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Kipchoge breaks course mark to win Tokyo Marathon
Tokyo, March 6 (IANS) World record holder Eliud Kipchoge won his fourth major marathon with a course mark at the Tokyo Marathon on Sunday.
2022-03-06
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Cricket
Group of youth to sue Japan's TEPCO over Fukushima disaster-linked cancer claims
Tokyo, Jan 27 (IANS) The operator of Japan's disaster-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant will be sued by six young people on Thursday over claims that exposure to radiation after the plant's multiple meltdowns caused them to develop thyroid cancer.
2022-01-27
Category: International, Japan,Health/Medicine,Politics
Ice-wall coolant leaks from Japan's Fukushima nuke plant
Tokyo, Jan 24 (IANS) The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant has confirmed that four tonnes of coolant had leaked from two storage tanks, local media reported on Monday.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Japan to expand Covid quasi-state of emergency to 30 prefectures
Tokyo, Jan 24 (IANS) As Japan grapples to deal with a nationwide surge in Covid-19 cases, senior government officials said on Monday that 30 of the country's 47 prefectures will be placed under a quasi-state of emergency in the coming days.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Japan to ignore Seoul's objection to push for controversial mine listing
Tokyo, Jan 24 (IANS) Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi on Monday said his country will ignore South Korea's objection when deliberating a contentious plan to nominate a gold and silver mine site on Sado Island in Niigata Prefecture for the 2023 Unesco World Heritage list.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Japan confirms over 50,000 daily Covid-19 cases, new record for 5th day
Tokyo, Jan 23 (IANS) Japan confirmed 54,576 daily Covid-19 cases, setting a new record for the fifth day in a row, according to a tally based on data collected from local governments.
2022-01-23
Category: International, Japan,Health/Medicine
6.4-magnitude quake jolts Japan, no tsunami warning
Tokyo, Jan 22 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scalestruck off Japan's Oita Prefecture on Saturday, authorities said, adding no tsunami warning was issued.
2022-01-22
Category: International, Japan,Environment/Wildlife
Japan to broaden emergency measures
Tokyo, Jan 21 (IANS) Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo prefectures in Japan will jointly request the central government to place the regions under a Covid-19 quasi-state of emergency as the Omicron variant continues to spread rapidly across the country.
2022-01-21
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Japan approves Pfizer's Covid vax for kids aged 5-11
Tokyo, Jan 21 (IANS) Japan's Health Ministry on Friday approved the use of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines to inoculate children aged between 5 and 11 as the nation continues to grapple with surging numbers of new cases.
2022-01-21
Category: International, Japan,Health/Medicine
Bank of Japan raises inflation outlook
Tokyo, Jan 18 (IANS) The Bank of Japan (BOJ) on Tuesday raised its inflation forecast for the fiscal year from April, with the view based on a comparatively weak yen in the face of rising energy and raw material costs.
2022-01-18
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Japanese city marks 27th anniversary of deadly quake
Tokyo, Jan 17 (IANS) The port city of Kobe in the western Japanese prefecture of Hyogo on Monday marked the 27th anniversary of the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake striking the region and claiming the lives of 6,434 people.
2022-01-17
Category: International, Japan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Japanese PM reiterates commitment to tackle Covid
Tokyo, Jan 17 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Monday reiterated his commitment to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic amid the rampant spread of the Omicron variant.
2022-01-17
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Japan's weather agency warns of tsunami following volcanic eruption in Tonga
Tokyo, Jan 16 (IANS) The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has issued a tsunami warning following an earlier volcanic eruption in Tonga.
2022-01-16
Category: International, Japan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Japan mulls shortening self-isolation period for close contacts
Tokyo, Jan 13 (IANS) The Japanese government is mulling the idea of shortening the 14-day period of self-isolation currently in place for those who have come into close contact with a person infected with the Omicron Covid-19 variant, officials said on Thursday.
2022-01-13
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Tokyo's Covid alert raised to 2nd highest level
Tokyo, Jan 13 (IANS) The Tokyo metropolitan government on Thursday raised its Covid-19 alert level to the second highest on its four-tier scale owing to the rampant spread of the Omicron variant in the Japanese capital.
2022-01-13
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Japan reports over 10K Covid cases for first time in four months
Tokyo, Jan 12 (IANS) Japan confirmed more than 10,000 daily nationwide Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, the first time since September 9.
2022-01-12
Category: International, Japan,Health/Medicine,Politics
Low-cost drone can help expand data acquisition coverage in polar regions
Tokyo, Jan 11 (IANS) Scientists have successfully gathered high-quality data comparable to radiosonde observations using a modified commercially available drone, opening doors to improved weather prediction.
2022-01-11
Category: International, Japan,Environment/Wildlife
Hackers access personal data of job candidates: Panasonic
Tokyo, Jan 11 (IANS) Japanese tech giant Panasonic has confirmed that hackers accessed personal information belonging to job candidates and interns during a November cyberattack.
2022-01-11
Category: International, Japan,Technology
Japan further extends strict entry ban
Tokyo, Jan 11 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Tuesday an entry ban on non-resident foreigners will be further extended until the end of February.
2022-01-11
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Honda will return to F1 in future, says a senior official of engine supplier
Tokyo, Jan 11 (IANS) Having left Formula 1 despite Red Bull driver Max Verstappen winning the Drivers' World Championships on an engine provided by them, Honda motorsport boss Masashi Yamamoto believes the Japanese manufacturer will return to F1 at some point in the future.
2022-01-11
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Global chip shortage impacts Canon ink cartridges: Report
Tokyo, Jan 9 (IANS) Canon has reportedly become an unusual victim of the global semiconductor shortage, as its printer cartridges are not shipping with chips to confirm they contain genuine ink from the company.
2022-01-09
Category: International, Japan,Technology
Japanese director Kore-eda Hirokazu makes 'The Makanai: Cooking for the Maiko House' as Netflix series debut
Tokyo, Jan 7 (IANS) 'Shoplifters' director Kore-eda Hirokazu has set 'The Makanai: Cooking for the Maiko House', as his first series production for global streamer Netflix.
2022-01-07
Category: International, Japan,Cinema/Showbiz
Japan to declare Covid quasi-state of emergency in 3 regions
Tokyo, Jan 7 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will place three prefectures under a quasi-state of emergency on Friday amid a spike in Covid-19 cases stemming from American military personnel based in the prefectures spreading the virus.
2022-01-07
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Japanese FM requests curfew for US military bases
Tokyo, Jan 6 (IANS) As Covid-19 cases, including those connected to US bases, were surging in Okinawa, Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi on Thursday requested the American bases in the country impose a curfew amid the rampant spread of the virus among military personnel.
2022-01-06
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Japanese govt says N.Korea fired possible ballistic missile (Ld)
Tokyo, Jan 5 (IANS) The Japanese government said the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Wednesday morning launched a projectile that appears to be a ballistic missile.
2022-01-05
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Sony teases its next-gen PlayStation VR2 headset
Tokyo, Jan 5 (IANS) Tech giant Sony has confirmed that it is bringing its next-gen virtual reality headset -- PlayStation VR2 -- that will be compatible with the PS5 and with the new VR2 Sense controllers.
2022-01-05
Category: International, Japan,Technology
6.3-magnitude quake jolts Japan, no tsunami warning
Tokyo, Jan 4 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale jolted Japan's Ogasawara Islands on Tuesday, authorities said, adding that no tsunami warning was issued.
2022-01-04
Category: International, Japan,Environment/Wildlife
Japanese PM cancels plan to visit US, Australia
Tokyo, Jan 4 (IANS) Citing Covid-19 concerns, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Tuesday that he will cancel provisional plans to visit the US and Australia for summit talks ahead of the beginning of a Parliament session here later this month.
2022-01-04
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Canon set to bid goodbye to flagship DSLR series: Report
Tokyo, Jan 1 (IANS) Canon's EOS-1D X Mark III will reportedly be the Japanese company's last top-end DSLR as Canon moves its product line toward mirrorless cameras.
2022-01-01
Category: International, Japan,Technology
Japan weighs providing Covid-19 booster shots for all: PM
Tokyo, Dec 29 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has said the government will consider providing Covid-19 vaccine booster shots for all people in the country as much as possible, Kyodo News reported.
2021-12-29
Category: International, Japan,Health/Medicine,Politics
Japan urged not to list forced labour linked mine as World Heritage site
Tokyo, Dec 28 (IANS) South Korea on Tuesday urged Japan to retract its push to list a former mine linked to wartime forced labour as a Unesco World Heritage Site, calling the move "very deplorable".
2021-12-28
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Japan's jobless rate rises to 2.8%
Tokyo, Dec 28 (IANS) Japan's jobless rate in November increased slightly to 2.8 per cent compared to the previous month, as people were encouraged to leave their jobs in search of better ones during the economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, the government said on Tuesday.
2021-12-28
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Record snowfall in Japan
Tokyo, Dec 27 (IANS) A powerful cold air mass has triggered record snowfall in some parts of Japan, leading to the disruption of transportation systems, local media reported on Monday.
2021-12-27
Category: International, Japan,Environment/Wildlife
Japanese cabinet approves record budget for fiscal 2022
Tokyo, Dec 24 (IANS) The Japanese cabinet on Friday approved a 107.60 trillion yen ($940 billion) draft budget for fiscal 2022, marking a record high for the 10th year in a row.
2021-12-24
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Tokyo reports 1st community transmission of Omicron
Tokyo, Dec 24 (IANS) Tokyo authorities on Friday reported the Japanese capital's first case of the Omicron Covid-19 variant reported in the community with no known travel history.
2021-12-24
Category: International, Japan,Health/Medicine
Japan to offer free HPV vaccines to women missing jabs
Tokyo, Dec 23 (IANS) Japan's health ministry on Thursday decided to provide free vaccines against cervical cancer to women who missed a chance to get shots.
2021-12-23
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Japan not to tighten Covid-19 curbs despite Omicron community spread
Tokyo, Dec 23 (IANS) Japan will not tighten Covid-19 restrictions immediately despite the community transmission of the Omicron variant, as the government has taken full-fledged measures against it, Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno said on Thursday.
2021-12-23
Category: International, Japan,Health/Medicine,Politics
Japan to maintain strict border controls: PM Kishida
Tokyo, Dec 22 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has said that Japan will keep its strict border control measures "for the time being" amid concerns over the Omicron variant of Covid-19.
2021-12-22
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Japan reports possibly 1st community spread of Omicron variant in Osaka
Tokyo, Dec 22 (IANS) Japan reported its most likely first community spread of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 in Osaka Prefecture on Wednesday, with one infected person having travelled overseas recently and three family members being infected through unknown sources.
2021-12-22
Category: International, Japan,Health/Medicine,Politics
Japan passes record extra budget to back Covid-hit economy
Tokyo, Dec 21 (IANS) The Japanese parliament has approved a record 36.0 trillion yen ($320 billion) supplementary budget for fiscal 2021 aimed at supporting the Covid-battered economy.
2021-12-21
Category: International, Japan,Politics
2 ex-Japanese officials found guilty of Covid subsidy fraud
Tokyo, Dec 21 (IANS) Two former Japanese Industry Ministry bureaucrats were found guilty of defrauding the state of about 15.5 million yen ($136,000) in benefits that were intended to help businesses hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Tokyo District Court's verdict revealed on Tuesday.
2021-12-21
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Panel estimates death toll from possible massive quake in Japan
Tokyo, Dec 21 (IANS) A Japanese government panel said in a report on Tuesday that a massive earthquake in one of two deep-sea trenches off the country's northeast coast may kill up to nearly 200,000 people.
2021-12-21
Category: International, Japan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Japanese household assets mark record high on less spending
Tokyo, Dec 20 (IANS) Assets held by Japanese households reached a record at 1,999.8 trillion yen ($17 trillion) at the end of September, the highest since comparable data became available in 2005, official data revealed on Monday.
2021-12-20
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Japan launches app to display Covid vax proof
Tokyo, Dec 20 (IANS) The Japanese government on Monday launched a smartphone app that allows people to display proof of Covid-19 vaccination that can be used for multiple purposes, including immigration procedures.
2021-12-20
Category: International, Japan,Politics,Technology
24 confirmed dead after clinic fire in Japan's Osaka
Tokyo, Dec 18 (IANS) At least 24 people have been confirmed dead from a fire that broke out at clinic in Japan's Osaka prefecture, the police said, adding that they are investigating the incident as a suspected arson.
2021-12-18
Category: International, Japan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Fire erupts in Japan building, 27 feared dead
Tokyo, Dec 17 (IANS) Twenty-seven people were feared dead after a fire broke out in a building in Japan's Osaka prefecture on Friday, authorities have confirmed.
2021-12-17
Category: International, Japan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
3 dead in Japan building fire, arson suspected
Tokyo, Dec 17 (IANS) Three people were killed and 28 others severely injured after a fire broke out in a building in Japan's Osaka prefecture on Friday, with the police suspecting arson as the cause of the blaze.
2021-12-17
Category: International, Japan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Japan central bank scales back Covid funding support
Tokyo, Dec 17 (IANS) The Bank of Japan (BOJ) on Friday announced its decision to scale back Covid-19 funding support for large companies while maintaining its monetary policy and support for small and midsize firms.
2021-12-17
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Japan may continue tough border curbs
Tokyo, Dec 17 (IANS) The Japanese government might continue its tough border restrictions next month and a plan to promote the third vaccination shot due to fears over the global spread of the Omicron variant of Covid-19, local media reported on Friday.
2021-12-17
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Japan's imports hit record high in Nov
Tokyo, Dec 16 (IANS) Japan's imports in November surged 43.8 per cent in value due to higher crude oil costs and the yen's weakness, logging the highest value since comparable data became available in January 1979, government data revealed on Thursday.
2021-12-16
Category: International, Japan,Politics