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Japan to widen state of emergency beyond Tokyo as coronavirus surges: Media

January 12, 2021 12:20 pm

Since Japan declared the second state of emergency in Tokyo last week, a number of coronavirus cases have climbed in Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo, prompting them to seek a state of emergency there as well.

Japanese cheerleaders dance and cheer to lift spirits during COVID-19 pandemic

January 09, 2021 6:57 pm

Head cheerleader Kumi Asazuma said the group had been performing for more than 10 years to help energise morning commuters, but their mission had taken on new meaning during the pandemic.

Tokyo to request new emergency declaration as COVID-19 cases climb: Report

January 02, 2021 2:53 pm

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike will make the request in a meeting with Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura, who coordinates government measures to fight the pandemic.

This pop-up mask store in Tokyo lures shoppers with festive face coverings

December 02, 2020 3:33 pm

Tokyo Mask Land, a face-mask theme exhibition and its speciality shop lures customers with their festive face coverings.

COVID-19: Scientists develop novel method to detect single virus particles

November 28, 2020 5:04 pm

Compared with other rapid tests like PCR or antibody-based screens, the researchers said the new method is much faster and does not require costly reagents. This new method may also lead to improved diagnostic tests for emerging viruses that cause infectious diseases like COVID-19.

Tokyo to raise coronavirus alert level to highest of 4 levels: report

November 18, 2020 9:22 am

The highest alert level indicates that "infections are spreading", versus the less serious "infections appear to be spreading".

Tokyo Stock Exchange resumes, market opens up after outage debacle

October 02, 2020 7:00 am

The outage had come on a day of high anticipated trade volume following the release of the Bank of Japan's closely watched tankan corporate survey and a rise on Wall Street.

Tokyo bourse halts trading for entire day in worst-ever outage

October 01, 2020 10:30 am

The stoppage means buying and selling in thousands of shares will be frozen on the first day of the new quarter. Previous outages had only affected part of the trading day.

Watch: Tokyo transparent toilet's walls go opaque when door closed

September 10, 2020 4:08 pm

The walls of two newly installed public toilets in Tokyo's Shibuya neighborhood are see-through before people enter, but turn opaque when the doors are closed and locked from the inside.

A Japanese firm is offering coffins, chainsaws and zombies to take your mind off COVID-19

August 24, 2020 2:16 pm

Customers in Tokyo can lie in a 2-metre windowed box, listening to a horror story, watching actors perform and getting poked with fake hands and squirted with water.


Typhoon Faxai makes landfall near Tokyo, causes transport chaos

September 10, 2019 7:49 am

More than 130 flights were canceled and scores of train lines were closed for hours, snarling the morning commute for millions in a greater Tokyo area that has a population of some 36 million.


21st Century will be Asian Century: Rijiju in Tokyo

January 20, 2016 7:13 am

Tokyo, Jan 20 (ANI): Addressing a symposium in Tokyo, Japan, Union Minister of State (MoS) for Home Kiren Rijiju said the 21st century will be the Asian Century as the world look to countries in Asia the for upliftment of the global economy.He said Asia would provide ideas and leadership for a harmonious global relationship.The theme of the symposium was 'Shared Values and Democracy in Asia'.

We aim to provide 24x7 electricity access: Piyush Goyal

January 14, 2016 10:03 am

Tokyo, Jan 14 (ANI): Minister of State (MoS) for Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal, who is presently in Tokyo to attend the eighth India-Japan Energy Dialogue, said on Thursday that the primary objective of the government is to make Japanese power firms invest in ‘Make in India’ to further provide 24x7 electricity access to the people of the country. Goyal said that he discussed and understood the challenges the Indian grids will face, particularly with the infusion of large amount of renewable energy. Goyal further assured that this engagement with the Japanese power companies will be taken to the next level in India.

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.