• Japan, India to hold strategic dialogue
    5:59 PM

    New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida is visiting India Jan 16-18 during which both countries will hold the eighth round of the strategic dialogue, after a gap of nearly two years. Both sides will also review the outcomes since the “pathbreaking” visit of Prime Minister Narendra

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  • Japan begin Asian Cup title defence with 4-0 win over Palestine
    9:51 AM

    Newcastle (Australia), Jan 12 (IANS) Japan made a fantastic start to their title defence with a landslide 4-0 victory over 10-man Palestine in their Group D opening match of the Asian Cup football tournament here Monday. In the first ever competitive meeting between the two nations, the four-time Asian Cup

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  • Over 1,200 Japanese firms in India, grow 13 percent in year
    2:27 PM

    New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) The number of Japanese companies registered in India increased 13 percent by 137 and totalled 1,209 as in October last year as compared to 1,072 in October 2013, the Japanese embassy said Sunday. “The total number of Japanese business establishments in India is 3,961 with

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  • Japan football team vows to defend Asian Cup title
    10:49 AM

    Newcastle (Australia), Jan 11 (IANS) Japan football team head coach Javier Aquirre Sunday said his team is capable of defending the Asian Cup title. “We are confident that we can defend our title as the Asian Cup champions,” Aquirre was quoted as saying by Xinhua. “We respect all the other

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  • Japan hotel offers suite with sub-zero temperatures
    4:27 PM

    Tokyo, Jan 9 (IANS/EFE) A hotel on Japan’s northernmost island, Hokkaido, began accepting reservations Friday for its “Ice Hotel” suite, accommodations made entirely out of snow and ice where the temperature is between five and eight degrees below freezing. The suite, which will be available until Feb 28, accommodates two

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  • Japan’s public broadcaster vetoes satirical comments on politicians
    11:03 AM

    Tokyo, Jan 9 (IANS/EFE) Japan’s public broadcaster NHK vetoed humorous digs at national politicians that the Japanese comedy duo Bakusho Mondai had proposed for a New Year’s programme scheduled to be broadcast Jan 3, the Asahi daily newspaper reported Friday. The duo spoke about the incident on their radio programme

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  • Indian Museum staffer held for Japanese woman’s rape
    4:19 PM

    Kolkata, Jan 6 (IANS) A staffer of the Indian Museum here has been arrested in connection with the alleged rape of a 22-year-old Japanese woman tourist in November last year, police said Tuesday. Kolkata police arrested five people and busted an inter-state racket operating in the city and in Bihar,

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  • Men held for raping Japanese innocent, says family
    12:11 PM

    Patna, Jan 5 (IANS) The family of two brothers arrested for the rape of a 22-year-old Japanese tourist in Bihar say they are innocent. A joint police team of West Bengal and Bihar raided Taro village in Gaya and arrested Sajid Khan, 32, and Jawed Khan, 25. Both were taken

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  • All eyes on Japan, China in Asian football Cup
    8:39 AM

    Sydney, Jan 5 (IANS) A simmering Australian summer will come to the boil this week as an anticipated 800 million fans are due to tune in to AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015, which kicks off here Friday with host Australia taking on minnows Kuwait in Melbourne. With Australia hosting the

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  • Kolkata police bust gang behind rape of Japanese tourist
    4:18 PM

    Kolkata, Jan 2 (IANS) The city police Friday busted an inter-state racket operating in Kolkata and Bihar whose members had allegedly duped and raped a 22-year-old Japanese tourist in November, arresting give people. “We have arrested three people from Kolkata and two from Gaya in Bihar. This gang used to

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  • Japan economy will grow more than expected: Business body
    3:43 PM

    Tokyo, Jan 2 (IANS/EFE) Japan Business Federation chairman Sadayuki Sakakibara has expressed his confidence that the country’s economy will grow beyond expectations in 2015. In an interview with the Nikkei daily published Friday, Sakakibara also reiterated the organisation’s intent to push for wage increases of more than 2 percent. “Private

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  • Manmohan Singh to get top Japanese award, says he is honoured
    8:22 PM

    New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) Manmohan Singh will be conferred one of Japan’s top national awards for his “significant contribution” towards boosting bilateral ties, the Japanese embassy said Monday. The former Indian prime minister said he was “truly honoured” for being chosen. Manmohan Singh is the first Indian to be

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