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Japan to lift emergency coronavirus measures as Covid-19 infections decline(Photo by Chris Yang on Unsplash)

Japan to lift emergency coronavirus measures as Covid-19 infections decline

Reuters |
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
Countries will have to go back to the drawing board on new carbon markets at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Madrid.(REUTERS)
Countries will have to go back to the drawing board on new carbon markets at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Madrid.(REUTERS)

Logjam continues on carbon market

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 10, 2019 06:46 AM IST
The draft release on carbon markets rules, modalities and procedures for the mechanism has been forwarded to different parties concerned. According to the release, the text does not represent a consensus and work is needed to arrive at a conclusion.
In the study, participants had several advantages over ordinary people in everyday life.(Unsplash)
In the study, participants had several advantages over ordinary people in everyday life.(Unsplash)

Researchers design masks more realistic than human faces

Washington D.C. | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2019 01:18 PM IST
According to the research, 20% error rate observed in the study likely underestimates the extent to which people would struggle to tell an artificial face from the real thing outside of the lab.
Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako ride in a car during their royal parade to mark the enthronement of Japanese Emperor Naruhito in Tokyo.(Reuters photo)
Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako ride in a car during their royal parade to mark the enthronement of Japanese Emperor Naruhito in Tokyo.(Reuters photo)

Japanese emperor to ‘spend night’ with goddess in last major accession rite

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2019 06:05 PM IST
The “Daijosai” rite centres on Amaterasu Omikami - the sun goddess from whom conservatives believe the emperor is descended. It is the most overtly religious of the series of rituals marking Naruhito’s taking over after his father Akihito’s abdication.
The android Kannon, based on the Buddhist deity of mercy, preaches sermons at Kodaiji temple in Kyoto, and its human colleagues predict that with artificial intelligence it could one day acquire unlimited wisdom.(YouTube)
The android Kannon, based on the Buddhist deity of mercy, preaches sermons at Kodaiji temple in Kyoto, and its human colleagues predict that with artificial intelligence it could one day acquire unlimited wisdom.(YouTube)

Playing god: Japan temple puts faith in robot priest

Kyoto, Japan | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2019 10:54 AM IST
A 400-year-old temple in Japan is attempting to hot-wire interest in Buddhism with a robotic priest it believes will change the face of the religion.
A police officer stands in front of the Kyoto Animation Studio building consumed in an arson attack Saturday on July 20, 2019 in Kyoto, Japan. The man suspected of setting ablaze a beloved Japanese animation studio was raging about theft and witnesses and media reported he had a grudge against the company, as questions arose why such mass killings keep happening in the country.(Photo: AP)
A police officer stands in front of the Kyoto Animation Studio building consumed in an arson attack Saturday on July 20, 2019 in Kyoto, Japan. The man suspected of setting ablaze a beloved Japanese animation studio was raging about theft and witnesses and media reported he had a grudge against the company, as questions arose why such mass killings keep happening in the country.(Photo: AP)

Suspect in Japan anime studio arson reportedly had grudge

Associated Press, Tokyo | By Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON JUL 20, 2019 10:22 AM IST
About 70 people were working inside the three-story Kyoto Animation No. 1 studio in southern Kyoto, Japan’s ancient capital, at the time of the attack. The shocking attack left another 34 people injured, some critically.
Kyoto Animation building which was torched by arson attack is seen in Kyoto, Japan, July 19, 2019. Most of the dead were killed by carbon dioxide inhalation, NHK said.(REUTERS PHOTO)
Kyoto Animation building which was torched by arson attack is seen in Kyoto, Japan, July 19, 2019. Most of the dead were killed by carbon dioxide inhalation, NHK said.(REUTERS PHOTO)

Man who torched Japan building believed anime studio stole his novel: Report

Kyoto, Japan | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2019 07:52 PM IST
The attack in the ancient capital of Kyoto, targeting the well-known animation studio, Kyoto Animation, killed 33 people and 10 were in critical condition, authorities said.
An aerial view shows firefighters battling the fires at the site where a man started a fire after spraying a liquid, at a three-story studio of Kyoto Animation Co. in Kyoto, western Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo July 18, 2019. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS(REUTERS)
An aerial view shows firefighters battling the fires at the site where a man started a fire after spraying a liquid, at a three-story studio of Kyoto Animation Co. in Kyoto, western Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo July 18, 2019. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS(REUTERS)

‘Hell’ of Japan fire that killed dozens at anime company

Kyoto (Japan) | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2019 02:34 PM IST
Eyewitnesses described a fire that was like “looking at hell,” after a man apparently doused the production company office in the city of Kyoto with flammable liquid and set it alight.
Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja were holidaying together in Japan earlier this month.(Instagram)
Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja were holidaying together in Japan earlier this month.(Instagram)

Sonam Kapoor is missing husband Anand Ahuja during Japan vacation, sends him love from Tokyo. See pic

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2019 09:42 AM IST
Actor Sonam Kapoor, who has been holidaying in Japan for the last couple of days with husband Anand Ahuja, has left a lovely note for him on Instagram. See it here.
Sonam Kapoor, husband Anand Ahuja are holidaying in Japan these days.(Instagram)
Sonam Kapoor, husband Anand Ahuja are holidaying in Japan these days.(Instagram)

Sonam Kapoor, husband Anand Ahuja’s vacation pics from Japan prove they are every Indian tourist ever

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2019 06:19 PM IST
Actor Sonam Kapoor and husband Anand Ahuja are enjoying their time in Kyoto, Japan and have shared their vacation pictures on Instagram.
The rules come as Japan sees a rising amount of drone usage as well as related accidents.(Reuters File Photo / Representative image)
The rules come as Japan sees a rising amount of drone usage as well as related accidents.(Reuters File Photo / Representative image)

‘Don’t drink and drone,’ say Japanese MPs

Tokyo | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2019 05:16 PM IST
Drunkenly flying a drone weighing more than 200 grams could also result in a fine of up to 300,000 yen
Aamir Khan meets Chiranjeevi at Kyoto airport in Japan.
Aamir Khan meets Chiranjeevi at Kyoto airport in Japan.

Aamir Khan runs into Chiranjeevi Garu in Japan, says ‘You are always such an inspiration sir’. See pic

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2019 11:29 AM IST
Sharing a picture of his chance meeting with Chiranjeevi, Aamir Khan tweeted that it was a pleasant surprise and called him an inspiration.
Yuki Tatsumi sits next to his collection of origami made from chopstick sleeves in Kameoka, Kyoto prefecture.(AFP)
Yuki Tatsumi sits next to his collection of origami made from chopstick sleeves in Kameoka, Kyoto prefecture.(AFP)

This man collects origami sculptures left at Japanese diners as tips

Agence France-Presse | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2018 04:51 PM IST
Japanese researcher Yuki Tatsumi has a collection of 15,000 pieces of found “origami art” made by customers by folding the paper sleeves that cover chopsticks at restaurants. Here’s his incredible story.
Tomoko Nakagawa, the mayor of the western Japanese city of Takarazuka, answers questions during an interview with AFP in Tokyo on Thursday.(AFP)
Tomoko Nakagawa, the mayor of the western Japanese city of Takarazuka, answers questions during an interview with AFP in Tokyo on Thursday.(AFP)

Japan female mayor battles for women’s right to enter sumo ring

Agence France-Presse, Tokyo | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2018 11:38 AM IST
The issue hit the headlines nationally and internationally when women, including at least one nurse, were shooed out of a sumo ring as they tried to help a man during a medical emergency.
American artist Tyga will perform in Delhi on April 20. The show promoters say that there’s a big untapped demand for hip hop and rap in India.(Instagram/kinggoldchains)
American artist Tyga will perform in Delhi on April 20. The show promoters say that there’s a big untapped demand for hip hop and rap in India.(Instagram/kinggoldchains)

Hip hop star Tyga to visit India in April for his maiden show; will perform in Delhi

Hindustan Times | By Shreya Mukherjee, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2018 12:50 PM IST
Tyga will rock the stage in Delhi on April 20. The visit is part of his world tour to promote his new album, titled Kyoto. The hip hop star says that he is really excited, as visiting India was always on his mind.
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