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Cancelling Olympics an option if Covid situation worsens: Japanese official
Tokyo, April 15 (IANS) Secretary-General of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Toshihiro Nikai said Thursday that cancelling this year's Tokyo Olympics could be an option if the Covid-19 situation continues to worsen.
2021-04-15
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Japan PM Suga to leave for US for talks with Biden
Tokyo, April 15 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is set to depart for the US on Thursday for talks with President Joe Biden amid the Covid-19 pandemic and tension with China.
2021-04-15
Category: International, Japan,Diplomacy,Politics
Tokyo marks 100 days to go until Olympics amid Covid spike
Tokyo, April 14 (IANS) Tokyo marked 100 days to go until the postponed Olympics on Wednesday amid lingering uncertainty over whether the Games can be staged safely amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-04-14
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Refreshed Gangjee to tee off in Nagoya
Tokyo, April 13 (IANS) Indian golfer Rahil Gangjee returns to play in Japan after nearly five months as he is set to tee it up at this week's Token Homemate Cup in Nagoya, which begins on Thursday.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Golf
Japan to release Fukushima water into sea amid oppn (Ld)
Tokyo, April 13 (IANS) The Japanese government on Tuesday announced its decision to start releasing radioactive water accumulated at the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea after treatment, amid domestic and international opposition.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Japan,Politics
109-year-old Kagawa becomes world's oldest Olympic torch bearer
Tokyo, April 13 (IANS) Shigeko Kagawa, a 109-year-old woman, has become the oldest Olympic torch bearer after she took part in the Tokyo Olympic torch relay in Nara Prefecture on Monday.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Japan to dump Fukushima contaminated water into sea
Tokyo, April 13 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Tuesday that his government has decided to discharge contaminated radioactive wastewater from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power into the Pacific Ocean amid domestic and international opposition.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Japan in 'jubilant mood' as Hideki Matsuyama wins Masters title
Tokyo, April 12 (IANS) Japanese fans and officials were elated at the news that golfer Hideki Matsuyama has won the 85th Masters at Augusta National in the US.
2021-04-12
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Golf
Japan launches Covid-19 vaccination for elderly
Tokyo, April 12 (IANS) Japan on Monday started to vaccinate its elderly population against Covid-19 amid growing concerns about another wave of new infections.
2021-04-12
Category: International, Japan,Health/Medicine
715 Japanese eateries went bankrupt last yr
Tokyo, April 12 (IANS) The number of eateries in Japan that went bankrupt in fiscal 2020 stood at 715, the third largest in two decades, local media reported.
2021-04-12
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Radioactive water from Fukushima may be disposed into ocean
Tokyo, April 10 (IANS) The Japanese government may announce plans to dispose of radioactive wastewater from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean, informed sources said.
2021-04-10
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Olympic Games organisers look to give fans virtual feel
Tokyo, April 9 (IANS) The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (TOCOPG) wants to give the spectators and fans a virtual feel of what the athletes experience first-hand on the field. For that they launched the 'Let's 55 Virtual Experience' in Tokyo on Friday.
2021-04-09
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Cancer survivor Rikako set to make Olympic cut in 50m freestyle too
Tokyo, April 9 (IANS) Within days of qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics in 4x100m medley relay event, Japanese swimmer Ikee Rikako, a cancer survivor, looks set to qualify in an individual event as well after clocking the fastest semi-final time in 50m freestyle in the trials on Friday.
2021-04-09
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Japan to impose emergency measure in Tokyo
Tokyo, April 9 (IANS) Japan is set to extend a semi-state of emergency over the Covid-19 pandemic to Tokyo and two other prefectures due to the rapid spread of the coronavirus, the government said on Friday.
2021-04-09
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Japanese prefecture declares medical emergency
Tokyo, April 7 (IANS) Japans Osaka on Wednesday declared a state of medical emergency as hospitals in the western prefecture were overwhelmed by the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-04-07
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Japan PM willing to establish 'children's agency'
Tokyo, April 6 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said he is willing to establish a new agency aimed at spearheading policies related to children.
2021-04-06
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Less sugar may assist in muscle repair: Study
Tokyo, April 5 (IANS) A diet low on sugar may help keep our muscles healthier for longer, suggests a study.
2021-04-05
Category: International, Japan,Health/Medicine
Casio unveils first Wear OS smartwatch in G-Shock lineup
Tokyo, April 2 (IANS) Electronics major Casio launched a G-Squad Pro smartwatch -- GSW-H1000 -- powered by Wear OS by Google.
2021-04-02
Category: International, Japan,Technology
Cancel Olympic torch relay in Osaka due to Covid: City mayor
Tokyo, April 1 (IANS) Osaka city mayor Ichiro Matsui and Osaka prefecture governor Hirofumi Yoshimura on Thursday made a strong pitch for the Olympic Torch relay in their city to be cancelled owing to a surge in Covid-19 cases.
2021-04-01
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Hitachi to acquire GlobalLogic for $9.6bn
Tokyo, March 31 (IANS) Japan's Hitachi on Wednesday said that it will acquire US-headquartered digital engineering services company GlobalLogic for $9.6 billion.
2021-03-31
Category: International, Japan,Business/Economy,Technology
Japan trying to contain dinner party scandal
Tokyo, March 30 (IANS) Japan's Health Ministry is trying to contain a scandal that irked the country after it came to light that its officials violated coronavirus regulations with an extended dinner in Tokyo's luxury district.
2021-03-30
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Japanese airline tests digital health passport
Tokyo, March 30 (IANS) Japan's largest airline, ANA, has conducted a trial of digital health passports for coronavirus test results and vaccination status at the Haneda International Airport in Tokyo, as part of a global effort to make travelling safer.
2021-03-30
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Olympic Games playbook restricts access to Games Village
Tokyo, March 27 (IANS) Members of the National Olympic Committees (NOCs), including officials of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA), as well as business executives belonging to sponsors will be barred from visiting the Olympic Village, revealed a 33-page playbook for Olympic and Paralympic family members.
2021-03-27
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Study links stress with allergies
Tokyo, March 26 (IANS) Increased allergic reactions may be tied to the corticotropin-releasing stress hormone (CRH), suggests a new study.
2021-03-26
Category: International, Japan,Health/Medicine
Study links stress with allergies
Tokyo, March 26 (IANS) Increased allergic reactions may be tied to the corticotropin-releasing stress hormone (CRH), suggests a new study.
2021-03-26
Category: International, Japan,Health/Medicine
Japanese watchdog decides to ban nuke fuel transportation
Tokyo, March 25 (IANS) Japan's nuclear regulatory body has decided to ban the transportation of nuclear fuel to the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant in Niigata prefecture owing to the plant's "severe security breaches".
2021-03-25
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Ex-Japan Minister admits giving bribes
Tokyo, March 23 (IANS) Former Japanese Justice Minister Katsuyuki Kawai pleaded guilty at a court on Tuesday to a bribery scandal and said he will step down as a lower house lawmaker.
2021-03-23
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Foreign Olympic volunteers not allowed to enter Japan
Tokyo, March 23 (IANS) Foreign volunteers will not be allowed to serve in the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympic Games this summer, a countermeasure against Covid-19, the organisers said.
2021-03-23
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Covid state of emergency ends in Tokyo region
Tokyo, March 22 (IANS) Japan on Monday ended the coronavirus state of emergency that was in place in Tokyo and its surrounding prefectures despite growing concerns about a resurgence of new infections and increasing cases of new strains of the virus.
2021-03-22
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Massive quake rocks Japan, tsunami warning issued (Ld)
Tokyo, March 20 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale struck north-eastern Japan on Saturday, prompting authorities to issue a tsunami warning for Miyagi prefecture.
2021-03-20
Category: International, Japan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
7.2-magnitude quake jolts Japan, tsunami advisory issued
Tokyo, March 20 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale struck Japan's Miyagi Prefecture on Saturday, authorities said, adding a tsunami advisory has been issued.
2021-03-20
Category: International, Japan,Environment/Wildlife
RCEP trade deal could boost Japan's GDP by $140bn
Tokyo, March 20 (IANS) The Japanese government said that the domestic economy could be boosted by 15 trillion yen ($140 billion) thanks to a free trade deal (FTA) signed last year by 15 Asia-Pacific countries.
2021-03-20
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Tokyo Oly chief creative director quits over derogatory remarks
Tokyo, March 18 (IANS) Tokyo Olympic chief creative director Hiroshi Sasaki has resigned after making derogatory remarks about a popular female Japanese entertainer, dealing another blow to the postponed Olympic Games with four months to go until the opening ceremony.
2021-03-18
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Tokyo Oly chief creative director quits over derogatory remarks
Tokyo, March 18 (IANS) Tokyo Olympic chief creative director Hiroshi Sasaki has resigned after making derogatory remarks about a popular female Japanese entertainer, dealing another blow to the postponed Olympic Games with four months to go until the opening ceremony.
2021-03-18
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Naomi Osaka proud of work being done on gender equality
Tokyo, March 11 (IANS) Naomi Osaka, who is looking forward to taking part in her first Olympic Games after her fourth Grand Slam win at the Australian Open last month, is particularly proud of the work being done on promoting gender equality at the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games.
2021-03-11
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Tennis
Japanese bureaucrat transferred over wine-and-dine scam
Tokyo, March 9 (IANS) A senior Japanese bureaucrat has been transferred from his position after the Communications Ministry confirmed that he had been wined and dined by telecom giant NTT, according to informed sources.
2021-03-09
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Tokyo region's state of emergency extended again
Tokyo, March 6 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has extended the state of emergency covering the Tokyo metropolitan area by two weeks to March 21 for a second time since January, as Covid-19 infection numbers have continued to increase in the region.
2021-03-06
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Earth has life span of nearly 1bn years more: Study
Tokyo, March 3 (IANS) The future life span of Earth's oxygen-rich atmosphere is approximately one billion years, a new study reveals.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Japan,Science/Tech
Tokyo Olympics organisers to add 12 female board members
Tokyo, March 3 (IANS) The Tokyo Olympics organising committee nominated 12 women to its executive board in an effort to "restore trust" after former president Yoshiro Mori's sexist remarks.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Japan arrests 2 men linked to Ghosn escape
Tokyo, March 2 (IANS) Japanese authorities on Tuesday arrested two American men who are suspected of helping ousted Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn escape to Lebanon in 2019 while on bail.
2021-03-02
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Japan receives 3rd batch of Pfizer vax
Tokyo, March 2 (IANS) Japan has received its third batch of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine, with the shipment containing up to 526,500 doses developed by US pharmaceutical giant and its German partner BioNTech.
2021-03-02
Category: International, Japan,Health/Medicine
International runners unlikely at Tokyo Olympic torch relay
Tokyo, Feb 25 (IANS) International runners will be unlikely to take part in the Olympic torch relay to start on March 25, organisers said here on Thursday. Tokyo 2020 chief operating officer Yukihiko Nunomura said at a news conference that foreign tourists and other short-term visitors have been barred from entering Japan because of COVID-19-related travel restrictions.
2021-02-25
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Japan's cabinet green-lights bill to ratify RCEP trade deal
Tokyo, Feb 25 (IANS) Japan's cabinet on Wednesday green-lit a Bill to ratify a free trade deal (FTA) signed last year by 15 Asia-Pacific countries.
2021-02-25
Category: International, Japan,Business/Economy,Politics
Tokyo stocks close higher on bargain hunting
Tokyo, Feb 22 (IANS) Tokyo stocks closed higher on Monday, bringing an end to a three-day losing streak, as investors picked up bargains following the market's recent decline, with the risk appetite towards high-tech issues improving on hopes for US stimulus to further help reboot the pandemic-hit economy.
2021-02-22
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Japan instructs domestic carriers to ground Boeing 777s
Tokyo, Feb 22 (IANS) Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism has ordered domestic carriers to halt flights of Boeing 777s after an incident involving the aircraft sparked concern, local media reported Monday.
2021-02-22
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Japan kicks off nationwide Covid vaccination drive
Tokyo, Feb 17 (IANS) Japan on Wednesday launched its nationwide Covid-19 vaccination drive in which priority will be given to the medical workers.
2021-02-17
Category: International, Japan,Health/Medicine,Politics
Tokyo stocks close lower after hitting 30-year high
Tokyo, Feb 17 (IANS) Tokyo stocks closed lower on Wednesday, as investors opted to take profits following the benchmark Nikkei stock index's fresh 30-year closing high the previous day, although losses were capped by the country's first vaccine rollout.
2021-02-17
Category: International, Japan,Business/Economy,Politics
Japan's economy shrinks 4.8% due to Covid in 2020
Tokyo, Feb 15 (IANS) Japan's economy surged in the fourth quarter of 2020 but it was not enough to keep the world's third largest economy away from negative growth for the year as the economy shrank 4.8 per cent due to Covid-triggered crises -- the first contraction since 2009.
2021-02-15
Category: International, Japan,Business/Economy
Covid-19: Pfizer vaccine gets final nod in Japan
Tokyo, Feb 15 (IANS) The Japanese government has approved its first vaccine against the Covid-19, kick-starting a massive rollout programme for the country of 126 million people.
2021-02-15
Category: International, Japan,Health/Medicine
30 injured in massive Japan earthquake (Ld)
Tokyo, Feb 14 (IANS) At least 30 people were injured after a massive earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale struck Japan's Fukushima prefecture, authorities said on Sunday.
2021-02-14
Category: International, Japan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics