JAPAN

  • Woman dumps her boyfriend's apple products in bathtub for cheating on her 23 hours 49 minutes ago

    Teaching a lesson the hard way, a woman in Japan decided to make her boyfriend pay for cheating on her. In what would hurt him the most, she took all his beloved Apple products and drowned them in a bathtub full of water. Thereafter, in order to drive the point...
  • Japanese maglev train sets world speed record, clocks 603 kilometres per hour 3 days ago

    Tokyo: Central Japan Railway's high-speed train broke its own world speed record on Tuesday, clocking 603 kilometres per hour (374.69 miles per hour), after having set the previous record less than a week ago. The maglev magnetically levitated train broke the record during a 42-km test run in Yamanashi, a district...
  • Watch: 603 kmph! The fastest passenger train in the world breaks its own record 3 days ago

    Tokyo: A Japanese maglev that is the fastest passenger train in the world has broken its own speed record. Operator JR Central said the train reached 603 kilometres per hour (375 miles per hour) in a test run on Tuesday, surpassing its previous record of 361 mph (581 kph) set in...
  • Japan's Daiichi completely exits Sun Pharma, sells its entire holding for about Rs 20,420 crore 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Japanese drug maker Daiichi Sankyo has sold its entire holding in Sun Pharmaceutical Industries for an estimated Rs 20,420 crore, which it received following the merger of Ranbaxy into the Indian pharma major. In a statement on Tuesday, Daiichi said: "The sale of Sun Pharma shares has been completed."...
  • Strong quake hits Japan, Taiwan; tsunami warning lifted 5 days ago

    Tokyo: A strong earthquake rattled Taiwan and small islands in the far south of Japan on Monday, official monitoring sites said, briefly prompting a warning for a 1-metre tsunami for the Okinawa island chain. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries in either country after the quake, which shook...
  • Tsunami warning after 6.6 magnitude earthquake in Japan 5 days ago

    Tokyo: A tsunami as big as three feet was reportedly forecast to hit islands in Japan's far south on Monday after a 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck off eastern Taiwan. National broadcaster NHK said waves were possible on several islands in the southern Okinawa chain after a very shallow quake centred on...
  • Narain Karthikeyan scorches to maiden podium finish in Japan 5 days ago

    Suzuka: Top Indian racing driver Narain Karthikeyan overcame a sluggish start to finish third in the season opener of the Japan-based Super Formula Championship on Sunday, sealing his first ever podium in the fastest single seater series outside Formula 1. Karthikeyan, starting from second on the grid, lost three places on...
  • Indian women finish seventh in Hawke's Bay Cup hockey 5 days ago

    Hastings: The Indian women's hockey team defeated Japan 3-2 in the seventh-eighth position classification match to secure the seventh spot in the Hawke's Bay Cup tournament on Sunday. It was the team's second consecutive win against Japan, after beating them in a bronze medal match at the 17th Asian Games last...
  • Samsung removes its logo from Galaxy S6, S6 Edge in Japan 6 days ago

    Seoul: Samsung has removed its corporate logo from its new smartphones sold in Japan, a company spokeswoman confirmed Saturday. The name Samsung is missing on both the Galaxy S6 and its curved-edge variant, the Galaxy S6 Edge. These models are presented as Docomo Galaxy and au Galaxy, carrying the names of its...
  • Deadlock deepens over US base relocation in Japan 1 week ago

    Tokyo: Deadlock over the controversial relocation of a US military base in southern Japan deepened on Friday when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met the anti-base governor of Okinawa. The two men remained as far apart as ever after a 30-minute meeting that analysts said was largely Abe going through the motions...
  • Deadlock deepens over US base relocation in Japan 1 week ago

    Tokyo: Deadlock over the controversial relocation of a US military base in southern Japan deepened on Friday when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met the anti-base governor of Okinawa. The two men remained as far apart as ever after a 30-minute meeting that analysts said was largely Abe going through the motions...
  • Japanes Kento Momota wins Singapore Open men's singles title April 12, 2015

    Singapore: Japanese Kento Momota was crowned champion in the $300,000 Singapore Open Superseries badminton men's singles event on Sunday, winning his first Superseries final. The Japanese World No.10 beat Hong Kong's Hu Yun (No. 13) 21-17, 16-21, 21-15 in a match that lasted almost 80 minutes at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. This...
  • Japan journalist's new passport bans travel to Iraq, Syria April 10, 2015

    Tokyo: An experienced war photographer has vowed to fight the Japanese government after being issued a passport that specifically bars him from going to violence-wracked Iraq and Syria. Yuichi Sugimoto, who has been reporting from conflict zones for 20 years, had his passport confiscated in February after he refused government requests...
  • The first selfie stick was made by Minolta, back in 1983 April 9, 2015

    Quite like the first selfie, there have been more than one claimants for the title of the first selfie stick. This post on Kotaku, pushes back the date of the first selfie by a good 23 years. It now appears that, like so many other things related to photography, the first...
  • Japanese Ebola test gives results in 11 minutes: Researcher April 9, 2015

    Tokyo: A Japanese research team on Thursday said it had developed a field test for Ebola that gives results in just over 11 minutes -- down from the 90-minute test used now. The breakthrough by Nagasaki University's Institute of Tropical Medicine will allow medics to move much more quickly in treating...
  • US isolated as allies line up to join China-led bank March 28, 2015

    Washington: US resistance to a Chinese-led Asian regional bank has left it isolated among its Asian and European allies and given some heft to China's frequent complaints that Washington wants to contain its rise as a world power. South Korea, one of America's closest friends in Asia, announced yesterday it will...
  • Japan Prime Minister not to attend China's war parade: report March 25, 2015

    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...
  • Modi pips Xi Jinping in handling domestic, international affairs: Survey March 19, 2015

    Beijing: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has pipped Chinese President Xi Jinping to secure the top rank in handling domestic and international affairs in a global survey conducted by a Chinese firm. In the China's National Image Global Survey 2014, conducted in nine countries - the US, UK, Australia, Japan, South...
  • Sharp Corp to slash more than 10 per cent of Japanese workforce: Report March 19, 2015

    Bengaluru: Sharp Corp is cutting more than 10 per cent of its Japanese workforce starting in April, according to a Nikkei report. The embattled electronics manufacturer will slash about 3,000 jobs through voluntary retirements and expects to book about 30 billion yen ($250.00 million) in retirement-related expenses for 2015, the business...
  • Electric power transmitted wirelessly in Japan March 12, 2015

    Tokyo: In a breakthrough, Japanese researchers have successfully transmitted electric power wirelessly to a pinpoint target using microwaves, an advance that brings space-based solar power closer to reality. According to Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, or Jaxa, the researchers were able to transform 1.8 kilowatts of electric power into microwaves and transmit...
  • Japanese companies facing tax, regulations and red tape woes in India March 5, 2015

    Hyderabad: Japanese companies operating in India are facing problems arising out of complicated tax system, string of regulations and red tape, a senior official of that country said here on Thursday. "We must improve business environment in India. There are so many Japanese companies. Over 1,200 companies are operating in India...
  • Seeking unity in the party, AAP global supporters launch social media campaign #UnitedAAP March 4, 2015

    Washington: With the rift in AAP deepening, non-resident Indian supporters of the party have appealed to its leadership to stand united and resolve all their differences peacefully. NRI AAP chapters across the world have launched a social media campaign #UnitedAAP, appealing for "reconciliation and togetherness" among party leadership. "We are...
  • Saif Ali Khan's 'Go Goa Gone' to release in Japan March 4, 2015

    Mumbai: Actor Saif Ali Khan's zombie-comedy 'Go Goa Gone' will be released in Japan on March 21. The 2013 film directed by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK, also featured Kunal Khemu, Vir Das, Puja Gupta and Anand Tiwari. "The Japanese market has shown a fair appetite for Indian films. After the...
  • Fresh nuclear leak detected at Fukushima plant in Japan February 22, 2015

    Tokyo: Sensors at the Fukushima nuclear plant have detected a fresh leak of highly radioactive water to the sea, the plant's operator announced on Sunday, highlighting difficulties in decommissioning the crippled plant. Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) said the sensors, which were rigged to a gutter that pours rain and ground...
  • Japan calls for return of isles from South Korea February 22, 2015

    Tokyo: Japan urged South Korea again on Sunday to return disputed islets, one of the issues which have soured ties between the two US allies. Seoul controls the islands in the Sea of Japan (East Sea) which it calls Dokdo. They are known in Japan as Takeshima. The Shimane prefectural government...
  • Japan Display in talks with Apple to build $1.7 billion plant: Report February 20, 2015

    Tokyo: Japan Display is considering building a new plant to supply smartphone screens for Apple, which may shoulder much of the 200 billion yen ($1.68 billion) investment, Japan's Nikkan Kogyo newspaper said on Friday. The company declined to confirm the report but said it was constantly pursuing opportunities to strengthen its...
  • Japan now has more electric car charging points than petrol pumps February 18, 2015

    Tokyo: Green-car sceptics take note: Japan now has more electric vehicle charging spots than gas stations. The country's number-two automaker Nissan says there are now 40,000 charging units - including those inside private homes - across the nation, compared with 34,000 petrol stations. While gas stations have multiple pumps and can service...
  • 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...
  • News 360: China says will back India for UN Security Council permanent membership February 12, 2015

    Ahead of Narendra Modi's Beijing visit, China on Thursday softened its stand on India's bid for a permanent membership in United Nation's Security Council. After decades of denial, it is for the first time that China said it supported India's bid. A senior Chinese official said Beijing has no problem...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories February 12, 2015

    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. ...