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Japan football, baseball leagues postponed further
Tokyo, April 3 (IANS) The Japanese professional baseball league and football J-League will continue to be postponed due to the global spread of coronavirus, it was announced here on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Japan to ban entry to people from 73 countries
Tokyo, March 31 (IANS) Japan said Tuesday that it would ban people from more than a third of the world, including the US, from entering the country to halt the spread of the novel coronavirus.
2020-03-31
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Japan to ban entry of travellers from US, Europe, China, S.Korea
Tokyo, March 30 (IANS) Japanese authorities have planned to ban the entry of foreigners who have recently visited the US, most parts of Europe, China and South Korea as a preventive measure against the spread of the novel coronavirus in the country, it was reported on Monday.
2020-03-30
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Task force to be set up for issues around postponed Olympics
Tokyo, March 25 (IANS) Organizers of the Tokyo Olympic Games (Tokyo 2020) will set up task force to resolve the issues arising after the postponement of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
2020-03-25
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Athletics
Task force to be set up for issues around postponed Olympics
Tokyo, March 25 (IANS) Organizers of the Tokyo Olympic Games (Tokyo 2020) will set up task force to resolve the issues arising after the postponement of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
2020-03-25
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Athletics
Diet affects sperm and health of offspring: Study
Tokyo, March 20 (IANS) Parental diet is a crucial factor in the future metabolic health of the offspring, say researchers, adding that when parents eat low-protein or high-fat diets it can lead to metabolic disorders in their adult offspring.
2020-03-20
Category: International, Japan,Health/Medicine
Japanese Olympic Committee VP tests positive for COVID-19
Tokyo, March 17 (IANS) Kozo Tashima, president of the Japan Football Association (JFA) and also a Japanese Olympic Committee vice president, tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday.
2020-03-17
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
J-League matches postponed due to coronavirus
Tokyo, Feb 25 (IANS) Japan's professional football league matches at all levels have been postponed due to the outbreak of coronavirus, the J-League announced here on Tuesday.
2020-02-25
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Football
World's oldest man dies days after Guinness record
Tokyo, Feb 25 (IANS) Japan's Chitetsu Watanabe, recognized at 112 years as the oldest man in the world, has passed away 11 days after he received the Guinness World Record certificate, his family said on Tuesday.
2020-02-25
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Shinzo Abe asks govt to draft policy to fight COVID-19
Tokyo, Feb 23 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday ordered his government to promptly draw up a basic policy to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic in Japan.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Japan,National
Japan confirms 70 new coronavirus cases from cruise ship
Tokyo, Feb 16 (IANS) Another 70 people aboard the virus-hit Diamond Princess cruise ship quarantined in Japan's Yokohama have been tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total to 355 cases, Health Minister Katsunobu Kato confirmed on Sunday.
2020-02-16
Category: International, Japan,National
Coronavirus cases on quarantined Japan cruise ship now 218
Tokyo, Feb 13 (IANS) Japan on Thursdayday confirmed that the number of people who tested positive for the deadly coronavirus on board a quarantined cruise ship off the coast of Yokohama has increased to 218, after the emergence of over 44 fresh cases.
2020-02-13
Category: International, Japan,International
Vision Fund losses results in profit wipe out for SoftBank
Tokyo, Feb 12 (IANS) Japanese technology conglomerate SoftBank Group has seen its quarterly profit being almost wiped out for a second straight quarter by losses at its $100 billion Vision Fund focused on tech companies like Uber and WeWork.
2020-02-12
Category: International, Japan,Business/Economy
39 new coronavirus cases on quarantined Japanese ship
Tokyo, Feb 12 (IANS) The Japanese Health Ministry on Wednesday confirmed that 39 more people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus on the Diamond Princess cruise ship.
2020-02-12
Category: International, Japan,Health/Medicine
Tokyo Marathon organisers to offer runners surgical masks
Tokyo, Feb 11 (IANS) Organisers of the Tokyo Marathon will distribute surgical masks to runners and volunteers if they request them over concerns about the coronavirus.
2020-02-11
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Athletics
Sony PS5's official website goes live with new updates
Tokyo, Feb 7 (IANS) Even as Sony has confirmed that the company will be launching its next-generation gaming console 'PlayStation 5' soon and now the company has opened PS5's official site.
2020-02-07
Category: International, Japan,Technology
Coronavirus delays Nintendo Switch production, shipments
Tokyo, Feb 7 (IANS) The deadly coronavirus outbreak in China has delayed the production and shipments of Nintendo's Switch console to its home market in Japan.
2020-02-07
Category: International, Japan,Technology
Japan developing rapid test kit for coronavirus: Shinzo Abe
Tokyo, Feb 3 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday said a rapid test kit for the novel coronavirus is being developed for use at institutions across the country in an effort to detect infections swiftly.
2020-02-03
Category: International, Japan,National
No coronavirus danger to Tokyo Olympics: Organizers
Tokyo, Jan 31 (IANS) Organizers of the Tokyo Olympic Games said on Friday that the Games will not be cancelled because of the coronavirus outbreak.
2020-01-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Eat fermented soy products like Natto and live longer
Tokyo, Jan 30 (IANS) A higher intake of fermented soy products, such as tofu, miso and natto, is associated with lower risk of an early death, say researchers.
2020-01-30
Category: International, Japan,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Japanese culture gets a show in New York
January 28 Jan 28 (IANSlife) Nearly 70 masterpieces of calligraphy, painting, sculpture, ceramics, lacquers, and textiles from two Japanese art collections, are all set to go on view at the Asia Society Museum in New York from February 11.
2020-01-28
Category: India, Japan,National,IANS Life
2020 Olympics and Paralympics ticket designs unveiled
Tokyo, Jan 15 (IANS) The designs of the tickets for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games were unveiled on Wednesday by the organizers, using four traditional Japanese colours.
2020-01-15
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Japan distillery to stop selling aged whisky brands
Tokyo, Jan 13 (IANS) A Japanese distillery will stop selling three of its aged whiskey brands after a surging demand at home and abroad has drained its stocks.
2020-01-13
Category: International, Japan,Human Interest/Society
Abe leaves for Middle East trip amid US-Iran tensions
Tokyo, Jan 11 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday left Tokyo for a five-day trip to the Middle East, aiming to help ease tensions in a key region for Japan.
2020-01-11
Category: International, Japan,Diplomacy,Politics
Virtual Reality headsets may hamper visual memory
Tokyo, Jan 10 (IANS) Virtual Reality (VR) is gaining popularity in fields like healthcare, multimedia, entertainment and education but too much use of the technology may hamper your visual memory, Japanese researchers have warned.
2020-01-10
Category: International, Japan,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
Ghosn's interrogation claims exaggerated: Tokyo prosecutors
Tokyo, Jan 9 (IANS) Tokyo prosecutors on Thursday dismissed former Nissan chairperson Carlos Ghosn's claims that he was subjected to eight hours of interrogation while in detention in Japan, and added he was allowed to meet his lawyers.
2020-01-09
Category: International, Japan,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Data reveals Ghosn's possible flight route
Tokyo, Jan 4 (IANS) Data published by a flight-tracking website has revealed the possible route that ousted Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn took to escape to Lebanon from Japan, a media report said.
2020-01-04
Category: International, Japan,Politics
40mn-year-old star with massive gas disk discovered
Tokyo, Dec 24 (IANS) Astronomers have discovered a young star surrounded by an astonishing mass of gas which raises questions about current understanding of planet formation.
2019-12-24
Category: International, Japan,Science/Tech
Hiroshima buildings that survived bombing to be razed
Tokyo, Dec 16 (IANS) Authorities in the Japanese city of Hiroshima have planned to demolish two buildings that survived the 1945 atomic bomb, but some locals want them preserved as landmarks, it was reported on Monday.
2019-12-16
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Abe's visit to India to be postponed
Tokyo, Dec 13 (IANS) The Japanese government has planned to postpone Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's upcoming visit to India, amid "intensifying violence in parts of the country" he was due to visit, a media report said on Friday.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Japan,Politics
U19 WC: Marcus Thurgate to lead Japan in their maiden appearance
Tokyo, Dec 10 (IANS) Marcus Thurgate will lead Japan in their maiden appearance at Under-19 World Cup slated to be held from January 17, 2020 in South Africa. Neel Date will serve as his deputy.
2019-12-10
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Cricket
Japan's 2018 greenhouse emissions lowest in two decades
Tokyo, Nov 29 (IANS) Japan in 2018 recorded its lowest greenhouse gas emissions in two decades thanks to a warm winter and increased generation of nuclear power, according to data released on Friday.
2019-11-29
Category: International, Japan,Environment/Wildlife
Woods moves closer to record equalling win
Tokyo, Oct 27 (IANS) Tiger Woods on Sunday took a three-shot lead at the rain-hit inaugural Zozo Championship and thus moved closer to a record equalling win. The 43-year-old carded 66 to take him 18 under par.
2019-10-27
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Golf
England dethrones New Zealand to reach Rugby WC final
Yokohama (Japan), Oct 26 (IANS) England on Saturday pulled off a big upset as it prevailed over defending champions New Zealand 19-7 to book a place in the 2019 Rugby World Cup final.
2019-10-26
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Japanese Min quits amid irregular donations claims
Tokyo, Oct 25 (IANS) Isshu Sugawara, Japan's Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, on Friday resigned from his post amid allegations of irregular donations.
2019-10-25
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Naruhito officially proclaims himself Emperor of Japan
Tokyo, Oct 22 (IANS) Japan's Emperor Naruhito proclaimed his ascension to the Chrysanthemum Throne on Tuesday and promised to respect the country's constitution and fulfil all his responsibilities.
2019-10-22
Category: International, Japan,Politics
30 world leaders to attend Naruhito's enthronement
Tokyo, Oct 21 (IANS) Around 30 heads of state and government, among other prominent personalities, will on Tuesday attend the public enthronement ceremony of Japanese Emperor Naruhito, according to official sources.
2019-10-21
Category: International, Japan,Politics
South Africa beat Japan for place in Rugby WC semis
Tokyo, Oct 20 (IANS) South Africa beat hosts Japan 26-3 in the Rugby World Cup on Sunday to set up a semifinal clash with Wales. The Springboks thus inched closer to clinching their third World Cup title following victories in 2007 and 1995.
2019-10-20
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Typhoon Hagibis toll reaches 66 in Japan
Tokyo, Oct 15 (IANS) The death toll due to the devastating typhoon Hagibis that lashed Japan has increased to 66, as search-and-rescue operations continued on Tuesday to locate the missing persons.
2019-10-15
Category: International, Japan,Politics
26 killed as typhoon Hagibis hits Japan (3rd Lead)
Tokyo, Oct 13 (IANS) Japan has launched a huge operation to provide humanitarian assistance and assess the damage wrought by typhoon Hagibis after its hurricane-force winds and torrential rain killed at least 26 people and sparked major flooding.
2019-10-13
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Japan braces for powerful typhoon Hagibis
Tokyo, Oct 12 (IANS) Japan is bracing for super typhoon Hagibis, considered one of the most powerful storms in the Pacific this season, as it is expected to make landfall in the country main island of Honshu later in the day.
2019-10-12
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Flights, trains cancelled in Japan ahead of typhoon
Tokyo, Oct 11 (IANS) Hundreds of flights and trains were cancelled in Japan on Friday ahead of of the arrival of super typhoon Hagibis, considered one of the most powerful storms in the Pacific this season.
2019-10-11
Category: International, Japan,Environment/Wildlife
Japan braces for Super Typhoon Hagibis' landfall
Tokyo, Oct 9 (IANS) Japan on Wednesday warned of the expected arrival of Super Typhoon Hagibis in the archipelago over the next few days, which will lead to very strong winds, torrential rain and rough seas.
2019-10-09
Category: International, Japan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
N.Korean vessel collides with Japanese patrol boat
Tokyo, Oct 7 (IANS) A large North Korean fishing vessel collided with a Japanese Fisheries Agency patrol boat on Monday in the Sea of Japan.
2019-10-07
Category: International, Japan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Asics apologises for porn playing in NZ store
Tokyo, Sep 30 (IANS) Japanese sports giant Asics issued an apology on Monday after screens outside a flagship store in Auckland, New Zealand, showed pornography for several hours.
2019-09-30
Category: International, Japan,Human Interest/Society
Accessible rooms' provision pending task for Tokyo 2020
Tokyo, Sep 24 (IANS) Tokyo has reached the final stages of the preparations for the 2020 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games with the task of providing accessible rooms still pending.
2019-09-24
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
HP Inc unveils ultra-light 'Elite Dragonfly' business laptop
Tokyo, Sep 18 (IANS) To push work and life boundaries for mobile business professionals, HP Inc. on Tuesday introduced the "HP Elite Dragonfly", an ultra-light premium convertible notebook weighing under one-kilogram, along with premium displays and accessories for home and office.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Japan,Technology
Iconic Tokyo hotel reopens after four years
Tokyo, Sep 12 (IANS) Tokyo's Hotel Okura reopened on Thursday after four years of renovations aimed at restoring the iconic building to its former glory and gaining a foothold in Japan's hotel sector ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics here.
2019-09-12
Category: International, Japan,Human Interest/Society
Fukushima radioactive water could be emptied in sea
Tokyo, Sep 10 (IANS) Japan's Environment Minister Yoshiaki Harada said on Tuesday that the only way of getting rid of the radioactive water from the Fukushima nuclear accident was by pouring it, after being treated, into the Pacific Ocean.
2019-09-10
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Nissan CEO intends to quit over pay issue
Tokyo, Sep 9 (IANS) Days after admitting to being overpaid by an equity-linked remuneration scheme, Nissan Motor Co. President and CEO Hiroto Saikawa said Monday that he intends to step down, but appeared to rule out a swift departure.
2019-09-09
Category: International, Japan,Politics