Articles about Tokyo

Sindhu smashes her way into pre-quarterfinals at Olympics

28 Jul 2021

Sindhu smashes her way into pre-quarterfinals at Olympics

Reigning world champion PV Sindhu advanced to the pre-quarterfinals of women's singles badminton event at the Tokyo Olympics after beating Hong Kong's NY Cheung in a Group J match in Tokyo on Wednesday.

Debutant boxer Lovlina Borgohain makes Olympics quarterfinals

27 Jul 2021

Debutant boxer Lovlina Borgohain makes Olympics quarterfinals

Indian boxer Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) advanced to the quarterfinals in her debut Olympic appearance, defeating German veteran Nadine Apetz in a closely fought last 16 stage bout in Tokyo on Tuesday.

Hockey: Rupinder Singh's brace hands India 3-0 win over Spain

27 Jul 2021

Hockey: Rupinder Singh's brace hands India 3-0 win over Spain

Dragflicker Rupinder Pal Singh scored a brace as the Indian men's hockey overcame a demoralizing defeat in the previous match to cruise past Spain 3-0 and register its second win at Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday.

Boxing: Olympic debutant Ashish Chaudhary ousted after opening loss

26 Jul 2021

Boxing: Olympic debutant Ashish Chaudhary ousted after opening loss

Indian boxer Ashish Chaudhary (75kg) paid for an underwhelming start as his maiden Olympic appearance ended with an opening-round loss to China's Erbieke Touheta in Tokyo on Monday.

Angad Bajwa finishes 18th in skeet, Mairaj Ahmad Khan 25th

26 Jul 2021

Angad Bajwa finishes 18th in skeet, Mairaj Ahmad Khan 25th

India's Angad Vir Singh Bajwa finished 18th while his senior compatriot Mairaj Ahmad Khan ended 25th in the men's skeet event of the Tokyo Olympics on Monday.

Indian fencer Bhavani Devi goes down fighting on Games debut

26 Jul 2021

Indian fencer Bhavani Devi goes down fighting on Games debut

Bhavani Devi's Olympic debut ended with a second-round defeat in the women's individual sabre event but the Indian fencer bowed out of the Tokyo Games with much promise on Monday.

Olympics opening ceremony director fired for Holocaust joke

22 Jul 2021

Olympics opening ceremony director fired for Holocaust joke

The Tokyo Olympic organizing committee fired the director of the opening ceremony on Thursday because of a Holocaust joke he made during a comedy show in 1998.

Indian athletes start training ahead of Tokyo Olympics

19 Jul 2021

Indian athletes start training ahead of Tokyo Olympics

Indian athletes hit the ground running as they started their pre-Olympic training a day after landing in Tokyo, hoping to live up to massive expectations in the pandemic-hit Games.

Ahead of Olympics, Lahiri  finishes T-3 at Barbasol Championship

19 Jul 2021

Ahead of Olympics, Lahiri finishes T-3 at Barbasol Championship

Olympic-bound Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri fired a stellar seven-under 65 to finish tied third at the Barbasol Championship for his best result of the season, a timely boost ahead of the Tokyo Games.

#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.

Golfer Udayan Mane officially qualifies for Tokyo Olympics, joins Lahiri

07 Jul 2021

Golfer Udayan Mane officially qualifies for Tokyo Olympics, joins Lahiri

Udayan Mane has officially booked himself a maiden Olympic berth, becoming the second Indian male golfer after Anirban Lahiri to be Tokyo-bound for the mega-event starting July 23.

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.

Indian rowers Arjun Lal and Arvind Singh qualify for Olympics

07 May 2021

Indian rowers Arjun Lal and Arvind Singh qualify for Olympics

Indian rowers Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh qualified for the Olympics in the men's lightweight double sculls event after finishing second in the final race of Asia/Oceania Continental Qualifying Regatta in Tokyo on Friday.

Sony may buy out anime streamer Crunchyroll for nearly $1bn

02 Nov 2020

Sony may buy out anime streamer Crunchyroll for nearly $1bn

It seems like Crunchyroll, the premium anime streaming website based out of the United States, may get a confirmed buyer soon.

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.

Unable to fly, travelers hop on flights to reach nowhere

19 Aug 2020

Unable to fly, travelers hop on flights to reach nowhere

With the coronavirus pandemic putting brakes on flying worldwide, frequent fliers are trying different styles to satisfy their "wanderlust".

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.

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.

Coronavirus outbreak: Four instances when Olympic Games were affected

19 Mar 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: Four instances when Olympic Games were affected

The coronavirus pandemic has come down hard on almost every sporting event around the world.

Tokyo 2020: Olympic Committee deputy diagnosed with coronavirus

17 Mar 2020

Tokyo 2020: Olympic Committee deputy diagnosed with coronavirus

Japan Olympic Committee deputy chief Kozo Tashima on Tuesday confirmed that he was tested positive for COVID-19 (novel coronavirus).

Mary Kom beats Nikhat Zareen, refuses to shake hands

28 Dec 2019

Mary Kom beats Nikhat Zareen, refuses to shake hands

Veteran women's boxer Mary Kom secured a berth in the Indian team for the Tokyo Olympics 2020 qualifiers.

Russia could be banned form Tokyo Olympics 2020: Here's why

23 Nov 2019

Russia could be banned form Tokyo Olympics 2020: Here's why

The Russian contingent might lose its spot in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics if the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) declares the country's drug-testing authority non-compliant with the international rules.

Kawasaki unveils its naked street fighter, the Z H2

26 Oct 2019

Kawasaki unveils its naked street fighter, the Z H2

After several leaks and spy shots, Japanese automaker Kawasaki recently showcased its flagship motorcycle, the Z H2, at Tokyo Motor Show.

Kawasaki unveils its ultra-premium quarter-liter motorcycle at Tokyo Motor Show

23 Oct 2019

Kawasaki unveils its ultra-premium quarter-liter motorcycle at Tokyo Motor Show

Japanese automaker Kawasaki has unveiled its much-awaited motorcycle, the Ninja ZX-25R, at the Tokyo Motor Show 2019.

Love sports? Here are five cities you must visit once

16 Oct 2019

Love sports? Here are five cities you must visit once

Sports is way more than how people often see it from the outside - it is, in fact, a way of life.

Denmark Open: PV Sindhu advances, Sai Praneeth beats Lin Dan

15 Oct 2019

Denmark Open: PV Sindhu advances, Sai Praneeth beats Lin Dan

Indian women's singles ace badminton player PV Sindhu has advanced to the next round of the ongoing USD 775,000 Denmark Open on Tuesday.

Ahead of its official debut, Kawasaki Z H2's images leaked

13 Oct 2019

Ahead of its official debut, Kawasaki Z H2's images leaked

Japanese automaker Kawasaki is all set to introduce its supercharged motorcycle, the Z H2, at the Tokyo Motor Show on October 23.

#PrayForJapan: Typhoon Hagibis make landfall in Japan; one dead

12 Oct 2019

#PrayForJapan: Typhoon Hagibis make landfall in Japan; one dead

Massive typhoon Hagibis made landfall in Japan's Izu Peninsula, southwest of Tokyo on Saturday night at around 7 PM local time, killing one person and injuring more than 70.

Will pick and choose tournaments to remain fit: PV Sindhu

10 Oct 2019

Will pick and choose tournaments to remain fit: PV Sindhu

Indian women's badminton ace PV Sindhu on Thursday said she will pick and choose tournaments to stay fit ahead of the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

Planning a girls-only getaway? Here are top five destinations

25 Sep 2019

Planning a girls-only getaway? Here are top five destinations

In all the hustle-and-bustle of life, you somehow forgot those fun night-outs, pyjama parties, and cooking sessions that were once the dearest to you, didn't you?

Visiting Tokyo? Try these lesser-known hidden gems of the city

05 Sep 2019

Visiting Tokyo? Try these lesser-known hidden gems of the city

From its cool streets and markets to calmer temples and museums, Japan's capital city, Tokyo, has a lot to offer.

ISSF World Cup: India finish with 16 gold medals

04 Sep 2019

ISSF World Cup: India finish with 16 gold medals

India continued its dominance in the field of shooting as they pulled off a rout, claiming 16 gold medals in the ISSF World Cup.

Planning a family-vacation? Here are five best destinations to explore

18 Aug 2019

Planning a family-vacation? Here are five best destinations to explore

If family vacation is on your mind, thumbs up for the idea!

Design of Tokyo 2020 Olympics medals revealed: Details here

24 Jul 2019

Design of Tokyo 2020 Olympics medals revealed: Details here

The 2020 Olympics will be held in Tokyo, Japan and organizers have unveiled the newly designed medals which reflect the 'energy' of athletes.

Japan: 2 dead, 19 injured in mass stabbing

28 May 2019

Japan: 2 dead, 19 injured in mass stabbing

A knife-wielding man attacked commuters at a busy bus stop in Japan on Tuesday, injuring at least 19 people, including 13 elementary school children. According to Japan's national broadcaster, NHK, two people, including a kid, died in the inhumane attack.

Badminton: Foreign coaches to help out Gopichand- Details here

09 Feb 2019

Badminton: Foreign coaches to help out Gopichand- Details here

This year is going to be massive for Indian badminton, as the focus has already shifted to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo and its preparations are on full swing.

Romantic love with machines is real: Here's all about it

21 Jan 2019

Romantic love with machines is real: Here's all about it

The connection between man and machine has existed for years.

Japan: Volcano erupts in southern island; no damage reported yet

17 Jan 2019

Japan: Volcano erupts in southern island; no damage reported yet

On Thursday morning, a volcano erupted on a remote island in southern Japan, but despite the eruption, no damage or injuries have been reported.

Poor show at Hockey World Cup sees Indian coach dismissed

09 Jan 2019

Poor show at Hockey World Cup sees Indian coach dismissed

Harendra Singh, the coach of the Indian men's hockey team, has been removed from his post, and authorities have asked him to return to coaching the junior team.