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Naomi Osaka pulls out of Italian Open quarters with hand injury

The 21-year-old Japanese was scheduled to face sixth seed Kiki Bertens after coming through two matches on Thursday in the rain-affected tournament but said she was forced to withdraw due to pain and swelling at the base of her thumb.

May 17, 2019, 17:08 PM IST

Two earthquakes jolt Japan, no tsunami warning issued

Japan is prone to frequent earthquakes and lies in the "Ring of Fire", an area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean, which is vulnerable to frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

May 10, 2019, 07:17 AM IST

Ness Wadia sentenced to 2-year suspended jail term in Japan for drugs possession: Report

Ness Wadia was reportedly found in possession of about 25g of what looked like cannabis resin in his trouser pocket.

Apr 30, 2019, 11:59 AM IST

US-Japan 2+2 dialogue: Focus on increasing ties with India, Australia, South Korea

The US-Japan 2+2 dialogue includes US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Acting US Secretary of Defence Patrick Shanahan, Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono, and Japanese Defence Minister Takeshi Iwaya.

Apr 20, 2019, 15:32 PM IST

Japan`s Olympic Minister Yoshitaka Sakurada resigns after latest gaffe

The 2011 quake and tsunami, which engulfed large swathes of eastern Japan`s Pacific coast, left more than 20,000 people dead or missing. 

Apr 10, 2019, 21:28 PM IST

Crashed Japanese F-35 wreckage found in Pacific, pilot still missing

  Search and rescue teams found wreckage from a crashed Japanese F-35 stealth fighter in the Pacific Ocean close to northern Japan, as efforts to find the missing pilot continued, authorities said on Wednesday.

Apr 10, 2019, 14:27 PM IST

Wreckage found near where Japan's F-35 fighter went missing

Search and rescue teams found wreckage in water near where a Japanese Lockheed Martin F-35 stealth fighter disappeared on Tuesday, but have yet to determine whether it is the missing jet, a military spokesman said on Wednesday.

Apr 10, 2019, 06:16 AM IST

Final berth assured, India look to test attacking prowess against lowly Poland in Azlan Shah Cup

With three wins and a draw, India are currently leading the six-team league table with 10 points and a goal difference of eight.

Mar 28, 2019, 15:39 PM IST

Tesla claims to develop its 'largest power storage system in Asia'

In a bid to reduce energy demand and provide emergency backup power to trains in Japan, Tesla has claimed to develop its largest power storage system in Asia.

Mar 28, 2019, 06:20 AM IST

Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey Cup: India to next face 'nemesis' Malaysia

Conceding last minute goals have continued to haunt India for long now and that's precisely what the team would look to avoid when it takes on its 'new-found' nemesis Malaysia in its third league match of the Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament here Tuesday.

Mar 25, 2019, 18:14 PM IST

India start Azlan Shah campaign on a positive note, beat Japan 2-0

India will play Korea in their next league game on Sunday before taking on hosts Malaysia (March 26), Canada (March March 27) and Poland (March 29).

Mar 23, 2019, 16:29 PM IST

India to face Japan in Azlan Shah Cup opener

Despite being plagued by a series of injuries, the most recent being the nose fracture suffered during a practice match by Gurjant Singh who has returned home, the Indian team is upbeat and confident of a good show. 

Mar 22, 2019, 11:53 AM IST

Team mates weep as Ichiro Suzuki, baseball's most prolific hitter, retires at 45

Ichiro, 45, made the announcement after playing for the Mariners in the second game of their Major League Baseball opening series in Japan against the Oakland Athletics.

Mar 22, 2019, 09:13 AM IST

Cherry blossom-themed torch unveiled for Tokyo 2020 Olympic, Paralympic games

The 1.2-kilogram torch is made from aluminium, 30 percent of which has been salvaged from the temporary housing built in the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake.

Mar 20, 2019, 16:20 PM IST

Japan Olympic committee chief Tsunekazu Takeda to resign as IOC member: Reports

Takeda's resignation came following allegations for suspected corruption in Japan's successful bid to host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Mar 19, 2019, 10:28 AM IST

Japan may allow North Korean athletes to compete in 2020 Olympics: Reports

Japan instituted a number of sanctions against North Korea following a series of nuclear and missile tests that include not allowing its citizens to enter. 

Mar 13, 2019, 17:15 PM IST

England take pride in team spirit ahead of FIFA Women's World Cup 2019

England recently defeated Japan 3-0 in the SheBelieves Cup to pip hosts and defending world champions United States to the title and boost their hopes ahead of the Women's World Cup in France.

Mar 07, 2019, 16:20 PM IST

Japanese PM Abe says fully backs Trump over North Korea no deal

Shinzo Abe said Trump, at his meeting with Kim in Vietnam, had raised the issue of Japanese citizens abducted by North Koreans agents.

Feb 28, 2019, 17:52 PM IST

Japan to provide Pakistan USD 10.6 million for fight against malnutrition

The assistance was announced on Tuesday and is part of a partnership that the Japanese government signed with the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Food Programme (WFP) in Islamabad.

Feb 20, 2019, 16:24 PM IST

Swimming: Tokyo Olympics medal hopeful Rikako Ikee diagnosed with leukemia

The 18-year-old was named Japanese Swimmer of the Year last month after her record-breaking exploits in the Jakarta pool.

Feb 12, 2019, 12:39 PM IST