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  • Japanese man sues women-only university for rejecting him Yesterday

    Tokyo: A young Japanese man is suing an all-female public university for gender discrimination after being denied admission, according to a media reports. The man, aspiring to enroll in Fukuoka Women's University's bachelor of nutrition programme, has gone to court with the argument that gender discrimination in public institutions of higher...
  • 3 years after it disappeared in the 2011 tsunami, a Japanese man gets his boat back on his birthday 2 days ago

    Honolulu: A Japanese man has been reunited with a small boat that got swept away in the deadly 2011 tsunami and found three years later on a small atoll about 800 miles southwest of Hawaii. Tomomune Matsunaga of the Fukushima prefecture lost his home and personal watercraft to the March 11,...
  • Shinzo Abe's party takes lead in polls ahead of Japan election 4 days ago

    Tokyo: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling party showed a strong lead in opinion polls released on Monday ahead of Japan's general election next month, despite a majority of respondents giving a thumbs down to his economic blitz. Japan's lower parliamentary chamber was dissolved on Friday ahead of the election that Abe...
  • 37 homes collapse, dozens injured in Japan earthquake 5 days ago

    Tokyo: Helicopter surveys on Sunday showed more extensive damage than earlier thought from an overnight earthquake in the mountainous central Japan area that hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics. At least 37 homes were destroyed in two villages, and 39 people were injured across the region, including seven seriously, mostly with broken...
  • Rupee opens at 61.83 per dollar; down 9 paise November 19, 2014

    Mumbai: The Indian rupee slipped by nine paise in the early trade on Wednesday. It had opened at 61.83 per dollar against 61.74 on Tuesday. The yen hovers at multi-year lows against the dollar and euro as the market cautiously waited to see what the Bank Of Japan would say...
  • Japan PM Shinzo Abe puts off tax hike, calls snap poll November 18, 2014

    Tokyo: Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called a snap election for December and put off a sales tax hike planned for next year, vowing on Tuesday to step down if his strategy to revive the ailing economy falls flat. Despite Abe's aggressive revival policies to end two decades of stagnation, the...
  • Shinzo Abe set to call snap Japan poll, delay tax hike November 18, 2014

    Tokyo: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to call a snap election, and seek voters' endorsement for more economic reforms after Japan slipped into recession. Less than two years after he swept to power pledging to reinvigorate the country's flagging economy, Abe is expected to say more needs to be done...
  • US, Japan and Australia vow to oppose Russian action in Ukraine November 17, 2014

    Brisbane: The leaders of the United States, Japan and Australia lined up together against Russia on Sunday, vowing to oppose Russian efforts to destabilise eastern Ukraine during a rare trilateral meeting held at the G20 summit in Brisbane. President Barack Obama, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Australian Prime Minister Tony...
  • PM Narendra Modi meets Japan PM over dinner in Brisbane November 14, 2014

    Brisbane: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday met Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe at a dinner hosted by the latter in the Australian city of Brisbane. "Happy to meet you once again," Modi tweeted on meeting Abe. Modi met Abe during his official visit to Japan in August-September this year. The two leaders are...
  • Japan to offer $100 million aid to Ebola-hit Africa November 7, 2014

    Tokyo: Japan will provide up to USD 100 million in fresh aid to Ebola-hit West Africa, the government said on Friday, after the United States called for further global efforts to combat the deadly virus. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said the aid would come on top of USD 40 million...
  • Sonia congratulates Manmohan Singh on being elected for top honour by Japan November 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi has congratulated former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh upon being awarded 'The Grand Cordon of the Order of the Paulownia Flowers' for his "significant contribution to the enhancement of relations and promotion of friendship" between Japan and India for about 35 years, a Japanese...
  • Manmohan Singh become 1st India to be chosen for top national award by Japan November 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has been chosen for one of Japan's top national awards for his contribution to India-Japan ties, becoming the first Indian to receive the rare honour. Singh will be awarded 'The Grand Cordon of the Order of the Paulownia Flowers' for his "significant contribution to...
  • Japan offers to assist India on Intelligent Transport System October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Japan has offered to assist India in developing Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) in urban areas of the country. The two countries identified new areas of cooperation in urban development sector at the end of a day-long meeting of India-Japan Joint Working Group, that concluded late. Japan's Ministry of...
  • E-visa system likely to be rolled out next week October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The Government will roll out by next week the much-awaited electronic-visa system for tourists from select countries including US and Japan. Home Minister Rajnath Singh along with Tourism Minister Sripad Naik will unveil the first phase of e-visa system for tourists from two dozens countries including US and Japan...
  • Kyoto deputy mayor to visit Varanasi on Thursday October 29, 2014

    Varanasi: The deputy mayor of Kyoto, Kenichi Ogasawara, will visit Varanasi on Thursday in order to discuss with officials plans for developing the temple town on the lines of the Japanese city. The visit comes in the wake of a Sister City Partnership Agreement which was recently signed between Kyoto...
  • India re-elected to UN Economic and Social Council October 29, 2014

    United Nations: India on Wednesday overwhelmingly won its re-election to the United Nations' body on economic and social issues, the win coming just a week after it got re-elected to the world body's human rights council. India was re-elected to the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) after it got...
  • Japan nuclear plant gets approval to restart, over three years after Fukushima October 28, 2014

    Tokyo: A town in southwest Japan became the first to approve the restart of a nuclear power station on Tuesday, a step forward in Japan's fraught process of reviving an industry left idled by the Fukushima catastrophe in 2011. Satsumasendai, a town of 100,000 that hosts the two-reactor Kyushu Electric Power...
  • Japan top court issues pregnant women protection ruling October 23, 2014

    Tokyo: Japan's top court said employers cannot discriminate against pregnant women by demoting them or denying requests for lighter work, in a key test case as Tokyo tries to boost the profile of working females. The ruling from the Supreme Court its first on a practice known as "maternity harassment"...
  • Japanese business delegation to visit Kerala in November October 23, 2014

    Kochi: A 40-member Japanese business delegation will be on a three-day visit to Kerala from November 6 to identify areas of cooperation with the state, especially Kochi. Said to be the biggest ever visit by officials from any country to the state, the event is being organised by Sanin India Association...
  • Japan keen to develop Andhra Pradesh's capital city October 22, 2014

    Hyderabad: Japan is keen to develop various projects in Andhra Pradesh, including state capital in Vijayawada-Guntur region as a smart city and three power plants of 10,000 Megawatts. A high-level Japanese delegation on Wednesday met Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu here and expressed willingness to transfer high-technology in agriculture and food...
  • Dunga delights in Brazil flexibility and brilliant Neymar October 14, 2014

    Singapore: Brazil coach Dunga has made a perfect start to his second stint in charge of the national side and on Tuesday's friendly win over Japan offered him plenty of reasons to feel that July's World Cup nightmare could soon be forgotten. As hosts, Felipe Scolari's side bullied their way...
  • Neymar scores all 4 as Brazil beat Japan 4-0 October 14, 2014

    Singapore: Neymar scored all four goals on Tuesday to give Brazil a 4-0 victory over Japan in a friendly match. Playing at a neutral venue in Singapore, the Barcelona striker gave his team the lead in the 18th minute after running onto a through ball from Diego Tardelli. He got his second...
  • Stosur downs Diyas to take another Osaka title October 12, 2014

    Tokyo: Australia's Samantha Stosur continued her love affair with the Osaka hardcourts by claiming a third Japan Open title after edging Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan in Sunday's final. The top seed prevailed 7-6(7) 6-3 over her 20-year-old opponent, who was competing in her first WTA final. The 2011 US Open winner...
  • Japan court orders Google to remove search results of a man's unflattering past October 10, 2014

    Tokyo: A Japanese judge has ordered Google to remove search results of a man's unflattering past in a new "right to be forgotten" order following a landmark ruling in Europe. The Tokyo District Court ordered Google Japan on Thursday to remove search results that hinted at the man's relations with a...
  • Ahmedabad to get India's first intelligent traffic system October 9, 2014

    Ahmedabad: With the launch of a pilot project to alert commuters about the traffic situation, Ahmedabad became the first Indian city to get an Intelligent Traffic System (ITS). The pilot project was launched by Japanese firm Zero Sum Ltd in association with the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) on a 10-km...
  • Japan launches weather satellite Himawari-8 October 7, 2014

    Tokyo: Japan on Tuesday launched a weather satellite in a bid to improve the accuracy of weather forecasts related to natural disasters. The H-2A rocket, which carries the Himawari-8, lifted off at 2.16 pm from the Tanegashima Space Centre, Japan Times reported. The satellite is expected to be placed in a geostationary...
  • Japanese tourist in Manipur suspected to have Ebola-like symptoms October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Ebola scare has now hitting India. A Japanese tourist in Manipur is suspected to have Ebola-like symptoms. The 27-year-old woman who arrived in Imphal from Myanmar has been kept in an isolation ward. She complained of high fever, joint pain and diarrhoea. Seasonal diseases have been ruled...
  • Japan volcano eruption toll rises to 51 October 5, 2014

    Tokyo: The recovery of four more bodies has brought the total number of those dead to 51 following Mount Ontake's volcanic eruption, which occurred on September 27. Authorities of the Nagano prefecture told reporters that four bodies were found on the slopes of the mountain in areas searched on Saturday for...
  • Kei Nishikori beats Milos Raonic to claim Japan Open title October 5, 2014

    Fourth-seeded Kei Nishikori beat third-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-4 in the final of the Japan Open on Sunday to win his fourth ATP Tour title of the season. With a typhoon bearing down on the Japanese capital, Nishikori won his second straight tournament and the seventh of...
  • Search for bodies on Japan volcano halted as typhoon looms October 5, 2014

    Tokyo: More than a week after a deadly eruption claimed dozens of lives, a search operation for people missing on a volcano in central Japan was called off on Sunday due to an approaching typhoon brought heavy rains. The bodies of at least 12 hikers are believed to be lying somewhere...