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Wildcard Bencic upsets Svetlana Kuznetsova in Round 1

Belinda Bencic returns  to Svetlana Kuznetsova during their Pan Pacific Open first round match. (Photo: AFP)

Rising Swiss star Belinda Bencic upset two-time Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-3, 6-0 in the first round of the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo on Monday, maintaining recent impressive form.

Women vital for global recovery: International Monetary Fund

IMF Chief Christine Lagarde

Global economy not utilising women effectively: Christine Lagarde

Japan to buy offensive weapons from United States?

Japan and the United States are exploring the possibility of Tokyo acquiring offensive weapons that would allow Japan to project power far beyond its borders, Japanese officials said, a move that woul

Japan’s Emperor Hirohito cautioned against WWII

Had cautioned against conflict, but celebrated military successes, reveals official history of reign

Japan fans deflated but proud as Kei Nishikori dream ends

Marin Cilic crushed Kei Nishikori's dream to triumph at the US Open. Photo: AP

Tennis fans emerged into Japan's early morning sunshine dejected but proud on Tuesday after Kei Nishikori's bid to become the first Asian man to win a grand slam singles title came to a shuddering hal

India's concerns over access raised with Japanese side

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe before a delegation level meeting in Tokyo (Photo: PTI)

Modi was on a visit to Japan from August 30 to September 3

Japan launch of MS Xbox One a damp squib


The Japanese launch of Microsoft’s Xbox One fell flat on Thursday, with journalists covering the debut far outnumbering buyers.

Shinzo Abe names 5 women to new Cabinet


Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday named five women to his new Cabinet, leading by example in a country economists say must make better use of its highly-educated but underemployed women.

From playing flute to beating drums: Narendra Modi concludes ‘successful’ Japan trip

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets the audience before delivering a speech during a business event in Tokyo (Photo: AP)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday left for home after concluding his successful visit here during which Japan promised to give USD 35 billion to India over the next 5 years for developmental p

PM Narendra Modi: No red tape, now it’s red carpet

Prime Minister Narendra Modi beats a traditional Taiko drum at an event in Tokyo on Tuesday. 	— PTI

Japanese urged to manufacture in India

Chanakya believed that the unfolding present will cast its shadow on the configuration of the future. That is why he believed that analysing the situation as it exists today, provides the material for devising the strategy that must be shaped for the morrow. There is a causal continuity between the past, present and the future.

The Bharatiya Janata Party is desperate to form a government in Delhi, but its attempts to cobble together the requisite numbers keep hitting a roadblock.