Tag: Japan

Olympic surprise: American Finke leaves Tokyo with two golds

Bobby Finke will be the first to concede he had modest goals for the Tokyo Olympics By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer August 1, 2021,...

Tokyo New Virus Cases Near 2,000 A Day Before Olympics Open

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo hit another six-month high in new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, one day before the Olympics begin, as worries grow of a...

Japan Braces For A Surreal Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — After a yearlong delay and months of hand-wringing that rippled across a pandemic-inflected world, a Summer Games unlike any other is at...

Tokyo 2020: Hydrogen shows promises of a carbon-free future

Tokyo 2020 will be the very first time in Olympic history that the Olympic cauldron will be powered with hydrogen, marking the Olympic Movement’s commitment...

“Nav Ratna”: Meet India’s nine boxing gems

An unprecedented nine Indian boxers will be taking the ring at the Tokyo Olympics, conscious of the fact that medal expectations from them are at...

Japan sees China-Taiwan friction as threat to its security

Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi said the security of Taiwan was directly linked with that of Japan, as tensions around the island build up and...

A month before the Olympics, how is Japan faring with COVID?

With a month to go until the Tokyo Olympics and a state of emergency freshly lifted in most of the country, Japan is seeing relatively...

The Safest Way To Hold Tokyo Olympics Is ‘No Fans,’ Top Medical Adviser Says

TOKYO (AP) — The safest way to hold the Tokyo Olympics is without any fans, the top medical adviser to the Japanese government said in...

Japan and Australia share China concerns, raise defence ties

Foreign and defence ministers from Japan and Australia agreed on Wednesday to strengthen their security ties as China becomes more assertive in pressing its claims...

Covid-19: It’s time to rethink the Olympics

First, consider the near term. In July, yet another wildly over budget Summer Games, originally slated for 2020 but postponed because of the pandemic, will...

Global Chip Supply Chain Increasingly Vulnerable to Massive Disruption: Study

A new study from a US industry group found that the global semiconductor supply chain has become increasingly vulnerable to natural disasters and geopolitical disruptions...

Japan, US to share China concern as ministers meet in Tokyo

Defense and foreign ministers from the US and Japan are to discuss their concern over China’s growing influence in the Indo-Pacific region as the Biden...

Sri Lanka approves proposal to develop Colombo WCT with India and Japan

Sri Lanka announced on Tuesday that it has approved a proposal to develop the strategic Colombo Port‘s Western Container Terminal (WCT) under a joint venture...

Why China can’t fix the global microchip shortage

Why can’t China step in to fill the chip shortage? The vaunted factory floor of the world has flooded the global economy with goods, and...

Japan’s factory mood turns positive for first time since 2019

TOKYO: Sentiment among Japanese manufacturers turned positive in February for the first time since mid-2019, the Reuters Tankan poll found, lifted by improving overseas demand...

Trying to prepare scoping paper to quickly start FTA review with Japan, ASEAN: Goyal

The Commerce and Industry Ministry is trying to prepare a roadmap and a scoping paper to quickly start review of respective free trade agreements with...

Indo-Pacific partnership: India-Japan explore new projects for Northeast

New Delhi: India and Japan held the fifth joint meeting of the India-Japan Act East Forum (AEF) on Thursday to give a push to connectivity...

Tokyo seeks 10,000 medical staff for Olympics despite virus surge

Japan’s government said Tuesday it still planned to recruit 10,000 medical personnel for the virus-delayed Olympics, despite the heavy strain on the healthcare system caused...

India-Japan-Russia grouping in the works

New Delhi: A new trilateral format is taking shape in the Indo-Pacific region, with India, Japan and Russia planning to hold a joint meeting in...

Asteroid dust collected by Japan probe arrives on Earth

In a streak of light across the night sky, samples collected from a distant asteroid arrived on Earth on Sunday after being dropped off by...

Three-member panel to identify works of art, artifacts and archival record of Ladakh | India News

JAMMU: A three-member panel is being set up to identify works of art, artifacts and archival records pertaining to Ladakh, as assets, liabilities and administrative...

Cheese, car parts and Kobe beef: Britain’s trade deal with Japan

TOKYO: Britain says the post-Brexit trade deal signed with Japan on Friday “secures major wins that would be impossible as part of the EU”, though...

India, US, Japan, Australia hold meet on Indo-Pacific under Quad framework

Senior officials of India, the US, Japan and Australia on Friday held a virtual meeting under the framework of Quadrilateral coalition or “Quad“, focusing on...

India suggests partnership with Japan in Russian Far-East

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Thursday suggested an expansion of the partnership between India and Japan in third countries including Russian Far...

Indo-Japan Mutual Logistics Pact can enable Navies access to Djibouti & Andamans

NEW DELHI: The Acquisition and Cross-Servicing Agreement (ACSA) expected to be concluded at next month’s annual summit between PM Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart...