Articles about Japan
09 Sep 2021
Japan extends virus emergency until end of September
Japan announced on Thursday that it is extending a coronavirus state of emergency in Tokyo and 18 other areas until the end of September as health care systems remain under severe strain, although new COVID-19 infections have slowed slightly.
26 Aug 2021
Japan suspends 1.63mn Moderna vaccine doses after contamination found
Japan suspended use of about 1.63 million Moderna vaccine doses on Thursday after contamination was found in unused vials, raising concern of a supply shortage as the country tries to accelerate vaccinations amid a COVID-19 surge.
20 Aug 2021
Japan to bring soil samples from Mars moon by 2029
Japan's space agency plans to bring soil samples back from the Mars region ahead of the US and Chinese missions now operating on Mars, in hopes of finding clues to the planet's origin and traces of possible life.
18 Aug 2021
Formula 1: Japanese Grand Prix gets canceled amid COVID-19 cases
The 2021 Japanese Grand Prix has been canceled amid a rise in coronavirus cases in the country.
17 Aug 2021
Maki Kaji, the maker of Sudoku, passes away
Maki Kaji, the creator of the popular numbers puzzle Sudoku whose life's work was spreading the joy of puzzles, has died, his Japanese company said on Tuesday. Kaji was 69 and had bile duct cancer.
09 Aug 2021
Japan's PM thanks people for safe Olympics during pandemic
Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga thanked people for helping the country safely hold the Tokyo Olympics despite the difficulties of the coronavirus pandemic.
30 Jul 2021
27 new COVID-19 cases at Olympics; Japan extends restrictions
As Japan is witnessing a surge in COVID-19 cases, the Olympic Games host has extended the state of emergency in Tokyo and its surrounding areas.
19 Jul 2021
#Tokyo2020: Czech beach volleyball player tests COVID-19-positive at Olympic Village
Yet another case of the COVID-19 infection has been reported at the Tokyo Olympic Village as Czech beach volleyball player Ondrej Perusic tested positive for coronavirus on Sunday.
17 Jul 2021
First COVID-19 case reported at Tokyo Olympics village, raising fears
A person has tested positive for the coronavirus at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics athletes' village, organizers said on Saturday, marking the first such case there.
13 Jul 2021
Olympics Village opens in Tokyo under a state of emergency
The Olympics Village opened on Tuesday under a state of emergency just ahead of the start of the games on July 23.
05 Jul 2021
Japan mudslide: Rescuers in Atami slog through mud; 20 missing
Rescue workers slogged through mud and debris Monday looking for at least 20 people missing since a giant landslide ripped through a Japanese seaside resort town and killed at least three people.
03 Jul 2021
Nineteen missing as mudslide west of Tokyo hits houses
A powerful mudslide carrying a deluge of black water and debris crashed into rows of houses in a town west of Tokyo following heavy rains on Saturday, leaving at least 19 people missing, officials said.
21 Jun 2021
Tokyo Olympics: 10,000 local spectators allowed for each event
In a major development, the Tokyo Olympics will welcome nearly 10,000 local spectators at each event.
03 Jun 2021
10,000 volunteers quit ahead of Tokyo Olympics
Tokyo Olympics suffered yet another blow as around 10,000 of the 80,000 planned volunteers have quit, the organizers revealed.
31 May 2021
Couples in China can now have 3 children, government says
Married couples in China can now have three children, up from the previous limit of two, the country's ruling Communist Party announced on Monday.
14 May 2021
Japan to expand virus emergency ahead of Tokyo Olympics
Japan is set to further expand a coronavirus state of emergency, currently in Tokyo and five other prefectures, to nine areas as the government is determined to hold the Olympics in just over two months.
14 May 2021
Petition with over 3,51,000 signatures to cancel Tokyo Olympics submitted
A petition to cancel the Tokyo Olympics with more than 3,51,000 signatures was submitted to the city's governor on Friday.
12 May 2021
Japan: Spike in deaths at home amid fourth COVID-19 wave
The fourth COVID-19 wave is wreaking havoc in Japan where people are dying of the disease at home as highly infectious variants fuel surge in cases.
07 May 2021
Olympics: Indian rower Arjun highlights the strict guidelines in place
Indian rowers Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in men's lightweight double sculls event after finishing second in the final race of the Asia-Oceania Continental Qualifying Regatta in Tokyo on Friday.
15 Apr 2021
Japan's ruling party official says canceling Tokyo Games 'an option'
Toshihiro Nikai, the secretary-general of Japan's ruling party, on Thursday said canceling the Olympics could be an option if the novel coronavirus pandemic keeps gripping the country.
20 Mar 2021
Powerful 7.2-magnitude earthquake jolts northeastern Japan; tsunami advisory issued
A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.2 on Saturday struck off the coast of northeastern Japan that also triggered a tsunami warning for the country's northeast coast.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.