PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 10:37 AM IST
As per this year's draft budget at the annual session of the National People's Congress, which opened on Friday, the Chinese government increased its defense budget by 6.8% from last year to about 209 billion dollars.
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2021 06:12 PM IST
Zen meditation apps, memorial services held online including match-making services keep Japan's Buddhist temples afloat amid Covid-19 lockdown
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 08:45 PM IST
The state of emergency had been set to end on March 7. But 4-1/2 months before Tokyo is due to host the Olympic Games, Suga said there was a need for caution because of the threat from new coronavirus variants and the possibility of cases rising again.
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 08:54 PM IST
The 57-year-old, a small construction business owner in his former life, says his decision to stay as 160,000 other people evacuated the area was spurred in part by the shock of finding dead pets in abandoned houses he helped demolish.
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 03:16 PM IST
Last year the index rose almost 23%, outperforming a 16% rise for Japan and nearly 14% gain for China, Taiwan's largest trading partner.
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 07:18 PM IST
Suga declared a month-long state of emergency on January 7 for Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama and Chiba, and then extended it through March 7.
Posted by Kunal Gaurav | AP
PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2021 03:42 PM IST
- Michael Taylor and his son Peter had been held in a suburban Boston jail since May.
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2021 09:50 AM IST
Japan's Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo, Aichi, Gifu and Fukuoka prefectures will all see their emergency coronavirus measures lifted as infections have declined significantly across the country since peaking in early January after a third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic had swept the nation
Reuters, Kuala Lumpur
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 03:44 PM IST
The airline will recognise a loss of $74.1 million in its 2020 second half financial results, from intercompany financial assistance and loans deemed irrecoverable.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2021 02:53 PM IST
The lieutenant was learning manoeuvring and other skills in the US Air Force curriculum to become a fighter pilot, said Japanese public broadcaster NHK.
ANI, Tokyo, Japan
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2021 02:23 PM IST
Doses for 40 million people will be produced at the facilities of the JCR Pharmaceuticals company in the prefecture of Hyogo.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2021 07:52 PM IST
New damage could further complicate the plant’s already difficult decommissioning process, which is expected to take decades.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2021 02:18 PM IST
Japanese stocks rose to a 30-year high this week as progress in the distribution of coronavirus vaccines boosted expectations for an economic recovery.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2021 10:13 AM IST
The new variant has been found in 91 cases in the Kanto area of eastern Japan and in 2 cases at airports.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2021 09:44 AM IST
Mexico is grappling with the shortage after a cold front affected exports from Texas, prompting authorities to ask automakers and other industries to reduce their consumption of natural gas.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 10:22 AM IST
The BOJ governor and the prime minister hold meetings once every few months as a regular practice to exchange views on the economy and policy.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 17, 2021 03:56 AM IST
In recent weeks, Kono, 58, has used Twitter to publish videos on vaccine safety, repost memes and address media reports. He frequently responds directly to followers - 2.2 million on his Japanese account and 50,000 for his English one.
ANI, Osaka, Japan
PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2021 03:19 PM IST
The new Chinese law allows Beijing's coast guard to use weapons against foreign ships that it sees as illegally entering its waters, sparking fear that Japanese vessels navigating around the Senkaku Islands would be targeted.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2021 06:24 AM IST
Gross domestic product grew an annualized 12.7% from the prior quarter in the three months through December, the Cabinet Office reported Monday.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2021 02:40 PM IST
While other countries also considering measures, Japan and some other Asian nations are unlikely to cut ties given Myanmar's strategic importance in the region.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2021 02:28 PM IST
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has said vaccinations will begin from the middle of next week, starting with some 10,000 health workers.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2021 10:56 AM IST
The 7.3 magnitude quake struck shortly before midnight Saturday and cracked walls, shattered windows and set off a landslide in Fukushima, the area closest to the epicentre. More than 100 people were injured.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2021 07:47 AM IST
The quake shook buildings in the Japanese capital Tokyo hundreds of kilometres (miles) away.
By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 13, 2021 08:48 PM IST
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PUBLISHED ON FEB 13, 2021 08:11 PM IST
The strong quake was felt widely across Japan, including shaking of four on Japan’s seven-point scale in the capital Tokyo.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 12, 2021 01:35 PM IST
Ten Japanese physicians helped create the dog chatbot to spread lessons learned from overseas vaccination efforts and to counter social media rumours.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 10, 2021 01:42 PM IST
“We will make every effort to prepare for everything,” Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said at a meeting of ruling party officials Wednesday where he confirmed the timing of the first inoculations.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 07, 2021 09:02 AM IST
According to the source, the US has already proposed to other countries the idea of holding an online meeting of the Quad leaders.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 06, 2021 04:27 PM IST
China must not use the legislation, which went into force Monday, in a way that goes against international law, Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato said at a news conference.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 03, 2021 06:55 AM IST
The World Health Organization experts visited an animal disease centre in the Chinese city of Wuhan as part of their investigation into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic.