Japanese flu drug favipiravir 'clearly effective' in treating coronavirus, claims China

Japanese media said that Zhang Xinmin has claimed that favipiravir, developed by a subsidiary of Fujifilm, had produced good encouraging outcomes in clinical trials conducted on 340 patients in Wuhan and Shenzhen, reported Guardian.

Mar 19, 2020, 12:51 PM IST

Japan may postpone Tokyo Olympics to end of 2020 as per IOC contract

Japan’s Olympics minister Seiko Hashimoto acknowledged in the country's Parliament on Tuesday (March 3, 2020) that Tokyo’s contract with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) would allow for a postponement of the Olympic Games until the end of the year following the threat of coronavirus which has killed over 3,100 people and has spread to 75 countries.

Mar 03, 2020, 15:45 PM IST

Tokyo Olympics faces coronavirus threat, may result in huge economic loss

Concerns are swirling that Japan’s dream of hosting the Tokyo 2020 Olympics could be a fatality of the spread of the new coronavirus, jolting organisers, sponsors, and media firms who have spent billions of dollars in the run-up to the event. International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach said in late January 2020 that the IOC was “fully committed” to holding the July 24-Aug. 9 Games on schedule, and a senior Japanese official told Reuters there was no “Plan B”.

Mar 03, 2020, 13:28 PM IST

Japanese PM Abe asks all schools to close over coronavirus threat

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday said that the country's entire school system, from elementary to high schools, will remain closed from March 2 until their upcoming spring break late in the month to help contain the coronavirus outbreak.

Feb 27, 2020, 18:56 PM IST

119 Indians, 5 foreigners from coronavirus-hit cruise ship land in Delhi on AI flight

As many as 138 Indians including 132 crew and six passengers were among the 3,711 people on board the luxury cruise ship, which was quarantined off Japan on February 5 after it emerged that a former passenger had tested positive for the virus.

Feb 27, 2020, 07:23 AM IST

World's oldest man Chitetsu Watanabe dies days after Guinness record

A fan of calligraphy, custard and ice cream, Watanabe told the Guinness team that the key to his long life was laughter.

Feb 26, 2020, 08:18 AM IST

Diamond Princess cruise passenger found infected with coronavirus, says Japan

A passenger of  Diamond Princess cruise ship tested positive for the coronavirus on Saturday (February 22, 2020) becoming the first known case of infection among those released at the end of the ship's containment period, Japanese officials said.

Feb 22, 2020, 22:35 PM IST

Australia to evacuate 200 of its citizens from Diamond Princess cruise ship

Australian Government will evacuate more than 200 of its citizens onboard a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship being held under quarantine in the Japanese port of Yokohama, says Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

Feb 17, 2020, 13:51 PM IST

Indian embassy in Japan celebrates 71st Republic Day

The flag hoisting ceremony was followed by the singing of the National Anthem and the customary reading out by the Ambassador of the President’s Address to the Nation on the eve of Republic Day. 

Jan 26, 2020, 12:22 PM IST

U19 World Cup: Pakistan colts beat Scotland, West Indies stun Australia in opener

Pakistan U19 will next lock horns with Zimbabwe on January 22.

Jan 20, 2020, 17:47 PM IST

Carlos Ghosn flees to Lebanon, says won't be 'held hostage' by Japan's justice system

Ousted Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn was in his childhood home of Lebanon on Tuesday after fleeing what he said was a "rigged" justice system in Japan, raising questions about how one of the world`s most-recognised executives slipped away while on bail.

Dec 31, 2019, 19:07 PM IST

South Korea, Japan, China leaders to promote North Korea-US dialogue

North Korea has set a year-end deadline for the United States to change what it says is a policy of hostility amid a stalemate in efforts to make progress on their pledge to end the North`s nuclear programme and establish lasting peace.

Dec 24, 2019, 14:37 PM IST

Jesse Tashkoff set to lead New Zealand in ICC Under-19 World Cup

The New Zealand Under-19 will kickstart their campaign against Japan on January 18 in Potchefstroom.

Dec 12, 2019, 17:29 PM IST

India, Japan to hold first 2+2 ministerial dialogue on Saturday

India and Japan will hold the inaugural meeting of India-Japan Foreign and Defence Ministerial Dialogue (2+2) here on Saturday and the two sides are expected to discuss on boosting defence and security, amongst other issues of mutual interest.

Nov 30, 2019, 08:13 AM IST

Pope Francis urges abolition of nuclear weapons at Japan's ground zeros

Pope Francis visited the ground zeros of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, both seared in the world`s collective consciousness after the bombs dropped there by the United States three days apart in August 1945 in an effort to end World War Two.

Nov 24, 2019, 17:06 PM IST

North Korea slams door on Japan PM Shinzo Abe's visit, calls him an 'idiot'

"Abe is an idiot and villain as he is making a fuss as if a nuclear bomb was dropped on the land of Japan, taking issue with the DPRK`s test-fire of super-large multiple rocket launchers," the North`s KCNA state news agency said, citing a statement by Song Il Ho, its ambassador for ties with Japan.

Nov 07, 2019, 16:22 PM IST

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Nov 05, 2019, 22:08 PM IST

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Nov 05, 2019, 17:26 PM IST

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Nov 04, 2019, 22:18 PM IST

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Nov 04, 2019, 18:34 PM IST