Japan vows to keep on whaling, calls resolution against its hunt "regrettable"

Japan vowed on Friday to resume its whaling programme in the Antarctic despite passage of a resolution opposing its hunt by the international body that oversees whales, terming the negative vote regrettable. 

Japan nuclear plants not affected by strong quake

 Japan Atomic Power Co and Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) reported no irregularities at their three nuclear plants in eastern Japan following a magnitude 5.6 quake that hit north of Tokyo on Tuesday.

Season`s first dolphins killed in Japan: Activists

The first dolphins of the season were slaughtered on Tuesday in the small Japanese town of Taiji, campaigners said, commencing an annual cull repeatedly condemned by animal rights groups.

Late Fukushima manager flagged risks of Japan's big nuclear plants

The late manager of Japan`s destroyed Fukushima plant questioned the safety of large nuclear facilities, documents showed on Thursday, potentially affecting the debate over the restart of the world`s biggest nuclear power station.

Japan, US discussing offensive military capability for Tokyo: Report

Japan and the United States are exploring the possibility of Tokyo acquiring offensive weapons that would allow Japan to project power far beyond its borders, Japanese officials said, a move that would likely infuriate China.

Key North Korean diplomat heads to Europe: Report

A top North Korean diplomat left Saturday for a tour of Europe amid signs reclusive Pyongyang has started to adopt a more active approach to foreign relations, a report said.

Fukushima operator to compensate victim in suicide law suit, won't appeal

The operator of the destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant said on Friday it won`t appeal against a court ruling that it was responsible for the suicide of a woman who became depressed after the 2011 disaster, adding it would pay USD 465,400 in compensation.

Japan to push for closure of ageing reactors

Japan will push nuclear operators to draft plans to scrap a quarter of the country`s 48 reactors, which are either too old or too costly to upgrade to meet new standards imposed after the Fukushima disaster, the Nikkei reported on Friday.

Glad to know my visit generated optimism in India about ties with Japan: PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived back in India after his trip to Japan on Wednesday, said that he was happy to know that his visit had generated a lot of 'positivity and optimism' about ties between the two countries.

Explosion at Japan steel plant injures 13

At least thirteen people were injured Wednesday after an explosion at a steel plant in central Japan, an official said, the latest in a series of accidents at the site.

Japan PM to name women to quarter of cabinet

More than a quarter of Japan`s new cabinet will be female, reports said Wednesday, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe leads by example in a country economists say must make better use of its highly-educated but underemployed women.

'Goodbye Japan': PM Narendra Modi wraps up 'successful' Tokyo tour, leaves for home
'Goodbye Japan': PM Narendra Modi wraps up 'successful' Tokyo tour, leaves for home

Calling his Japan trip as 'successful', Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrapped up the five-day tour and left for New Delhi on Wednesday.

DNA: 100 days of Modi govt- Major hits and misses

As Narendra Modi completes 100 days in office, we look at the major hits and misses of his govt.

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Narendra Modi reveals his musical side in Japan, plays traditional drums

PM Narendra Modi, who is on a five-day visit to Japan, showed his musical side to the world as he played the Japanese traditional Taiko drums in Tokyo at the launch of Tata Consultancy Services's Technology and Cultural Academy.

PM Modi breaks security cordon to mingle with Indian crowd in Tokyo

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday broke the security cordon and mingled with a crowd of Indian admirers, shaking hands and giving autographs.

PM Modi entertains Japanese people with his drumming skills

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's skills as a drummer were on Tuesday on full display here as he joined the Japanese percussionists here to perform a 'jugalbandi' with them.

India to send videographers to Japan to record Bose's memories

India will send a team of videographers to Japan to record the accounts of the Japanese people who have been close to nationalist leader Subash Chandra Bose when he was in this country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday.

PM Narendra Modi meets Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's oldest living associate in Japan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday met 99-yr old Saichiro Misumi, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's oldest living associate in Japan.