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Car-hailing apps force Toyoto to rethink plan

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When Toyota Motor looked to the future at the turn of the millennium and aimed its new, edgy Scion small-car brand at twenty-somethings, it could not have guessed that the model would be dead after ju

Global stocks mostly fall amid economy jitters

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Dow futures retreated 0.5 per cent to 16,044. S&P 500 futures lost 0.6 per cent to 1,864.90.

Japan likely to change Buddhist icon on maps

As Japan gears up to host the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and caters to a surging influx of foreign visitors, the country faces a cultural dilemma: Should it stop identifying Buddhist temples on maps with the

Report: North Korea begins fuelling rocket

US satellite data suggests North Korea may have already begun fuelling a rocket it plans to launch this month in the face of international opposition, a Japanese newspaper reported on Friday, citing a

Japanese airlines to alter routes to avoid N Korea missile

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North Korea plans to launch what it says will be a satellite-bearing rocket later this month.

Japan may change temple map icon to avoid Nazi confusion

 Swastika symbol, from ancient Sanskrit, means happiness and prosperity. (Photo: AP)

The reverse of the Nazi symbol has been used for centuries in Buddhist decorations and to denote Buddhist temples on maps.

Sakurajima volcano erupts in southern Japan

The agency said on its website that Sakurajima in southern Kagoshima prefecture erupted at 6:56 pm. (Photo: YouTube Video Grab)

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

Sakurajima volcano erupts in southern Japan

 The agency said on its website that Sakurajima in southern Kagoshima prefecture erupted at 6:56 pm. (Photo: YouTube Video Grab)

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

N Korea may be preparing separate missile launch: Japan public broadcast

Police officers walk by a mock Scud-B missile of North Korea, left, and other South Korean missiles on display.

As a ballistic missile is on the launch pad, it is possible that Pyongyang is preparing a launch there, NHK report said.

N Korea may be preparing separate missile launch: Japan public broadcast

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As a ballistic missile is on the launch pad, it is possible that Pyongyang is preparing a launch there, NHK report said.

Air power is the most capital-intensive means of war. A modern fighter jet now could cost several hundred crores and the prices seem to be rising exponentially.

I returned to India in August 1946 after serving in Burma and Indonesia during the Second World War.