May 14, 2021 07:55 PM IST
Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President Narinder Batra has made it clear that all protocols will be met and there will be no restriction to the entry of Indian athletes in the country for the Games.
- May 10, 2021 01:46 PM IST
Despite public opposition, all signs point to the Olympics opening on July 23. Japan has officially spent $15.4 billion on the Olympics — some estimates suggest twice that — and the International Olympic Committee relies on billions in television broadcast income that has been stalled by the pandemic.
- May 09, 2021 09:46 PM IST
Japan, considered by some a smoker's paradise, has long been an outlier in the developed world for cigarette use.
- May 03, 2021 07:32 AM IST
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was all but flat after taking a bit of a spill on Friday. Japan's Nikkei was shut for a holiday, but Nikkei futures edged up 0.2%.
- May 01, 2021 08:41 AM IST
The earthquake struck close to the coast of Miyagi Prefecture north of Tokyo and not far from the destroyed Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
- Apr 30, 2021 08:07 AM IST
Kato did not specify when the respirators and concentrators would be delivered, saying that he hoped they would be provided "swiftly" once discussions with India were finalised.
- Apr 29, 2021 08:38 PM IST
Japan declared a state of emergency starting from April 25 to curb a rapid coronavirus resurgence, the third since the pandemic began. The measures in parts of Japan, including Tokyo, have so far failed to curb infections caused by a more contagious new variant of the virus.
- Apr 26, 2021 02:45 PM IST
In a telephonic conversation, the two leaders reviewed the progress in various ongoing bilateral initiatives.
- Apr 21, 2021 09:10 AM IST
Suga will instead focus on handling a recent surge in coronavirus cases, broadcaster FNN and other media said.
- Apr 17, 2021 11:03 AM IST
Bach will attend a torch relay ceremony in the western city of Hiroshima on May 17 and meet with Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga the next day.
- Apr 15, 2021 03:40 PM IST
With Japan in the midst of a fourth wave of coronavirus infections, doubts over whether Tokyo would be able to host the Summer Games - already an unpopular idea with the public - have resurfaced in recent weeks.
- Apr 13, 2021 09:47 AM IST
The Japanese government insists the release from the stricken plant which has stored the large volume of water for years is safe because it has been processed to remove almost all radioactive elements and will be diluted.
- Apr 13, 2021 08:24 AM IST
The move, more than a decade after the nuclear disaster, will deal another blow to the fishing industry in Fukushima, which has opposed such a step for years.
- Apr 11, 2021 10:34 AM IST
The Tokyo organising committee plans to reserve an entire hotel located a few kilometres away from the athletes' village in the Harumi waterfront district, which will likely cost several million dollars, Kyodo said, citing several unnamed sources.
- Apr 09, 2021 03:41 PM IST
The surgery was conducted at Kyoto University Hospital by a 30-member team headed by Dr Date.
- Apr 05, 2021 04:17 PM IST
Computer software & hardware sectors remained the top sector drawing in the most FDI. More than 45 percent of total FDI flowed into the sector in the first 10-months of FY21, followed by construction and services.
- Apr 05, 2021 01:49 PM IST
Global central banks are looking at developing digital currencies to modernise their financial systems, ward off the threat from cryptocurrencies and speed up domestic and international payments.
- Apr 02, 2021 10:57 PM IST
Demand appears strong, despite the prices -- 59,800 yen for first-class meals and 29,800 yen for a business class offering.
- Apr 01, 2021 04:13 PM IST
Sakura, as cherry blossoms are known, have deeply influenced Japanese culture for centuries and regularly been used in poetry and literature with their fragility seen as a symbol of life, death and rebirth.
- Mar 29, 2021 10:32 AM IST
It is bewildering that in India it is taken for granted in all the public discourse about the first Quad summit that it is all about China when Modi made it plain that the Quad’s role under the present global circumstances is about everything else.
- Mar 29, 2021 10:03 AM IST
"Starting in May, there will be no bottleneck in supply," Kono told Reuters in an interview. Officially the minister in charge of administrative reform, Kono was tapped in January to lead Japan's COVID-19 vaccination push.
- Mar 28, 2021 09:16 AM IST
The lack of transparency in the ballooning budgets for the Olympic Games, as well as the misallocation of this money to an extravaganza that ruins cities for local communities, is, unfortunately, a part of the legacy of what was once supposed to be an event to celebrate excellence and bring people together
- Mar 28, 2021 08:13 AM IST
In line with international standards, the certificate can be managed on a mobile app, allowing the carrier to present the proof of vaccination when boarding a plane or checking in to a hotel, the report said.