Free Press Journal
  • 8000 fans witness Andres Iniesta’s presentation in Vissel Kobe colors

    Tokyo: Japanese soccer club Vissel Kobe on Saturday presented Spanish international midfielder Andres Iniesta in its team colors amid loud cheers from 8,000 enthusiastic fans. The former FC Barcelona player appeared for the first time in the Japanese team’s crimson red shirt with his famous No. 8 on the back at an official presentation event in the Noevir Stadium Kobe in western Japan, two days after he arrived in the Asian country

  • Abe may resign in June, says ex-Japan PM

    Tokyo : Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is likely to resign in June over two cronyism scandals that sent his approval ratings to an all-time low and risk damaging his partys fortunes in the 2019 elections, former leader Junichiro Koizumi told a weekly magazine.

  • Super typhoon may flood one third of central Tokyo says a survey 

    Tokyo: One-third of central Tokyo could be left under water and nearly four million people affected if a super typhoon strikes the capital causing storm surges, a new study from local authorities has warned. The Tokyo metropolitan government unveiled its first estimate of the Japanese capital’s vulnerability to damage from typhoon-related high tidal waves yesterday, as risks of storm damage continue to increase globally.

  • Swaraj meets Japanese PM, stresses on friendly ties

    Tokyo : External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj met Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe here on Friday. During the meeting, the two leaders discussed ways to further enhance the bilateral ties between India and Japan. Swaraj also conveyed the greetings of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Prime Minister Abe.

  • Pence for ‘toughest’ US  sanctions on North Korea

    Tokyo : US Vice President Mike Pence said on Wednesday Washington would soon unveil its “toughest sanctions ever” on North Korea, adding that the regime in Pyongyang would not be allowed to “hijack” the upcoming Olympics.

  • Suzuki Q3 profit jumps 68%

    Tokyo : Japan’s Suzuki Motor on Monday announced a 68 per cent jump in operating profit in the third quarter due to ongoing growth in automobile and motorcycle sales in India, its biggest market, as well as in Europe and at home.

  • 7.9 quake shakes Alaska, tsunami warning lifted

    Anchorage : A 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck off Alaska’s Kodiak Island early Tuesday, prompting a tsunami warning for a large swath of the state’s coast and sending some residents fleeing to higher ground.

  • US moves ships, bombers towards Korea ahead of Oly

    The B-2 is more most advanced bomber in the Air Force and, unlike the B-1B, can carry nuclear weapons. It’s also the only known aircraft that can drop biggest bomb, the 14,000-kg GBU-57 Massive Ordnance Penetrator.

  • Japan’s historic Tsukiji market holds final auction

    Tokyo : Tokyo’s world-famous Tsukiji fish market held its last pre-dawn New Year’s auction on Friday before closing down for relocation, with the highest bidder paying more than USD 320,000 for a giant tuna.

  • N Korea threat: Japan’s record defence budget

    The defence budget will swell to a record 46 billion  for the next fiscal year. The extra defence funding will cover the cost of preparations for introducing  the US military’s Aegis Ashore land-based missile interceptor system.

  • M&M, Renesas tie-up for Formula E and electric vehicle development

    New Delhi : Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) on Thursday announced a strategic partnership with Tokyo-traded Renesas Electronics Corporation, a supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, under which the latter will become the official technology partner for its Formula E team while also working together on electric racing and road cars.

  • N-test triggered tunnel collapse, 200 died in Sept

    Tokyo : More than 200 people are feared to have died when a tunnel caved in at North Korea’s nuclear test site after its latest detonation, a Japanese news report said on Tuesday, reports AFP.

  • Shinzo Abe sweeps to resounding victory in Japan elections

    Tokyo : Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe swept to a resounding victory in a snap election on Sunday, winning a mandate to harden his already hawkish stance on North Korea and re-energise the world’s number-three economy.

  • Japan Polls: Incumbent PM Shinzo Abe appears headed to victory

    Tokyo: Japan’s leader may have made the right call after all, if not for his country than for himself.Media polls indicate Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition will handily win a general election tomorrow, possibly even retaining its two-thirds majority in the more powerful lower house of parliament. Japanese voters may not love Abe, but they appear to want to stick with what they know, rather than hand the reins to an