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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...

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...

23-Oct-2017 Tokyo

7 dead, over 90 injured as typhoon Lan lashes Japan

 At least seven persons were killed and over 90 injured as typhoon Lan lashed wide swathes of Japan after making landfall in central Japan early on Monday.This season's 21st typhoon made landfall at Shizuoka Prefecture central Japan around 3 a.m. local time...

23-Oct-2017 Tokyo

Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc bags two-thirds majority

Prime Minister Shinzo Abes ruling coalition won a resounding victory in Sundays snap election, securing two-thirds majority in the Lower House that raises his chances of achieving a historic third term and his longtime ambition of revising the pacifist Constitution,...

23-Oct-2017 Tokyo

Five killed as typhoon Lan lashes Japan

At least five people were killed with transportation systems and businesses severely disrupted as typhoon Lan lashed Japan's Pacific coast after making landfall on Monday.The typhoon, with an atmospheric pressure of 950 hectopascals at its centre and packing...

18-Oct-2017 Tokyo

India urges pricing flexibility, review clause in LNG contracts

Given the transformation in the global LNG market into a situation of oversupply, India on Wednesday called for flexible terms for gas purchases, including the provision of a pricing review, "take or pay" terms and abolition of destination restriction clause...

06-Oct-2017 Tokyo

Six killed in Japan apartment blaze

Six people, including five children, died in a blaze in an apartment building in Japan on Friday, a media report said.The fire engulfed a three-story building in Hitachi. It started at around 4.50 a.m. and took almost an hour to be extinguished.The blaze...

22-Sep-2017 Tokyo

Pranaav-Sikki reach semis; Srikanth, Prannoy lose in Japan Open

India's mixed doubles pair of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N. Sikki Reddy reached the semi-finals, while the men's singles shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and H.S. Prannoy fell in the quarter-finals of the $325,000 Japan Open Superseries here on Friday.Pranaav-Sikki...

03-May-2017 Tokyo

As a writer, I feel like a female and male : Director James Gunn

He is a man as a human being, but "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" helmer James Gunn says he is a "female and a male" in spirit when he picks up a pen to jot down his ideas as a writer and director.There's one thing that ties together Gunn's "Guardians...

29-Apr-2017 Tokyo

I fought hard not to get typecast in Hollywood : Dave Bautista

Dave Bautista thinks he is a "misfit in life", but doesnt want to be a misfit in Hollywood. The wrestler-turned-actor says he is fighting hard not to get typecast as a musclehead, and show his range as an artiste.Bautista added that being part of film franchise...

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