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06 Apr 2023


What is 'Hikikomori,' the Japanese phenomenon driving millions into loneliness 

While people worldwide are still recovering from the consequences of lockdowns and self-isolations amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a new phenomenon called "Hikikomori" is rapidly spreading in Japan.

06 Mar 2023


Japan will 'disappear' if people don't have kids: PM's advisor

Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's advisor Masako Mori, in a recent interview, said that the country would cease to exist if the fall in its birth rate is not immediately controlled.

18 Sep 2022


Super typhoon 'Nanmadol' approaches southwest Japan, millions told to evacuate

Over four million people have been ordered to evacuate in the Kyushu region as a super typhoon, named Nanmadol, is set to hit southwest Japan on Sunday, reported national broadcaster NHK.

24 May 2022

Narendra Modi

'A partnership of trust': PM Modi on India-US relations

US President Joe Biden on Tuesday told PM Narendra Modi he was committed to making the Indo-American partnership "among the closest on Earth."

23 May 2022


Made our democracy strong, resilient: PM Modi in Tokyo

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government had made Indian democracy robust and resilient in the past eight years.

03 Sep 2021


Indian Paralympic medalists return home to tumultuous welcome

Four Indian para-athletes, including javelin throw gold medalist Sumit Antil, on Friday returned home to a never-seen-before boisterous welcome during which supporters and media jostled to catch a glimpse of them at the New Delhi airport.

03 Sep 2021


Paralympics: Shuttlers Suhas, Tarun, Manoj enter men's singles semifinals

Indian shuttlers Suhas Yathiraj and Tarun Dhillon continued their impressive run, notching up contrasting wins in their respective second group match to qualify for the semifinals in the badminton competition of the Tokyo Paralympics on Friday.

28 Aug 2021

Table Tennis

Paddler Bhavinaben Patel scripts history, storms into Paralympics final

Bhavinaben Patel continued to script history as she became the first Indian to enter the final of the table tennis event in Tokyo Paralympics with a hard-fought 3-2 win over China's Miao Zhang in a Class IV semifinal on Saturday.

27 Aug 2021

Table Tennis

Paralympics: Bhavinaben becomes first player to enter table tennis quarterfinals

Bhavinaben Patel on Friday became the first Indian table tennis player to enter the Tokyo Paralympics quarterfinals with a dominating win over Joyce de Oliveira of Brazil in the women's singles Class IV event at the Tokyo Games.

20 Aug 2021

Neeraj Chopra

#Cringe trends: RJ Malishka's Neeraj Chopra interview angers netizens

Neeraj Chopra became a national hero when he won Gold at the Tokyo Olympics.

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.

06 Aug 2021


Two Belarus team coaches removed from Tokyo Olympics

Two Belarus team coaches have been removed from the Olympics, four days after they were involved in trying to send sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya back to their country.

06 Aug 2021


Tokyo Olympics: Wrestler Bajrang Punia moves to semifinal

Bajrang Punia put his tactical acumen and strength to good use in the second period to pin Iran's Morteza Cheka Ghiasi for a semifinal berth in men's free-style 65kg event which took him closer to an Olympic medal on debut, in Tokyo on Friday.

04 Aug 2021

Neeraj Chopra

Neeraj Chopra qualifies for javelin throw final, Shivpal Singh out

Medal contender Neeraj Chopra became the first Indian javelin thrower to enter the finals of the Olympic Games with a stunning throw of 86.65m in his opening attempt that put him on top of the qualification round in Tokyo on Wednesday.

03 Aug 2021


Boxing: Lovlina Borgohain chases historic Olympic final berth

A medal already secured, Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) will be in pursuit of history when she takes on reigning world champion Busenaz Surmeneli of Turkey in the Olympic semifinals in Tokyo on Wednesday, aiming to become the first-ever Indian boxer to advance to the games final.

A movie on self belief did the trick: Sjoerd Marijne

Watching a movie on self-belief after three consecutive losses rebuilt the Indian women's hockey team's shattered morale and helped it to "aim for the clouds," the side's Dutch coach Sjoerd Marijne revealed on Monday after Rani Rampal and Co. entered their maiden Olympic semifinals in Tokyo.

02 Aug 2021

Dutee Chand

Tokyo Olympics: Dutee Chand finishes last in 200m heat race

Sprinter Dutee Chand ran her season's best in 200m but that was not enough for a semifinals berth as she made a disappointing exit from the Olympics after finishing last in her heat race in Tokyo on Monday.

31 Jul 2021

2020 Tokyo Olympics

Kamalpreet Kaur finishes second in discus qualification to make finals

Discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur produced one of the best performances by an Indian in the Olympics, though in a qualifying round, as she made it to the finals of the ongoing Games after finishing second in Tokyo on Saturday.

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.

29 Jul 2021


Olympics 2020: INOX announces 'free movie tickets' for winners, participants

As India cheers for her participants in the Tokyo Olympics 2020, INOX Leisure went ahead and offered free movie tickets to boost the morale of the participating athletes.

29 Jul 2021


Tokyo Games: Pugilist Satish Kumar sails into quarterfinals

Indian boxer Satish Kumar (+91kg) eased into the quarterfinals of his debut Olympic Games, defeating Jamaica's Ricardo Brown in his opening bout in Tokyo on Thursday.

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.

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.

27 Jul 2021

Rupinder Pal Singh

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.

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.

22 Jul 2021

2020 Tokyo Olympics

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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".

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.

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.

23 Oct 2019

Kawasaki Ninja

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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!