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Stalin urges Centre for Chennai-Tokyo flight

There have been persistent requests from the Japanese business community in Tamil Nadu to resume direct flight services between Chennai and Tokyo, Stalin said in his letter to Scindia

Tamil Nadu chief minister MK Stalin riding a bullet train in Osaka, Japan. (PTI)
Updated on Jun 01, 2023 12:48 AM IST

‘Not allowing same-sex marriage is unconstitutional,' rules Japan's lower court

The ruling by the Nagoya District Court in central Japan was the second of four that found Japan's ban against same-sex marriage was unconstitutional.

Though opinion polls show some 70% of the public supports same-sex marriage, the conservative ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) of Prime Minister Fumio Kishida remains against it.(AP)
Published on May 30, 2023 12:13 PM IST
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Earthquake of magnitude 5.4 jolts Tokyo, minor damage caused

Japan earthquake: Four people were hurt, including a man who was hit by a falling ceiling light, according to Japan's Kyodo news agency.

The quake had a 5.4 magnitude and its epicenter was in Chiba prefecture, southeast of Tokyo.(Representative image)
Published on May 11, 2023 10:11 AM IST
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Japanese company aims to be first private business to put lander on moon

Tokyo’s ispace company put its own spacecraft into orbit around the moon a month ago.

The 7-foot lander is carrying a mini lunar rover for the United Arab Emirates and a toylike robot from Japan designed to roll around in the moon dust. (File)
Published on Apr 25, 2023 12:21 PM IST
AP |

Rude Food by Vir Sanghvi: Think beyond sushi

All you need to know about Japanese food (and what makes it such a distinctive cuisine), in bite-sized portions

Japanese food is about searching for outstanding ingredients and making them taste like the best versions of themselves, even in a hotpot. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Apr 15, 2023 01:53 AM IST
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