership.

Jul 02, 2017, 10:27 AM IST

Strong earthquake injures 2, knocks off roof tiles in Japan

The magnitude 5.6 quake struck about 7 AM at a shallow depth of 7 kilometers (4 miles) in Nagano prefecture, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

 

Jun 25, 2017, 12:22 PM IST
US Coast Guard interviews container ship crew after warship collision

US Coast Guard interviews container ship crew after warship collision

The US coast guard investigation is one several into the incident on Saturday involving the guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald and the much larger ACX Crystal.

Jun 20, 2017, 14:48 PM IST

Top US Navy commander in Japan over destroyer crash

The Navy destroyer was badly damaged in the collision with a Philippine-flagged cargo ship off the Japanese coast early Saturday.

Jun 20, 2017, 09:46 AM IST

US Navy probes destroyer crash that killed seven in Japan

A probe into the crash between a US navy destroyer and a Philippine-flagged cargo ship was under way Monday, as the names of seven American sailors who died were made public.

Jun 19, 2017, 17:17 PM IST

Vietnam's ambition may stir confrontation: Chinese scholar

A Chinese scholar has warned Vietnam not be incited by the US and Japan against Beijing.

Jun 19, 2017, 15:43 PM IST
Japanese PM's popularity level slides, show polls

Japanese PM's popularity level slides, show polls

Japan Prime Minister has planned a cabinet reshuffle in August or September.

 

Jun 19, 2017, 13:16 PM IST

US destroyer almost foundered after collision, bodies found: Seventh Fleet

The bodies of missing sailors were found in flooded compartments of the USS Fitzgerald, which came close to sinking after a collision with a container ship off Japan tore a gash under the warship`s waterline, the US Navy`s Seventh Fleet commander said on Sunday.

Jun 18, 2017, 17:50 PM IST