United Nations, July 11
Delhi has become the world’s second most populous city in 2014 after Tokyo, more than doubling its population since 1990 to 25 million, according to a UN report.
The 2014 revision of the...
Tokyo, July 10
Typhoon Neoguri slammed into Japan’s southern main island early today after lashing the Okinawa island chain, with three people killed as powerful winds and torrential rains battered the country.»
Tokyo, July 8
Japan braced today for one of its worst storms in years as typhoon Neoguri barrelled towards the southern Okinawa island chain, with the national weather agency issuing its highest alert and nearl...
New Delhi, July 3
Japan has started issuing multiple entry visas for short term to Indians, which could lead to more business and leisure travel between the two countries.
The new regime will allow Indian...
Tokyo, June 30
Japan’s industrial production edged up a seasonally adjusted 0.5 per cent in May from the previous month for the first increase in two months, the government said on Monday.
The figure wa...
Tokyo, June 27
Consumer prices in Japan climbed 3.4 per cent in May from a year earlier, after a sales-tax hike in April, the government said on Friday.
The figure represented the twelfth straight month...
New Delhi, June 25
Seeks early action on issues such as labour unrest, retrospective taxation
Natal (Brazil), June 20
Colombia qualified for the last 16 of the World Cup for the first time in 24 years after Japan and 10-man Greece played out a dire 0-0 draw in Natal on Thursday.
Japan failed to take adva...
Tokyo, July 12
A magnitude-6.8 earthquake struck off Fukushima, Japan, early Saturday, triggering tsunami warnings for the region that were later cancelled.
The quake prompted the Japan Meteorological A...
Tokyo, July 10
Japan’s core machinery orders fell 19.5 per cent in May from the previous month for the second straight month of decline, the government said on Thursday. The results followed a 9.1-per-...
Tokyo, July 9
Typhoon Neoguri bore down on the Japanese mainland today after slamming into the southern Okinawa island chain, killing two people and leaving a trail of damage.Packing gusts of up to 180 k...
Mumbai, June 3
NTT DoCoMo, Japan’s biggest telecom operator by subscribers, is yet to offload its entire 26.5 per cent stake in Tata Teleservices Ltd (TTSL), even after its June-end deadline expi...
Tokyo, July 1
Confidence among large Japanese manufacturers fell in June for the first decline in six quarters due to a tax increase and slowing exports, the Bank of Japan’s Tankan survey showed on Tuesday.
Tokyo, June 27
Japan’s unemployment rate declined to 3.5 per cent in May amid signs of economic recovery, the government said on Friday.
But unstable forms of employment remained one of the nation’s mos...
Tokyo, June 26
Japan’s biggest online retailer Rakuten Inc is planning to enter the low-cost airline business in Japan with Malaysia’s AirAsia Bhd, a news report said Thursday.
Rakuten will purchase a s...
Tokyo, June 24
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is today expected to unveil a fresh round of reforms to boost a nascent growth recovery, reports said, his second attempt at launching the “third arrow” of his e...
Tokyo, June 20
South Korea has started a live-fire exercise near a group of disputed islets on Friday despite protests from Japan, a news report said. The South Korean military was conducting the drill...