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  • 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...
  • Max Verstappen set to become youngest F1 driver September 29, 2014

    Max Verstappen will become the youngest driver to take part in a Formula One weekend when he drives a Toro Rosso in Friday practice at the Japanese Grand Prix only three days after his 17th birthday. The current record is held by Germany's quadruple world champion Sebastian Vettel, who took part...
  • Japanese PM Shinzo Abe begins South Asia trip September 6, 2014

    Tokyo: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe left for Bangladesh and Sri Lanka on Saturday in a move to boost Japan's trade and investment in the counties. Abe will hold talks with his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina on Saturday in Dhaka and Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Colombo Sunday, Xinhua reported. "I...
  • Japanese encephalitis toll rises to 47 September 4, 2014

    Kolkata: A Birbhum resident has died of Japanese encephalitis at a city hospital, West Bengal Heath Department official confirmed on Thursday. Rafikul Rehman, a resident of Murarai of Birbhum's Rampurhat, died at the Nil Ratan Sarkar Medical College and Hospital on Wednesday, taking the death toll from Japanese encephalitis in the...
  • Watch: What Japanese students and fishermen have to say about Modi September 2, 2014

    CNNIBN met a group of students and fishermen in Japan. Watch what they have to say about Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is on a fiveday visit to the island nation. ...
  • Just like 'Made in Japan', want to turn 'Made in India' into a brand: PM Modi to investors September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to woo Japanese investors, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday assured them there was no red tapism but only red carpet in India. Giving a key note address at JapanIndia Association event hosted by Jetro and Nikkei, Modi said, "Like 'Made in Japan', we aim...
  • Modi visits 136yearold school in Japan, calls himself 'the oldest student' September 1, 2014

    Tokyo: Keen to upgrade the educational standards in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday visited a 136yearold school here as a "student" to understand the academic system of Japan which could be replicated back home. He also invited teachers from here to teach Japanese language in India and proposed online...
  • Watch: Turns out, you have been eating sushi wrong all your life. Here's the proper way to eat sushi August 28, 2014

    Famous chef Naomichi Yasuda from Tokyo holds a masterclass in eating sushi the right way. The Munchies channel on YouTube uploaded a video where Yasuda presents the dos and don'ts of eating sushi. So, have you been eating sushi wrong all this while? ...
  • PM Narendra Modi tweets to Shinzo Abe in Japanese August 28, 2014

    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...
  • Chances of contracting encephalitis more in rural side: Doctor August 7, 2014

    Kolkata: As north Bengal grapples with encephalitis and its deadlier variant Japanese encephalitis, residents of Kolkata have little to fear about the infection, according to a senior doctor at the Calcutta School of Tropical Medicine. Virology departmentincharge at the facility Dr Nemai Bhattacharya said, "Kolkata has little chances of being infected...