Free Press Journal
  • Murthy pitches for user friendly privacy laws

    Bengaluru : Pitching for “user friendly”  privacy laws, IT czar N R Narayana Murthy on Wednesday said the issue of privacy had to be settled “once and for all”. “This is what the Ministry of Law has to do, and that is we have to work on user friendly privacy laws, because whether we like it or not, when you have big data, high performance or supercomputing supporting those day to day

  • First ‘serious incident’ for Japanese bullet train as a crack found

    Tokyo: A crack has been found in a Japanese “bullet train” that could have caused a derailment, officials said today, in the first-ever “serious incident” for the iconic mode of transport. Crew aboard a “shinkansen” bullet train reported a burning smell and strange noises when it pulled out of a station in southern Japan on Monday.

  • Tokyo 2020 Olympics: IOC confident of venues being ready on time

    Tokyo: Tokyo organisers are back on track and will complete their 2020 Olympic venues on schedule, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said today at the start of a three-day visit. After bungling the rollout of the showpiece Olympic stadium two years ago, local organisers have come under scrutiny but last month unveiled their first new permanent venue for the 2020 Olympics in a welcome public relations boost. The new national stadium is

  • South Korea, Japan, US start joint missile detection exercises

    Seoul: South Korea, Japan and the US have begun joint missile detection exercises amid escalating regional tensions over North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said on Monday. The drill, which will last two days, is taking place off the Korean peninsula, and comes after Pyongyang fired an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on November 28 that it claimed could strike anywhere in the US.

  • Japan calls for increasing pressure on N.Korea

    Tokyo, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday said his country will maximise pressure on North Korea in coordination with the international community following Pyongyang’s latest missile launch.

  • North Korea fires ballistic missile into Japanese waters

    Seoul, North Korea on Wednesday fired a ballistic missile that landed into the Sea of Japan, the media reported citing officials. The missile, believed to be an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) by the Pentagon based on initial assessments, was launched from Sain Ni, North Korea and flew roughly around 1,000 km before landing in the Sea of Japan, Fox News reported.

  • Japan, US stage naval drill amid North Korea tension

    Tokyo: Japan and the United States launched a joint naval drill today in a show of force aimed at NorthKorea, whose nuclear ambitions dominated US President Donald Trump’s recent Asia trip. The 10-day exercise, joined by some 14,000 US servicemen, aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan and the guided-missile destroyers USS Stethem, USS Chafee and USS Mustin, among others, “will take place in waters surrounding Okinawa” in southern Japan, the US navy said

  • Japan to relax visa regime for Indians from January 1 next year

    New Delhi: Japan will simplify its visa rules from January 1 next year for Indians and issue multiple- entry-visa for short-term stay, a move which is expected to benefit tourists and business persons as well as repeat visitors, the Japanese embassy said today. The relaxed visa regime will not only have simplification of visa application documents but also expansion of scope of eligible applicants, it said.

  • India, Australia, Japan, US hold talks on Indo-Pacific cooperation

    Manila: Signalling a widening of their security cooperation under the proposed quadrilateral coalition, officials from India, the US, Japan, and Australia on Sunday held extensive talks here to pursue common interests in the strategically important Indo-Pacific region, where China has been aggressively expanding its military presence.

  • US President Donald Trump heads to South Korea

    Tokyo: US President Donald Trump left Japan on Tuesday for South Korea, the second stop on his five-nation tour through Asia. Trump will meet his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in in Seoul to discuss North Korea’s nuclear weapons programme, Efe news reported.

  • Indian women gear up for final

    Kakamigahara (Japan) : Seeking a World Cup berth, the Indian women’s hockey team will vie for top honours when it takes on China in the final of the Women’s Asia Cup on Sunday.