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Fumio Kishida
Fumio Kishida Elected New Japanese PM To Succeed Suga

After naming his new Cabinet in the afternoon, Kishida will be formally inaugurated in a ceremony at the Imperial Palace and hold a press conference in the evening.

6.1-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Sea Of Japan, No Tsunami Warning So Far

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake An earthquake struck in the central part of the Sea of Japan on Wednesday, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA).

Japan Imposes State Of Emergency In 4 More Areas

A quasi-state of emergency has been also implemented in parts of Hokkaido, Ishikawa, Kyoto, Hyogo, and Fukuoka until the end of August.

Tokyo Olympics: Japan Imposes Stricter Regulations On India's Olympic-Bound Athletes, Officials

Stricter regulations have been put in place for all travellers -- including athletes, coaches and support staff -- who have resided in 11 countries, including India, where different variants of COVID-19 have been identified, within 14 days of their arrival in Tokyo.

COVID19: Number Of Seriously-Ill Patients In Japan Hits Record High
COVID19: Number Of Seriously-Ill Patients In Japan Hits Record High

The number of serious-ill patients who typically need intensive care treatment in hospitals and require the use of ventilators or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) machines jumped by 119 from a day earlier, the ministry said.

Quad Summit
After Historic Quad Summit, France Edges Closer To Steel The Grouping

New Delhi: After their first historic summit last week, the Indo-Pacific Quad comprising India, the US, Japan and Australia, France is now set to steel the rapidly evolving grouping. From April 4-7, France will participate in a five-nation naval exercise, called La Perouse, which will include all the four Quad members. These naval manoeuvres will […]

US In Touch With Nations Like India And Japan On Myanmar: State Department Official

By Lalit K Jha Washington: Terming the military detention of civilian leaders in Myanmar a coup, a senior State Department official on Tuesday said the US is in touch with like-minded allies like India and Japan on the latest developments in the Southeast Asian nation as they have better contact with the military there. Myanmar’s […]

Australia To Join India In Malabar Naval Exercise Along With US, Japan
Australia To Join India In Malabar Naval Exercise Along With US, Japan

New Delhi: In a message to China on getting a wider footprint in the Indo-Pacific region, India invited Australia to take part in an annual naval drill — Malabar Exercise — in the Indian Ocean region along with the US and Japan to which Australia has agreed. The Indo-Pacific region is seen from the west […]

Yoshihide Suga
Japan's Ruling Party LDP Elects Yoshihide Suga As PM Shinzo Abe's Successor

Tokyo: Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga was on Monday elected as the new leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), replacing outgoing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who announced his resignation last month due to health issues, from the top post. The 71-year-old was elected at a joint plenary meeting of party members from […]

Covid-19 Vaccine: Moderna To Supply 40 Million Doses Of Vax To Japan

New York: The US-based biotech company Moderna has confirmed talks to supply 40 million doses of its potential Covid-19 vaccine to Japan. Under the terms of this arrangement, the vaccine, mRNA-1273, would be supplied by Moderna and distributed in Japan by Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. beginning in the first half of 2021, if the vaccine […]

Shinzo Abe
Japan PM Shinzo Abe Announces Resignation Over Health Concerns

Tokyo: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday announced that he was resigning from the post due to health concerns. The 65-year-old made the announcement at a press conference in Tokyo, reports Xinhua news agency. Abe said that he needed to be treated for a flare-up of his intestinal disease that led his first one-year […]

Japan's Economy Shrinks At Record Rate Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Tokyo: Japan’s economy shrank at annual rate of 27.8% in April-June, the worst contraction on record, as the coronavirus pandemic slammed consumption and trade, according to government data released on Monday. The Cabinet Office reported that Japan’s preliminary seasonally adjusted real gross domestic product, or GDP, the sum of a nation’s goods and services, fell […]

Japan Extends Strong Support To India On Ladakh

New Delhi: In a strong show of support for India, Japan on Friday hit out at China, saying that it opposes any unilateral attempts to change the status quo along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh where the Chinese aggression led to the killing of 20 Indian soldiers last month. Tokyo’s envoy in […]

Tokyo Olympics To Be Cancelled If Not Held Next Year: IOC Chief

London: International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach conceded that Tokyo Olympics will have to be cancelled if it cannot take place next year. The multi-national event was initially set to be hosted in July this year but due to coronavirus pandemic, it will now take place from July 23 till August 8. Earlier, Japan […]

COVID-19 Impact: Japan's economy slides into recession, worse times likely ahead

Tokyo: Japan’s economic growth plunged into recession in the first quarter as the coronavirus pandemic squelched production, exports and spending, and fears are growing that worse times may lie ahead. The Cabinet Office reported Monday a 3.4 per cent drop in the annual pace of seasonally adjusted real gross domestic product, or GDP, for the […]

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Japan approves its first rapid antigen test kits to detect COVID-19

Tokyo: The Japanese government has given the green light to its first rapid antigen test to diagnose COVID-19 that delivers results faster than others, an official spokesperson said on Wednesday. The test kit, which takes a nasopharyngeal sample, does not need a laboratory to obtain the diagnosis, unlike the most commonly used method, PCR (polymerase […]

First sumo wrestler tests positive for coronavirus in Japan
COVID-19 Outbreak: First sumo wrestler tests positive for coronavirus in Japan

Japan: Japan’s sumo association on Friday confirmed its first coronavirus case, in a new blow for the ancient sport, which has already been forced to move one tournament behind closed doors and postpone others. One low-ranking wrestler who had a fever last week has tested positive for the virus, the association said, declining to name […]

Postponing Tokyo Olympics might be unavoidable, says Japan PM Shinzo Abe
Postponing Tokyo Olympics might be unavoidable, says Japan PM Shinzo Abe

Tokyo: Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hinted at the postponement of Tokyo Olympics and Paralympic Games may become “inevitable” if the games cannot be held in a complete way because of the coronavirus pandemic. The comments from Abe were his first acknowledgement that the 2020 Games may not open as scheduled on July 24, as […]

India Cancels All Visas Issued To Citizens Of 4 Countries

New Delhi: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has said that all visas issued to nationals of Italy, Iran, South Korea and Japan, on or before March 3, and who have not yet entered India, stand suspended with immediate effect. Those required to travel to India due to compelling reasons, may seek fresh visas […]

AI Flight Brings Back 119 Indians, 5 Foreigners From Coronavirus-Hit Cruise Ship In Japan

New Delhi: An Air India flight on Thursday brought back to the national capital 119 Indians and 5 foreigners who were on board a coronavirus-hit cruise ship docked off Yokohama in Japan. The foreigners, who were brought back to India on board the special Air India flight, included two from Sri Lanka and one each […]

World's Oldest Man Dies Days After Guinness Record

Tokyo: Japan’s Chitetsu Watanabe, recognized at 112 years as the oldest man in the world, has passed away 11 days after he received the Guinness World Record certificate, his family said on Tuesday. Watanabe died on Sunday night, Efe news reported. He received the official certificate on February 12 at a nursing home in Joetsu […]

Move Over 5G, Japan To Launch 6G By 2030

Tokyo: Japan is reportedly planning a comprehensive strategy for “post-5G” (6G) technology by 2030 and it is believed that the new technology will be 10-times faster than the current 5G. The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications of Japan will set up a government-civilian research society in January under the chairmanship of the University of […]

Ousted Nissan Chief Ghosn Says He's In Lebanon

Beirut: Carlos Ghosn, the ousted Nissan Motor Co. Chairman has confirmed that he was currently in Lebanon, saying he decided to escape Japan to not become a “hostage” of the Asian country’s justice. Ghosn, who is thought to have left Japan and entered Lebanon under a false identity, was on bail for various charges of […]

India 2nd Most Sleep-Deprived Nation After Japan: Fitbit

New Delhi: India is the second most sleep-deprived country with an average night sleep of 7 hours and 1 minute, while Japan is the most sleep-deprived nation globally as an average Japanese gets only 6 hours and 47 minutes’ sleep, according to a survey by activity trackers and wearables maker Fitbit, released on Wednesday. Based […]

Modi offers help to typhoon-hit Japan, condoles losses

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday wished Japan early recovery from the damage and devastation caused by Typhoon Hagibis that has claimed over 30 lives so far and said Indian navy personnel who are on a scheduled visit to Japan would be happy to assist. In a series of tweets, PM Modi also […]