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South Korea calls investigation as forced labour feud with Japan deepens

Japan last week tightened restrictions on the export of three materials used in smartphone displays and chips.

13 Jul 2019 12:33 PM

Japan-South Korea trade spat threatens global tech market

Tokyo last week said it would restrict exports of three chemicals vital to South Korea's world-leading chip and smartphone industry.

12 Jul 2019 12:58 PM

Japanese hotel has room installed with full-sized cockpit simulator

One can book an afternoon 90-minute block with an instructor for approximately USD 275.

12 Jul 2019 7:54 AM

Japan's USD 270 million craft makes second touchdown on distant asteroid

The successful touchdown was greeted with cheering and applause in the JAXA mission control room, with officials grinning and shaking hands.

11 Jul 2019 11:06 AM

Nine deer die after eating plastic in Japan

Nine deer dead in Japan after eating plastic: wildlife group.

10 Jul 2019 5:42 PM


India probes alleged dumping of flat rolled steel products from 15 nations

India conducts anti-dumping probes on of applications filed by domestic industry with prima facie evidence of dumping of goods.

09 Jul 2019 2:46 PM

800,000 people ordered to evacuate due to heavy rain in Japan

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has asked residents of the cities to 'take steps to protect their lives'.

03 Jul 2019 4:35 PM

Watch: Whalers bring ashore 27 feet catch, fishermen say ‘worth waiting for 31 years’

The whale arrived on Monday in the northern Japanese town of Kushiro, where hours earlier five ships had set out on the hunt.

02 Jul 2019 4:51 PM

Accused of cultural appropriation, Kardashian drops ‘Kimono’ brand name

After backlash and request from Kyoto mayor, Kardashian dropped the 'Kimono' name from underwear line.

02 Jul 2019 11:22 AM

Japan's first commercial whale hunt ships set off after more than 3 decades

This move has aroused global condemnation and fears for the fate of whales.

01 Jul 2019 4:11 PM


Japan’s commercial whaling likely to spark firestorm of criticism

Japan to resume full-scale commercial whaling after decades-long ban.

01 Jul 2019 10:32 AM

Japan outraged over Kardashian shapewear line ‘Kimono’

'Kimono is not underwear': Kardashian’s new shapewear line called Kinono irked Japan.

28 Jun 2019 10:49 AM

PM addresses Indian diaspora in Japan; reiterates 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vishwas'

Prime Minister is in Japan to attend the G-20 summit which would be his first meeting with world leaders.

27 Jun 2019 5:33 PM

Best of Tokyo for solo travellers

Solo travelling in Tokyo? Here are some things you can do.

20 Jun 2019 3:05 PM

Japan: 6.4 magnitude earthquake causes minor tsunami, 16 hurt

The earthquake struck at a late hour in mainly sparsely populated areas so it was not easy to evaluate the damage immediately.

19 Jun 2019 8:48 AM


G20 countries set to seal marine pollution deal

Plastic pollution has become an increasing concern, particularly after bans imposed by some countries on the import of plastic waste.

16 Jun 2019 6:38 PM

'Don't drink and fly drones,' say Japanese MPs

Drunkenly flying a drone weighing more than 200 grams (seven ounces) could also result in a fine of up to 300,000 yen (USD 2,750).

13 Jun 2019 3:01 PM

Don't drink and drone

Drunkenly flying a drone weighing more than 200 grams (seven ounces) could also result in a fine.

13 Jun 2019 12:33 PM

Greater participation of MSMEs boosts domestic, global trade: Piyush Goyal at G20

The meeting focused on the ways to promote trade and cooperation among the G20 countries.

09 Jun 2019 11:55 AM

G-20 talks trade, finance as Japan readies for Osaka summit

Japan, the world's third-largest economy, is hosting the G-20 for the first time since it was founded in 1999.

09 Jun 2019 11:38 AM