Japan

  • PM Modi visits Toji temple with Shinzo Abe on his second day in Japan 9 minutes ago

    Kyoto: Prime Minister Narendra Modi began the second day of his Japan trip by visiting the Toji temple along with Japanese PM Shinzo Abe. He stayed at the temple complex for nearly half an hour during which he enquired about the history of the eighth-century Buddhist pagoda. The Chief Monk...
  • India, Japan set to intensify defence cooperation 13 hours 1 minutes ago

    New Delhi: India and Japan are set to intensify defence cooperation with the two sides likely to launch a security consultative framework involving their foreign and defence ministers. The two countries are also expected to sign an agreement in the field of rare earth materials after Prime Minister Narendra Modi...
  • Modi, Abe meet over dinner, pitch for robust future in ties 15 hours 48 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Setting the tone for their formal Summit on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on Saturday spoke about a "strong and robust future" for the bilateral ties, with the Indian leader hoping that the two sides would strive to achieve in five years...
  • India, Japan sign MoU to develop Varanasi into a 'smart city' like Kyoto 14 hours 20 minutes ago

    Kyoto: India and Japan on Saturday signed an agreement to develop the age-old Varanasi city using the experience of Kyoto, the 'smart city' of Japan, in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe. Varanasi, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi represents in the Lok Sabha, will...
  • PM Narendra Modi's 'bandhgala' look in Japan gets praise 20 hours 2 minutes ago

    Kyoto: Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed at the Osaka airport in Japan on Saturday, looking dapper in a dark 'bandhgala'. His look got a thumbs up from a few Twitter users. Twitter user Atmay said: "Modi and all ministers should wear such suits in regular office also. Kurta is outdated." Another user...
  • PM Narendra Modi reaches Japan to hold bilateral talks with Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe 21 hours 57 minutes ago

    Kyoto: Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed in Osaka on Saturday and left for Kyoto where he will be received by Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. This is PM Modi's first bilateral visit outside of the subcontinent. Modi will tour Japan till the third of September and will also visit the...
  • PM Modi promises to bring high speed bullet trains to India 22 hours 7 minutes ago

    One of the dreams that Narendra Modi has been showing to the nation is of bringing bullet trains to India. It's incredible because these trains move at a speed of close to 265 to 270 km per hour. But, it might not be very feasible in India where rail safety...
  • Bullet trains expected to be on agenda during PM Modi's Japan visit Yesterday

    New Delhi: As Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves for a five-day trip to Japan, hopes are high that the issue of bullet trains will feature on the agenda. The NDA government had promised to launch bullet train in its Railway Budget. While presenting the Railway Budget, Union Minister DV Sadananda Gowda...
  • PM Modi leaves for 5-day visit to Japan, agreements in defence, civil nuclear sectors to be signed Yesterday

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday left for a five-day tour of Japan which is expected to open new vistas in the bilateral ties and take the strategic and global partnership to a higher level. This is Modi's first bilateral visit outside the subcontinent. In the first leg...
  • High-end defence technology cooperation possible with Japan: PM Yesterday

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said India sees possibility of a new era of cooperation with Japan in high-end defence technology and equipment and noted that progress has been made in parleys on civil nuclear agreement and amphibious aircraft deal between them. "In the field of defence and...
  • PM hopes to write "new chapter" during Japan visit Yesterday

    New Delhi: On the eve of his visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said Japan has "paramount importance" in his vision for India's progress and his trip will "write a new chapter" in bilateral ties while taking the Strategic and Global Partnership to the higher level. Cooperation in the fields...
  • PM Modi set to woo Japan on his first bilateral trip Yesterday

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will undertake his first major bilateral trip to Japan on Saturday for a five-day visit since he came to power in May. A power packed delegation of economists, bankers and industrialists will accompanying the PM on his trip to Japan. Reliance Industries Chairman -...
  • PM Narendra Modi tweets to Shinzo Abe in Japanese 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday put out a series of tweets in Japanese, one of them addressed to his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe and said that as his friends from Japan had asked him to talk to the people of Japan directly, so he did so. "Friends from...
  • Narendra Modi eyes breakthrough nuclear pact on Japan trip 3 days ago

    New Delhi: India is hoping to win Japanese backing for a nuclear energy pact during a visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and lure investment into its $85 billion market while addressing Japan's concern about doing business with a nuclear-armed country. India has been pushing for an agreement with Japan...
  • Steps to concretise Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Japan visit, railways is stepping up efforts to concretise the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high speed rail corridor project amid expectation that a way forward is likely to be materialised during the trip. The bullet train is expected to run at a speed of 300 km...
  • Ambani, Adani, Kalyani to be part of PM Modi's delegation to Japan 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Mukesh Ambani, Gautam Adani and 15 other leading industrialists will be part of the delegation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his first major bilateral visit, outside the sub-continent, to Japan this week. The industrialists will take part in a bilateral meeting under the aegis of India-Japan Business Leaders'...
  • Mobile use lowers children's grades in school: Study 4 days ago

    Tokyo: Children who spend more than four hours a day on their mobile phone perform significantly worse on school tests than those who are limited to just 30 minutes, a Japanese government survey has found. Among the nearly one-in-nine 14 and 15-year-olds who use their handheld device for at least four...
  • Asian Games: Japan name women flag bearer and captain for first time August 19, 2014

    Japan named weightlifter Hiromi Miyake as team captain and archer Kaori Kawanaka as flag bearer for next month's Asian Games in South Korea, the first time the country has selected women for both roles. The duo will lead Japan's team of 716 athletes for the Sept 19-Oct 4 Games in Incheon,...
  • PM Narendra Modi to travel to Japan on August 31 August 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will embark on a four-day trip to Japan from August 31 to bolster bilateral ties in key areas of civil nuclear cooperation, security, defence and trade. During his visit from August 31 to September 3, the Prime Minister will call on Emperor Akihito and hold...
  • Storm drenches Japan; 1 dead, dozens hurt August 11, 2014

    Tokyo: A tropical storm moved out of Japan on Sunday after lashing the country with rain and wind, leaving one person dead and prompting evacuation orders for more than 1 million residents near swollen rivers. Tropical Storm Halong also disrupted land and air traffic and injured dozens of people as Japan...
  • Japan creating fuel-cell powered underwater vehicle August 8, 2014

    Tokyo: Japan's defence ministry on Friday said it was developing a fuel-cell powered "unmanned underwater vehicle" but disputed a report that it was working with Washington on a submarine using the environmentally-friendly technology. The report in the top-selling Yomiuri Shimbun, citing unnamed ministry officials, said the unmanned, 10-metre long sub could...
  • Svetlana Kuznetsova beats Kurumi Nara to win Citi Open August 4, 2014

    Washington: Two-time major champion Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia ended her four-year WTA title drought on Sunday, beating Kurumi Nara of Japan 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 in the Citi Open. Asked if it felt like so much time had passed since she won a tournament, Kuznetsova smiled broadly and replied: "It feels like...
  • G7 warns Russia, faces more sanctions July 31, 2014

    London: The G7 leaders in a joint statement on Wednesday said Russia will face further economic sanctions if it continued to support rebels in Ukraine. The warning came after the EU added eight more Russians to its sanctions. The G7 nations of economic powers, comprising the US, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan...
  • Japan : McDonald's halts selling chicken imported from China July 25, 2014

    Tokyo: McDonald's on Friday said that all of its Japanese restaurants had stopped selling products made with chicken from China, in the wake of a scandal that saw expired meat sold to fast food giants. More than 3,000 restaurants across Japan had also halted imports of chicken products from the country,...
  • Magnitude 6.8 quake, small tsunami hit east Japan, no damage July 12, 2014

    Fukushima: A magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit off eastern Japan on Saturday morning, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, with minor tsunami of up to 20 cm but no reports of damage along the northeast coast that was ravaged by the catastrophic March 2011 tsunami. No irregularities were reported at the Fukushima Daiichi...
  • Typhoon Neoguri makes landfall on Japan's southern main island July 10, 2014

    Tokyo: Typhoon Neoguri slammed into Japan's southern main island early on Thursday after lashing the Okinawa island chain, with three people killed as powerful winds and torrential rains battered the country. "It landed near Akune City shortly before 7:00 am (2200 GMT yesterday)," an official at the Japan Meteorological Agency said. Akune...
  • Japan issues highest alert over typhoon Neoguri July 8, 2014

    Tokyo: Japan is bracing Tuesday for one of its worst storms in over a decade as typhoon Neoguri barreled towards the southern Okinawa island chain, with 55,000 people urged to evacuate as the weather agency issued its highest alert. The top-level warning means a threat to life, as well as...
  • India-US-Japan can together reduce tension in the region: John McCain July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: US Senator John McCain on Thursday said that a strong US-India-Japan relationship can strengthen our ties with the entire region and work together to reduce tensions in the region. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, McCain said, "We have very high expectations as I think that the people...
  • Watch: A middleaged politician is Japan has become an Internet phenomenon after crying like a toddler during a press conference July 2, 2014

    A 47-year-old provincial politician was rapidly becoming an Internet phenomenon in Japan on Wednesday after crying like a toddler as he tried to explain his profligate use of public funds. Television talk shows carried looped footage of a press conference in which Ryutaro Nonomura wails and bangs his fists on the...
  • Japan's government approves larger military role July 1, 2014

    Tokyo: Japan took a step away on Tuesday from an American-drafted constitution that has long kept its military shackled, approving a plan to allow greater use of a force that was vanquished at the end of World War II. In one of the biggest changes to Japanese security policy since...