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Japan sends troops to the rescue as rains pound southern Kyushu

July 04, 2020 1:23 pm

As many as 10,000 members of Japan's Self Defence Forces were disptached after 13 people went missing during the unprecedented torrential rains.

Covid-19 pandemic sinks Japan business mood to lowest since 2009 crisis

July 01, 2020 10:04 am

The Bank of Japan's "tankan" survey also showed big non-manufacturers' mood tanked to a decade low, as lockdown measures put in place through May forced businesses to shut and consumers to stay at home.

Japan to scrap costly land-based US missile defence system

June 16, 2020 9:15 am

Defence Minister Taro Kono told reporters on Monday that he decided to "stop the deployment process" of the Aegis Ashore systems after it was found that the safety of one of the two planned host communities could not be ensured without a hardware redesign that would be too time consuming and costly.

Japan eyes fresh $1.1 trillion stimulus to combat pandemic pain

May 27, 2020 8:58 am

To fund the costs, Japan will issue an additional 31.9 trillion yen in government bonds under the second supplementary budget for the current fiscal year ending in March 2021, according to the draft.

Japan gives up approving Fujifilm's Avigan drug by May-end

May 26, 2020 8:17 am

Concerns remain about Avigan as it has been shown to cause birth defects in animal studies.

Explained: How a traditional practice is coming in the way of Japan's Covid-19 response

May 16, 2020 12:52 pm

As the number of Covid cases in Japan rise, the hanko tradition is coming under fierce criticism, with industry leaders demanding that the tradition be abandoned.

As Japan coronavirus cases rise, Tokyo nudges PM Abe to declare state of emergency

April 03, 2020 4:52 pm

Amid growing clamour for tighter curbs on people's movements to stem a rising tide of infections, the government has so far been reluctant to pull the trigger, warning of the heavy damage that could ensue in the world's third-biggest economy, already close to recession.

Japan's population crisis is pushing more women into poverty

January 13, 2020 11:16 am

Japanese women—whether single or married, full-time or part-time—face a difficult financial future. A confluence of factors that include an aging population, falling birth rates and anachronistic gender dynamics are conspiring to damage their prospects for a comfortable retirement.

Assam was setting stage for Abe visit, dates deferred

December 14, 2019 8:35 am

Abe, who was scheduled to arrive on Sunday for a three-day visit (December 15-17), was expected to travel to Guwahati for the meeting. But with the ongoing protests in the region, the situation was considered “not conducive” for a “high-profile visit”.

CAB protests put question mark on Abe’s plans for Guwahati

December 12, 2019 7:19 am

Another venue which was being considered was Odisha, but that is unlikely to happen since it is too short a notice. Sources said the visit would have to be postponed if the meeting was to be held in Odisha.


Shinzo Abe in Gujarat: Bear-hug with Modi at airport, then 8-km roadshow and visit to Sabarmati Ashram

September 14, 2017 4:59 pm

PM Abe, accompanied by First Lady Akie Abe is in India to attend the 12th Indian-Japanese annual summit in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.

Japan PM in Varanasi: Shinzo Abe, Narendra Modi witness Ganga aarti at ghat

December 12, 2015 10:29 pm

Shinzo Abe arrived in Delhi on Friday on a three-day visit, top officials, both from central and state government, remained busy in Varanasi giving final touches to the arrangements at Dashashwamedh Ghat.

Modi-Abe talks: Japan to help India build its first bullet train network

December 12, 2015 2:16 pm

India and Japan today signed major pacts including an MoU on civil nuclear energy and pledging to build a bullet train network between Mumbai and Ahmedabad. Narendra Modi and Shinzo Abe were addressing the India-Japan Business Leaders Forum in New Delhi.

Varanasi gets a facelift to host Modi and Shinzo Abe

December 11, 2015 9:42 pm

Preparations are in full swing as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Narendra Modi will be visiting Varanasi for the Ganga Arty at Rajendra Prasad Ghat in Varanasi.

2014: The year of PM Narendra Modi

December 31, 2014 8:44 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the top news and newsmaker in 2014. He led BJP to a historic election victory and formed a stable government at the Centre.

Narendra Modi addresses university students in Tokyo

September 02, 2014 11:48 am

Narendra Modi delivered a lecture at the University of the Sacred Heart in Tokyo, on Tuesday (September 2).

Japan marks 69th anniversary of Hiroshima bombing

August 06, 2014 1:25 pm

Japan marked the 69th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on Wednesday, as Mayor Kazumi Matsui called on U.S. President Barack Obama and other world leaders to visit the city to see the scars of the atomic bombing first hand.