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Spectator's stands are seen empty during the preseason of the baseball game of Yomiuri Giants and Tokyo Yakult Swallows, which is taking behind closed doors amid the spread of the new coronavirus, at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo.(REUTERS)

Japan opens baseball season after 3-month pandemic delay

TOKYO | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2020 03:22 PM IST
After a three-month delay caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the world’s second-most famous baseball league opened a season Friday that will be shortened from its regular 143 games to 120. That, of course, is twice as many as MLB figures to play — if it plays at all.
The number of people infected with the deadly new coronavirus on a quarantined ship off Japan has risen to 355(REUTERS)
The number of people infected with the deadly new coronavirus on a quarantined ship off Japan has risen to 355(REUTERS)

Coronavirus cases on Japan ship rise to 355

Yokohama | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2020 05:59 PM IST
The figure is a jump of 70 cases from a government tally released Saturday and comes as Katsunobu Kato voiced worries that the rising infection count among the nation’s general population could mean the virus’s spread has entered a new phase.
An aerial view of cruise ship Diamond Princess, docked at port Yokohama in Japan on February 6.(Reuters Photo)
An aerial view of cruise ship Diamond Princess, docked at port Yokohama in Japan on February 6.(Reuters Photo)

‘Please rescue us’: Indian crew member sends message from coronavirus-hit quarantined ship

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2020 09:55 AM IST
Passengers who boarded the Diamond Princess are looking for ways to pass the time.(Instagram)
Passengers who boarded the Diamond Princess are looking for ways to pass the time.(Instagram)

Pranks and patience: Passing the time on the Diamond Princess

Tokyo | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON FEB 07, 2020 03:20 PM IST
An outbreak of the coronavirus has left 2,600 guests confined to their cabins and searching for ways to pass the time on the Diamond Princess. Read on.
File image of Hima Das(Getty Images for IAAF)
File image of Hima Das(Getty Images for IAAF)

Hima named in relay team in 25-member World Championships squad

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2019 02:05 PM IST
With less than a year to go for the Olympic Games in Tokyo, the squad will carry the hopes of the track and field fans of the country.
Christian Pulisic (L) with Ross Barkley after the match in Yokohama.(REUTERS)
Christian Pulisic (L) with Ross Barkley after the match in Yokohama.(REUTERS)

J-League’s Kawasaki Frontale stun Chelsea 1-0

Yokohama | By AFP
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2019 06:09 PM IST
Kawasaki striker Leandro Damiao headed in a Kengo Nakamura cross from a close range in the 86th minute to clinch the upset.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard attends a news conference.(REUTERS)
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard attends a news conference.(REUTERS)

Frank Lampard ‘won’t look backwards’ as he takes over Chelsea

Yokohama | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2019 03:53 PM IST
Speaking in Japan where the Blues are playing two friendlies, Lampard said he was “very happy” with his squad but expects to work the team hard during the pre-season.
Visitors to the museum are asked to sit on one of seven colorful, non-functional toilets lined up against the wall.(Twitter/@e21acc442109414)
Visitors to the museum are asked to sit on one of seven colorful, non-functional toilets lined up against the wall.(Twitter/@e21acc442109414)

This Japanese museum encourages you to play with poop. Well, not literally

YOKOHAMA, Japan | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2019 11:48 AM IST
The poop is artificial, nothing like what would be in a toilet, and comes in twisty ice cream and cupcake shapes, in all colours and sizes.
The station is a terminal of the self-driving Kanazawa Seaside Line in the port city of Yokohama.(AFP/ Representaive Image)
The station is a terminal of the self-driving Kanazawa Seaside Line in the port city of Yokohama.(AFP/ Representaive Image)

14 injured after Japan driverless train goes wrong way

Tokyo | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2019 01:15 PM IST
The train hit the buffer stop at Shin-Sugita station after travelling the wrong way for about 20 metres (65 feet), Akihiko Mikami, president of the train operator, said in a midnight press conference.
I want to live with no fear is a digital print on archival paper(Credit)
I want to live with no fear is a digital print on archival paper(Credit)

The extraordinary art of ordinary things

Hindustan Times | By Shunali Khullar Shroff
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2019 11:02 PM IST
Mumbai artist Shilpa Gupta is currently turning heads at the Venice Biennale. In a deeply personal interview, she admits to a feeling of surprise when anyone says they are moved by her works
File image of Hima Das(Getty Images for IAAF)
File image of Hima Das(Getty Images for IAAF)

Relay quartets fail to make World Championship cut

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2019 10:57 AM IST
India will now have to compete in continental meets and invitational championships, recognised by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
A file photo of Hima Das.(Getty Images for IAAF)
A file photo of Hima Das.(Getty Images for IAAF)

Hima Das included in World Relays team despite pulling out of Asian Championships

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2019 10:07 PM IST
Hima dropped out midway through her 400m heats on April 21 at the Asian Championships due to lower back spasm and she was later ruled out of the women’s 4x400m relay and mixed 4x400m relay races.
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