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  • Japan to host joint missile tracking drill amid N Korea threat

    Japan to host joint missile tracking drill amid N Korea threat

    Japan will hold a drill with the US and South Korea this week to practise jointly detecting airborne missiles, officials said on Sunday amid rising security threats from North Korea. The announcement of the joint exercise, a sixth such drill......

    December 10, 2017
  • Two women killed in Japan shrine attack

    Two women killed in Japan shrine attack

    Two women were killed and another person was injured in a stabbing incident at a shrine in Tokyo, with the male suspect appearing to have committed suicide, Japanese authorities said on Friday. The incident took place on Thursday night at......

    December 8, 2017
  • Japanese Cabinet approves Emperor Akihito's abdication date

    Japanese Cabinet approves Emperor Akihito's abdication date

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet on Friday formally approved April 30, 2019, as the abdication date for Emperor Akihito. The Cabinet's approval comes a week after a meeting of the Imperial House Council involving Abe, politicians, the judiciary and......

    December 8, 2017
  • India, Japan set up Act East Forum

    India, Japan set up Act East Forum

    In a significant boost to New Delhi's Act East Policy, India and Japan set up the Act East Forum on Tuesday as agreed during Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to India this year for the annual bilateral meeting. "In......

    December 6, 2017
  • No rescue operations by Japanese ship: Kerala CM Vijayan

    No rescue operations by Japanese ship: Kerala CM Vijayan

    Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan slammed rumour mongers on Saturday after it came to light that Friday's reports of a Japanese merchant ship rescuing 60 Kerala fishermen caught in the deep seas, was "fake". Vijayan called those spreading the rumours "mad".......

    December 2, 2017
  • Scandals in plain sight

    Scandals in plain sight

    In feudal Japan there was harakiri, or ritual suicide, whenever a grave wrongdoing was uncovered. The bloodless, modern day form of repentance, the saikeirei - the deep, long, profoundly contrite bow - has of late been taking place frequently in......

    December 1, 2017
  • Historic photo exhibit of Mother Teresa begins

    Historic photo exhibit of Mother Teresa begins

    The life of Mother Teresa (1910-97), the Macedonian nun who devoted herself to serving the destitute mainly in India, continues inspiring people across the globe to play a healing role regardless of religion or ethnicity. That is the message conveyed......

    November 29, 2017
  • Corpses in boat might be N Korean fishermen: Japan

    Corpses in boat might be N Korean fishermen: Japan

    The Japanese Coast Guard on Monday said the eight corpses found in a boat drifting near the coast of Akita prefecture might be of North Korean fishermen. The boat was spotted for the first time on November 24 close to......

    November 27, 2017
  • US Navy aircraft carrying 11 crashes off Japan

    US Navy aircraft carrying 11 crashes off Japan

     A US Navy aircraft with 11 people on board crashed into the sea off the coast of Japan on Wednesday while on its way to the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, military officials said. The Japan-based US 7th Fleet said......

    November 22, 2017
  • India-Japan space agencies to work towards a joint lunar mission soon

    India-Japan space agencies to work towards a joint lunar mission soon

    Asserting that the relationship between the space agencies of India and Japan has had a "visible change", the Indian Space Research Organisation chief on Friday said the countries are working towards a joint lunar mission soon. "We are looking at......

    November 18, 2017
  • Train leaves 20 secs early, Japan railway apologises

    Train leaves 20 secs early, Japan railway apologises

    A Japanese railway operator has issued a deep apology for the "tremendous nuisance" caused by a train departing 20 seconds early, surprising even a nation renowned for both punctuality and politeness. The Tsukuba Express train linking Tokyo and the capital's......

    November 17, 2017
  • Travel to Japan to get easier, visa for Indians to be relaxed from Jan 1

    Travel to Japan to get easier, visa for Indians to be relaxed from Jan 1

    Japan will simplify its visa rules from January 1 next year for Indians and issue multiple-entry-visa for short-term stay, a move which is expected to benefit tourists and business persons as well as repeat visitors, the Japanese Embassy said on......

    November 14, 2017
  • Toshiba incurs $438 million loss in first half of 2017

    Toshiba incurs $438 million loss in first half of 2017

    Japan's Toshiba Corporation incurred a net loss of 49.8 billion yen ($438 million) in the first half of its financial year, compared to a profit of 115.3 billion yen during the same period last year, an official statement released on......

    November 9, 2017