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Japan firm showcases Bat-Signal of future

A free-floating image created by firing lasers into thin air on display at the National Museum of Emerging Science— AFP

A free-floating image created by firing lasers into thin air was unveiled in Japan on Monday, offering the possibility one day of projecting messages into a cloudless sky, as seen in Batman.

Japan man jailed for making guns with 3D printer


A Japanese court on Monday jailed a man for two years for making guns with a 3D printer in what is believed to be a first in a nation with strict gun controls.

Toyota to recall 1.75 million vehicles globally


Toyota is recalling cars over brake problems and other glitches that posed a fire risk

Japan braces for strong typhoon

Roadside trees are blown by strong winds at Miyazaki, on Japan’s southern island of Kyushu, on Sunday.  	— AFP

The powerful Typhoon Vongfong was churning towards Japan’s main islands Sunday after strong winds and heavy rain left 23 injured in the south.

Japan leads in high-res audio


A quarter of a century after the Walkman made music portable andturned Sony into a household name around the world, the company is hoping to set the agenda again with “high-res” audio.

India, 4 other nations to build biggest telescope


India along with Japan, the US, China and Canada will start work on the world’s biggest telescope on Hawaii Island that will enable to identify an object as small as coin from a distance of 500 km.

Jules Bianchi in critical but stable condition, says his family

Jules Bianchi crashed on the 44th lap during rain-shortened race at the Japanese Grand Prix. Photo: AFP/ File

Formula One driver Jules Bianchi remains in critical but stable condition, the Frenchman's family said Tuesday as FIA launched an investigation into his accident at the Japanese Grand Prix.

Kei Nishikori triumphs in Japan open

Kei Nishikori won the Japan Open title for the second time in three years on Sunday, collapsing in joy on the court as he defeated Milos Raonic 7-6 (7/5), 4-6, 6-4.

Kei Nishikori, Milos Raonic in title clash

Milos Raonic

Third seed Milos Raonic and US Open finalist Kei Nishikori will meet in a Japan Open final for the second time in three years on Sunday.

Kei Nishikori enters quarter-finals

Kei Nishikori strengthened his bid to become the first Asian to qualify for an ATP year-end final as the fourth seed defeated American Donald Young 6-4, 7-6 (7/4) on Thursday at the Japan Open.

Foreign funding of NGOs is a topic that never seems to lose currency.

The recent comments of Justice Markandey Katju, a retired Supreme Court judge, in support of the uniform civil code on the ground that the Muslim personal law is “barbaric, backward and unjust” has ra