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Abe’s warning to China over Taiwan is a blunt message to President Xi

Several China watchers believe that Beijing will become more aggressive towards Taiwan after the February 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.
Published on Dec 02, 2021 01:30 PM IST

Japan suspends new flight reservations as Omicron coronavirus variant spreads

People stand in front of an arrivals board at Tokyo's Haneda international airport on December 1, 2021, as Japan suspended all new flight bookings into the country in response to the Omicron Covid variant 
Updated on Dec 01, 2021 07:07 PM IST

Japan to bar new foreign arrivals over Omicron Covid variant: PM Fumio Kishida

Japan to bar new foreign arrivals over Omicron Covid variant: PM Fumio Kishida
Published on Nov 29, 2021 12:06 PM IST

Amid omicron scare, Japan imposes travel curbs on 3 more countries: Reports

Travelers queue at a check-in counter at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg on November 27, 2021, after several countries banned flights from South Africa following the discovery of a new Covid-19 variant Omicron. (Photo by Phill Magakoe / AFP)
Published on Nov 27, 2021 07:34 PM IST

Alarmed by new B.1.1.529 Covid variant, Asian countries tighten measures

Alarmed by the variant, Britain temporarily banned flights from South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho and Eswatini from Friday, and asked returning British travellers from those destinations to quarantine.
Published on Nov 26, 2021 02:09 PM IST

India, others tap reserves to hit at Opec+

India has agreed to release 5 million barrels of crude oil from its reserves. 
Updated on Nov 24, 2021 04:23 AM IST

Japan likely to host second in-person Quad summit in January 2022

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, US President Joe Biden, and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga before the Quad summit, in Washington DC in September. (ANI file)
Updated on Nov 24, 2021 03:44 AM IST

Japan to hold Quad summit next year, Taiwan is the focus

Leaders of Quad member countries: Japan PM Fumio Kishida, US President Joe Biden, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Australian PM Scott Morrison.
Published on Nov 20, 2021 10:06 AM IST

Japan may resume domestic travel subsidies as new pandemic-relief programme

Japan may resume domestic travel subsidies as new pandemic-relief programme. 
Updated on Nov 14, 2021 05:08 PM IST

Nurse who murdered patients gets life sentence in Japan

Japan, where more than 100 inmates await execution, is one of the few developed nations that still have the death penalty.
Published on Nov 09, 2021 04:11 PM IST

Japan hospital used water meant for toilet as drinking water for 30 yrs: Report

The Osaka University hospital.
Updated on Nov 09, 2021 12:58 PM IST

Japan mulls making Covid-19 testing free for more people

People walk at a crossing in Shibuya shopping area, amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, in Tokyo
Updated on Nov 08, 2021 03:33 PM IST

Japan likely to ease border curbs for business travel: Report

A man looks at screens showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo. (Representational image)
Published on Nov 02, 2021 09:37 AM IST

Man in Batman's Joker costume terrorises Tokyo train, 10 injured

People escape through windows of a Tokyo train line following a knife, arson and acid attack, in Tokyo, Japan. 
Published on Oct 31, 2021 10:53 PM IST

Japan's ruling coalition to retain power but lose seats: Report

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida (C) poses for photos with Akira Amari, secretary general of the LDP, and other LDP executives.
Published on Oct 31, 2021 05:08 PM IST

Five to watch: the big numbers in Japan's general election

A voter casts a ballot at a polling location in the Shinjuku District of Tokyo, Japan, on Sunday.
Published on Oct 31, 2021 04:32 PM IST

Japan votes in national election as PM seeks public mandate

Japan election: Voters in Tokyo have said the coronavirus crisis was an important factor in their decision. 
Published on Oct 31, 2021 12:52 PM IST

Japan's borders remain closed to tourists despite plunge in coronavirus cases

Like much of Asia, including Taiwan, Vietnam and Australia, Japan’s borders remain closed to tourists. While other Asian countries are inching toward reopening, Japanese borders will likely remain shut for some time to come.
Updated on Oct 29, 2021 01:32 PM IST

Who are Japan's Princess Mako and her husband, Kei Komuro?

Tokyo: Japan's former Princess Mako, right, the elder daughter of Crown Prince Akishino and Crown Princess Kiko, and her husband Kei Komuro.
Published on Oct 26, 2021 05:36 PM IST

Japan's Princess Mako, the emperor's niece, finally marries college sweetheart

Princess Mako, the elder daughter of Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko, and her fiancee Kei Komuro, a university friend of Princess Mako, smile during a press conference to announce their engagement at Akasaka East Residence in Tokyo, Japan, September 3, 2017. 
Published on Oct 26, 2021 11:14 AM IST

Japan's Mount Aso erupts; Alert raised to level 3

Houses are covered in volcanic ash from the eruption of Mount Aso, top, in Aso city, 
Updated on Oct 20, 2021 10:09 AM IST

Tensions flare over missile test, navy drills near Japan

Tokyo has complained of numerous intrusions by Chinese vessels of its territorial waters. 
Published on Oct 19, 2021 11:58 PM IST

North Korea's ‘unidentified projectile’ could possibly be a submarine missile

North Korea test-fired a newly developed hypersonic missile in September, according to state news media KCNA. 
Updated on Oct 19, 2021 11:25 AM IST

Japanese yen slips to three-year low, dollar set for first weekly decline

The yen, which had been falling, skidded to a three-year low on Friday.
Published on Oct 15, 2021 05:28 PM IST

Japan dissolves parliament, paves way for election

Fumio Kishida will lead the Liberal Democratic Party, along with its coalition partner the Komeito party into the election. 
Published on Oct 14, 2021 12:36 PM IST

As Japan battles Covid-19, child suicide rate highest in over 40 years: Report

A boy and a girl wearing protective masks look through the fence of Aomi Urban Sports Park, hosting 3x3 basketball tournaments, a day after the official opening of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. 
Published on Oct 14, 2021 08:57 AM IST

Not US, these countries have world's most powerful passports

Japan and Singapore are at the top of the Henley Passport Index with both countries having a visa-free score of 192.
Published on Oct 06, 2021 07:56 PM IST
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