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Blaming "we don't want you" taxes, Toyota halts India expansion

15 Sep 2020

Blaming "we don't want you" taxes, Toyota halts India expansion

Japanese multinational automotive manufacturer Toyota has decided to not expand its operations in India, courtesy high taxes, a report in Bloomberg said on Tuesday.

Yoshihide Suga to succeed Shinzo Abe as Japan's Prime Minister

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.

Toyota Yaris Cross, with electric four-wheel-drive system, launched

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.

Tech brand files $20mn lawsuit against Kanye West for non-payment

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.

Japan's longest-serving Prime Minister Shinzo Abe resigns over health issues

28 Aug 2020

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.

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.

You can wear this mouse-sized air conditioner

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

23 Jun 2020

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.

How to make delicious mango sushi at home

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.

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.

Three more Formula 1 races get canceled amid COVID-19 pandemic

12 Jun 2020

Three more Formula 1 races get canceled amid COVID-19 pandemic

Three Formula 1 2020 races - Azerbaijan, Singapore and Japan - have been canceled from the schedule owing to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Five legendary anime series with great music

04 Jun 2020

Five legendary anime series with great music

Music transcends boundaries.

#AnimeBytes: Cult anime films that are nothing short of perfection

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?

Tokyo Games would be canceled if not held in 2021

21 May 2020

Tokyo Games would be canceled if not held in 2021

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Games would have to be canceled if it cannot take place next summer.

India-bound 2020 Maruti Suzuki launched: Check what's new

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.

Japanese firm offers separate rooms to bickering couples amid lockdown

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.

After China and India, Singapore becomes Asia's most infected nation

27 Apr 2020

After China and India, Singapore becomes Asia's most infected nation

Singapore has now become the third-worst coronavirus-hit country in Asia after China and India—the world's two most populous nations.

Japan is paying manufacturers to move production outside China

09 Apr 2020

Japan is paying manufacturers to move production outside China

As the spread of coronavirus continues to wreck economies, Japan is trying to revive its disrupted manufacturing sector - by encouraging companies to leave China.

Lockdown- No, Emergency- Yes: How Japan plans to handle coronavirus

06 Apr 2020

Lockdown- No, Emergency- Yes: How Japan plans to handle coronavirus

The first stage to curtail the coronavirus pandemic is a lockdown, as countries that have been hammered by COVID-19 have shown. Italy has shut everything, so has France and so did epicenter China (although only worst-affected cities were shut).

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.

7.5 magnitude earthquake jolts Russia, tsunami alert sounded, then canceled

25 Mar 2020

7.5 magnitude earthquake jolts Russia, tsunami alert sounded, then canceled

On Wednesday afternoon (local time), Russia's far east region was jolted by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake, but no casualties were reported at the time of the press.

Tokyo 2020: IOC still considering possible scenarios, says Thomas Bach

20 Mar 2020

Tokyo 2020: IOC still considering possible scenarios, says Thomas Bach

International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach stated that the committee is observing a number of scenarios for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Games in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.

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).

Tokyo 2020 Olympics could get postponed due to coronavirus

03 Mar 2020

Tokyo 2020 Olympics could get postponed due to coronavirus

Japan's Olympics Minister Seiko Hashimoto revealed that the upcoming Tokyo Olympics could get postponed until the end of the year, owing to the risk of coronavirus.

Clever 'AI suitcase' will help visually impaired people navigate

25 Feb 2020

Clever 'AI suitcase' will help visually impaired people navigate

Japan is developing a one-of-a-kind robot to help visually impaired people navigate.

Japan giving 2,000 iPhones to passengers stuck on coronavirus-hit ship

18 Feb 2020

Japan giving 2,000 iPhones to passengers stuck on coronavirus-hit ship

In a bid to help passengers stuck on a coronavirus-hit cruise ship, the government of Japan has resorted to distributing free iPhones.

Coronavirus outbreak: Indians stuck aboard cruise quarantined off Japan coast

08 Feb 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: Indians stuck aboard cruise quarantined off Japan coast

Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar on Friday confirmed that many Indians remain stuck on a cruise ship quarantined off the coast of Japan due to the coronavirus outbreak.

#ChampionsInBlue: India thrash Japan, win second consecutive match

21 Jan 2020

#ChampionsInBlue: India thrash Japan, win second consecutive match

The Indian U-19 cricket team thrashed Japan in the ongoing ICC U-19 World Cup at the Manguang Oval in Bloemfontein on Tuesday.

Amid anger against CAA, Modi to skip event in Guwahati

08 Jan 2020

Amid anger against CAA, Modi to skip event in Guwahati

The Northeast is burning since Centre got the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) passed in the Parliament. It became an act after President's assent on Decemeber 13.

Amid Citizenship Bill protests, Japan's PM postpones India visit

13 Dec 2019

Amid Citizenship Bill protests, Japan's PM postpones India visit

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has deferred his three-day visit to India, Ministry of External Affairs confirmed on Friday.

Five of the most colorful and beautiful ocean creatures

11 Dec 2019

Five of the most colorful and beautiful ocean creatures

When we think of animals, we typically picture the creatures that we have seen or heard about. But there are innumerable living entities that are completely off our visual range.

How Alexa, Google Assistant can be hacked using lasers/flashlight

09 Nov 2019

How Alexa, Google Assistant can be hacked using lasers/flashlight

Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, Apple's Siri have long drawn flak, primarily due to concerns around how they store/use our intimate user conversations.

Microsoft Japan tests 4-day workweeks; productivity increases by 40%

05 Nov 2019

Microsoft Japan tests 4-day workweeks; productivity increases by 40%

In Japan, notorious for its deadly overworking culture, Microsoft recently tested a four-day workweek without cutting pay.

Bus aggregator start-up Shuttl raises $18 million in funding

01 Nov 2019

Bus aggregator start-up Shuttl raises $18 million in funding

Shuttl, a Gurugram-based bus aggregator that promises to make daily commute safe, reliable, and affordable for everyone, has raised $18 million in Series C round of funding.

All the latest scoop around Apple's cheapest iPhone

23 Oct 2019

All the latest scoop around Apple's cheapest iPhone

Apple is expected to launch a new lost-cost flagship iPhone sometime early next year.

Infosys CEO, CFO accused of 'unethical practices' to boost profits

21 Oct 2019

Infosys CEO, CFO accused of 'unethical practices' to boost profits

A group of anonymous employees of the IT giant Infosys has accused the firm's CEO Salil Parekh and CFO Nilanjan Roy of "unethical practices" in a bid to boost short-term revenue and profits.

Saina Nehwal's woes continue, crashes out of Denmark Open

16 Oct 2019

Saina Nehwal's woes continue, crashes out of Denmark Open

Saina Nehwal is having a disastrous time on the badminton court.

Dutch Open: Lakshya Sen beats Yusuke Onodera to clinch title

13 Oct 2019

Dutch Open: Lakshya Sen beats Yusuke Onodera to clinch title

Rising Indian shuttler Lakshya Sen has clinched the men's singles final in a three-game battle against Yusuke Onodera of Japan at the Dutch Open Super 100 tournament here on Sunday.

Typhoon Hagibis hammers Japan, 11 dead, several missing

13 Oct 2019

Typhoon Hagibis hammers Japan, 11 dead, several missing

At least eleven people have died and 17 are reportedly missing after Typhoon Hagibis made landfall in Japan on Saturday.