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  • Comic superhero Ultraman slain by Malaysian censors 10-03-2014 01:56 PM

    Malaysia has banned a comic book starring the Japanese superhero Ultraman because it could disturb "public order", sparking a torrent of online ridicule from those who saw it as the latest sign of excessive censorship in the Muslim-majority country. The book, 'Ultraman The Ultra Power', was banned from February 18...
  • Hiroo Onada, Japan's last World War II straggler dies at 91 18-01-2014 12:53 PM

    Hiroo Onoda, the last Japanese imperial soldier to emerge from hiding in a jungle in the Philippines and surrender, 29 years after the end of World War II, has died. He was 91. Onoda died on Thursday at a Tokyo hospital after a brief stay there. Chief government spokesman Yoshihide...
  • Japanese restaurant chain Benihana sets shop in India 15-01-2014 01:55 PM

    New Delhi: Knife-spinning chefs of globally famed Benihana chain of restaurants have now set shop in the city providing a taste of authentic Teppanyaki, Japanese style of cooking. Teppanyaki originated 50 years ago and involves use of an iron griddle to cook food. Benihana, which means red flower in Japanese,...
  • Talented Gutierrez finally makes his point in Japanese GP 14-10-2013 09:28 AM

    Suzuka: Mexican Esteban Gutierrez was a talent waiting to explode and Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix vindicated Sauber's faith in him with his first points in Formula One, according to team principal Monisha Kaltenborn. The first rookie to appear on the scoresheets this season, at the 15th attempt, Gutierrez made his...
  • Sergio Perez has issues, says Nico Rosberg 13-10-2013 08:32 PM

    Suzuka: Nico Rosberg criticised Sergio Perez's driving after a clash with McLaren's Mexican driver on the track at Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix following a near-miss in the pitlane. The German, in the Mercedes, was angered by Perez's defensive tactics when he tried to overtake the Mexican for eighth place. The...
  • Romain Grosjean no longer Suzuka's 'first lap nutcase' 13-10-2013 08:02 PM

    Suzuka: No longer the 'first lap nutcase' of 2012, Romain Grosjean was dreaming of his first Formula One victory at the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday before Red Bull provided an unwelcome wake-up call. The Frenchman made a storming start for Lotus from fourth on the grid to seize the...
  • Force India return pointless at Japanese Grand Prix 13-10-2013 06:46 PM

    Suzuka: Sahara Force India returned pointless for the second consecutive time as Paul di Resta and Adrian Sutil on Sunday finished a disappointing 11th and 14th, respectively at the Japanese Grand Prix Formula One race. Di Resta, who started 12th at the grid, didn't have best of the start but...
  • Points record gives Fernando Alonso something to celebrate 13-10-2013 04:26 PM

    Suzuka: Ferrari's Fernando Alonso took more comfort in knocking Michael Schumacher off his perch as Formula One's all-time top points scorer on Sunday than in keeping the championship mathematically open for two more weeks. The Spaniard's fourth place in the Japanese Grand Prix meant Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel, winner for...
  • Red Bull's Vettel wins Japanese GP, title has to wait 13-10-2013 01:19 PM

    Suzuka Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel won the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday but will have to wait to seal a fourth-straight Formula One title as nearest rival Fernando Alonso finished fourth. Vettel surged into the lead on the 41st lap and led a Red Bull one-two ahead of teammate...
  • Fernando Alonso says his focus is Mercedes, not Sebastian Vettel 12-10-2013 04:03 PM

    Suzuka: Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel is sure to win this year's Formula One title and Ferrari's focus is now on finishing ahead of Mercedes in the constructors' championship, Fernando Alonso said on Saturday. Vettel enjoys a 77 point lead over the Spaniard and can secure his fourth successive championship if...
  • Di Resta secures P12 in Suzuka qualifying, Sutil 17 12-10-2013 03:55 PM

    Suzuka: Sahara Force India had mixed results in the qualifying for Japanese Grand Prix as Paul Di Resta qualified in 12th place while Adrian Sutil secured P17 but was pushed back to 20th on the grid following a grid-penalty. Sutil was handed a five-place grid penalty for an unscheduled change...
  • Webber takes pole for Japanese GP, Vettel second 12-10-2013 12:04 PM

    Suzuka: Red Bull driver Mark Webber claimed pole position on Saturday for the Japanese Grand Prix, outqualifying his teammate and runaway Formula One championship leader Sebastian Vettel for the first time this season. Webber clocked a time of 1 minute, 30.915 seconds at the Suzuka circuit, edging Vettel, who was...
  • Webber fastest in final practice for Japanese GP 12-10-2013 10:11 AM

    Suzuka: Red Bull driver Mark Webber set the fastest time in final practice for the Japanese Grand Prix while team-mate and runaway championship leader Sebastian Vettel sat out the last 20 minutes with a KERS power-boost problem and was ninth ahead of qualifying later Saturday. Webber's lap of 1 minute...
  • Vettel slowed by KERS battery problem 12-10-2013 09:58 AM

    Suzuka: Red Bull's Mark Webber was fastest in Saturday's final practice for the Japanese Grand Prix after world champion team-mate Sebastian Vettel was sidelined by a KERS battery problem. Vettel, who can secure his fourth successive Formula One title in Sunday's race if he wins and Ferrari's Fernando Alonso fails...
  • Williams fined 60,000 euros for loose wheel 11-10-2013 04:34 PM

    Suzuka: Williams were fined 60,000 euros on Friday after a wheel came off Pastor Maldonado's car during Japanese Grand Prix practice. Formula One stewards said in a statement that the incident, in which the rear left wheel bounced across the track, was regarded as a serious safety issue. "Examination of...
  • Sebastian Vettel fastest in second practice at Japanese GP 11-10-2013 01:06 PM

    Suzuka: Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel had the fastest time in Friday's practice for the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix, indicating the German is in a good position to clinch his fourth straight championship in Sunday's race. Vettel's time of 1 minute and 33.852 seconds around the Suzuka circuit was...
  • Vettel says dominance of F1 not turning off fans 11-10-2013 10:56 AM

    Suzuka: On the verge of claiming his fourth straight Formula One title, Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel doesn't think his overwhelming dominance has made the sport less interesting for fans. Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton was quoted after Sunday's Korean Grand Prix as suggesting that Vettel's dominance risks putting fans to...
  • Hamilton leads Mercedes one-two in Japanese GP first practice 11-10-2013 09:16 AM

    Suzuka: Lewis Hamilton led a Mercedes one-two at the top of the timesheets on Friday in practice for what could be a title-deciding Japanese Grand Prix. Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel, who will secure his fourth successive Formula One championship if he wins on Sunday and Ferrari's Fernando Alonso fails to...
  • Vettel aiming to clinch title at Japanese GP 09-10-2013 02:04 PM

    Tokyo: The calculations are simple for Sebastien Vettel as he chases victory in the Japanese Grand Prix to secure a fourth straight Formula One championship. If Vettel wins at Suzuka on Sunday, and his nearest rival Fernando Alonso finishes worse than eighth, the German driver will join his compatriot Michael...
  • Lakhs of BJP supporters gather in Delhi for Narendra Modi rally 29-09-2013 09:33 AM

    New Delhi: After a mega rally in Bhopal, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will be addressing a rally in the national capital on Sunday. To ensure Modi mega rally is a success, the Bharatiya Janata Party is leaving no stones unturned. Lakhs of BJP workers are expected to attend the...
  • Delhi: Additional metro trains to run on Sunday for Narendra Modi's rally 28-09-2013 04:50 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi Metro has made special arrangements for BJP leader Narendra Modi's rally in New Delhi on Sunday, as an estimated 50,000 people would be using the facility to reach the venue, officials said. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) would be pressing into service extra trains and...
  • Wooing Delhi for Modi's rally with technology, social media 24-09-2013 08:13 PM

    New Delhi: State of the art sound system, numerous LED screens, and promotion through social media are some of the many highlights of the September 29 rally by BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in New Delhi. "The rally will be covered by seven cameras from all angles. This feed...
  • Suzuka to host Japanese Grand Prix to 2018 23-08-2013 10:41 PM

    Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium: Suzuka will continue to host the Japanese Grand Prix until 2018, organisers said on Friday after reaching a deal with Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone. Hiroshi Soda, president of the Mobilityland Corporation that runs the Honda-owned circuit, said in a statement that a formal contract had been signed...
  • Japanese octogenarian becomes oldest person to scale Everest 24-05-2013 08:21 AM

    Kathmandu: An 80-year-old Japanese man has become the oldest person to scale Mount Everest. Yuichiro Miura first climbed Everest in 2003 and repeated the feat five years later, breaking the record of Nepal's Min Bahadur Sherchan who reached the summit at the age of 76 in 2008. Yuichiro Miura, a...
  • Arata set to become first foreign footballer to play for India 01-02-2013 08:03 PM

    Japanese Arata Izumi, who got Indian citizenship last year, is the first foreign player to have made it to the Indian football team. ...