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Magnitude 6.2 quake hits off Iwo Jimo, Japan
29th June 2014 Magnitude 6.2 quake hits off Iwo Jimo, Japan SINGAPORE: A magnitude 6.2 earthquake hit 84 miles (167 km) east-southeast of Iwo Jim in the Volcano Islands of Japan on Sunday, the US Geological Survey said. Japanese radio NHK said there was no threat of a tsunami....
Obama arrives in Japan for tension-filled Asia trip
23rd April 2014 Obama arrives in Japan for tension-filled Asia trip TOKYO: US President Barack Obama landed in Tokyo Wednesday to launch an Asian tour dedicated to reinvigorating his policy of “rebalancing” US foreign policy towards a dynamic Asia. Obama landed aboard Air Force One to begin a state...
Japan to provide hybrid vehicles worth Rs 490 million
20th March 2014 Japan to provide hybrid vehicles worth Rs 490 million ISLAMABAD: The Government of Japan will provide hybrid vehicles worth Rs 490 million to Pakistan for improving capabilities of law enforcement agencies in the country. An agreement to this effect was signed between Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan,...
Japan robot chats with astronaut on space station
20th December 2013 Japan robot chats with astronaut on space station The first humanoid robot in space made small talk with a Japanese astronaut and said it had no problem with zero gravity on the International Space Station. Footage released by the robot’s developers on Friday showed Kirobo performing...
Japanese imperial couple arrive in India on goodwill trip
30th November 2013 Japanese imperial couple arrive in India on goodwill trip NEW DELHI: Japan’s imperial couple arrived in India Saturday on their first ever official visit, billed by New Delhi as a symbol of goodwill towards Asia’s biggest democracy. Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko will meet the Indian premier...
Foreign brands still minnows in Japanese car market
24th November 2013 Foreign brands still minnows in Japanese car market Spotting a foreign car on Japanese streets is a rare sight — save for the odd luxury brand like Ferrari or Jaguar — a point underscored at the Tokyo Motor Show this week. It was the third time...
Japan Ambassador calls on Khawaja Saad Rafique
13th November 2013 Japan Ambassador calls on Khawaja Saad Rafique ISLAMABAD: Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan Hiroshi Inomata called on the Federal for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique here on Wednesday. During the meeting, the minister invited the Japanese railway companies to visit the locomotive factory for further technical...
China Sept industrial profits up 18.4pc yr/yr
27th October 2013 China Sept industrial profits up 18.4pc yr/yr Profits earned by Chinese industrial firms rose 18.4 percent to 558.9 billion yuan ($91.9 billion) in September from a year earlier, slower than the annual growth of 24.2 percent in August, the National Bureau of Statistics said on...
Japan Airlines orders 31 Airbus planes in $9.5 bn deal
7th October 2013 Japan Airlines orders 31 Airbus planes in $9.5 bn deal TOKYO: Airbus on Monday announced a $9.5 billion deal with Japan Airlines, its first jet order from the carrier, challenging Boeing’s dominance in the Japanese market as it struggles with the troubled Dreamliner. The airline said it was...
China warns US, Japan, Australia not to gang up in sea disputes
7th October 2013 China warns US, Japan, Australia not to gang up in sea disputes SHANGHAI: China said on Monday the United States, Australia and Japan should not use their alliance as an excuse to intervene in territorial disputes in the East China Sea and South China Sea, and urged them to refrain...
Japan launches first rocket in 12 years
14th September 2013 Japan launches first rocket in 12 years A new rocket from Japan lifts off, 600 miles south of Tokyo, its makers hope it will be a cheaper and more efficient way of sending satellites into space. The launch of the rocket, which is called the...
Britain, Japan, US films tipped to win Venice festival
7th September 2013 Britain, Japan, US films tipped to win Venice festival VENICE: Movies from Britain, Japan and the United States are tipped by critics as favourites to win Venice’s Golden Lion prize this year, due to be announced at the world’s oldest film festival on Saturday. British director Stephen...
Japan’s newest rocket fails to lift off
27th August 2013 Japan’s newest rocket fails to lift off TOKYO: Japan’s first new rocket in 12 years failed to lift off on Tuesday, dealing an apparent blow to hopes that Japan might be able to muscle in on the growing, multi-billion dollar satellite launch industry. The countdown...
Dollar gains in Asia after fresh economic data
16th August 2013 Dollar gains in Asia after fresh economic data TOKYO, Japan – The dollar inched higher in Asia on Friday as investors reacted to fresh US data that pointed to a brightening jobs picture but little pickup in factory output. The greenback fetched 97.42 yen in late...
Japan probes festival blast that injured 59
16th August 2013 Japan probes festival blast that injured 59 TOKYO, Japan- Japanese police were Friday investigating the cause of an explosion at a fireworks festival which left at least 59 people injured including some with serious burns when it ripped through the crowded site. Witnesses recounted seeing...
Dollar weakens in Asia
6th August 2013 Dollar weakens in Asia TOKYO, Japan- The dollar weakened in Asian trading on Tuesday, ending a short-lived rally stoked by fears of a possible pullback of the US Federal Reserve’s aggressive stimulus programme. The greenback fetched 97.91 yen in Tokyo midday trade...
Japan’s fake food is real deal for tourists
5th August 2013 Japan’s fake food is real deal for tourists TOKYO, Japan – Alberto Pellegrini doesn’t speak or read Japanese, a deficit that threatened to leave the Italian tourist starving in a nation famous for its gastronomic delights. Fortunately for the hungry honeymooner, restaurants across this food-obsessed nation...
NEC’s quarterly loss swells as it abandons smartphones
31st July 2013 NEC’s quarterly loss swells as it abandons smartphones TOKYO, Japan, July 31, 2013 – NEC said Wednesday its net loss swelled in the three months to June, as the Japanese information technology giant announced plans to exit its once-dominant smartphone business. The company lost 21.5 billion...
Japan nuclear watchdog to beef up Fukushima monitoring
30th July 2013 Japan nuclear watchdog to beef up Fukushima monitoring TOKYO, Japan, July 30, 2013 – Japan’s nuclear watchdog will beef up monitoring at the crippled Fukushima power plant, an agency official said Tuesday, after leaks of radioactive groundwater into the ocean sparked heavy criticism of the site’s...
Dollar at one-month low against yen
29th July 2013 Dollar at one-month low against yen TOKYO, Japan, July 29, 2013 – The dollar slumped to its lowest level in a month against the yen in Asia on Monday as investors await a US central bank policy meeting for clues about the future of...
AirAsia Japan cancels hundreds of flights in September, October
27th July 2013 AirAsia Japan cancels hundreds of flights in September, October TOKYO, Japan, July 27, 2013 – AirAsia Japan has said the budget carrier will cancel hundreds of flights over two months before it ceases operations under the current brand at the end of October. AirAsia Japan, operated jointly...
Dollar slips in Asian trade
26th July 2013 Dollar slips in Asian trade TOKYO, Japan, July 26, 2013- The dollar slipped in Asia on Friday as poor US data weighed, while the euro was mixed after an upbeat German business climate index propelled it higher in New York. In late morning...
Japan PM to step up nuclear export drive: report
8th June 2013 Japan PM to step up nuclear export drive: report TOKYO: Japan’s prime minister is expected to sign a nuclear cooperation deal with the Czech Republic this month, a report said Saturday, as Tokyo looks to build up its exports of the technology. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and...
UAE-Japan business forum starts in Abu Dhabi
2nd May 2013 UAE-Japan business forum starts in Abu Dhabi The second Japan-UAE Business Forum took place in Abu Dhabi on Thursday with opening addresses delivered by Suhail Almazrouei, UAE Minister of Energy, and Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan. The Forum was part of the Prime Minister’s...
Tensions flare between Japan and China over disputed islands
23rd April 2013 Tensions flare between Japan and China over disputed islands Japanese nationalists sailed a flotilla of boats today in waters near islands at the centre of a row between China and Japan, putting further strain on Tokyo’s tense ties with Beijing as a group of more than 160...
World’s oldest man celebrates 116th birthday
19th April 2013 World’s oldest man celebrates 116th birthday The world’s oldest person Jiroemon Kimura is preparing to celebrate his 116th birthday. He has lived through two world wars, the invention of the aeroplane and the rule of four Japanese emperors. Now, Jiroemon Kimura is about to...
 
 
 



 
 



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