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07-Sep-2018 Tokyo

Japan quake toll reaches 16

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday announced that the toll from a 6.7-magnitude earthquake that struck Hokkaido prefecture has increased to 16, with 26 others still reported missing."So far there are 16 (dead) people and many people injured, with 26...

06-Sep-2018 Tokyo

2 dead, 120 injured in Japan earthquake

Two people were killed and 120 others injured in an earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter Scale, followed by a number of aftershocks, that rocked Japan's Hokkaido prefecture early on Thursday.According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), the major...

05-Sep-2018 Tokyo

Japan typhoon leaves trail of destruction, 9 dead

At least nine persons have been killed by Typhoon Jebi, the worst storm to hit Japan in 25 years. It has left a trail of destruction across the west coast, hitting cities like Kyoto and Osaka.As of Wednesday, evacuation advisories had been issued for more...

05-Nov-2017 Kakamigahara (Japan)

Young players showed great spirit : hockey skipper Rani

After winning the Asian Cup hockey title and qualifying for next year's World Cup, India skipper Rani on Sunday praised the young players and said they have shown great spirit on such a big stage.India created history as they edged past China via shootouts....

02-Nov-2017 Kakamigahara (Japan)

India thrash Kazakhstan, in women's Asia Cup hockey semis

India stormed into the women's Asia Cup semi-final here on Thursday, thrashing Kazakhstan 7-1 in the quarters at the Kakamigahara Kawasaki Stadium.Dragflicker Gurjit Kaur was in sublime form as she pumped three goals while Navneet Kaur scored twice and Deep...

06-May-2017 Yokohama (Japan)

Indian Army competent to take action on mutilation issue : Arun Jaitley

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday that the Indian Army was capable and competent and will take appropriate action in the wake of the mutilation of bodies of two Indian soldiers by the Pakistan Army along the Line of Control (LoC) early this week."The...

06-May-2017 Yokohama (Japan)

Arun Jaitley rules out any surprise in GST rates on roll-out

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley ruled out any surprises in the tax rates in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) that is proposed to be rolled out on July 1 and also asserted that there will be no cascading in goods and commodities, which can even see tax rates coming...

06-May-2017 Yokohama (Japan)

Set up regional hub in New Delhi, Jaitley urges ADB

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday urged the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to set up a regional hub for South Asia in New Delhi so that the majority of proposals could be processed speedily.Addressing the ADB Board of Governors here, Jaitley said there...

16-Dec-2016 Yokohama (Japan)

Video Assistant Referee system causes confusion : Zinedine Zidane

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has said that the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system being used at the ongoing Club World Cup here causes confusion, though he acknowledged that he has to adapt to whatever FIFA wants to do.The former France star made...

22-Nov-2016 Buenos Aires

Signing peace accord with Russia not easy: Japan

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said that although there was potential for a peace treaty between Japan and Russia in the future, but given their World War II rift, the path forward would not be easy.Abe said this to the press in Buenos Aires late on Monday...

12-Nov-2016 Kobe (Japan)

Post demonetisation, Modi warns of more action against black money

In his first comments after he announced the demonetisation move, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday acknowledged the hardship being faced by people in India but said more steps could be taken to curb black money if required.Addressing members of...

12-Nov-2016 Osaka (Japan)

Narendra Modi leaves for India

Concluding his three-day visit to Japan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for India from the Japanese city of Osaka on Saturday."Sayonara Japan! An important friendship stands strengthened as PM @narendramodi enplanes from Osaka for the journey back to Delhi,"...

12-Nov-2016 Kobe (Japan)

Narendra Modi warns of more steps on black money, if required

Acknowledging the hardship being faced by people in India post the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the government will go through all personal records since Independence, if required, on the issue...

12-Nov-2016 Kobe (Japan)

Will check 'black money' records since Independence : Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the government will go through all personal records since Independence, if required, on the issue of black money and no violator would be spared."We will check all the records since Independence. If I come across...

02-Jun-2016 Osaka (Japan)

Indian economy to double GDP to $5 tn in few years: Arun Jaitley

With India's GDP poised to grow at a much faster pace, its economy will double in size to be worth $5 trillion in a few years, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Thursday."With India's GDP poised to grow at a much faster pace, for every few years, we are...

02-Jun-2016 Osaka (Japan)

India quite likely to roll GST early next year: Arun Jaitley

Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said he was "reasonably hopeful" that the proposed Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill would be passed by the Rajya Sabha, Indian parliament's upper house, in the next session, and that all supporting legislations...

02-Dec-2015 Kobe (Japan)

Djokovic pulls out of IPTL; Murray, Wawrinka join Singapore Slammers

World No.1 Novak Djokovic has pleaded fatigue for his decision not to compete in the second edition of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) starting here on Wednesday and his franchise Singapore Slammers announced that Britain's Andy Murray and Swiss...

13-Nov-2015 Tokyo

Diabetic? Potassium-rich diets may protect kidney, heart

If you are a diabetic, having diets rich in potassium may help you protect the heart and kidney health, says a new study.Individuals with Type-2 diabetes are at increased risk of developing kidney failure and heart disease. To examine whether higher intake...

24-Oct-2015 Tokyo

Exercise can slow brain ageing

If you wish to stay sharp even in the golden years, regular exercise may be of immense help, suggests new research.In a study of older men between ages 64-75 years, the researchers found that the fitter men performed better mentally than the less fit men,...

13-Sep-2015 Tokyo

Japan flood toll rises to five

The toll in floods which devastated Japan this week rose to five on Sunday as rescuers continued their search for over a dozen still missing, the media reported.The National Police Agency said a man was found dead in a submerged car in Tochigi city on Sunday,...

13-Sep-2015 Tokyo

Origin of Saturn's ring, satellites revealed

Japanese researchers have revealed that Saturn's F ring and its shepherd satellites are natural outcome of the final stage of formation of Saturn's satellite system.According to the latest satellite formation theory, Saturn used to have ancient rings containing...

24-Apr-2015 Madrid

FIFA Club World Cup returns to Japan

The FIFA Club World Cup will return to Japan in December 2015 and 2016, three years after it last hosted the competition, FIFA announced on Thursday.FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke explained that the Japan Football Association's experience in organising...

26-Mar-2015 Tokyo

Japan launches optical spy satellite

Japan on Thursday launched an information-gathering satellite (IGS) with an optical reconnaissance payload on an H-2A rocket, the country's second launch this year.The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., launched...

05-Oct-2014 Tokyo

Japan volcano eruption toll rises to 51

The recovery of four more bodies has brought the total number of those dead to 51 following Mount Ontake's volcanic eruption, which occurred Sep 27.Authorities of the Nagano prefecture told reporters that four bodies were found on the slopes of the mountain...

01-Oct-2014 Tokyo

Japan volcano eruption toll mounts to 43

The recovery of seven more bodies Wednesday has brought the total number of those dead to 43 following Mount Ontake's volcanic eruption, which occurred Sep 27.Search operations resumed Wednesday near the eruption site in Japan, Japan Today reported.Rescue...

01-Oct-2014 Osaka

Chinese ship capsizes near Japan

A Chinese ship has capsized near Japan, the Chinese consulate general said here Wednesday.Official said five crew members of the ship LURONGYU2859 were rescued, while some nine were still missing, Xinhua reported.The ship capsized about 390 km off Japan's...

13-Sep-2014 Tokyo

World's first lab grown stem cells implanted

Japanese researchers have successfully implanted lab-grown retinal tissue from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS) into a woman in her 70s - the world's first recipient of stem cells.In a two-hour procedure, a team of three eye specialists led by Yasuo Kurimoto...

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