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26 Aug 2021

Yoshihide Suga

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.

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.

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

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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.

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

2020 Tokyo Olympics

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.

12 May 2021

Yoshihide Suga

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.

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

2020 Tokyo Olympics

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.

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.

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.

01 Dec 2020

Kawasaki Ninja

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

28 Aug 2020

Shinzo Abe

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

04 Jun 2020


Five legendary anime series with great music

Music transcends boundaries.

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?

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.

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.