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  • Japan top court issues pregnant women protection ruling 16 hours 59 minutes ago

    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 19 hours 27 minutes ago

    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 Yesterday

    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...
  • Kei Nishikori to face Milos Raonic in Japan Open final October 4, 2014

    Fourth-seeded Kei Nishikori advanced to the final of the Japan Open with a 4-6, 6-0, 7-6 (7-2) victory over unseeded Benjamin Becker of Germany on Saturday. Nishikori will play third-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada in Sunday's final. Raonic downed unseeded Gilles Simon of France 6-1, 6-4 in the first semi-final in...
  • Japanese swimmer Kosuke Hagino named Most Valuable Player of the 17th Asian Games October 4, 2014

    Incheon: Japanese swimmer Kosuke Hagino was named the MVP (Most Valuable Player) of the 17th Asian Games on Saturday. Hagino, 20, won medals in all seven events he compted in, winning golds in the men's 200m freestyle, 200m and 400m individual medleys, and the 800m freestyle relay, in addition to one...
  • Asian Games wrap up with China's dominating 151 gold medals October 4, 2014

    The Asian Games wrapped up on Saturday with China dominating the gold-medal count and North Korea stealing the limelight. As the final events played out ahead of the closing ceremony, China had won 151 gold medals - well ahead of the 79 won by host South Korea and the 47 golds...
  • Kei Nishikori, Milos Raonic, Gilles Simon into Japan Open semis October 3, 2014

    Tokyo: Kei Nishikori moved closer to a second Japan Open title by defeating unseeded Jeremy Chardy of France 6-4, 6-2 in the quarter-finals on Friday. The seventh-ranked Nishikori won 80 percent of his first serves and relied on his powerful forehand at key points. The third-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada and Gilles...
  • 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...
  • US rules out trilateral military partnership with India, Japan October 3, 2014

    Washington: The US has ruled out a trilateral military partnership with India and Japan, days after it decided to upgrade its annual trilateral meetings at the ministerial level. "No," Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Nisha Desai Biswal told reporters when asked if the India-Japan-US trilateral diplomatic ties...
  • Nishikori, Raonic make Tokyo quarters in straight sets October 2, 2014

    US Open finalist Kei Nishikori overcame a sluggish start to advance to the Japan Open quarter-finals on Thursday, while Milos Raonic also stayed on course to make it third time lucky at the ATP 500 event in Tokyo. Fourth seeded Nishikori beat American Donald Young 6-4 7-6(4) in 78 minutes but...
  • Leander Paes-Rohan Bopanna ousted from Japan Open October 2, 2014

    Tokyo: Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna, who recently recorded a memorable Davis Cup win, crashed out of the Japan Open following a straight set defeat against Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo on Thursday. The unseeded Indian combine lost 3-6, 2-6 to the second seeded Croat-Brazilian combo in the quarter-final, which was...
  • Kei Nishikori beats Donald Young to advance at Japan Open October 2, 2014

    Fourth-seeded Kei Nishikori beat Donald Young of the United States 6-4, 7-6 (4) on Thursday to advance to the quarter-finals of the Japan Open. Nishikori, ranked seventh in the world, used his solid baseline game to capitalize on several unforced errors by Young. With Nishikori leading 4-3 in the tiebreaker, Young double-faulted....
  • Kei Nishikori beats Ivan Dodig to advance at Japan Open October 1, 2014

    Fourth-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan beat Ivan Dodig of Croatia 6-3, 6-4 to advance to the second round of the Japan Open on Wednesday. Nishikori faced only one break point in 10 service games and progressed to a match against Donald Young of the United States in the second round. It was...
  • Asian Games: India crash out in quarters of men's volleyball October 1, 2014

    Incheon: India fought hard before bowing out in the quarterfinals of the men's volley competition after losing 2-3 against fancied Japan at the 17th Asian Games, here on Wednesday. The Indians started brilliantly and pocketed the first set 25-20 in 24 minutes. But Japan got their acts together soon to drew parity...
  • Asian Games Hockey: Indian eves eye revenge against Japan in bronze medal play-off September 30, 2014

    Incheon: The gold medal already out of their grasp, Indian women's hockey team will be eyeing to return at least with a bronze from the 17th Asian Games when they take on Japan, in what can be regarded as a revenge encounter, in the third-fourth place play-off on Wednesday. The Indian...
  • Wildcard Ito upsets top-seeded Wawrinka at Japan Open September 30, 2014

    Tokyo: Tatsuma Ito and Michal Przysiezny claimed the biggest wins of their careers at the Japan Open on Tuesday when the local wildcard knocked out top seed Stan Wawrinka and the Polish qualifier saved match points to beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. World number 103 Ito sealed the stunning 7-5 6-2 first-round victory...
  • Marcel Granollers beats David Ferrer at Japan Open September 29, 2014

    Marcel Granollers of Spain rallied from a set down to beat second-seeded David Ferrer 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 on Monday and advance to the second round of the Japan Open. Granollers converted four of nine break points at Ariake Coliseum and will next face Steve Johnson of the United States. Johnson lost...
  • 30 dead and 250 trapped in Japan volcano eruption September 28, 2014

    Tokyo: At least 30 people were killed and some 250 others were trapped due to falling rocks and volcanic ash following a sudden volcanic eruption in central Japan, media reports said on Sunday. The bodies of 30 hikers were found near the peak of Mount Ontake, about 200 km west of...
  • Erupting Japan volcano leaves seven unconscious, 250 stranded September 27, 2014

    Tokyo: A Japanese volcano erupted on Saturday, spewing ash and small rocks into the air and leaving seven people unconscious, eight seriously injured and more than 250 stranded on the mountain, officials and media said. A thick, rolling, grey cloud of ash rose into the sky above Mount Ontake close to...
  • Mount Ontake erupts in central Japan; eight hikers reported injured September 27, 2014

    Tokyo: A volcano erupted in central Japan on Saturday, shooting ash and rocks into the air that reportedly left eight hikers injured and forced 150 people to shelter in cabins near the summit. The eruption of the 3,067-meter (10,121-foot) Mount Ontake happened around midday, the meteorological agency said. Television footage showed huge...