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Powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake off Japan's northeastern coast rocks Fukushima, Miyagi

13 Feb 2021

Powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake off Japan's northeastern coast rocks Fukushima, Miyagi

A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.0 on the Richter scale struck off the coast of northeastern Japan late on Saturday, jolting Fukushima, Miyagi, and Tokyo, among other areas.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics president expected to resign: Here's why

11 Feb 2021

Tokyo 2020 Olympics president expected to resign: Here's why

Tokyo 2020 Olympics president Yoshiro Mori is set to step down after he made sexist remarks about women.

Florida offers to host Tokyo Olympics: Details here

26 Jan 2021

Florida offers to host Tokyo Olympics: Details here

Florida's Chief Financial Officer, on Monday, told the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that the state would be happy to host the Olympics Games if Japan decide to back out.

2021 Suzuki GSX-R125 goes official in Japan

25 Jan 2021

2021 Suzuki GSX-R125 goes official in Japan

Japanese automaker Suzuki has launched the 2021 version of the GSX-R125 motorbike in its home country. It comes in a new 'Stronger Red with Titan Black' dual-tone color option.

Yamaha SR400 Final Edition motorbike launched in Japan: Details here

23 Jan 2021

Yamaha SR400 Final Edition motorbike launched in Japan: Details here

Japanese automaker Yamaha has launched the last iteration of its iconic retro roadster, the SR400 Final Edition, in Japan. A limited-run variant of the two-wheeler will also debut in March, whose production will be restricted to just 1,000 units.

Nobita and Shizuka finally exchange vows in new Doraemon film!

22 Jan 2021

Nobita and Shizuka finally exchange vows in new Doraemon film!

Doraemon, the Japanese manga and anime series, is a humongous hit in India.

2021 Suzuki GSX-S125 with new color options launched in Japan

19 Jan 2021

2021 Suzuki GSX-S125 with new color options launched in Japan

Japanese automaker Suzuki has launched the 2021 GSX-S125 motorbike in its home country.

'Slam Dunk' gets anime film, Toei Animation to make it

09 Jan 2021

'Slam Dunk' gets anime film, Toei Animation to make it

There are a lot of manga artists, but few are as influential as Takehiko Inoue.

Limited-run Suzuki Katana motorbike launched in Japan

05 Jan 2021

Limited-run Suzuki Katana motorbike launched in Japan

Japanese automaker Suzuki has launched the Katana motorbike in its home country. The sports tourer is offered in a single Candy Darling Red color and only 100 units will be produced.

Honda develops a 'mask' for cars, may kill COVID-19 virus

04 Jan 2021

Honda develops a 'mask' for cars, may kill COVID-19 virus

With the COVID-19 pandemic refusing to slow down, any degree of precaution should be considered less.

Badminton world number one Kento Momota tests positive for COVID-19

03 Jan 2021

Badminton world number one Kento Momota tests positive for COVID-19

Badminton world number one Kento Momota, on Sunday, tested positive for coronavirus.

Toyota's C+pod is an ultra-compact electric car for two passengers

29 Dec 2020

Toyota's C+pod is an ultra-compact electric car for two passengers

Japanese automaker Toyota has launched a new compact electric car, called C+pod, in its home country. It comes in two variants: X and G.

UK to Japan: These countries have reported new coronavirus strain

28 Dec 2020

UK to Japan: These countries have reported new coronavirus strain

Just as vaccines against COVID-19 were starting to roll out in parts of the world, a new strain of the coronavirus has stirred global panic.

Honda CB1300 range of motorcycles launched in Japan: Details here

24 Dec 2020

Honda CB1300 range of motorcycles launched in Japan: Details here

Honda has launched the CB1300 range of bikes in Japan. It comes in four variants- Super Four, Super Four SP, Super Bold'or, and the Super Bold'or SP.

US President Trump presents Legion of Merit to PM Modi

22 Dec 2020

US President Trump presents Legion of Merit to PM Modi

US President Donald Trump on Monday presented the Legion of Merit to PM Narendra Modi for his leadership in elevating the strategic partnership of the two countries and the emergence of India as a global power.

Kawasaki 2021 Ninja 250 unveiled in Japan: Details here

01 Dec 2020

Kawasaki 2021 Ninja 250 unveiled in Japan: Details here

Kawasaki has launched the Ninja 250 motorcycle in Japan for the year 2021. It is offered in two color variants: Metallic Carbon Gray and Kawasaki Racing Team (KRT).

Suzuki Solio Bandit MPV, with a hybrid powertrain, unveiled

27 Nov 2020

Suzuki Solio Bandit MPV, with a hybrid powertrain, unveiled

Japanese automaker Suzuki has introduced a new Solio Bandit multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) in its home country.

Don't want India-China military standoff in Ladakh to escalate: US

24 Oct 2020

Don't want India-China military standoff in Ladakh to escalate: US

Ahead of the crucial India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, senior officials of the Trump administration said the United States is closely watching the India-China military standoff in Ladakh, adding they do not want the situation to escalate.

Amid India-China border row, Australia to join Malabar naval exercise

19 Oct 2020

Amid India-China border row, Australia to join Malabar naval exercise

The Defence Ministry on Monday announced that Australia will be joining the upcoming Malabar naval exercise, completing the Quad or quadrilateral coalition along with the United States and Japan.

In 14 countries, most people have unfavorable views toward China

07 Oct 2020

In 14 countries, most people have unfavorable views toward China

China no longer evokes emotions of goodwill, at least among 14 advanced countries, that were surveyed by the US-based Pew Research Center. The findings of the research, published on Tuesday, showed China's unpopularity has reached historic highs in the last year.

Blaming "we don't want you" taxes, Toyota halts India expansion

15 Sep 2020

Blaming "we don't want you" taxes, Toyota halts India expansion

Japanese multinational automotive manufacturer Toyota has decided to not expand its operations in India, courtesy high taxes, a report in Bloomberg said on Tuesday.

Yoshihide Suga to succeed Shinzo Abe as Japan's Prime Minister

14 Sep 2020

Yoshihide Suga to succeed Shinzo Abe as Japan's Prime Minister

Yoshihide Suga (71) is set to become the next Prime Minister of Japan after the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) elected him as the new head.

Toyota Yaris Cross, with electric four-wheel-drive system, launched

31 Aug 2020

Toyota Yaris Cross, with electric four-wheel-drive system, launched

Japanese automaker Toyota has launched the new Yaris Cross compact SUV in its home country.

Tech brand files $20mn lawsuit against Kanye West for non-payment

29 Aug 2020

Tech brand files $20mn lawsuit against Kanye West for non-payment

Popular rapper Kanye West might be running for office, but in the process is reportedly leaving a trail of small-to-moderate corporate companies across the world angry and fuming over non-payment for services he had ordered for.

Japan's longest-serving Prime Minister Shinzo Abe resigns over health issues

28 Aug 2020

Japan's longest-serving Prime Minister Shinzo Abe resigns over health issues

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe tendered his resignation on Friday, hours after reports suggested he would take such a step as his health has deteriorated.

Now, there are 'see-through' public toilets in Japan

23 Aug 2020

Now, there are 'see-through' public toilets in Japan

If you ever visit a park in Tokyo's Shibuya neighborhood, you may find something rather odd - a transparent toilet.

You can wear this mouse-sized air conditioner

22 Jul 2020

You can wear this mouse-sized air conditioner

Even though most of us remain locked in our homes, socially distant from the world, many essential workers who need to perform their duties have to still go out.

OPPO Reno3 A, with Snapdragon 665 chipset, launched in Japan

23 Jun 2020

OPPO Reno3 A, with Snapdragon 665 chipset, launched in Japan

OPPO has launched a new mid-range smartphone, the OPPO Reno3 A, in Japan. It is the latest addition to the Reno 3 lineup which includes the Reno3, Reno3 Pro, and Reno3 Vitality.

How to make delicious mango sushi at home

20 Jun 2020

How to make delicious mango sushi at home

All of us have heard about sushi, the delicious Japanese dish that comes with a rice base and various kinds of stuffing, usually comprising seafood or vegetables.

Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike assures safe 2020 Olympics

13 Jun 2020

Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike assures safe 2020 Olympics

Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike has said next year's Olympics will be safe amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Three more Formula 1 races get canceled amid COVID-19 pandemic

12 Jun 2020

Three more Formula 1 races get canceled amid COVID-19 pandemic

Three Formula 1 2020 races - Azerbaijan, Singapore and Japan - have been canceled from the schedule owing to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Five legendary anime series with great music

04 Jun 2020

Five legendary anime series with great music

Music transcends boundaries.

#AnimeBytes: Cult anime films that are nothing short of perfection

25 May 2020

#AnimeBytes: Cult anime films that are nothing short of perfection

Do you know that some of the best films have been inspired by anime?

Tokyo Games would be canceled if not held in 2021

21 May 2020

Tokyo Games would be canceled if not held in 2021

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Games would have to be canceled if it cannot take place next summer.

India-bound 2020 Maruti Suzuki launched: Check what's new

18 May 2020

India-bound 2020 Maruti Suzuki launched: Check what's new

Japanese auto giant Suzuki has launched the 2020 edition of its popular hatchback, the Swift, in its home country.

Japanese firm offers separate rooms to bickering couples amid lockdown

29 Apr 2020

Japanese firm offers separate rooms to bickering couples amid lockdown

As more than half of humanity is under lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic, families are spending more time with each other, irrespective of whether they like it.

After China and India, Singapore becomes Asia's most infected nation

27 Apr 2020

After China and India, Singapore becomes Asia's most infected nation

Singapore has now become the third-worst coronavirus-hit country in Asia after China and India—the world's two most populous nations.

Japan is paying manufacturers to move production outside China

09 Apr 2020

Japan is paying manufacturers to move production outside China

As the spread of coronavirus continues to wreck economies, Japan is trying to revive its disrupted manufacturing sector - by encouraging companies to leave China.

Lockdown- No, Emergency- Yes: How Japan plans to handle coronavirus

06 Apr 2020

Lockdown- No, Emergency- Yes: How Japan plans to handle coronavirus

The first stage to curtail the coronavirus pandemic is a lockdown, as countries that have been hammered by COVID-19 have shown. Italy has shut everything, so has France and so did epicenter China (although only worst-affected cities were shut).

How the coronavirus pandemic is affecting Japan's workforce?

03 Apr 2020

How the coronavirus pandemic is affecting Japan's workforce?

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Japan has been facing backlash for its refusal to declare an emergency.