Japan

  • Asian Games buzz appears missing in Incheon Yesterday

    Incheon: The buzz is strangely missing as Incheon gears up to host the Asian Games from Friday with hardly any banners or volunteers in sight to welcome the athletes and delegates for the event which cost a whopping USD 1.62 billion. Barring banners in and around the airport, there is hardly...
  • Dunga picks Robinho for Argentina match Yesterday

    Rio de Janerio: Brazil coach Dunga has called up Robinho for the team's friendly matches against Argentina and Japan next month. The striker had been left out of Dunga's team for friendlies earlier this month against Colombia and Ecuador but was later added to the squad after Hulk got injured. Brazil will...
  • Young Japanese man promoting peace gives free hugs 2 days ago

    A young Japanese man has been traveling three years through Asia distributing 'free hugs for peace' in an initiative to bring people together, His videos have registered more than 1.5 million views on Youtube. Koichi Kuwabara, 29, began his adventure just after graduating from university and has since toured South Korea,...
  • YO-Kai Watch: A legion of new cutesy Japanese monsters are set to break out all over the world 2 days ago

    Tokyo: Move over Pokemon, a legion of new cutesy monsters is haunting Japan and set to break out all over the world after trampling the competition at home. "YO-Kai Watch" is a nexus of manga comics, anime cartoons and computer games that revolve around the life of a school boy and...
  • What Apple Pay is attempting now, the Japanese did that 10 years ago 4 days ago

    Tokyo: Apple's proud announcement that its new iPhone could be used to buy goods in a single swipe left customers non-plussed in Japan, where mobile contactless payments have been normal fare for a decade. A type of Near Field Communication (NFC) chip, known in Japan as FeliCa, was introduced to the...
  • China on track to develop Indian Railways as President Xi heads to South Asia 4 days ago

    New Delhi/Beijing: China will pledge to invest billions of dollars in India's rail network during a visit by President Xi Jinping this week, bringing more than diplomatic nicety to the neighbours' first summit since Narendra Modi became prime minister in May. The leaders of Asia's three biggest economies - China, India...
  • Japan's World War II film idol Rikoran dies at 94 4 days ago

    Tokyo: Japanese film idol Yoshiko Yamaguchi, who was known as Rikoran and symbolized Japan's wartime dreams of Asian conquest, has died at age 94. Known as Shirley Yamaguchi in the US and one of biggest Japanese film stars during and after World War II, Yamaguchi died of heart failure September 7,...
  • China set to pump billions of dollars in India; outwit Japan 4 days ago

    Beijing: Cash-rich China is looking to outwit rival Japan by pledging to invest billions of dollars in India's railway, manufacturing and infrastructure projects during President Xi Jinping's maiden visit to the country this week. As Xi's visit to India scheduled for September 17 draws close, Chinese officials are becoming increasingly vocal...
  • Nearly 40 Indo-Japan deal queries since Modi's May victory 5 days ago

    Mumbai: Indo-Japanese deal enquiries have increased manifold since Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Japan and 35-40 Japanese companies are looking at the domestic market after his May victory, boutique investment bank Singhi Advisors has said. The queries since the May victory are worth around US dollar 1.5 billion, according to...
  • Japan pushes North Korea to resolve abductions 5 days ago

    Tokyo: Japan's prime minister turned up the pressure on North Korea on Saturday to answer questions over the fate of possibly hundreds of Japanese citizens believed to have been abducted by the North's agents in the 1970s and '80s. Shinzo Abe told a rally in Tokyo that he will not back...
  • Goa to replace 1000 km-long pipeline to curb non-revenue water 6 days ago

    Panaji: Goa government has announced augmentation of its water supply capacity and also replacement of an age old pipeline crisis-crossing 1000-kilometre stretch in the state to reduce the quantum of non-revenue water. State Public Works Department Ministe told reporters here that the central government has given in principle go ahead for...
  • Women front and centre of Japan's Asian Games team 6 days ago

    Japan heads to the Asian Games with the team's top two symbolic leadership roles filled by women for the first time in what may mark a growing focus on women's sports in its traditionally male-dominated society. Giving the roles of captain and flag bearer to women at the could be seen...
  • Australia to face Japan in final Asian Cup warm-up September 11, 2014

    Australia will warm up for hosting the Asian Cup with a rematch of the 2011 final when they face reigning champions Japan in a friendly in Osaka on Nov. 18. Australia lost the 2011 final when the Blue Samurai scored in extra time and the two nations have waged an intriguing...
  • India and China in wary dance as Xi visits South Asia September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: China's president will kick off his first South Asia tour with a visit to Beijing's latest investment in Sri Lanka, a $1.4-billion port city development to include a marina and a Formula One track -- all just 250 kilometres from India's coast. Xi Jinping's trip to the site, next...
  • Japanese regulator approves restart of Sendai nuclear reactor after Fukushima incident September 10, 2014

    Tokyo: Japan's nuclear regulator gave the go-ahead on Wednesday for the restart of a nuclear power station, the first step to reopening an industry that was mothballed after the Fukushima disaster and which may involve the definitive closure of a dozen old plants. The Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) said Kyushu Electric...
  • I-League club Mumbai FC signs Taisuke Matsugae September 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Mumbai FC on Tuesday announced the signing of Japanese player Taisuke Matsugae for the 2014-15 I-League season. Having played for Shillong Lajong last season and for teams in the second division of J-League previously in Japan, the 31-year-old brings with him a lot of experience to the Mumbai FC squad. Taisuke...
  • Big names missing in football at Asian Games 2014 September 9, 2014

    Singapore: Short of its best talent and squeezed into a packed regional calendar, the Asian Games soccer tournament's struggle for stature amid grander offerings makes an exciting edition in South Korea a necessity. With the Incheon Games not part of world governing body FIFA's calendar, top international sides in Asia have...
  • Kei Nishikori takes Japan from tragedy to tennis elite September 9, 2014

    For over three-quarters of a century men's tennis in Japan has played out like a kabuki tragedy, filled with decades of barren results, embarrassments and even a suicide. Although Kei Nishikori was beaten 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 by Marin Cilic in Monday's final, his riveting run at the US Open has brought...
  • Watch: 'The Week That Wasn't' with Cyrus Broacha September 7, 2014

    In this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha takes on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Japan and his speech on Teachers' Day. ...
  • Bangladesh sacrifices UNSC candidacy for Japan September 6, 2014

    Dhaka: Bangladesh has withdrawn its candidature for a rotational UN Security Council seat in favour of Japan, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has announced. The announcement came at a joint briefing with her Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on Saturday, bdnews24.com reported. In a first visit to Bangladesh by any Japanese prime minister in...
  • Automotive industry unit in Tihar to be run by inmates September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: For the first time in the history of Indian automotive industry, a manufacturing unit has been set up inside a jail premises where work will be carried out by prison inmates. The Director General of Delhi prisons, Alok Verma, on Friday inaugurated the small scale automotive workshop in...
  • Uruguay beat Japan 2-0 in international friendly September 5, 2014

    Sapporo: Uruguay spoiled Javier Aguirre's debut as Japan coach, beating the Asian champions 2-0 on Friday in a friendly. Edinson Cavani gave the visitors the lead in the 34th minute, taking advantage of poor defending by Tatsuya Sakai and beating goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima with a sliding kick. Another weak clearing attempt allowed...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories September 4, 2014

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey September 4, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Al-Qaeda launches India wing September 4, 2014

    Union Home Ministry issued an all-India alert and sent investigative teams to sensitive areas after an Al-Qaeda video announced the launch of its terror wing in the country. The Intelligence Bureau is verifying the authenticity of the video after the Home Ministry asked the agency for a report on the...
  • Modi's 'secular friends' jibe 'shocking, unbecoming': Congress September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Wednesday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his dig at "secular friends" saying that the comments made on foreign soil were "shocking and ungracious" and had made India a "laughing stock" in Japan. "Shocking and unbecoming of a Prime Minister to mock secularism on foreign...
  • 'Jugalbandi' on the drums, selfies, and a music teacher: 10 interesting things PM Narendra Modi did on his Japan visit September 3, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi termed his Japan visit as a 'very successful' one. Winding up his official programme on the penultimate day of his five-day visit, Modi expressed gratitude to Japan for reposing 'trust' in India and demonstrating its friendship with a quip 'yeh fevicol se be zyada mazboot jod...
  • PM Modi wraps up his Japan visit, agreements for investment worth 35 billion dollars in India signed September 3, 2014

    Tokyo: After concluding his successful visit to Japan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday left for home. From signing crucial agreements opening the doors to investment worth 35 billion dollars, to charming his audience with his oratory skills, PM Modi did it all before signing off from Japan. During his 5-day...
  • Watch: What Japanese students and fishermen have to say about Modi September 2, 2014

    CNN-IBN met a group of students and fishermen in Japan. Watch what they have to say about Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is on a five-day visit to the island nation. ...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey September 2, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...