Opinion  /  Published 19.08.19

Tokyo-Seoul tiff is not really about trade

Nation states, like four-year-olds, find it hard to admit they are wrong and apologize. Adult intervention often helps, but all Japan and South Korea have is the US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, wh...
By Gwynne Dyer in

Photos  /  Published 07.04.20

The world in pictures

By AP in

Jharkhand  /  Published 13.05.19

Japan calling brainy schoolboy duo from Jharkhand

Two schoolboys from Jharkhand, one from Ranchi and another from Jamshedpur, will visit Japan based on their performance at the INSPIRE Awards-Manak last year.INSPIRE (Innovation in Science Pursuit for...
By Our Correspondent in Jamshedpur/Ranchi

World  /  Published 18.05.20

Japan recession: not the end of it

Japan fell into a recession for the first time since 2015, as its already weakened economy was dragged down by the coronavirus’s impact on businesses at home and abroad.The world’s third-largest e...
By Ben Dooley in New York

Sports  /  Published 30.09.19

Djoko tries sumo, and loses in straight sets

Novak Djokovic took on more than he could shoulder when he entered the wrestling arena for a sumo bout on Monday. The world No. 1 is in Tokyo for the Japan Open that began with him as the top seed. ...
By The Telegraph in Tokyo

Food  /  Published 13.07.19

Japan on the plate

Would you queue up for two hours to eat ramen? Neither would I. Add a Michelin star to the mix, and I, for one, would be tempted. But who stands in line for that long voluntarily? No one in India. But...
By Sohini Basu in

World  /  Published 04.11.18

Ranil claims US, Japan aid freeze

Sri Lanka’s deposed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said the US and Japan had frozen more than a billion dollars of development aid after his abrupt dismissal raised doubts about the future of d...
By Agencies in Colombo

World  /  Published 25.10.18

Reporter happy to go home from Syrian ‘hell'

A Japanese journalist freed from captivity in Syria said he is happy to be going home after living in “hell” for more than three years, but is worried about how he will catch up with a changed wor...
By AP in Tokyo

Business  /  Published 28.04.20

Japan shows the way on data

Japan’s government said on Tuesday it will change the way it compiles preliminary gross domestic product (GDP) data for the January to March period to better reflect the impact of the coronavirus ou...
By Reuters in Tokyo

Education  /  Published 08.10.18

Japan calling

The list of this year’s Nobel prize winners features a Japanese medical scientist. In recent years, the Nobel list consistently features Japanese scientists. One of the reasons is the high quality o...
By As told to Chandana Chandra in


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