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Has Japan dodged the coronavirus bullet?

With infections sharply down, Japanese government is now hoping to lift the state of emergency declared in most of the country

14 May 2020 9:57 AM

Japan to approve its first coronavirus antigen test kits

Antigen tests scan for proteins that can be found on or inside a virus

12 May 2020 1:42 PM

Japan passes $240 billion virus package including cash handouts

Prime minister Shinzo Abe was forced into a U-turn on cash handouts, reversing an initial plan to offer means-tested assistance to families

30 Apr 2020 4:37 PM

Inadequacies in corona combat threaten Tokyo Olympics

Inadequacies in fighting coronavirus raise questions over Tokyo Olympics

19 Mar 2020 10:13 AM

Japan tackles menstruation taboos with manga comic character

'Little Miss Period' tackles Japan's menstruation taboos with a punch.

17 Dec 2019 6:00 PM

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Japanese PM's India visit postponed over protests in NE against Citizenship Act

The cancellation of Abe's trip came a day after Bangladeshi Foreign and Home Ministers called off their visits to India.

13 Dec 2019 10:20 AM

Traditional Japanese hair-dos to try this season

Easy-to-make flowers for traditional Japanese hair ornaments.

12 Dec 2019 11:42 AM

Why young Japanese are choosing to not get married?

The same father said his eldest daughter was married but his youngest, a doctor living in the US, is single at the age of 34.

06 Dec 2019 3:34 PM

71-year-old Japan man arrested for making 24,000 complaint calls

He has been arrested on suspicion of 'fraudulent obstruction of business', the spokesman added.

03 Dec 2019 3:34 PM

Ex-Japanese PM Yasuhiro Nakasone passes away at 101

He was in office for five years from November 1982 to November 1987,

29 Nov 2019 1:00 PM

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Michelin starred Japanese restaurant closes for general public

Star-stricken: Tokyo's famed Jiro sushi restaurant excluded from Michelin guide.

28 Nov 2019 5:29 PM

High-tech Japan uses AI in song to welcome pope

The song was partly composed using an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered programme song-writer Jun Inoue created.

26 Nov 2019 11:21 AM

Row over Japan Emperor's last accession rite: 'Spend night' with goddess

Though the empress, dressed in robes with a long train, also appears, she does not follow him in.

14 Nov 2019 3:57 PM

Torrential rains, landslides kill 10 in Japan, 3 reported missing

Two weeks ago, Typhoon Hagibis caused widespread flooding and left more than 80 people dead or presumed dead across Japan.

26 Oct 2019 11:31 AM

India's Oyo launches Japan hotels in SoftBank JV

The Japanese tech giant has already invested nearly USD 1 billion in Oyo.

25 Oct 2019 12:19 PM

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Japanese Emperor crowned in elaborate ceremony

In ancient throne ritual, Japanese emperor vows to fulfil duty.

22 Oct 2019 6:30 PM

Fate of Japan's royal dynasty rests on shoulders of 13-year-old

Hisahito, 13, the lone royal male in his generation, is second in line to throne after his father Crown Prince Akishino.

18 Oct 2019 12:17 PM

Japan to allocate 710 million yen to support Typhoon Hagibis hit areas

As per Cabinet Office, around 5,500 people remain housed in shelters and more than 2,30,000 people had been evacuated ahead of the storm.

16 Oct 2019 6:43 PM

Clean-up, rescue efforts on in Japan as typhoon Hagibis death toll nears 70

By Tuesday morning, some 34,000 households were still without power, and 133,000 homes had no water.

15 Oct 2019 12:15 PM

11 dead, thousands in shelters as typhoon hagibis hammers Japan

Japan's military deployed helicopters to rescue people seen in aerial footage standing on balconies waving towels to attract attention.

13 Oct 2019 9:59 AM

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