Japan mourns on quake anniversary (Second Lead)

March 11th, 2012 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Japan Sunday marked the first anniversary of the devastating 9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami which killed almost 15,000 people.The disaster claimed at least 14,919 lives ... Read more...

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Japan holds memorial service (Lead)

March 11th, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 11 (IANS) A memorial service was held here Sunday to mark the first anniversary of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that left more than 19,000 people dead ... Read more...

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Japanese emperor hospitalised

November 6th, 2011 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Nov 6 (IANS) Japan's Emperor Akihito was admitted to hospital Sunday night with symptoms of a light form of bronchitis, Xinhua reported.The 77-year-old emperor, who developed a fever Thursday ... Read more...

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Japanese royal couple to visit Fukushima

May 11th, 2011 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, May 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Japanese emperor Akihito and empress Michiko will be visiting Fukushima, which was devastated by an earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster, the NHK channel reported Wednesday.The ... Read more...

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Japan royal couple visit tsunami-hit town Minamisanriku

April 27th, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 27(ANI): Japan's royal couple on Wednesday made their first visit to the area that bore the full force of last month's 9.0-magnitude earthquake and ensuing tsunami.According to the Guardian, Emperor ... Read more...

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Fresh fire at Japan n-plant, emperor deeply worried (Evening Lead)

March 16th, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo/London, March 16 (IANS) A fresh fire Wednesday engulfed a reactor in Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant, with fears that the emergency workers could face long term health issues. ... Read more...

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Japanese emperor says he is deeply worried over crisis

March 16th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 16 (IANS) Japanese Emperor Akihito Wednesday made a rare TV appearance in which he said he was "deeply worried" about the crisis facing his country devastated by a ... Read more...

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Pakistan expresses “total solidarity and support” to quake, tsunami-hit Japan

March 12th, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 12(ANI): Pakistan has expressed its "total solidarity and support" to the government and people of Japan in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit the country on ... Read more...

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Naoto Kan chosen Japan’s new PM (Lead)

June 4th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, June 4 (DPA) Naoto Kan was chosen as Japan's next prime minister by parliament Friday after he won an overwhelming victory in the ruling Democratic Party of Japan's presidential election. ... Read more...

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Right-wing brouhaha over Obama bowing to Tampa mayor

February 2nd, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Tampa (Florida, US), Feb.2 (ANI): A brouhaha has surfaced over US President Barack Obama seemingly bowing to Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio at the MacDill Air Force Base.Obama is shown greeting ... Read more...

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Furore in Washington over Obama’s bow to Japanese Emperor

November 18th, 2009 - 3:29 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Nov 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Official photographs of President Barack Obama bowing to Japan's emperor Akihito have raised the ire of critics in Washington, who said that the US leader should ... Read more...

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Obama bow before Japanese Emperor aggravates American conservatives

November 17th, 2009 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov.17 (ANI): US President Barack Obama has incited conservatives back home by bowing before Japanese Emperor Akihito during a visit to Japan last week.According to a Washington Times report, Obama ... Read more...

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US conservatives lash out at Obama’s bow to Japanese emperor

November 17th, 2009 - 5:26 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 17 (DPA) President Barack Obama's deep bow to the Japanese emperor during a weekend visit in Tokyo has been met with sharp criticism from conservatives in the United States. Conservatives ... Read more...

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Palace of Japan’s warrior queen discovered

November 12th, 2009 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 12 (ANI): A team of archaeologists has claimed to have discovered the palace of Japan's "Boadicea" - the warrior Queen Himiko.According to a report in the Telegraph, the building ... Read more...

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Japan’s emperor celebrates 20 years on the throne

November 12th, 2009 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Nov 12 (DPA) Thousands of Japanese Thursday congratulated Emperor Akihito on the 20th anniversary of his accession to the throne. At an official ceremony in Tokyo's National Theatre, Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama ... Read more...

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Japanese emperor celebrates 20 years of enthronement

January 7th, 2009 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Jan 7 (DPA) Japanese emperor Akihito Wednesday marked the 20th anniversary of ascension to Japan's throne by visiting his father's grave in Tokyo.As Akihito's reign began with his father's death, Jan ... Read more...

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Japan’s emperor stable after irregular heart beats

December 3rd, 2008 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Dec 3 (Xinhua) Japan's Emperor Akihito, who was diagnosed as having an irregular pulse, is in stable condition and no restrictions have been imposed on his daily activities, Japanese media reported ... Read more...

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Ikebana instructor felicitated by Japan’s emperor

December 2nd, 2008 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Emperor of Japan Akihito has honoured Veena Dass, an Ikebana instructor, with 'The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays' for her outstanding contribution to ... Read more...

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Prime Minister leaves for Japan, China

October 21st, 2008 - 11:11 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 21 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has left on a five-day visit to Japan and China today.Dr. Singh will be in Japan from October 21 to ... Read more...

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Japan marks 63rd anniversary of end of World War II

August 15th, 2008 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Tokyo, Aug 15 (DPA) Nearly 5,000 people are expected to gather at Tokyo's Nippon Budokan arena Friday to commemorate the country's 3.1 million war dead and the end of World War II. ... Read more...

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Chinese president on ‘warm spring’ visit to Japan

May 6th, 2008 - 5:00 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Tokyo, May 6 (Xinhua) Chinese President Hu Jintao arrived here Tuesday on a five-day "warm spring" visit to Japan aimed at boosting strategic and bilateral relations between the two countries. Hu's state ... Read more...

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Chinese President to visit Japan in May

April 29th, 2008 - 10:31 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Beijing, April 29 (Xinhua) Chinese President Hu Jintao will visit Japan between May 6 and 10, the foreign ministry announced Tuesday. This will be the first visit by a Chinese president to ... Read more...

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