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Chief Minister Khattar Enrolls In Kurukshetra University To Learn Japanese

Nov 26, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

CM Khattar said he had a passion for learning foreign languages from the very beginning, so he has enrolled in the Japanese language course started by Kurukshetra University (KU).

New Covid-19 Variant: EU Nations Asked To Stop Air Travel From Southern Africa

Nov 26, 2021 Deutsche Welle

The European Union wants its member states to halt air travel with South Africa and several surrounding countries over the emergence of a new Covid-19 variant.


Japan's Former Princess Leaves For US With Her Commoner Husband

Mako Komuro, the former Princess Mako, and Kei Komur, both 30, left behind a nation that has criticised their romance.

COP26: China's Xi Stays Home, India Pledges Carbon Neutrality

Nov 03, 2021 Deutsche Welle

India's Narendra Modi pledged a carbon-neutral India by 2070. But President Xi Jinping of China, the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, skipped attendance. US President Biden called Xi's absence a 'mistake'.


Japan: Princess Mako Set To Marry Commoner Amid Controversy

Despite opposition from conservatives and snowballing tabloid reports of financial scandal, Princess Mako will marry commoner Kei Komuro in a subdued wedding ritual.

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21 October, 2021

Asian Shares Mixed After Evergrande Sale Deal Called Off

Associated Press (AP)

In a notice to the Hong Kong exchange Evergrande said it was having difficulties selling off assets to resolve its cash crunch.


18 October, 2021

Masks? Vaccine? How Japan Scripted Overnight Covid-19 Success Story

Associated Press (AP)

Daily new Covid-19 cases have plummeted from a mid-August peak of nearly 6,000 in Tokyo, with caseloads in the densely populated capital now routinely below 100, an 11-month low.


15 October, 2021

Nippon Steel Sues Japan Business Partner Toyota Over Patent

Associated Press (AP)

Tokyo-based Nippon Steel filed the lawsuit Thursday in Tokyo District Court, demanding compensation for damages totalling 20 billion yen ($177 million).


29 September, 2021

Fumio Kishida Is Japan's New Prime Minister

Associated Press (AP)

Former Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida replaces Yoshihide Suga, who is stepping down after serving only one year since taking office last September.


24 September, 2021

Biden To Host Indo-Pacific Leaders As China Concerns Grow

Associated Press (AP)

Biden's meeting with leaders from India, Japan and Australia at the White House gives the US president a chance to put the spotlight on a central aim of his foreign policy: turning greater attention to the Pacific in the face of what the US sees as China's coercive economic practices and unsettling military maneuvering in the region.


17 September, 2021

World Shares Advance On Mixed Economic Data

Associated Press (AP)

Benchmarks rose in Frankfurt, Paris, Tokyo and Hong Kong but fell in Sydney. U.S. futures edged higher, while the yield on the 10-year Treasury note was steady at 1.33%


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16 September, 2021

Cyprus Recovers Looted 18th Century Church Doors From Japan

Associated Press (AP)

Communications and Works Minister Yiannis Karousos said the wooden doors, painted with religious scenes, carved and gilded, were discovered at the Kanazawa Art College more than 20 years ago and their return followed “long and intensive efforts.”


12 September, 2021

Japan, Vietnam Sign Defense Transfer Deal Amid China Worries

Associated Press (AP)

Japan's Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi said the deal elevates their defense partnership “to a new level” and that Japan and Vietnam plan to deepen defense ties through multinational joint exercises and other means.


12 September, 2021

Japan Passes 50 Per Cent Vaccination Rate, May Ease Limits In November

Associated Press (AP)

Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura, who is in charge of COVID-19 measures, told NHK public television's weekly talk show Sunday that about 60 per cent of the population is expected to be fully vaccinated by the end of September, on par with current levels in Europe.


09 September, 2021

Japan To Extend Virus Emergency Until End Of Month

Associated Press (AP)

Japan is set to further extend the state of emergency in Tokyo and nearly 20 other areas until the end of September as the healthcare systems are heavily strained, though COVID19 infections have slowed slightly.


25 August, 2021

Japan Further Expands Virus Emergency Areas As Cases Surge

Associated Press (AP)

The government last week extended the state of emergency until Sept. 12 and expanded the areas covered to 13 prefectures from six including Tokyo.


18 August, 2021

Netaji's Grandnephew Urges Authorities To Conduct A DNA Test Of Ashes Kept At Japan's Renkoji Temple

Outlook Web Desk

In his statement Netaji's grandnephew Surya Kumar Bose pointed out that the chief priest of Renkoji Temple, Reverend Nichiko Mochizuki, had written to Indian embassy in Tokyo in 2005 insisting that the remains be returned.


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15 August, 2021

Japan Solemn But Unapologetic As It Marks 76th Anniversary Of WWII Defeat

Associated Press (AP)

At an event to commemorate the historic event, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said that Japan never forgets the peace that the country enjoys today is built on the sacrifices of those who died in the war.


Photo Gallery

A health worker disinfects Kanyakumari S.P office after a few office staff tested positive for the coronavirus, in Kanyakumari district.

PTI Photo

Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) national spokesperon Rakesh Tikait speaks during a 'Kisan Mahapanchayat' to mark one year of the farmers' agitation, in Mumbai.

PTI Photo/Kunal Patil

Union Home Minister Amit Shah inaugurates the 150 metric ton per day Milk Powder Plant and Automatic Robotic Storage and Retrieval System of Amulfed Dairy, in Gandhinagar.

PTI Photo

Union Ministers Smriti Irani and Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi arrive for the BJP Parliamentary Executive Committee meeting ahead of the Winter Session of the Parliament, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Shahbaz Khan

Smriti Irani, Locket Chatterjee and Ranjanben Dhananjay Bhatt arrive to attend BJP Parliamentary Executive Committee meeting ahead of the Winter Session of the Parliament, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Shahbaz Khan
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