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  • Japan Prime Minister not to attend China's war parade: report 6 days ago

    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...
  • Jaipur: Main accused in rape of a Japanese tourist arrested February 13, 2015

    Jaipur: The man accused of raping a Japanese tourist has admitted to the crime and surrended before the police in Jaipur on Friday. The Japanese woman had accused an Indian tour guide of drugging and then raping her in the historic city of Jaipur. The 20-year-old had said that the...
  • A mobile app that can detect epileptic attacks February 6, 2015

    Tokyo:Japanese researchers have developed a system for smartphones that alerts epileptics at least 30 seconds before a seizure helping patients take precautions in the nick of time and avoid injuries. A team from Kyoto University which developed the system is collaborating with Kumamoto University and Tokyo Medical and Dental University to...
  • PM Modi condemns killing of Japanese hostages by Islamic State February 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday strongly condemned the "gruesome" killing of two Japanese nationals by Islamic State, a day after the terror group claimed the hostages had been beheaded. Modi, in a tweet, termed the killing of Kenji Goto and Haruna Yukawa as "gruesome & unfortunate". The Islamic State...
  • Japanese captive's mother begs for life of son held by Islamic State January 28, 2015

    Tokyo: The mother of Islamic State captive Kenji Goto appealed for his life on Wednesday after a new video appeared to show the Japanese journalist saying he had 24 hours to live unless Jordan released a would-be suicide bomber. The voice on the video added that another hostage, Jordanian pilot Muath...
  • Over 1,200 Japanese firms in India, grow 13 per cent in year January 11, 2015

    New Delhi: The number of Japanese companies registered in India increased 13 per cent by 137 and totalled 1,209 as in October last year as compared to 1,072 in October 2013, the Japanese embassy said Sunday. "The total number of Japanese business establishments in India is 3,961 with an increase of...
  • 6th accused arrested in gangrape of Japanese tourist in Gaya January 6, 2015

    Gaya: A sixth accused has been arrested in Kolkata on Tuesday in the alleged gangrape of the Japanese tourist in Gaya district of Bihar and will be produced in court. The accused was arrested after police questioned the other five accused who were arrested last week. The men posed as...
  • Five arrested in connection with gangrape of Japanese tourist January 4, 2015

    Kolkata: A test identification parade would be held by the Kolkata Police for the Japanese tourist, who was allegedly confined and gang raped for over a month in Bihar's Gaya district. A top police official said on Sunday that five persons were arrested in connection with the gangrape - three in...
  • Survivors gather to remember Pearl Harbor attack December 8, 2014

    Pearl Harbor: Veterans who survived the Pearl Harbor attack that launched the United States into World War II attended Sunday's 73rd anniversary ceremony with the help of canes, wheelchairs and motorized scooters. Wearing purple orchid lei, about 100 Pearl Harbor and World War II survivors attended the ceremony overlooking a memorial...
  • 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...
  • Wreckage of Chinese warship sunk 120 years ago discovered November 4, 2014

    Beijing: The wreckage of a Chinese warship, sunk 120 years ago during the first Sino-Japanese War, has been discovered during an underwater exploration for port construction in the Yellow Sea. Song Peiran, vice-president of Dandong Port Group, on Tuesday said that the warship was found during an underwater exploration for...
  • 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...
  • Jules Bianchi will keep fighting, says father October 14, 2014

    Critically injured French Formula One driver Jules Bianchi will not give up his fight for life but the situation remains desperate, his father Philippe said on Tuesday. Speaking to Italy's Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper in Yokkaichi, Japan, where the Marussia driver is in intensive care, Bianchi senior said he still had...
  • Perez calls for more use of safety car after Bianchi crash October 9, 2014

    Formula One should deploy the safety car whenever a tractor is used to retrieve a car from the track, Mexican Sergio Perez said on Thursday, as drivers reflected on Jules Bianchi's horrific crash in Japan last weekend. Bianchi has been in hospital since the accident at Suzuka, the last medical bulletin...
  • Jules Bianchi's crash was 'bad luck', says Suzuka official October 7, 2014

    The crash that left French Formula One driver Jules Bianchi in a critical condition with severe head injures was down to bad luck rather than poor judgement by Japanese Grand Prix race officials, a track spokesman said on Tuesday. The 25-year-old Marussia driver suffered the life-threatening injury on Sunday when he...
  • F1 driver Jules Bianchi in 'serious but stable condition' October 7, 2014

    Tokyo: Formula One driver Jules Bianchi is in "serious but stable condition" following emergency surgery for a severe head injury after a crash during the Japanese Grand Prix, FIA said on Monday. Bianchi's parents, Philippe and Christine, arrived in Japan to see their son, who is at Mie General Medical Center...
  • F1 fraternity prays for Jules Bianchi's speedy recovery October 6, 2014

    French F1 driver Bianchi remained in a critical condition after suffering severe head injuries in a Japanese Grand Prix crash on Sunday, with the sport praying for him to pull through. ...
  • Formula One safety back in the spotlight October 6, 2014

    London: Formula One fans are used to seeing drivers walk away from terrifying accidents but sometimes, in a sport that will always be dangerous however much is done to try and reduce the risks, a hole appears in the safety net. Jules Bianchi's accident at Suzuka on Sunday, which left the...
  • Marussia driver Jules Bianchi's parents head to Japan October 6, 2014

    Tokyo: The parents of Formula One driver Jules Bianchi are traveling to Japan to see their son, who is in intensive care with a severe head injury after a crash during the Japanese Grand Prix. The 25-year-old Bianchi is in critical condition at Mie General Medical Center after undergoing emergency surgery...
  • Jules Bianchi's crash latest tragedy in driver's family October 6, 2014

    Paris: The family of Formula One driver Jules Bianchi has already paid a heavy price in motorsports. The 25-year-old Bianchi, who is in intensive care with a severe head injury, crashed during the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday. In 1969, his great-uncle, Lucien Bianchi, died in an accident during testing at the...
  • Formula One praying for Jules Bianchi fighting for life October 6, 2014

    French Formula One driver Jules Bianchi remained in a critical condition after suffering severe head injuries in a Japanese Grand Prix crash on Sunday, with the sport praying for him to pull through. The 25-year-old's Marussia team issued a statement on Monday giving no medical details but acknowledging a "huge outpouring...
  • Bianchi breathing on own after surgery following F1 crash October 6, 2014

    Marussia Formula One driver Jules Bianchi is out of surgery and breathing on his own after suffering a severe head injury in a crash at the Japanese Grand Prix, according to reports. Bianchi hit a recovery vehicle, prompting the stoppage of the rain-shortened race in Suzuka after 44 laps. Bianchi...
  • Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton wins rain-interrupted Japanese Grand Prix October 5, 2014

    Lewis Hamilton won a rain-shortened Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday, claiming his third straight Formula One win and widening his lead over team-mate Nico Rosberg in the race for the drivers' championship. With Hamilton leading Rosberg, a red flag came out on the 47th of 53 laps due to heavy rain....
  • Nico Rosberg drives Mercedes to pole at Japanese Grand Prix October 4, 2014

    Suzuka: Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg claimed pole position on Saturday for the Japanese Grand Prix, beating team-mate Lewis Hamilton and putting himself in good position to regain the Formula One championship lead. Rosberg claimed his eighth pole of the season with a time of 1 minute and 32.506 seconds at Suzuka,...
  • Sebastian Vettel to leave Red Bull at the end of season October 4, 2014

    Four-time defending champion Sebastian Vettel will leave Red Bull at the end of the season, with the team expecting him to join Ferrari. Vettel told Red Bull chief Christian Horner on Friday night that he intended to leave, and the team made the formal announcement on Saturday ahead of qualifying at...
  • Nico Rosberg fastest in final practice for Japanese Grand Prix October 4, 2014

    Suzuka: Nico Rosberg set the fastest time in Saturday's final practice session for the Japanese Grand Prix, edging Mercedes team-mate and Formula One title rival Lewis Hamilton who crashed late in the session. Rosberg's time of 1 minute and 33.228 seconds was 0.982 ahead of Hamilton, who crashed at the first...
  • Lewis Hamilton fastest in practice for Japanese GP October 3, 2014

    Suzuka: Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time in practice for the Japanese Grand Prix on Friday, edging teammate and Formula One championship rival Nico Rosberg. Hamilton's time of 1 minute, 35.078 seconds shortly after the halfway mark of the afternoon practice at the Suzuka circuit was 0.240 seconds ahead...
  • Nico Rosberg heads Lewis Hamilton in first practice at Japanese GP October 3, 2014

    Suzuka: Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg set the fastest time in Friday's opening practice session at the Japanese Grand Prix, edging out team-mate and Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton. Rosberg, who lost his championship lead to Hamilton last time out in Singapore, clocked a lap of 1 minute, 35.461 seconds at...
  • Lewis Hamilton hunting another win as F1 leader at Japanese GP October 1, 2014

    Japan: Despite deposing Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg as Formula One leader, Lewis Hamilton still sees himself as very much the hunter rather than the hunted as he chases a hat-trick of victories in Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix. Hamilton took a three-point lead in the standings after winning in Singapore last month...