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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.

Typhoon Hagibis leaves as many as 35 dead as Japan continues rescue

October 14, 2019 7:45 am

More than 370,000 households were without power, and at least 15,000 homes were without water, Yoshihide Suga, Japan’s chief Cabinet secretary, told reporters, adding that the country was taking every measure to recover.

Typhoon Faxai blows across Tokyo area, killing 1, disrupts travel

September 09, 2019 10:27 am

Several railway and subway operators suspended services and flights were canceled at Tokyo airports as Typhoon Faxai passed over Chiba, a northern suburb of the Japanese capital, before daybreak.

Cloudiest Tokyo summer in 129 years is hurting Japan’s retailers

July 28, 2019 1:10 pm

So far, Tokyo has seen only about 44 daylight hours in July, among the least since the Japan Meteorological Agency began keeping records in 1890.

Japan PM Abe's ruling bloc set for solid upper house win, says survey

July 15, 2019 9:59 am

Changing the constitution to enshrine the role of Japan's military, known as the Self-Defense Forces, has been a long-held goal for Abe, who has been prime minister and leader of the LDP since 2012.

Adding to Carlos Ghosn woes, Nissan set to further slash profit outlook: report

April 24, 2019 11:53 am

Since his ouster at Nissan in November, Ghosn has accused his former colleagues of a boardroom coup aimed at scotching his plan to merge Nissan and Renault.

Carlos Ghosn 'disappointed' at ban from Nissan board meet, wants to fulfill duties

March 12, 2019 10:31 am

Released on $9 million bail last week after spending more than 100 days in a Tokyo detention centre, Ghosn faces charges of under-reporting his salary at Nissan by about $82 million over nearly a decade.

Tokyo company debuts Mobile Mosque ahead of 2020 Olympics

July 25, 2018 1:54 pm

As Japan prepares to host visitors from around the world for the 2020 Summer Olympics, a Tokyo sports and cultural events company has created a mosque on wheels that its head hopes will make Muslim visitors feel at home.

The magic of snowfall in Tokyo: These pictures will make you fall in love with winters

January 23, 2018 9:09 pm

Adding to the delight of winter lovers, Tokyo recorded the highest snowfall in four years - and pictures from the snowstorm have made it look like a magical land. See the photos here.

Japan readies military to shoot down North Korean rocket

February 03, 2016 2:18 pm

Japan readies military to shoot down N Korean rocket.


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.