Articles about Japan

Japan extends virus emergency until end of September

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.

Japan suspends 1.63mn Moderna vaccine doses after contamination found

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.

Japan to bring soil samples from Mars moon by 2029

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.

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

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.

Maki Kaji, the maker of Sudoku, passes away

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.

Japan's PM thanks people for safe Olympics during pandemic

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Olympics Village opens in Tokyo under a state of emergency

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.

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

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.

Nineteen missing as mudslide west of Tokyo hits houses

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.

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

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.

10,000 volunteers quit ahead of Tokyo Olympics

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.

Couples in China can now have 3 children, government says

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.

Japan to expand virus emergency ahead of Tokyo Olympics

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Olympics: Indian rower Arjun highlights the strict guidelines in place

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.