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  • India start Hockey World League preparation with Japan series Yesterday

    Bhubaneswar: With the FIH Hockey World League semi-final (Men) 2015 around the corner, India's preparation for the tournament will start with the first Test of the four-match series against Japan at the Kalinga Stadium on Sunday. India would be looking to keep up their momentum after having finished third at the...
  • Apple, IBM partner to help senior citizens find a plumber, take medications on time, improve their overall quality of life 2 days ago

    New York: Apple, IBM and Japanese insurance and bank holding company Japan Post have formed a partnership to improve the lives of elderly people in the country. The companies say they hope other countries will follow suit as the world's population ages. About a quarter of Japan's population, or more than...
  • Hockey: Japan test awaits India in Bhubaneswar 2 days ago

    India will face Japan in the men's hockey series from May 3 to 9. The series will be in preparation of the FIH Hockey World League semi-final scheduled in June this year. ...
  • Rival Koreas united in anger at lack of Shinzo Abe apology 2 days ago

    Seoul: In a rare display of political unity, South and North Korea both on Thursday condemned Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for failing to apologise during a US visit for the wartime use of sexual slaves. Their respective foreign ministries each issued statements criticising Abe for distorting history, with Pyongyang comparing...
  • Hockey: India name 24-member squad for Japan series 3 days ago

    New Delhi: India on Thursday announced a 24-strong team for the men's hockey series against Japan in Bhubaneswar from May 3 to 9. The Preparatory Camp for the series, which started on April 22 at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, ended on Thursday. The team will leave for Bhubaneswar May...
  • Eye on Olympics but focus on 2015, says India hockey coach 3 days ago

    "We want to improve on our finishing but can't take Japan lightly," says Paul van Ass. ...
  • Finishing, earning PCs prime focus against Japan: Sardar Singh 3 days ago

    India host Japan for a three-Test hockey series from May 2 in run-up to the World League in Belgium later this year. ...
  • Indian hockey needs to prioritise goal-keeping: Sreejesh 1 week ago

    Known as one of the best hockey goal-keepers in the world, Sreejesh Ravindran has come up the ranks like a mountaineer trying to seize the summit of a mountain. The young goal-keeper has often come to the rescue of the Indian team and was behind the team's success in...
  • Woman dumps her boyfriend's apple products in bathtub for cheating on her April 24, 2015

    Teaching a lesson the hard way, a woman in Japan decided to make her boyfriend pay for cheating on her. In what would hurt him the most, she took all his beloved Apple products and drowned them in a bathtub full of water. Thereafter, in order to drive the point...
  • Japanese maglev train sets world speed record, clocks 603 kilometres per hour April 21, 2015

    Tokyo: Central Japan Railway's high-speed train broke its own world speed record on Tuesday, clocking 603 kilometres per hour (374.69 miles per hour), after having set the previous record less than a week ago. The maglev magnetically levitated train broke the record during a 42-km test run in Yamanashi, a district...
  • Watch: 603 kmph! The fastest passenger train in the world breaks its own record April 21, 2015

    Tokyo: A Japanese maglev that is the fastest passenger train in the world has broken its own speed record. Operator JR Central said the train reached 603 kilometres per hour (375 miles per hour) in a test run on Tuesday, surpassing its previous record of 361 mph (581 kph) set in...
  • Japan's Daiichi completely exits Sun Pharma, sells its entire holding for about Rs 20,420 crore April 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Japanese drug maker Daiichi Sankyo has sold its entire holding in Sun Pharmaceutical Industries for an estimated Rs 20,420 crore, which it received following the merger of Ranbaxy into the Indian pharma major. In a statement on Tuesday, Daiichi said: "The sale of Sun Pharma shares has been completed."...
  • Strong quake hits Japan, Taiwan; tsunami warning lifted April 20, 2015

    Tokyo: A strong earthquake rattled Taiwan and small islands in the far south of Japan on Monday, official monitoring sites said, briefly prompting a warning for a 1-metre tsunami for the Okinawa island chain. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries in either country after the quake, which shook...
  • Tsunami warning after 6.6 magnitude earthquake in Japan April 20, 2015

    Tokyo: A tsunami as big as three feet was reportedly forecast to hit islands in Japan's far south on Monday after a 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck off eastern Taiwan. National broadcaster NHK said waves were possible on several islands in the southern Okinawa chain after a very shallow quake centred on...
  • Narain Karthikeyan scorches to maiden podium finish in Japan April 19, 2015

    Suzuka: Top Indian racing driver Narain Karthikeyan overcame a sluggish start to finish third in the season opener of the Japan-based Super Formula Championship on Sunday, sealing his first ever podium in the fastest single seater series outside Formula 1. Karthikeyan, starting from second on the grid, lost three places on...
  • Indian women finish seventh in Hawke's Bay Cup hockey April 19, 2015

    Hastings: The Indian women's hockey team defeated Japan 3-2 in the seventh-eighth position classification match to secure the seventh spot in the Hawke's Bay Cup tournament on Sunday. It was the team's second consecutive win against Japan, after beating them in a bronze medal match at the 17th Asian Games last...
  • Samsung removes its logo from Galaxy S6, S6 Edge in Japan April 19, 2015

    Seoul: Samsung has removed its corporate logo from its new smartphones sold in Japan, a company spokeswoman confirmed Saturday. The name Samsung is missing on both the Galaxy S6 and its curved-edge variant, the Galaxy S6 Edge. These models are presented as Docomo Galaxy and au Galaxy, carrying the names of its...
  • Deadlock deepens over US base relocation in Japan April 17, 2015

    Tokyo: Deadlock over the controversial relocation of a US military base in southern Japan deepened on Friday when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met the anti-base governor of Okinawa. The two men remained as far apart as ever after a 30-minute meeting that analysts said was largely Abe going through the motions...
  • Deadlock deepens over US base relocation in Japan April 17, 2015

    Tokyo: Deadlock over the controversial relocation of a US military base in southern Japan deepened on Friday when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met the anti-base governor of Okinawa. The two men remained as far apart as ever after a 30-minute meeting that analysts said was largely Abe going through the motions...
  • Japanes Kento Momota wins Singapore Open men's singles title April 12, 2015

    Singapore: Japanese Kento Momota was crowned champion in the $300,000 Singapore Open Superseries badminton men's singles event on Sunday, winning his first Superseries final. The Japanese World No.10 beat Hong Kong's Hu Yun (No. 13) 21-17, 16-21, 21-15 in a match that lasted almost 80 minutes at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. This...
  • Japan journalist's new passport bans travel to Iraq, Syria April 10, 2015

    Tokyo: An experienced war photographer has vowed to fight the Japanese government after being issued a passport that specifically bars him from going to violence-wracked Iraq and Syria. Yuichi Sugimoto, who has been reporting from conflict zones for 20 years, had his passport confiscated in February after he refused government requests...
  • The first selfie stick was made by Minolta, back in 1983 April 9, 2015

    Quite like the first selfie, there have been more than one claimants for the title of the first selfie stick. This post on Kotaku, pushes back the date of the first selfie by a good 23 years. It now appears that, like so many other things related to photography, the first...
  • Japanese Ebola test gives results in 11 minutes: Researcher April 9, 2015

    Tokyo: A Japanese research team on Thursday said it had developed a field test for Ebola that gives results in just over 11 minutes -- down from the 90-minute test used now. The breakthrough by Nagasaki University's Institute of Tropical Medicine will allow medics to move much more quickly in treating...
  • US isolated as allies line up to join China-led bank March 28, 2015

    Washington: US resistance to a Chinese-led Asian regional bank has left it isolated among its Asian and European allies and given some heft to China's frequent complaints that Washington wants to contain its rise as a world power. South Korea, one of America's closest friends in Asia, announced yesterday it will...
  • Japan Prime Minister not to attend China's war parade: report March 25, 2015

    Tokyo: Japan's prime minister is set to rebuff a prickly invitation to a Chinese military parade, a report said on Wednesday, as the former World War II enemies jockey over the telling of their shared history. Tokyo has not officially replied to Beijing's comments on the march, being held to mark...
  • Modi pips Xi Jinping in handling domestic, international affairs: Survey March 19, 2015

    Beijing: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has pipped Chinese President Xi Jinping to secure the top rank in handling domestic and international affairs in a global survey conducted by a Chinese firm. In the China's National Image Global Survey 2014, conducted in nine countries - the US, UK, Australia, Japan, South...
  • Sharp Corp to slash more than 10 per cent of Japanese workforce: Report March 19, 2015

    Bengaluru: Sharp Corp is cutting more than 10 per cent of its Japanese workforce starting in April, according to a Nikkei report. The embattled electronics manufacturer will slash about 3,000 jobs through voluntary retirements and expects to book about 30 billion yen ($250.00 million) in retirement-related expenses for 2015, the business...
  • Electric power transmitted wirelessly in Japan March 12, 2015

    Tokyo: In a breakthrough, Japanese researchers have successfully transmitted electric power wirelessly to a pinpoint target using microwaves, an advance that brings space-based solar power closer to reality. According to Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, or Jaxa, the researchers were able to transform 1.8 kilowatts of electric power into microwaves and transmit...
  • Japanese companies facing tax, regulations and red tape woes in India March 5, 2015

    Hyderabad: Japanese companies operating in India are facing problems arising out of complicated tax system, string of regulations and red tape, a senior official of that country said here on Thursday. "We must improve business environment in India. There are so many Japanese companies. Over 1,200 companies are operating in India...
  • Seeking unity in the party, AAP global supporters launch social media campaign #UnitedAAP March 4, 2015

    Washington: With the rift in AAP deepening, non-resident Indian supporters of the party have appealed to its leadership to stand united and resolve all their differences peacefully. NRI AAP chapters across the world have launched a social media campaign #UnitedAAP, appealing for "reconciliation and togetherness" among party leadership. "We are...