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29-Oct-2018 Tokyo

India, Japan to start 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue

India and Japan will start a 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue involving their respective foreign and defence ministers to work for peace and stability in the world, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Narendra Modi said on Monday."Without the cooperation between India...

29-Oct-2018 Tokyo, Japan

Narendra Modi interacts with Indian Community in Tokyo, Japan

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today interacted with the Indian Community in Tokyo. During his address, Prime Minister highlighted several aspects of India-Japan partnership.Shri Modi thanked the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Japanese people...

29-Oct-2018 Tokyo, Japan

Narendra Modi addresses ‘Make in India’ Seminar in Tokyo, Japan

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, today, addressed the ‘Make in India: India-Japan partnership in Africa and digital partnership’ seminar, in Tokyo.The Prime Minister explained how the Union Government is focused on improving ease of doing business, and...

29-Oct-2018 Tokyo

Engage more with India, Narendra Modi tells Japanese businessmen

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday invited Japanese businessmen to engage more with India to speed up the investment process in New Delhi."I always talk about 'strong India strong Japan'. On this occasion, I express my gratitude to Japanese businessmen...

28-Oct-2018 Tokyo

Narendra Modi gifts Japanese PM handcrafted stone bowls, durries

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday gifted his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe two handcrafted stone bowls and durries.Modi, who arrived here on Saturday for his annual bilateral summit with Abe, was received by the latter at the Yamanashi prefecture,...

27-Oct-2018 Tokyo

Narendra Modi arrives in Japan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here late on Saturday to hold the annual India-Japan bilateral summit with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe."PM @narendramodi arrives in #Tokyo to a warm welcome for his 5th Annual Summit with @AbeShinzo. Japan is one...

02-Oct-2018 Tokyo

Shinzo Abe replaces Defence, Health Ministers in Cabinet reshuffle

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday replaced his Ministers of Defence and Health, Labour and Welfare in a major Cabinet reshuffle, with an eye on upcoming elections for the upper house of the Parliament in 2019, to be followed by lower house elections...

01-Oct-2018 Tokyo

2 killed in Japan typhoon

At least two people were killed and about 120 were injured as typhoon Trami, which is moving away from the northeast of Japan on Monday, passed over the country.The latest typhoon, the 24th this season, made landfall in western Japan at around 8 p.m., and...

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...

11-Aug-2018 Tokyo

9 dead in Japan chopper crash

A Japanese government helicopter has crashed in the mountains of Gunma. All nine crew members on board have been confirmed dead, police said on Saturday.Two of the crew members were declared dead on Friday just after the crash, while seven more were confirmed...

08-Aug-2018 Tokyo

N.Korea must denuclearize verifiably, irreversibly : UN Chief

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday stressed the need for North Korea to commit to dismantling its nuclear weapons through a "verifiable and irreversible" process.Guterres arrived in Tokyo on Tuesday night to participate in a ceremony to...

11-Jul-2018 Tokyo

Death toll in Japan flood hits 179

The death toll arising from torrential rains and floods in central and southwestern Japan has risen to 179, the government said on Wednesday, while the search and rescue efforts for the missing continue.Floods and landslides triggered by the record rainfall...

30-Mar-2018 Tokyo

Sushma Swaraj calls on Japanese PM

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called on Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe here on Friday, the third and concluding day of her visit to the country.According to External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar, Sushma Swaraj conveyed Indian...

29-Mar-2018 Tokyo

India, Japan call for free, stable Indo-Pacific

India and Japan on Thursday called for a peaceful, stable and free Indo-Pacific region following the Ninth India-Japan Strategic Dialogue co-chaired by Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono here."We are both...

29-Mar-2018 Tokyo

Sushma Swaraj meets former Japanese Foreign Minister

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday met former Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and discussed ways to take the India-Japan relationship forward.Kishida is Chairman of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party's Policy Research Council....

24-Mar-2018 Tokyo

Knee pain can trigger depression in elderly

Knee pain in the elderly, which can damage the quality of life, can make them prone to depression, researchers say.Osteoarthritis occurs when a joint becomes inflamed, usually because the protective cartilage and other tissues that cushion joints like the...

14-Mar-2018 Tokyo

Smoking may up risk of hearing loss

Smokers beware. You maybe at a higher risk of suffering hearing loss, as a new study suggests that smoking affects the ability to hear both high and low frequency sounds."These results provide strong evidence to support that smoking is a causal factor for hearing...

08-Mar-2018 Tokyo

High Vitamin D levels linked reduced risk of liver cancer

People with higher levels of Vitamin D may be at a lower risk of developing all cancers, specifically liver cancer, a study involving over 30,000 participants has found.Vitamin D is made by the skin in response to sunlight. It helps to maintain calcium levels...

02-Feb-2018 Tokyo

Sony names CFO Kenichiro Yoshida as President

Japanese multinational company Sony on Friday announced that its Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Kenichiro Yoshida will take over as President and CEO from Kazuo Hirai, who will be the company's new chairman.The appointment of Yoshida, 58, will be effective from...

31-Jan-2018 Tokyo

11 killed in fire at nursing home in Japan

Eleven people were killed and three injured in a fire at a social welfare center for elderly people in Japan late Wednesday night.The Japanese authorities are investigating the cause of the fire at the facility in Sapporo in Hokkaido, while more than 40 fire...

04-Jan-2018 Tokyo

Shinzo Abe : North Korea greatest threat to Japan since WWII

The security situation facing Japan is the "severest since the Second World War", Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday, calling the prospect of a nuclear-capable North Korea "absolutely unacceptable".Tensions in the region have remained high in recent...

08-Dec-2017 Tokyo

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 the Tomioka Hachimangu...

10-Nov-2017 Tokyo

Police identifies nine bodies found in Tokyo apartment

Police have identified the nine mutilated bodies which were found in the apartment of a young Japanese man here last month, investigators said on Friday.The bodies of eight women and a man were found on October 30, at the apartment of Takahiro Shiraishi, 27,...

05-Nov-2017 Tokyo

Donald Trump meets Japanese Emperor

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump on Monday met Japanese Emperor Akihito and his wife, Empress Michiko at the Imperial Palace in here.Trump arrived here on Sunday, the first leg of his extensive five-nation tour through Asia, reports...

05-Nov-2017 Tokyo

Donald Trump in Japan, begins five-nation Asia tour

US President Donald Trump on Sunday said that "no dictator" should underestimate Washington's resolve, as he arrived in Japan to begin his five-nation tour through Asia, media reports said."No one, no dictator, no regime should underestimate American resolve,"...

01-Nov-2017 Tokyo

Shinzo Abe re-elected Japanese PM after election landslide

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was re-appointed the nation's leader on Wednesday after his ruling bloc's big election win last month and retained all of his ministers in his new Cabinet.Abe, 63, was re-elected in a special parliamentary session. He received...

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