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Suzuki CEO’s son to be the new chief

Suzuki Motor Corp’s 85-year-old CEO Osamu Suzuki named his eldest son as the new president of Japan’s fourth-biggest automaker, easing investor concerns over the firm’s succession plan and boosting th

Solar Impulse past point of no return

Solar Impulse 2 flies over Nagoya Airport after taking off in Toyoyama, near Nagoya, central Japan, early Monday.  	— AP

A revolutionary solar-powered aircraft was past “the point of no return” and flying over the Pacific Ocean bound for Hawaii Monday, on the most ambitious leg of its quest to circumnavigate the globe.

Wishing on a shooting star in Japan with man-made meteors


Fancy a meteor shower racing across the night sky to mark your birthday? One Japanese start-up is hoping to deliver shooting stars on demand and choreograph the cosmos.

Tama, Japan’s stationmaster cat, dies at 16


A cat that served as nominal stationmaster on an obscure Japanese branchline, bringing thousands of extra tourists and spawning a merchandising goldrush has died, a railway spokesman said on Thursday.

Toyota, Nissan to recall more than 3 million cars over airbag

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Tokyo: Toyota and Nissan, Japan's two top automakers, on Thursday said they will recall more than three million more cars globally because of concerns over airbags involved in eight d

Japan PM Abe heckled at Okinawa ceremony

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was heckled and met with cries of “Go home!” at a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the bloody Battle of Okinawa on Tuesday, an unusal outburst in conservativ

Japan, South Korea mark 50-year treaty


South Korea’s foreign minister Yun Byung-se (left) shakes hands with Japan’s foreign minister Fumio Kishida before their meeting at the foreign ministry’s Iikura guest house in Tokyo on Sunday. (Photo: AP)

Sea dispute not settled: Japan

Japan warned China on Wednesday that its extensive land reclamation in the disputed South China Sea does not make ownership “a done deal”, after Beijing announced it had almost finished its controvers

American solo rower rescued in Pacific

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A female adventurer was rescued off the Japanese Pacific coast a week into her solo attempt to row across the Pacific, the Japan Coast Guard said Sunday.

China beats Japan in university rankings

Chinese institutions outnumbered Japanese for the first time in the annual Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings, released Thursday.

It was on June 26, 1975, that the Emergency was declared in the country.

The declaration of a state of Emergency in India forty years ago is a matter of debate even now.