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    Japan’s Abe re-elected as party head, to stay on as PM

    Tokyo : Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was re-elected as head of his ruling Liberal Democratic Party in a landslide on Thursday, paving the way for up to three more years as the nation’s leader.

  • Wham-bam as Japan’s Osaka roars into Tokyo quarters

    Tokyo : Japan’s Naomi Osaka pulverised Slovak Dominika Cibulkova 6-2, 6-1 to reach the Pan Pacific Open quarter-finals on Wednesday in her first match since her historic US Open triumph.

  • Srikanth out, India’s campaign ends

    Tokyo : Kidambi Srikanth crashed out of the men’s singles event after losing a marathon three-game quarterfinal to draw curtains on India’s campaign at the USD 700,000 Japan Open badminton tournament here Friday.

  • Manu-Sumeeth shock Oly silver medalists

    Tokyo : Indian men’s doubles pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy stunned Olympic silver medallists Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong of Malaysia to enter the quarterfinals of the USD 700,000 Japan Open badminton tournament here Wednesday.

  • Tokyo battles rats as iconic mkt shuts

    Tokyo : The operation must be ruthless, thorough and silent. Without alerting the watchful enemy, a unit of highly trained Japanese agents will throw up a ring of steel to block any escape from the vast battleground. Despite being vastly outnumbered, the unit’s chief commander is confident of total victory against the enemy army – tens of thousands of rats expected to scurry loose when the world-famous Tsukiji fish market closes next

  • PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy through to second round

    Tokyo : Ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu had to toil hard even as  Kidambi Srikanth and HS Prannoy scored easy victories to progress to the second round of their respective events at the Japan Open, on Tuesday.

  • Japan Open: Sindhu eyes successful outing; Saina, Praneeth pull out

    Tokyo : A historic Asiad silver added to her path-breaking career collection, ace Indian shuttler P V Sindhu would be desperate to break the final jinx that has plagued her for a while when she competes at the Japan Open starting Tuesday.

  • Japan: Earthquake toll rises to 21

    Tokyo: The toll from a 6.7-magnitude earthquake that struck Japan’s Hokkaido prefecture earlier this week, has increased to 21 with 13 others still reported missing, the government announced on Saturday. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a press conference that a total of 40,000 people, including police, firefighters, Self-Defence Force personnel and Japan Coast Guard, are searching for the missing and helping the disaster-hit areas, reports Xinhua news agency.

  • Official’s attack treason, gutless: Donald Trump

    Tokyo : Donald Trump’s “erratic” and “amoral” behaviour is “detrimental” to America’s health, an anonymous official has warned in an explosive op-ed in a leading US daily and said many top officials are working diligently to frustrate parts of the President’s agenda and his “worst inclinations”.

  • 9 killed in Japan quake, landslides

    Tokyo : Devastating landslides caused by a powerful 6.6-magnitude earthquake in northern Japan claimed at least nine lives on Thursday, with dozens still missing as homes were engulfed.

  • Japan earthquake, landslides leave at least 8 dead and 120 injured

    Tokyo: A powerful 6.6-magnitude quake rocked the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido Thursday, killing at least eight people and 120 injured by collapsing homes, and triggering landslides that left dozens missing. Multiple, large-scale landslides struck the sparsely populated countryside, which was also hit by the edge of a powerful typhoon that surged through Japan earlier this week.

  • Japan evacuates major airport after typhoon wreaks havoc

    Tokyo: A major airport that was cut off when a huge typhoon smashed through its sole access road was being evacuated Wednesday, as Japan grappled with devastation caused by its most powerful storm in a quarter of a century. Boats were ferrying stranded passengers from Kansai International Airport — one of the Country’s busiest — after thousands of people were forced to spend the night in the partially flooded facility.

  • Japan bullet train staff made to sit by tracks

    Tokyo: A Japanese rail company has defended a safety exercise that requires employees to sit beside tracks in tunnels as bullet trains speed by at 300 kms an hour.

  • Japan gets first woman fighter pilot

    Tokyo : Japan will shortly have its first female fighter pilot, the military said on Thursday, with the Top Gun inspired officer vowing to blaze a trail in the sky for other women.

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    At least 18 injured in fire at Tokyo construction site

    Tokyo: Officials say a fire has broken out at an office building under construction in Tokyo’s western suburbs, injuring at least 18 people, many seriously, and that others may still be trapped.Tokyo: Officials say a fire has broken out at an office building under construction in Tokyo’s western suburbs, injuring at least 18 people, many seriously, and that others may still be trapped.  The Tokyo Fire Department said several of the injured

  • ‘Seven Samurai’ writer Shinobu Hashimoto dies at 100

    Tokyo: Japanese screenwriter, director and producer Shinobu Hashimoto, who wrote some of Akira Kurosawa’s most famous films including Rashomon (1950), Ikiru (1952) and Seven Samurai (1954), died of pneumonia in his Tokyo home on Thursday. He was 100.