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Pilot carries 9-year-old's lost doll from Tokyo to USA

Along with the doll, the pilot also got some Japanese treats for the little girl and a map that showed the places her doll had travelled to.

A pilot helped a young girl to find her doll from Tokyo airport.(REUTERS)
Published on Aug 28, 2023 01:32 PM IST
ByVrinda Jain

Elon Musk in Japan for first visit in nine years; Tesla's big plans for EV push?

Elon Musk arrives in Japan after nine years, posting videos from an art exhibit, while carmakers struggle to electrify.

Elon Musk (Representative Image/REUTERS)
Published on Aug 18, 2023 12:05 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Singh Rahul Sunilkumar

Did China hack Japan's defence networks? Tokyo's response

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno said Japan and US have always been in close communication on various levels.

A China's flag flutters near people lining up to get tested at a makeshift nucleic acid testing site. (File image)(REUTERS)
Published on Aug 08, 2023 10:14 AM IST
Reuters |

Achyut Yagnik: Journalist, thinker, activist and beyond

Achyut Yagnik’s impactful journey encompassed various roles that spanned journalism, academia, activism, and social work

Late Achyut Yagnik.
Updated on Aug 04, 2023 06:29 PM IST

Why fans think Kim Kardashian secretly met Kanye and his new wife in Tokyo?

Speculation arises as Kim Kardashian and Kanye West both visit Tokyo at the same time. Fans theorize a possible secret meetup between the ex-couple

Fan theories suggest that Kim Kardashian had a secret meet up with ex Kanye West and his wife Bianca Censori.
Updated on Jul 28, 2023 05:49 PM IST
ByPaurush Omar

Tokyo to open the gates of new Harry Potter theme park on Friday

Harry Potter theme park location near the Japanese capital, Tokyo, is ideal especially as global tourism picks up after the Covid-19 pandemic

The Great Hall, a set of the theme park
Published on Jun 14, 2023 04:52 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Tokyo

2 soldiers killed after teenage cadet opens fire at Japanese army base

Army Chief Gen. Yasunori Morishita said the suspect joined the military in April and the three soldiers were assisting his shooting exercise as instructors.

Members of the Japanese Self-Defence Force (SDF) are seen around the shooting range in Japan. (via Reuters)
Published on Jun 14, 2023 03:23 PM IST
AP |

Runway closed after 2 planes bump into each other at Tokyo's Haneda airport

A Thai Airways International jet headed to Bangkok accidentally hit an Eva Airways plane headed to Taipei at Haneda airport.

This aerial photo shows the airplanes of Thai Airways International, left, and Eva Airways, right, sit close on a runway, after the two passenger planes accidentally hit each other at Haneda airport in Tokyo on Saturday.(AP)
Published on Jun 10, 2023 11:17 AM IST
AP | | Posted by Sreelakshmi B

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
Reuters |

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
AP |

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 Jul 21, 2023 05:55 PM IST

HT This Day: April 14, 1946 -- Netaji’s thrilling journey from Berlin to Sumatra in 1943

A thrilling account of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s journey from Berlin to Sumatra was given here yesterday at a Press conference by Major Abid Hassan, who was personal secretary to Netaji and travelled with him during the journey in 1943.

HT This Day: April 14, 1946 -- Netaji’s thrilling journey from Berlin to Sumatra in 1943
Updated on Apr 13, 2023 06:26 PM IST
By, Calcutta

Spectator by Seema Goswami: A budding obsession

Spring is here, but we needn’t travel abroad to find beauty in bloom

In Tokyo’s cherry blossom season, which begins in March, you can find cherry blossoms in the city’s parks and suburban streets, where locals and tourists alike gather to look at them. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Jul 21, 2023 06:23 PM IST

Japanese eatery bans customers from using phone while eating; tricity restaurateurs weigh in

Popular ramen restaurant in Tokyo, Debu-chan, has banned the use of mobile phones to reduce wait times and maintain meal quality. Other restaurants worldwide have implemented similar policies, but the idea may not be practical for Indian restaurants due to the importance of social media reviews for business. Optional incentives may be more effective.

No phones while eating! Is it ‘ring’ of change? (Photo: Shutterstock (For representational purpose only))
Updated on Apr 07, 2023 09:48 PM IST

Chinese ambassador takes up post in Pyongyang, confirms North Korea

Beijing is North Korea's most important ally and economic benefactor, their relationship forged in the bloodshed of the Korean War in the 1950s.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. (AP)
Published on Apr 07, 2023 05:37 PM IST
AFP | | Posted by Yagya Sharma

CM Naveen Patnaik to visit Japan seeking investment for Odisha

As per the chief minister’s schedule, he is expected to attend a business meeting and some other programmes in Tokyo on April 5. In Tokyo, he would stay for two days and from there he will leave for Osaka where he will attend different programmes, business and official meetings

Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik (PTI Photo)
Updated on Mar 31, 2023 09:00 PM IST
ByDebabrata Mohanty

Ready, set, mine! Minecraft Legends release times announced for global launch

Minecraft fans worldwide are eagerly awaiting the launch of the latest Minecraft spin-off

The release times for Minecraft Legends have been announced for different regions by the Minecraft Legends account on Twitter
Updated on Mar 31, 2023 06:52 PM IST
ByPaurush Omar

This is how US woman got lost AirPods back from airport worker’s home

The woman eventually marked her AirPods as "lost" on the app, pinging an alert and her number to the person who had them.

Alisabeth Hayden lost her earphones when she was flying back from Tokyo.(Representative image)
Updated on Mar 26, 2023 07:05 PM IST

Hong Kong most expensive location in Asia for business travel, Singapore second

Globally, New York is the most expensive location in the world for business travel but in Asia, Hong Kong remains the most expensive location followed by Singapore and Tokyo

Hong Kong most expensive location in Asia for business travel, Singapore second (Shutterstock)
Updated on Mar 22, 2023 02:30 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Hong Kong

Japan Police busts voyeurism ring that filmed women bathing for 30 yrs: Report

The men filmed and shared explicit images and videos of women bathing in hot springs.

The group would also get tips from Karin Saito on how best to photograph the women, and hold gatherings to view the footage together. (Representational image)(AFP photo)
Published on Feb 14, 2023 06:05 PM IST

Why is Japan offering families a million yen per child to leave Tokyo

Japan New Move On Population: Owing to the Covid pandemic, Tokyo's population fell for the first time last year.

Japan New Move On Population: Children play basketball in Tokyo. (AFP)
Published on Jan 03, 2023 07:08 PM IST

How to reduce electricity use in winters? Wear turtlenecks, says Tokyo governor

Japan Energy Crisis: The turtleneck is "one of the tools to overcome [the winter energy crisis] while being inventive", Yuriko Koike asserted.

Tokyo Energy Crisis: Japan's capital has been setting up rules to reduce energy use.(Unsplash)
Published on Nov 19, 2022 09:31 AM IST

Why Tokyo is issuing same-sex partnership certificates

Tokyo Same-Sex Marriages: Japan does not recognize same-sex marriages or civil unions and is the only country in the G7 that does not legally recognize same-sex unions in any form.

Tokyo Same-Sex Marriages: Tokyo metropolitan government building is seen illuminated with rainbow lights.(AFP)
Published on Nov 01, 2022 04:52 PM IST

Magnitude 4.5 earthquake briefly shakes Tokyo buildings

Tokyo Earthquake: There were no immediate reports of injury or damage.

Tokyo Earthquake: There were no immediate reports of injury or damage. (Representative Image/HT)
Published on Sep 23, 2022 02:58 PM IST
Reuters |

Top 10 cities in the world with the most millionaires: List here

Half of the top 10 cities with the most millionaires are in the United States, a report by Henley & Partners Group said.

The annual 'Tribute in Light' on the World Trade Center shines within lower Manhattan's skyline in New York.(AFP )
Updated on Sep 14, 2022 10:51 PM IST
By | Edited by Mallika Soni

Tokyo governor says Japan should lure more foreign tourists with weak yen

‘Tourism is a big industry in Tokyo, as well as in all Japan, so this is the time to greet more foreign tourists by using this advantage of the depreciation of the yen’: Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike

Tokyo governor says Japan should lure more foreign tourists with weak yen (Image by Pexels from Pixabay )
Updated on Sep 09, 2022 08:54 AM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Japan rules out travel curbs despite Tokyo's new Covid-19 cases touching record

Japan is cautiously and slowly reopening its borders. It has set a daily cap on visa entries and requires tourists to be on chaperoned tour groups. Despite the resurgence of new Covid-19 cases, PM Fumio Kishida has ruled out re-imposing nationwide movement curbs in the near future.

Japan rules out travel curbs despite Tokyo's new Covid-19 cases touching record (Image by Phongsak Manodee from Pixabay )
Updated on Jul 29, 2022 09:33 AM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Tokyo street rampage: Japan court executes prisoner who killed 7

The attack was Japan's worst mass killing in seven years and the convict was sentenced to death in 2011, a decision that was upheld by Japan's top court in 2015.

Representational image(Getty images)
Published on Jul 26, 2022 11:10 AM IST
AFP | | Posted by Nisha Anand
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