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Favipiravir: The Japanese anti-influenza drug being tested for treating COVID-19

April 06, 2020 12:28 pm

As there is still no specific cure for COVID-19, medicines used for other ailments are being repurposed around the world for it.

Explained: The coronavirus and the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics

March 27, 2020 8:53 am

Tokyo Olympics cancelled: The Summer Games make up the world’s largest sporting event, a multibillion-dollar endeavor that every four years brings together thousands of athletes from hundreds of countries.

Coronavirus: How Japan keeps COVID-19 under control

March 25, 2020 1:59 pm

Despite its proximity to China, Japan hasn't seen the massive outbreak of the coronavirus that has shut down much of Europe and North America. What are the Japanese doing differently to help slow the spread?

Brawling monkeys. Wandering deer. Blame coronavirus

March 18, 2020 4:08 pm

Large populations of wild animals are sustained almost entirely on treats handed out by tourists in a variety of Asian countries. Now, for better or worse, thousands of animals are being forced to fend for themselves.

Explained: How ocean in Fukushima became a dumping ground for radioactive waste

March 18, 2020 2:52 pm

Radiation levels in the sea off Fukushima were millions of times higher than the government's limit of 100 becquerels. And still today, radioactive substances can be detected off the coast of Japan and in other parts of the Pacific.

Coronavirus India updates March 7: 3 more test positive, bringing total cases to 34

March 07, 2020 10:28 pm

COVID-19 has infected at least one lakh people in over 90 countries across the world and claimed the lives of over 3,400 so far.

Japan says its committed to hosting Olympics in July as scheduled even as coronavirus spreads

March 05, 2020 12:14 pm

The rapid spread of the virus has raised questions about whether Tokyo can host the Olympics as scheduled from July 24, with the effects being felt by other sporting events.

In graying Japan, many are vulnerable but few are being tested

March 01, 2020 10:52 am

The number of reported cases of coronavirus in the country has steadily climbed to 230, with 11 deaths, mostly among people in their 80s.

Japan shares sink nearly 4% as pandemic fears grow

February 28, 2020 3:17 pm

The benchmark Nikkei average tumbled 3.7% to 21,142.96, its lowest closing level since Sept. 5.

Japan to close schools nationwide to control spread of coronavirus

February 27, 2020 4:53 pm

Japan now has more than 890 cases, including 705 from a quarantined cruise ship. An eighth death from the virus was confirmed Thursday in Japan's northernmost island of Hokkaido, now considered a site of growing cluster.

JAPAN PHOTOS

Four countries, five street foods: What will you be eating?

February 21, 2020 11:59 am

Do your culinary homework before your next international trip to one of these countries.

Typhoon leaves at least 66 dead as Japan continues rescue efforts

October 15, 2019 1:52 pm

Rescuers in Japan are continuing to help people in the aftermath of a ferocious typhoon, as the death toll from the storm climbed to as high as 33.

Making climb to the summit of majestic Mount Fuji in Japan

September 11, 2019 7:16 am

Climbing season runs from early July to early September, Mount Fuji will open to the public a couple weeks before the Tokyo Summer Olympics opening ceremony on July 24.

Japan's veteran rugby players happy to die in their boots

September 03, 2019 11:39 am

Fuwaku, founded in 1948, is one of approximately 150 Japanese clubs that stage competitive, full-contact matches for players over the age of 40.

Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja are enjoying their time in Japan

June 18, 2019 9:29 am

Sonam Kapoor, along with husband Anand Ahuja, is off to Japan for a vacation. Sonam has been sharing many pictures and videos on her Instagram account. Scroll to see all.

Trump becomes first US president to watch sumo wrestling in Japan

May 27, 2019 1:34 pm

The origins of sumo can be traced back to the Shinto ritual in the 8th century. It was later used as martial arts training for samurais before it became entertainment during the Edo period.

Japan Emperor Akihito abdicates throne, the first in 200 years

April 30, 2019 3:57 pm

Akihito embraced his role as peacemaker and often represented his father on reconciliatory missions as young crown prince, decades before he became the emperor himself.

Death toll from Japan earthquake rises as rescuers dig through landslides

September 09, 2018 7:10 am

Search operations continued after Thursday's powerful earthquake on Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido unleashed scores of landslides, burying homes in avalanches of soil, rock and timber.

Flooding, landslides kill at least 100 in Japan

July 10, 2018 8:02 am

Heavy rains resulted in flooding and landslides in parts of Japan that have left at least 122 people dead.

Inside Japan's corpse hotels: It's where the dead rest in-transit

May 01, 2016 3:02 pm

In Japan, corpse hotels act as transit homes for dead as the mounting piles of bodies wait for a spot in one of the nation's overworked crematoriums.

JAPAN VIDEOS

The day the first and the only time atomic bombs were unleashed on Hiroshima, Japan

August 06, 2018 4:07 am

It was a day like no other. The day the first ever atomic bomb was dropped on Japan, during World War II.

Is the bullet train project on track: News in Numbers

July 13, 2018 1:32 pm

#NewsInNumbers What has been the progress on the ambitious bullet train project. See more: https://bit.ly/2IM1j4c

Now tourists can meet Ninja character, enjoy live fishing in Japan

February 18, 2016 1:49 pm

Kanagawa, Feb 18 (ANI): Ninja is the real hero of the war era in Japan and now tourists can meet Ninja characters. At Odawara castle in Kanagawa, the Ninja attracts and entertain the tourists. He even takes visitors pictures and explains them about historic remains. There is a facility for tourists to dress up like Ninja and take pictures. Foreign tourists are more attracted towards Ninja character. Ninja plays an ambassador to introduce Japanese tradition to foreigners. The visitors also practice ‘Shuriken’, a weapon used by Ninja warrior. Tourists from Australia enjoyed using Shuriken. Tourists can also enjoy live fishing at Misaki fishing port in ‘Kanagawa’, south of Tokyo. During winter, Japanese sea provides many other seasonal fish including barracuda, yellowtail and others. Before sending to market, these fishes are divided separately depending on its breed and size. They are later taken for auction at the whole sale market. Splendid alfonsino is uploaded through the year at Misaki fishing port. Especially from winter to spring is the peak season of that fish. It is oily and tasty. Tourist can visit this fishing port freely to see fish uploading. Misaki restaurant is located near the fishing market. It is convenient to enjoy fresh fish meal there. Fresh sashimi and grilled head of Yellow tail is very popular item. Misaki fishing port provides tasty breakfast of fish and best view of Mt Fuji. On every Sunday morning, market is held in the park. It is prosperous with fresh fish, popular Tuna and local vegetable. Japanese express gratitude to rich sea and good environment.

Japan introduces advance projectors, water-saving toilets

February 17, 2016 4:16 pm

Amsterdam / Tokyo, Feb 17 (ANI): The world's fastest growing audio visuals and systems integration trade show, ISE(Integrated Systems Europe) 2016 saw several professional audiovisual, electronic systems integration and IT industries with over 1,000 exhibitors and 60,000 attendees. The leading business-to-business annual event which opened on February 9 at RAI Amsterdam observed a comprehensive showcase of cutting-edge audiovisual technology for professionals working in the commercial and residential installation and integration marketplace. The exhibition features audio and video conferencing, content management and distribution, flat screen displays, cinema and entertainment forums. The event showcases such technologies that enhance the experience of the end users. Casio Computer showcased its industry-first Laser and LED light source projectors. Casio brought core series lineup by adding three new models featuring a 1.5X optical zoom lens. The company will also release five new Advanced Series projectors that offer superior scalability at an affordable price. Unlike the mercury lamp projectors, the Casio laser and LED light source has many benefits. It has a lifespan of up to 20,000 hours, eliminating the need for lamp replacement and reduces electricity consumption to about half that of a mercury lamp projector. The instant power on and off delivers outstanding usability, without the need of waiting, for a warm up and cool-down time. Casio’s projector development using advanced Laser and LED light source technology have been brought together with the automated production capabilities of Yamagata Casio in Japan, yielding excellent cost performance while maintaining high quality and reliability. Another technology which Japan has introduced is the water-saving toilets. Every day, and everyone is sure to use the toilet. The world population is increasing and more than 100 million people are expected to use new toilets by the year of 2100.

Tourists enjoy traditional, ecological tastes in Japan

February 09, 2016 9:04 am

Kanagawa / Yokohama, Feb 09 (ANI): Several hot-spots are located in Japan that treat guests with their traditional way-of-life. Hakone-Yumoto is known for its hot spring water, bathing areas and accommodation. Ichinoyu, is one of the historical Ryokan, founded in 1630 as a pioneer in Hakone, and still attracts many travelers from all over Japan and the world. Located to the south of Tokyo, the Yokohama Zoological Gardens, "Zoorasia" is one of Japan's newest and largest zoo. This modern, animal-friendly zoo shows off its residents in spacious habitats that mimic their natural environments collectively, that is not usually seen in other zoos in Japan. Zoorasia also includes a research institution - Yokohama City Breeding Center, which was founded for the purpose of researching wildlife and contributing to the preservation of rare species. The Yokohama Zoological Gardens have been jointly working with the Republic of Indonesia and the Bali Barat National Park for raising "Bali Myna", an extremely rare bird endemic to Bali, Indonesia.

Country is waiting for Bose documents release: Netaji’s grand nephew

January 22, 2016 9:37 am

New Delhi, Jan 22 (ANI): Grand nephew of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Chandra Kumar Bose, on Friday said the country is waiting to see how the NDA Government will transform a “government of suppression and deceit” to a “government of transparency and openness”. CK Bose on Friday arrived in New Delhi for attending the event of declassification of files pertaining to Netaji’s death on January 23.

UAE, Germany and Italy condemn Pathankot attack

January 08, 2016 2:58 pm

New Delhi, Jan 08 (ANI): The governments of UAE, Germany and Italy have condemned the terrorist attack on Indian Air Force base in Pathankot in which seven security personnel were martyred."Terrorism and extremism know no borders and no limits and pose a threat to innocent people everywhere around the world. In order to contain the dangerous threat that terrorism poses to our countries and peoples, international cooperation is indispensable," the Foreign Ministry of UAE said in a statement. Although, the UAE assured India of complete support in its fight against terrorism. "We utterly condemn the terrorist attacks on the Indian air force base in Pathankot and on the Indian Consulate General in Mazar-e-Sharif. The responsible parties must be identified and held accountable," Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson said in a statement. Earlier, Italy, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Japan, South Korea, Maldives, Nepal, Brazil and France also condemned the terrorist attack. Six terrorists were neutralised in the terror attack at the Pathankot air base that began in the wee hours on January 1. Seven security personnel were martyred in the terror attack. The conspiracy behind the terrorist attack in Pathankot was hatched in Markaj, Pakistan, as per high-level official sources.

Technology makes life easier and convenient

January 06, 2016 12:26 pm

Jakarta/Tokyo, Jan 6 (ANI): Japanese leading info-communications technology provider company, NEC, provides smart payment system at a shopping mall in Indonesia. NEC's cloud based e-money solutions provides easy and smart shopping experience to the visitors at the food court. NEC also provides integrated solutions for shopping mall management and marketing such as a visitor's trend analysis. The passer counting system visualises the movement of the guests and crowed areas. The CCTV captures customers images at every each gates, and monitored at central security control. AEON mall has decided to open 3 malls and planning 20 malls, aiming the continuous growth of retails in Indonesia. In Japan, the agriculture sector is facing labour power and is compelled to transform to modern agriculture. Farm tractor's big company YANMAR has developed robot tractor. It is named ROBOTORA. It enabled driverless operation utilising GPS. ROBOTORA is operated by accompanying tractor. In accompanying tractor operator controls ROBOTORA by tablet device. Cultivation is undertaken by both tractors. It enables double productive effect. One worker operates two tractors. It cultivates double ridges in the field. ROBOTORA is expected to compensate lack of labour power of agriculture. ROBOTORA is under experiment of practical use. It is paid attention from all farmers in Japan. Applying Robot technology to agricultural field is also undertaken by cooperation between administration and private sector. Utsunomiya University developed strawberry picking robot 10 years ago. Afterward it is improved to harvesting strawberry robot. It differentiates the bad or good crop and also packs strawberries. To execute stable recognition of colour this robot is equipping function to set appropriate colour. The use of robots will transform the farming sector in the world.

Japan looks towards ASEAN and India for business expansion

December 22, 2015 12:26 pm

Thailand/Singapore, Dec 04 (ANI): Tokyo-based leading manufacturing company of consumer electronics, Casio Computer established subsidiary in Thailand - the largest market in ASEAN. Casio has strengthened relationship with Thailand with the introduction of Casio Marketing Thailand. Casio Marketing Thailand was established in July last year, as the fourth subsidiary of Casio in the ASEAN region. The company first established ASEAN regional headquarter in Singapore in 2001 and expanded its sales offices to Indonesia in 2011 and Malaysia in 2014. Casio has been promoting its products and brands through its distributor networks in Thailand since the 1970s. Casio brand are most famous for its best selling G-SHOCK, with total sales of over 80 million units since its first sales in 1983. Casio introduced the new model of G-SHOCK MTG series, which added to Casio’s “Global Time Sync” collection, featuring world’s first “GPS Hybrid Wave Ceptor Technology” which utilizes radio wave time calibration and GPS signals for instant and precise timekeeping across the changing time zones. Casio is also a market pioneer for the next generation projector.