March 03, 2021 8:25 am
The entrepreneur, who sold his online fashion business Zozo Inc to SoftBank in 2019, is paying the entire cost of the voyage on SpaceX's next-generation reusable launch vehicle, dubbed the Starship.
March 01, 2021 10:36 am
Under Japan’s civil code, married couples are required to share the same surname, thus making the country the only industrialised nation where having different surnames for married spouses is illegal.
February 26, 2021 9:27 am
Official data released on Friday showed factory output advanced 4.2% in January, boosted by sharp rises in production of electronic parts and general-purpose machinery, as well as a smaller increase in car output.
February 26, 2021 4:10 pm
What explains Japan's sudden surge in cases of suicide, and does the Covid-19 pandemic have a role in this?
February 23, 2021 1:24 pm
The rising psychological and physical toll of the pandemic has been accompanied by a worrisome spike in suicide among women. In Japan, 6,976 women took their lives last year, nearly 15% more than in 2019.
February 19, 2021 4:52 pm
A new variant of COVID-19 appears to have emerged in Japan, with experts saying they believe it arrived there from abroad.
February 19, 2021 2:27 pm
One brown-haired Japanese-born student ran into trouble when school officials, believing that she had flouted the rules, checked her roots and repeatedly demanded that she dye it black.
February 20, 2021 10:27 am
From “Nach Meri Rani”, to “Saiyaan Ji” the group has grooved to several popular Bollywood songs and with their expressions and simple choreography has won hearts across the globe.
February 16, 2021 3:14 pm
"We will start our inoculation drive tomorrow, with about 40,000 medical workers who have been raised as candidates" to become the first to get the vaccine, Kono said.
February 02, 2021 12:29 pm
Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura, said an advisory panel on Tuesday approved a government proposal to extend the emergency, currently due to expire on Feb. 7, by a month.
February 21, 2020 11:59 am
Do your culinary homework before your next international trip to one of these countries.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
June 22, 2020 6:20 pm
It was a day like no other. The day the first ever atomic bomb was dropped on Japan, during World War II.
June 22, 2020 6:22 pm
#NewsInNumbers What has been the progress on the ambitious bullet train project. See more: https://bit.ly/2IM1j4c
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.