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Opinion  /  Published 13.09.21

Unmindful: Social beahviour

Human behaviour can be a fascinating area of study, even when public conduct is far from ideal. Consider the findings of a recent study on social behaviour across 31 nations. A team of 65 researchers ...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 06.09.21

China Diary: Old anger for Japan

China has 1.01 billion netizens in a population of 1.43 billion people. Their clout can be enormous, or negligible, depending on how the Communist Party of China perceives it. Last week, the authorit...
By Neha Sahay

Sports  /  Published 29.07.21

Daiki Hashimoto ensures Japan ‘hat-trick’

Daiki Hashimoto kept Japan’s grip on the Olympic men’s gymnastics all-around crown in breathtaking style on Wednesday, leaving the few watching inside the Ariake arena roaring and a bitter...
By Reuters in Tokyo

Sports  /  Published 27.07.21

Street-smart teens make merry on skates

Japanese 13-year-old Momiji Nishiya clinched the Olympic title in the women’s street skateboarding competition on Monday, shedding tears of happiness after nailing her final trick and becoming t...
By Reuters in Tokyo

Sports  /  Published 22.07.21

Tokyo 2020 director fired over Holocaust joke

The Tokyo Olympic organizing committee fired the director of the opening ceremony on Thursday because of a Holocaust joke he made during a comedy show in 1998. Organizing committee president Seiko Has...
By Our Bureau

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Sports  /  Published 08.07.21

Tokyo put under state of emergency

The Japanese government on Thursday decided to put Tokyo under a state of emergency because of rising coronavirus cases in the capital. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, who is trying to pull off the Gam...
By Our Bureau, AP

Opinion  /  Published 30.06.21

Letters to the editor: Japan asks employers to institute four-day work week, Derek Chauvin sentenced for George Floyd’s murder

Step forward Sir — The Japanese government has urged all employers in the country to institute a four-day work week, instead of the traditional five-day one. This is aimed at helping employees ...

North East  /  Published 23.06.21

8 oxygen plants with foreign aid

“The relationship between Japan and India has been grown from strength to strength.… In crisis like these, the true nature of our relationship comes out. This help only confirms and stren...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

Sports  /  Published 22.06.21

Games with local fans

Up to 10,000 domestic spectators will be allowed in Tokyo 2020 venues, Olympics organisers said on Monday, a decision that cuts against the recommendation of medical experts who said holding the event...
By Reuters in Tokyo

World  /  Published 06.06.21

G7 leaders agree on global tax deal

The top economic officials from the world’s advanced economies reached a breakthrough on Saturday in their years-long efforts to overhaul international tax laws, unveiling a broad agreement that...
By Alan Rappeport in London


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