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Star Wars: Visions review — Anime anthology breathes new life into saga
Entertainment

Star Wars: Visions review — Anime anthology breathes new life into saga

Star Wars lends itself quite easily to a magical mystery tour of anime, a medium which affords a lot of freedom to experiment with form, style, and tone.

How the new Disney+ show Visions marries Star Wars with anime
Entertainment

How the new Disney+ show Visions marries Star Wars with anime

What varies in the nine-part anthology is the mix: the degree to which the films feel like Star Wars shorts that happen to have anime character designs, or like anime shorts that happen to borrow Star Wars motifs.

Explained: Why Japanese composer Keigo Oyamada stepped down from working on Tokyo Olympics
Entertainment

Explained: Why Japanese composer Keigo Oyamada stepped down from working on Tokyo Olympics

Reports of past abuse of classmates, including those with disabilities, surfaced online recently and sparked a backlash on social media, along with demands for Oyamada’s resignation.

Japanese researchers find presence of COVID-19 in sewage plants, proves to be an early warning signal for transmission
science

Japanese researchers find presence of COVID-19 in sewage plants, proves to be an early warning signal for transmission

Public health experts say such sampling of sewage could be used to estimate the number of infected people in a region without testing every individual.

Red Beard, the last Kurosawa-Mifune collaboration, is a film for these times — it’s about healing and hope
Entertainment

Red Beard, the last Kurosawa-Mifune collaboration, is a film for these times — it’s about healing and hope

Red Beard is a 1965 Japanese film about two doctors. It is really a story about healing: physical healing, emotional healing, social healing.

Australian Open 2020: Novak Djokovic breezes past Yoshihito Nishioka in straight sets, will face Diego Schwartzman in fourth round
Sports

Australian Open 2020: Novak Djokovic breezes past Yoshihito Nishioka in straight sets, will face Diego Schwartzman in fourth round

In the fourth round, Djokovic will meet Argentine Diego Schwartzman, who beat Serb Dusan Lajovic 6-2, 6-3, 7-6(7) earlier on Friday

BWF China Open 2019: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Chirag Shetty bow out in straight games in second-round men's doubles match
Sports

BWF China Open 2019: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Chirag Shetty bow out in straight games in second-round men's doubles match

Satwik will return to court, later in the day when he partners Ashwini Ponnappa in the mixed doubles second-round match against Yuki Kaneko and Misaki Matsutomo

Tokyo Olympics 2020: South Korea lodges complaint with IOC over use of controversial 'Rising Sun' flag by Japan during Games
Sports

Tokyo Olympics 2020: South Korea lodges complaint with IOC over use of controversial 'Rising Sun' flag by Japan during Games

The 'Rising Sun' flag has been an ensign for Japan's Maritime Forces, but in much of East Asia, it is seen as a symbol of the country's military aggression during World War II

Naomi Osaka opens up about not enjoying tennis, explains reasons behind dip in form
Sports

Naomi Osaka opens up about not enjoying tennis, explains reasons behind dip in form

Naomi Osaka said that she has learnt a lot about her game and herself and is excited about the coming few months, looking forward to the US Open

Japan Open 2019: Kento Momota, Akane Yamaguchi complete home singles sweep, upbeat before Tokyo Olympics
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Japan Open 2019: Kento Momota, Akane Yamaguchi complete home singles sweep, upbeat before Tokyo Olympics

Japan's Kento Momota and Akane Yamaguchi completed an all Japan sweep of the men's and women's singles titles at the same venue which will host the Olympics

Indonesia Open 2019: Fifth seed PV Sindhu downs Dane Mia Blichfeldt to reach quarter-final; Kidambi Srikanth ousted in second round
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Indonesia Open 2019: Fifth seed PV Sindhu downs Dane Mia Blichfeldt to reach quarter-final; Kidambi Srikanth ousted in second round

India's PV Sindhu battled past Mia Blichfeldt to seal her place in the quarterfinals of the Indonesia Open where she might face known rival Nozomi Okuhara

US releases footage of 'Iran removing unexploded mine' from oil tanker, Tehran dismisses 'unfounded' allegations
World

US releases footage of 'Iran removing unexploded mine' from oil tanker, Tehran dismisses 'unfounded' allegations

The United States military released a video showing Iran's Revolutionary Guard removing an unexploded mine from one of the oil tankers targeted near the Strait of Hormuz.

116-year-old Japanese woman Kane Tanaka honoured by Guinness World Records as oldest person
World

116-year-old Japanese woman Kane Tanaka honoured by Guinness World Records as oldest person

The previous oldest living person was another Japanese woman, Chiyo Miyako, who died in July at age 117.

Google Assistant goes bilingual, can understand, speak two languages at a time
News & Analysis

Google Assistant goes bilingual, can understand, speak two languages at a time

Google Assistant can understand any pair within English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese.

President Donald Trump's Indo-Pacific strategy draws red line around China, offers praise to India
World

President Donald Trump's Indo-Pacific strategy draws red line around China, offers praise to India

Like most of the documents and statements that have marked the Trump administration, the concept is unabashedly about drawing a red line around China.

Origami's many marvels: Artist Himanshu Agarwal demonstrates the paper folding art
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Origami's many marvels: Artist Himanshu Agarwal demonstrates the paper folding art

Have you ever made a paper boat, fan or plane? A tipi-tipi tap? Knowingly or unknowingly, we’ve all done origami sometime in our lives. Derived from the Japanese words, Oru and Kami, which literally mean paper folding, origami’s premise is pretty simple: you start with a square or rectangular sheet of paper and transform it, through folding techniques, into a sculpture. It could be a swan, crane, violin, headphones, a fictional character… anything! It is, essentially, a craft that has been developed into an art, says Himanshu Agarwal, a Mumbai-based origami artist. The idea of origami is not restricted to a certain kind of paper, size or technique. Though the use of glue and cuts is often used to make larger and more intricate designs, it is discouraged in modern origami. Agarwal feels that it is more of a test than discouragement. He says, “It’s like a challenge, can you make it (origami) from a single sheet of paper.”

Watch: This sushi joint in Mumbai serves sushi burritos with an Indian touch
India

Watch: This sushi joint in Mumbai serves sushi burritos with an Indian touch

Yugo Sushi in Bandra serves traditional Japanese sushi with an Indian touch.

Japanese automakers embrace electric cars; have not ruled out alternative options
Features

Japanese automakers embrace electric cars; have not ruled out alternative options

After years of investing in hydrogen fuel cells and electric-gasoline hybrids, Japanese manufacturers are talking up all-battery electric cars.

Japan goes to poll in snap election; Prime Minister Shinzo Abe likely to win fresh mandate
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Japan goes to poll in snap election; Prime Minister Shinzo Abe likely to win fresh mandate

Millions braved typhoon in Japan a snap election likely to hand Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a fresh mandate to revive the world's third-largest economy

Bullet train: Narendra Modi, Shinzo Abe to lay foundation stone for project on Thursday
Business

Bullet train: Narendra Modi, Shinzo Abe to lay foundation stone for project on Thursday

The bullet train, which has a capacity to accommodate 750 people, is expected to reduce travel time between the two cities from seven to three hours.