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LOC coordination commission lauds tokyo preparations

The IOC’s Coordination Commission has praised Tokyo’s early preparations for the 2020 Summer Olympics, highlighting the financial planning and diversity of local organisers after a three-day visit to

Skier wins gold 17 years after losing legs

Japanese Paralympic skier Takeshi Suzuki has turned a dark anniversary into a day of glory as he won a gold medal in Sochi, 17 years to the day he lost his legs.

Snow storm hits Japan again, grounds over 100 flights

A snow storm hit Japan on Friday, disrupting rail and road travel, grounding more than 100 flights and adding to the piles left behind by an earlier blanketing.

Onoda, Japan’s last imperial soldier, dead at 91

Hiroo Onoda, the last Japanese imperial soldier to emerge from hiding and surrender after World War II, has died. He was 91. Onoda died Thursday at a Tokyo hospital.

Japan PM seeks overseas help on Fukushima leak

Prime minister Shinzo Abe said Sunday that Japan is open to receiving overseas help to contain widening radioactive water leaks at the crippled nuclear plant in Fukushima, with leaks and mishaps reported almost daily.

Tsonga ousted at Japan Open

Former champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga crashed out of the Japan Open in the second round on Wednesday, ambushed 6-4, 7-6 by Croatia’s Ivan Dodig in the tournament’s first major upset.

Chinese ships in disputed waters on National Day: Japan

Chinese ships sailed into Tokyo-controlled waters on Tuesday as Beijing celebrated its national day and as Japan and the United States prepare for talks on their defence pact.

Kvitova books final date with Kerber in Tokyo


Petra Kvitova ended the run of a resurgent Venus Williams at the Pan Pacific Open on Friday, winning a high-octane shootout 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 to reach the final of the $2.3 million event, where she will f

Venus sets up Kvitova date


Venus sets up Kvitova date

Four China coastguard ships in disputed waters: Japan

Chinese ships were in disputed waters on Friday, Japan’s coastguard said, a week after Beijing said talks were possible if Tokyo was prepared to acknowledge the existence of a disagreement.

Of late, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has been thoughtlessly and in a hurry jumping into every available situation, without verifying basic facts, to criticise the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Madhu Kishwar, as the editor of Manushi, set the feminism agenda for many Indian women decades ago. Madhu Kishwar as chief media admirer of prime ministerial hopeful Narendra Modi is another story completely. The first Kishwar has been declared missing, never to be found.