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Japan abandons $250 million black hole satellite


Takashi Kubota (right), space programme director of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, with a miniature version of the ultra high-tech satellite Hitomi during a press conference with Saku Tsuneta (left), director-general of the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, and Chikara Harada (centre), head of the space tracking and communication centre, in Tokyo. (Photo: AFP)

Lawmakers visit Tokyo war shrine

Dozens of Japanese lawmakers including a Cabinet minister visited a Tokyo war shrine on Friday in a ritual angering China and South Korea, where memories of Japan’s military and colonial record remain

US to propose Obama Hiroshima visit in May

The United States will propose that President Barack Obama visit Hiroshima, Japan’s Nikkei newspaper said on Friday, in what would be the first visit by an incumbent US president to the city devastate

Softbank foils bid to sack Nikesh Arora

Nikesh Arora

Japanese mobile giant SoftBank on Thursday hit back at a bid by a group of investors to unseat the former Google executive seen as heir apparent to its billionaire founder Masayoshi Son.

Mitsubishi admits to faking fuel economy test


Mitsubishi Motors Corp said on Wednesday that it falsified fuel economy test data to make emissions levels look more favourable, and its shares slumped more than 15 per cent, wiping $1.2 billion from

Aftershocks bring misery for Japan quake survivors

Aftershocks rattled survivors of dea-dly Japanese earthquakes, nearly a week after the first one struck, as the area braced for heavy rain later on Wednesday and the possibility of more landslides.

Twitter eyeing Japan for revenue from data for businesses

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Twitter rarely gets paid directly by the brands.

Toyota, Sony halt ops after Japan quake

Residents walk on a street next to houses destroyed in the recent earthquake in Japan’s Kumamoto prefecture on Sunday. — AFP

Factories of key Japan companies damaged

400-year-old castle’s wall breached

The deadly earthquakes that struck the southern Japanese island of Kyushu on Thursday and Saturday breached the walls of Kumamoto Castle which had previously withstood bombardment and fire in its four

Aftershocks rattle Japan as quake kills 9

A collapsed house in the town of Mashiki in Japan’s Kumamoto prefecture on Friday. — AFP,AP

Over 130 more tremors felt

Saturday’s edition of this newspaper had a small but puzzling news report on page 12. It was headlined: “John Wayne Day scrapped in California over race row”.

Gujarat University has been asked to produce Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s correspondence course degree. I wish they could find my diploma as well.