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18-Sep-2020 Tokyo

UV light kills Covid-19 virus without harming people: Study

In a significant breakthrough, researchers have discovered that using Ultraviolet C (UVC) light with a wavelength of 222 nanometres (touted as safer to use around humans) effectively kills the Covid-19 virus.Other studies involving 222 nm UVC, also known...

07-Sep-2020 Tokyo

4 missing, 50 hurt as powerful typhoon lashes Japan

At least four people were reported missing and over 50 others injured after a powerful typhoon lashed Japan's Kyushu island, officials said on Monday.Typhoon Haishen, with its hurricane-like gusty winds and torrential downpours, caused widespread blackouts...

02-Sep-2020 Tokyo

Japan braces for powerful typhoon

Japan's weather agency on Wednesday said a powerful typhoon is making its way from the Nagasaki region to the northern part of the country's main island of Kyushu.Typhoon Maysak, which has already pummeled the Okinawa prefecture and injured eight people, is...

24-Jul-2019 Tokyo

P.V. Sindhu advances, Srikanth crashes out of Japan Open

Ace Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu kicked off her Japan Open campaign on an emphatic note as she registered a comprehensive victory over China's Yue Han in her first-round clash of the $750,000 tournament.The Olympic silver medallist needed just 37 minutes...

18-Jul-2019 Tokyo

33 killed in arson attack at Japan anime studio

At least 33 people were killed and dozens injured after a man set fire to a renowned animation studio in the Japanese city of Kyoto on Thursday, officials said.According to the police, the 41-year-old suspect broke into the Kyoto Animation Co studio in...

07-Jul-2019 Tokyo

With fame comes responsibility: Teen actor Matarazzo

Gaten Matarazzo is just 16 and has managed to make a deep impact with his performance in "Stranger Things". The actor is loving the success coming his way but agrees that with fame comes more responsibilities.It was in 2016, when Matarazzo, who was 13-years-old...

28-Jun-2019 Tokyo

G-20 leaders wary of trade war sapping global growth

Leaders from the Group of 20 major economies on Friday expressed concern over an escalating trade war between the US and China, calling it a serious downside risk to the global economy, along with geopolitical tensions in the Middle East.On the first day of...

28-Jun-2019 Tokyo

G20 members discuss economy, trade in Osaka Summit

Leaders from the Group of 20 major economies weighed the risk of a slowing global economy on Friday amid growing trade and geopolitical tensions as a two-day summit began in Osaka under Japan's presidency.As an escalating US-China trade war looms large, eyes...

14-Jun-2019 Tokyo

Abe asks Iran to release American captives: Report

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has asked Iranian leaders during his Tehran visit to release American captives detained by the country, at the request of US President Donald Trump, Kyodo News Agency quoted a Japanese government source as saying on Friday.At...

05-Jun-2019 Tokyo

Unsalted tomato juice cuts heart disease risk

Researchers have found that drinking unsalted tomato juice can lower blood pressure and cholesterol level in adults who are at risk of cardiovascular disease, according to a study.For the study, published in the journal of Food Science and Nutrition, researchers...

28-May-2019 Tokyo

3 killed in Japan stabbing spree

One female student and a man were killed and 16 others injured after a man wielding knives attacked a group of schoolchildren outside a bus stop in the Japanese city of Kawasaki on Tuesday, the police said, adding the attacker stabbed himself after the rampage...

27-May-2019 Tokyo

US-Japan trade announcement may come in August : Donald Trump

Visiting US President Donald Trump on Monday said that he needs to correct a "tremendous" trade imbalance with Japan, suggesting there may be a major announcement on the issue in August."Trade-wise, I think we will be announcing some things probably in August...

28-Nov-2018 Tokyo

Your body may not cope with evening stress : Study

Human bodies which experience stress in the evening release less cortisol -- the primary stress hormone in humans -- compared to stressful events in the morning, and thus may pose vulnerabilities, according to a new research.The study, led by medical physiologist...

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...

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...

14-Feb-2017 Tokyo

Trump is good listener, frank : Shinzo Abe

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe believes that US President Donald Trump is a "good listener", as well as "friendly and open", the media reported."President Trump is surprisingly a good listener though it may seem that he isn't. He's also very frank and open....

26-Jan-2017 Tokyo

Abe, Trump prepare to hold summit in Washington

Japanese Prime Minister Sinzo Abe on Thursday said the government was making preparations for a meeting between him and new US President Donald Trump early next month, the media reported.In an address to the lower house of Parliament, Abe said the two countries...

08-Jan-2017 Tokyo

Cell phones distract less frequent internet users more

If you are an infrequent internet user, then mere presence of a smartphone can adversely affect your cognitive performance, a study has found."The mere presence of a mobile phone was a distraction among infrequent internet users," said Jun-ichiro Kawahara,...

13-Nov-2016 Tokyo

Wearable device can reduce fat, treat type 2 diabetes

Scientists from Japan have developed a wearable medical device that can help diabetic elderly or overweight people to lose fat and treat type 2 diabetes.The device developed by Kumamoto University affects visceral fat loss and improves blood glucose (sugar) by...

12-Nov-2016 Tokyo

Narendra Modi leaves for Kobe aboard bullet train in Tokyo

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is meeting his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe for the annual India-Japan bilateral summit, arrived at Tokyo Station to board the Shinkansen bullet train on Saturday."Putting #IndiaJapan relations on the fast track! PM @narendramodi...

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