Andhra CM plans to introduce Japanese language course in a varsity

Andhra Pradesh government is planning to introduce Japanese in one of the universities as Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu woos large scale investments from Asia's second largest economy.

North Korea halts UN charm offensive over human rights record

A rare diplomatic charm offensive by North Korea appears to be over after it failed to halt a European and Japanese push for the United Nations General Assembly to support referring the hermit state to the International Criminal Court over allegations of human rights abuses. 

Milos Raonic beats Tomas Berdych to enter Paris Masters final
Milos Raonic beats Tomas Berdych to enter Paris Masters final

Milos Raonic reached the final of the Paris Masters on Saturday with a bruising 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 win over Tomas Berdych.

Japanese Yuichi Sugita lifts Pune ATP Challenger title
Japanese Yuichi Sugita lifts Pune ATP Challenger title

Japanese Yuichi Sugita lifted the singles title at the ATP Challenger tournament after scoring a close 6-7(1) 6-4 6-4 win Spaniard Adrain Melendez-Maceiras in the summit clash, here on Sunday.

Powerful typhoon churns towards Japan

Powerful Typhoon Vongfong churned towards Japan on Saturday, injuring at least a dozen people as it pounded the southern Okinawan islands with ferocious winds and driving rain.

Kei Nishikori reaches Malaysian Open final
Kei Nishikori reaches Malaysian Open final

 Top seed Kei Nishikori fought to beat Finland`s Jarkko Nieminen 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 on Saturday to make it into his first Malaysian Open final.

Caterham keep Kamui Kobayashi for Singapore GP
Caterham keep Kamui Kobayashi for Singapore GP

Japanese Formula One driver Kamui Kobayashi has kept his Caterham seat for Sunday`s Singapore Grand Prix despite lingering uncertainty about his future at the struggling team.

Taiwan executive detained as food safety scandal deepens

The head of a Taiwanese company at the centre of a widening food safety scandal has been detained for selling hundreds of tonnes of "gutter oil" that caused mass product recalls, authorities said on Saturday.

Japan pin-up wrestler feared baldness after hot water `attack`
Japan pin-up wrestler feared baldness after hot water `attack`

Japan`s wrestling pin-up Sosuke Takatani feared he could go bald after a rival poured a kettle of hot water over his head at the world championships in Tashkent, local media reported on Friday.

Wrestler Babita Kumari working on new strategy for Incheon Asian Games
Wrestler Babita Kumari working on new strategy for Incheon Asian Games

With the Commonwealth Games gold in her kitty, India's top female wrestler Babita Kumari has now shifted focus to the Asian Games and is working on a totally different approach to tackle Japanese and Chinese opponents she is likely to encounter.

Five facts for Saturday, day 13 at the US Open:
Five facts for Saturday, day 13 at the US Open:

- World number one Novak Djokovic is appearing in his eighth straight US Open semi-final and he`s trying to advance to his fifth straight final and sixth overall (one title, four defeats).

US Open: Marathon man Kei Nishikori upsets Stan Wawrinka to reach semis
US Open: Marathon man Kei Nishikori upsets Stan Wawrinka to reach semis

Marathon man Kei Nishikori wore down Swiss third seed Stan Wawrinka 3-6 7-5 7-6 (7) 6-7 (5) 6-4 to reach the U.S. Open semi-finals on Wednesday, becoming the first Japanese man in 81 years to make the last four of a grand slam.

PM Narendra Modi wants Japanese language teaching in Indian schools

While stressing on building language ties between the two nations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday called on Japanese teachers to impart their language skills to Indian learners.