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5 anime films to watch on Amazon Prime Video

18 May 2022

Entertainment
5 anime films to watch on Amazon Prime Video

Anime films have been leaving audiences awestruck for years, particularly due to their superior storytelling, imaginative animation, attention to detail, layered characters, and soothing color palettes.

North Korea test-fires submarine missile amid nuclear test concerns

07 May 2022

World
North Korea test-fires submarine missile amid nuclear test concerns

North Korea launched a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) on Saturday, its second launch in three days after the US warned Pyongyang could be planning a nuclear test.

Greenery Day 2022: An ode to Mother Nature

04 May 2022

Lifestyle
Greenery Day 2022: An ode to Mother Nature

Greenery Day is observed on May 4 every year to show respect toward nature and be grateful for all its blessings.

#KaneTanaka: Lifestyle habits of those endowed with a long life

26 Apr 2022

Lifestyle
#KaneTanaka: Lifestyle habits of those endowed with a long life

A Japanese woman recognized as the world's oldest person, Kane Tanaka, died at age 119 recently.

International Haiku Poetry Day 2022: When words create magic

17 Apr 2022

Lifestyle
International Haiku Poetry Day 2022: When words create magic

The International Haiku Poetry Day is observed every year on April 17 to make people aware of Haiku.

Amid economic crisis, Sri Lanka defaults on $51 billion debt

12 Apr 2022

World
Amid economic crisis, Sri Lanka defaults on $51 billion debt

Sri Lanka on Tuesday announced that it was defaulting on its $51 billion external debt in anticipation of a bailout from the International Monetary Fund.

Everything to know about Cherry Blossom Festival in Japan

24 Mar 2022

Lifestyle
Everything to know about Cherry Blossom Festival in Japan

Japan is famous worldwide for several things, the Cherry Blossom Festival being one of them.

Japan announces Rs 3.2L crore investment in India

20 Mar 2022

India
Japan announces Rs 3.2L crore investment in India

Japan will invest 5 trillion yen (Rs 3.2 lakh crore) in India during the next five years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Saturday.

White Day: Japan's very own Valentine's Day

14 Mar 2022

Lifestyle
White Day: Japan's very own Valentine's Day

Among many innovative inventions from Japan, we have the White Day--a day of love for the East--celebrated just a month from Valentine's Day, on March 14.

5 volcanoes to see in your lifetime

05 March 2022

Lifestyle
5 volcanoes to see in your lifetime

Visiting a volcano can feel terrifying, but they also make for an equally adventurous trip.

Celebrating the girl child on Hinamatsuri, Japan's Doll Festival

03 Mar 2022

Lifestyle
Celebrating the girl child on Hinamatsuri, Japan's Doll Festival

Hinamatsuri or Japan's Doll Festival is a special traditional festival in Japan that is celebrated every year on March 3.

S-400 missile deal with India highlights Russia's destabilizing role: US

28 Jan 2022

India
S-400 missile deal with India highlights Russia's destabilizing role: US

Irked by Russia's sale of the S-400 missile defense system to India, the US has said it highlights the "destabilizing role" played by Moscow.

Done with Italian and Chinese? Try these Japanese dishes instead

02 Dec 2021

Lifestyle
Done with Italian and Chinese? Try these Japanese dishes instead

Japan is home to the most Michelin-starred restaurants across the globe and offers the most delicious grilled food for your taste buds.

Anand Kumar partners with Japanese firm to transform school education

14 Oct 2021

India
Anand Kumar partners with Japanese firm to transform school education

Indian mathematician and Super 30 program founder Anand Kumar has teamed up with a Japanese firm with an aim to transform the school education system, news agency PTI reported.

India, Japan, Australia, US commence phase two of Malabar exercise

12 Oct 2021

World
India, Japan, Australia, US commence phase two of Malabar exercise

The navies of the Quad countries—India, Australia, Japan, and the United States—have commenced the second phase of the Malabar naval exercise in the Bay of Bengal.

Ex-diplomat Fumio Kishida is Japan's new Prime Minister

29 Sep 2021

World
Ex-diplomat Fumio Kishida is Japan's new Prime Minister

Japan's former Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida won the governing party leadership election on Wednesday and is set to become the next prime minister, facing the imminent task of addressing a pandemic-hit economy and ensuring a strong alliance with Washington to counter growing regional security risks.

Vaccine diplomacy, Indo-Pacific security: Key takeaways from the Quad meeting

25 Sep 2021

World
Vaccine diplomacy, Indo-Pacific security: Key takeaways from the Quad meeting

Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the first in-person meeting of Quad (Quadrilateral Security Dialogue) leaders in Washington on Friday, hosted by United States President Joe Biden.

Quad leaders denounce use of 'terrorist proxies' in South Asia

25 Sep 2021

World
Quad leaders denounce use of 'terrorist proxies' in South Asia

Leaders of the Quad countries, the US, India, Australia, and Japan, have denounced the use of "terrorist proxies" in South Asia, in a veiled reference to Pakistan, as they emphasized the importance of denying any support to terrorist groups which could be used to launch or plan terror attacks, including cross-border attacks.

AUKUS deal: India, Japan to not be included, US clarifies

23 Sep 2021

World
AUKUS deal: India, Japan to not be included, US clarifies

The United States has ruled out the possibility of adding India or Japan to the new trilateral security alliance between the US, the United Kingdom, and Australia, known as AUKUS.

Japan extends virus emergency until end of September

09 Sep 2021

World
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.

Japan suspends 1.63mn Moderna vaccine doses after contamination found

26 Aug 2021

World
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.

Japan to bring soil samples from Mars moon by 2029

20 Aug 2021

Technology
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.

Formula 1: Japanese Grand Prix gets canceled amid COVID-19 cases

18 Aug 2021

Sports
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.

Maki Kaji, the maker of Sudoku, passes away

17 Aug 2021

World
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.

Japan's PM thanks people for safe Olympics during pandemic

09 Aug 2021

World
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.

27 new COVID-19 cases at Olympics; Japan extends restrictions

30 Jul 2021

World
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.

#Tokyo2020: Czech beach volleyball player tests COVID-19-positive at Olympic Village

19 Jul 2021

Sports
#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.

First COVID-19 case reported at Tokyo Olympics village, raising fears

17 Jul 2021

World
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.

Olympics Village opens in Tokyo under a state of emergency

13 Jul 2021

Sports
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.

Japan mudslide: Rescuers in Atami slog through mud; 20 missing

05 Jul 2021

World
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.

Nineteen missing as mudslide west of Tokyo hits houses

03 Jul 2021

World
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.

Tokyo Olympics: 10,000 local spectators allowed for each event

21 Jun 2021

Sports
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.

10,000 volunteers quit ahead of Tokyo Olympics

03 Jun 2021

Sports
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.

Couples in China can now have 3 children, government says

31 May 2021

World
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.

Japan to expand virus emergency ahead of Tokyo Olympics

14 May 2021

World
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.

Petition with over 3,51,000 signatures to cancel Tokyo Olympics submitted

14 May 2021

Sports
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.

Japan: Spike in deaths at home amid fourth COVID-19 wave

12 May 2021

World
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.

Olympics: Indian rower Arjun highlights the strict guidelines in place

07 May 2021

Sports
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.

Japan's ruling party official says canceling Tokyo Games 'an option'

15 Apr 2021

Sports
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.

Powerful 7.2-magnitude earthquake jolts northeastern Japan; tsunami advisory issued

20 Mar 2021

World
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.

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