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Brazil just have Neymar, Argentina just Messi: Sergio Echigo

Brazil just have Neymar, Argentina just Messi: Sergio Echigo

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 05:18

Former Japanese-Brazilian footballer, Sergio Echigo, slammed Brazil for adopting European style of football. The 68-year-old ethnic Japanese, who played for Corinthians in the 1960s, termed the current model followed in Brazil as “Europeanization.”

Japan`s crying lawmaker quits post

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 15:35

A provincial Japanese politician, who was filmed crying like a toddler while trying to explain his profligate use of public funds, quit his post Friday as he was embroiled deeper in a corruption scandal.

Nikkei drops to 1-1/2-week low on strong yen: China data

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 12:08

Japan`s Nikkei share average fell to a 1-1/2-week low on Wednesday as the stronger yen hurt exporters, while cooler-than-expected China inflation data also soured sentiment.

Japanese, Spaniard hurt in Pamplona bull run

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 17:07

Half-tonne fighting bulls trampled and knocked over runners on a break-neck bull run in Spain`s San Fermin festival today, sending two men to hospital with bruises, officials said.

Four new vaccines in national immunization programme

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 18:27

The Indian government Thursday introduced four new vaccines, including one for Japanese Encephalitis (JE), in the national immunization programme, which will now provide free vaccines against 13 life-threatening diseases to 27 million children annually.

US-based scientist makes potent version of H1N1 flu

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 03:44

A US-based Japanese scientist said Wednesday he has succeeded in engineering a version of the so-called swine flu virus that would be able to evade the human immune system.

Over 100 pharma firms to showcase in Tokyo fair

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 20:15

The show between July 2-4 will provide a platform to connect with the Japanese market and showcase manufacturing capabilities of pharma industry.

India seeks Japanese investment in smart cities, bullet trains

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 18:06

India on Monday sought Japanese investment to develop 100 smart cities and high-speed bullet trains to improve infrastructure and create jobs.

Yamaha launches upgraded FZ and FZ-S bikes

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 15:39

The company will start selling the two variants - FZ Version 2.0 and FZ-S Version 2.0 from Tuesday.

Half Japanese voters oppose Abe`s security shift

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 09:54

Half of Japanese voters oppose dropping a ban that has kept the military from fighting abroad since World War Two, a survey showed on Monday, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe readied a landmark shift in security policy that would ease the constraints of the pacifist constitution on the armed forces.

Japan set for landmark easing of constitutional limits on military

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 16:01

Japan is poised for a historic shift in its defence policy by ending a ban that has kept the military from fighting abroad since World War Two, a major step away from post-war pacifism and a big political victory for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Abe unveils economic revival plans for Japan

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 17:12

Abe promised to slash Japan`s corporate tax rate -- one of the world`s highest at up to 36 percent -- and tackle sectors long sheltered by the state.