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Japan PM Shinzo Abe will pitch for a bigger security role

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will send a clear message to the United States when he visits Washington next week: Japan is ready to take more responsibility for security on the world stage.

Honda shows new business jet in Japan

Honda is out to change the aviation industry in the same way it changed American auto culture

The aircraft, built in North Carolina, is set to fly into other airports in Japan, including Sendai and Kobe

Toyota beats Volkswagen, GM for top place in global vehicle sales

The race among the three automakers is intense playing out worldwide (Representational Image)

The Japanese automaker has been the world' top-selling automaker for the past three years

Japan’s Maglev train sets 603kmph world record


Japan’s state-of-the-art Maglev train clocked a new world speed record Tuesday in a test run near Mount Fuji, smashing through the 600 kilometre per hour mark, as Tokyo races to sell the technology ab

Shinzo Abe makes offering at controversial shrine

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering on Tuesday to a Tokyo shrine for war dead, irking Asian neighbours just before he hopes to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines

Japan has to apologise until forgiven: Haruki Murakami

Haruki Murakami

Japan must repeatedly say sorry to China, Korea and the other countries it invaded in the 20th century until its former victims have heard the apology enough, novelist Haruki Murakami has said.

Robot inspects inside of Fukushima reactor

Japan on Friday deployed a shape-shifting remote-controlled robot to survey a reactor at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant to assess for the first time the radiation levels since the 2011 tsu

Carter talks tough over South China Sea


US defence secretary Ashton Carter shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the start of their meeting in Tokyo on Wednesday.— AP

Tokyo set for car-cum-bike ride

Tokyoites will get a chance to zip around town on Toyota Motor Corp’s three-wheeled electric car-cum-motorbike from Friday, in a trial aimed at crafting a global business model to reduce gridlock and

Michelle Obama to Japan PM: Let’s do lunch


US First Lady Michelle Obama with Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko upon her arrival at the imperial residence in Tokyo, Japan, on Thursday. (Photo: AP)

The Narendra Modi government has suspended the registration of Greenpeace India under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 2010, (FCRA) for 180 days, preventing it from receiving any foreign funds

The Hindu Council UK has prepared its own “manifesto”, a list of demands submitted to political parties ahead of next month’s elections in the United Kingdom.