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Japan marks 70th anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bombing
6th August 2015 Japan marks 70th anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bombing
HIROSHIMA, Japan — Bells tolled in Hiroshima on Thursday as Japan marked 70 years since the atomic bombing that helped end World War II but still divides opinion today on whether the total destruction it caused was justified....
Typhoon Nangka barrels toward Japan
16th July 2015 Typhoon Nangka barrels toward Japan
TOKYO: A powerful typhoon was barrelling toward the Japanese mainland Thursday, bringing heavy rains, landslides and causing flight and train cancellations. Typhoon Nangka, packing gusts up to 198 kilometres (123 miles) an hour, was some 220 kilometres south...
Japan confirms plan to resume whale hunt
22nd June 2015 Japan confirms plan to resume whale hunt
TOKYO: Japan’s chief whaling negotiator confirmed Monday its ships would return to the Antarctic this year, despite a call by global regulators to provide more evidence that the hunt has a scientific purpose. Joji Morishita said the whole...
Tsunami warning after 6.6 magnitude quake in Japan
20th April 2015 Tsunami warning after 6.6 magnitude quake in Japan
Tokyo: A tsunami as big as one metre (three feet) was reportedly forecast to hit islands in Japan´s far south Monday after a 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck off eastern Taiwan. National broadcaster NHK said waves were possible on...
Boxing: Japan’s Yamanaka defends WBA title with crushing KO
16th April 2015 Boxing: Japan’s Yamanaka defends WBA title with crushing KO
TOKYO:  Japan’s Shinsuke Yamanaka successfully defended his World Boxing Council bantamweight title for the eighth time on Thursday with a ferocious seventh-round knockout of Argentine Diego Santillan. The 32-year-old Yamanaka uncoiled a venomous left to send the South...
Bank of Japan holds off further easing measures
8th April 2015 Bank of Japan holds off further easing measures
TOKYO: The Bank of Japan held off further easing measures on Wednesday as it struggles to drag up the country’s flatlining inflation that is defying a massive stimulus programme launched two years ago. The central bank stayed pat...
World’s oldest woman turns 117 in Japan
5th March 2015 World’s oldest woman turns 117 in Japan
TOKYO: The world’s oldest person Misao Okawa, a mother of three, grandmother of four and great-grandmother of six, turned 117 on Thursday in western Japan. Okawa, one of only a handful of people born in the 19th century...
Michelle Obama to visit Japan, Cambodia
3rd March 2015 Michelle Obama to visit Japan, Cambodia
WASHINGTON:US First Lady Michelle Obama will travel to Japan later this month, part of a drive to promote girls’ education around the world. The White House said Tuesday that Michelle Obama will visit Tokyo and the historic city...
Japan-Ukraine diplomacy
2nd March 2015 Japan-Ukraine diplomacy
Tokyo, JAPAN: Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin (L) shakes hands with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the start of talks at the prime minister’s official residence in Tokyo on March 2, 2015. Klimkin is on a three-day...
Japan-US food trade
2nd March 2015 Japan-US food trade
Tokyo, JAPAN: US beef is displayed under a newly designed brand mark at a press conference in Tokyo on March 2, 2015. US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) president Philip Seng is now here to promote more US meat...
Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski visits Japan
27th February 2015 Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski visits Japan
Tokyo, Tokyo, JAPAN : Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski (L) shakes hands with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the start of their talks at Abe’s official residence in Tokyo on February 27, 2015. Komorowski is in Japan for...
Motorcycle maker Yamaha to launch small cars in Europe
27th February 2015 Motorcycle maker Yamaha to launch small cars in Europe
TOKYO: Japanese motorcycle giant Yamaha will join the four-wheel market by launching small cars in Europe as early as 2019 to meet rising demand for energy-efficient vehicles, a company official said Friday. The firm has been mulling manufacturing...
Japan farm minister resigns amid questions over political funds
23rd February 2015 Japan farm minister resigns amid questions over political funds
TOKYO: Japan’s farm minister resigned on Monday amid questions over his political fundraising, stepping down at a time the government is tackling issues such as agriculture reform and talks on a broad Pacific trade agreement. In a bid...
Japan arrests Red Army member on return from US
20th February 2015 Japan arrests Red Army member on return from US
TOKYO: A member of Japan’s ultra-leftist Red Army guerrilla group, which attacked embassies and hijacked planes in the 1970s and 1980s, was arrested Friday when he arrived back in Japan, police said. Tsutomu Shirosaki, 67, returned home after...
After Google Glass, Apple Watch, Japan offers wearable tomatoes
19th February 2015 After Google Glass, Apple Watch, Japan offers wearable tomatoes
TOKYO: As the world’s electronic companies scramble to set the agenda for wearable devices, one Japanese vegetable juice maker went one better Thursday — unveiling a wearable tomato machine. The “Tomatan” is a backpack that can be loaded...
Japan trade deficit more than halves in January: govt
19th February 2015 Japan trade deficit more than halves in January: govt
TOKYO: Japan’s trade deficit more than halved year on year in January, helped by stronger exports and lower oil prices, official data showed Thursday. The shortfall shrank to 1.18 trillion yen ($9.9 billion) from the year before figure...
Japan economy grows 0.6% in Q4, out of recession
16th February 2015 Japan economy grows 0.6% in Q4, out of recession
TOKYO: Japan’s economy grew 0.6 percent in the three months to December, as the world’s third largest economy crawled out of recession, the government said Monday, while the data showed flat growth for the full year. The quarterly...
Japan core machinery orders jump in positive sign for economy
12th February 2015 Japan core machinery orders jump in positive sign for economy
TOKYO: Japan’s core machinery orders rose in December at the fastest pace in six months, and companies expect orders to increase in the current quarter in a positive sign that business investment will underpin a firm recovery for...
World’s first robot-staffed hotel to open in Japan
10th February 2015 World’s first robot-staffed hotel to open in Japan
ISLAMABAD: A robot-staffed hotel, said to be the world’s first, is set to open in Japan where guests checking into the futuristic facility will be greeted and served by remarkably human-like robots. Huis Ten Bosch, a theme park...
RPT-Japan Dec coincident indicator index up 1.5 points
6th February 2015 RPT-Japan Dec coincident indicator index up 1.5 points
TOKYO: Japan’s index of coincident economic indicators rose a preliminary 1.5 points in December from the previous month, the Cabinet Office said on Friday. The index of leading economic indicators, compiled using data such as the number of...
Pakistan to get Japanese technology of auto parts manufacturing
29th January 2015 Pakistan to get Japanese technology of auto parts manufacturing
ISLAMABAD: Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) under “The Project for Technical Support to Auto Parts Manufacturing Industry” has agreed with Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA) for a technical assistance for enhancement of auto parts manufacturing industry...
Political tensions behind China Japan economic issues: Beijing
29th January 2015 Political tensions behind China Japan economic issues: Beijing
BEIJING: Political tensions are partly to blame for Japanese investment in China recording its biggest fall for almost a quarter of a century, Beijing’s commerce ministry said Thursday. Investment from Japan slid 38.8 percent to $4.33 billion last...
Japan to extend two billion Yen for aid projects
27th January 2015 Japan to extend two billion Yen for aid projects
ISLAMABAD: Government of Japan has decided to extend Yen 2 billion to Pakistan for the implementation of two grant aid projects. In this regard, Hiroshi Inomata, Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan and Saleem Sethi, Secretary, Economic Affairs Division,...
Japan says working towards freeing hostage and Jordan pilot
27th January 2015 Japan says working towards freeing hostage and Jordan pilot
TOKYO: Japan is working with Jordan to free both a Japanese journalist and a Jordanian pilot being held by Islamist extremists, officials said Tuesday, days after militants executed another hostage. The self-styled Islamic State group apparently beheaded Japanese...
Japanese hostage crises: a timeline
25th January 2015 Japanese hostage crises: a timeline
TOKYO: The apparent execution of Haruna Yukawa, one of two Japanese hostages being held by Islamic State militants, marks one of the darkest moments in Japan’s experience of kidnapping. Here are some key hostage crises that have embroiled...
Abe: Japan to honour $200 mn aid pledge to IS-hit countries
20th January 2015 Abe: Japan to honour $200 mn aid pledge to IS-hit countries
JERUSALEM: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tuesday he would honour a promise of $200 million in aid to countries affected by IS, after the group threatened to kill Japanese hostages. “This posture will not change at all,”...
 
 
 
 
 
 

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