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Biden administration is first to take Quad to leader level: White House
World

Biden administration is first to take Quad to leader level: White House

On the eve of US-ASEAN Special Summit, a senior administration official said that the Quad leader had a number of meetings and they will meet in Tokyo at the president's travel

Japanese school athletes served sanitiser in place of water in horrible mix-up; one collapses
World

Japanese school athletes served sanitiser in place of water in horrible mix-up; one collapses

Competition organisers for a girls' 5,000-metre walking race held in central Japan's Yamanashi mistakenly poured the sanitiser into cups and placed them at a drinks station for sportspersons

Tokyo Vice sheds spotlight on the surge of Japan’s stories across Indian streaming 
Entertainment

Tokyo Vice sheds spotlight on the surge of Japan’s stories across Indian streaming 

Preceding the Korean phenomenon, the recent Japan films and TV shows offer an intriguing side to the lesser-known aspects of the nation

COVID-19: Karnataka government orders surveillance measures for passengers arriving from Japan, Thailand
Health

COVID-19: Karnataka government orders surveillance measures for passengers arriving from Japan, Thailand

Testing through RT-PCR should be done for the symptomatic persons at the airport testing laboratory and for those found positive, the samples shall be sent for genome sequencing

India-Japan ties have deepened in every sphere in 70 years, says PM Modi
India

India-Japan ties have deepened in every sphere in 70 years, says PM Modi

India and Japan established diplomatic relations on 28 April, 1952, according to the Ministry of External Affairs

Japan's Yoshimi Yamashita becomes first woman to referee AFC Champions League game
Sports

Japan's Yoshimi Yamashita becomes first woman to referee AFC Champions League game

Yoshimi Yamashita managed the match between Australia's Melbourne City and South Korean side Jeonnam Dragons.

Oil prices up as traders weigh demand and supply issues linked to COVID-19 lockdown in China
World

Oil prices up as traders weigh demand and supply issues linked to COVID-19 lockdown in China

Markets in Asia were largely up, with Japan's Nikkei 225 gaining over a per cent in early trade, with brokers staying optimistic over a falling yen for a third straight day

What Old Enough!, Japan's reality TV on Netflix, tells us about the country's domestic work culture and approach to adolescents
Entertainment

What Old Enough!, Japan's reality TV on Netflix, tells us about the country's domestic work culture and approach to adolescents

We might be startled at the sight of such young souls expected to step out and function on their own in Old Enough!, but Japan, for decades now, has been known for inculcating in their children a tendency to be independent and self-reliant.

Japan develops novel antiviral coating that inactivates COVID variants even in dark
Health

Japan develops novel antiviral coating that inactivates COVID variants even in dark

The coating developed by researchers at Nara Medical University, Kanagawa Institute of Industrial Science and Technology, and Tokyo Institute of Technology is made using a combination of titanium dioxide and copper oxide compounds

Russian submarines fire missiles in Sea of Japan amid Ukraine tension
World

Russian submarines fire missiles in Sea of Japan amid Ukraine tension

Japan has joined tough Western sanctions on Moscow and welcomed several hundred Ukrainians fleeing the conflict as well as sending non-lethal military aid

Ukraine-Russia war: G7 countries impose new economic sanctions against Kremlin
World

Ukraine-Russia war: G7 countries impose new economic sanctions against Kremlin

While stopping short of a full embargo on energy imports, the G7 said they will 'expedite' plans to slash reliance on Russian fossil fuels

Japan recognises India's Covaxin to facilitate travel between countries
India

Japan recognises India's Covaxin to facilitate travel between countries

In late March, the two leaders reaffirmed the importance of collaborative projects between the two countries in the Indo-Pacific region and looked forward to the expansion of such projects to ASEAN, Pacific island countries and others

Goodbye Nakagin Capsule Tower: All you need to know about Japan's 50-year-old iconic building and why its being demolished
World

Goodbye Nakagin Capsule Tower: All you need to know about Japan's 50-year-old iconic building and why its being demolished

Built in 1972, the Nakagin Capsule Tower is considered as Japan's most prominent symbol of metabolism architecture. However, years of disrepair and decay have forced the owners to bring down the structure

Marriages in China hit a 36-year low fuelling concerns over declining birth rate
World

Marriages in China hit a 36-year low fuelling concerns over declining birth rate

Falling marriage rates are seen in both rural areas and big cities, because the costs of marriage and child-rearing are rising in both underdeveloped and developed areas, says expert

Oscars 2022: Japan's Drive My Car, also nominated for Best Picture, wins Best International Feature
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Oscars 2022: Japan's Drive My Car, also nominated for Best Picture, wins Best International Feature

Drive My Car at Oscars 2022 is the fifth time a film from Japan has won the Best International Feature award, and the first time since 2008.

US announces fresh sanctions on North Korea after it test-fires most powerful missile
World

US announces fresh sanctions on North Korea after it test-fires most powerful missile

North Korea said it test-fired its biggest-yet ICBM (intercontinental ballistic missile) under the orders of leader Kim Jong Un, who vowed to expand the North's ‘nuclear war deterrent’

China's foreign minister Wang Yi looks for a second chance for Beijing but India is cautious
World

China's foreign minister Wang Yi looks for a second chance for Beijing but India is cautious

In conclusion, it appears that China wants this meeting more than India. In fact, India has no expectations, to begin with

North Korea test fires banned intercontinental missile; ‘unforgivable recklessness’, says Japan PM Kishida
World

North Korea test fires banned intercontinental missile; ‘unforgivable recklessness’, says Japan PM Kishida

The missile flew 71 minutes before possibly landing near Japanese territorial waters off the island of Hokkaido, said Tokyo's chief cabinet secretary Hirokazu Matsuno

14th India-Japan Summit: Bringing bilateral relations back into clear focus out of the fog of Ukrainian crisis
World

14th India-Japan Summit: Bringing bilateral relations back into clear focus out of the fog of Ukrainian crisis

Following the Summit meet, the Quad strategy as well as the wider India-Japan partnership are firmly on the rails

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Japan beat Australia to qualify, Saudi Arabia progress too
Sports

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Japan beat Australia to qualify, Saudi Arabia progress too

It was a crushing blow for an understrength Socceroos who now face a perilous play-off to keep alive their hopes of making Qatar.