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Chinese firm leaves 50,000 tourists for Japan in limbo


September 18th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 18 (IANS) In the wake of the ongoing controversy over Diaoyu islands' ownership, a major Chinese travel tour operator has halted its plan of transporting 50,000 tourists to ... Read more...

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Chinese observe Japan invasion anniversary


September 18th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 18 (IANS) People stood in silence and cars pulled to roadside to honk in China's Shenyang city at 9.18 a.m. Tuesday as wailing air defence sirens kicked off ... Read more...

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Japan keen to partner in infra and other sectors in Kerala


September 13th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 13 (IANS) Japan is keen to participate in infrastructure, information technology and healthcare projects in Kerala, top Japanese officials said Thursday."We are keen on partnering in the infrastructure ... Read more...

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China must teach Japan a lesson, says Chinese daily


September 12th, 2012 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 12 (IANS) A lesson is necessary to dispel Japan's contempt toward China, said a state-run Chinese daily Wednesday, a day after the Japanese government inked a deal to ... Read more...

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WWII bombing victims in China sue Japan


September 10th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 10 (IANS) Survivors of a series of bombings on a city in southwest China during World War II are seeking compensation from the Japanese government, more than seven ... Read more...

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Japan to buy disputed islands


September 5th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Sep 5 (IANS) The Japanese government is in talks to buy the disputed Diaoyu Islands from a family that claims to own them, media reports said Wednesday.The central government ... Read more...

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University of Tokyo seeks collaboration with IGNOU


June 27th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) In a bid to attract more Indian students to study in Japan, the University of Tokyo has sought collaboration with the Indira Gandhi National Open ... Read more...

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Japan ups growth rate


June 8th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, June 8 (IANS) Japan Friday raised its economic growth to 4.7 percent for the January-March quarter from the previous 4.1 percent.The real GDP figure for the period is equivalent ... Read more...

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Japan’s current account surplus drops


June 8th, 2012 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, June 8 (IANS) Japanese government said Friday that the nation's current account surplus declined 21.2 percent in April from a year earlier to 333.8 billion yen (about $4.2 billion). ... Read more...

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Japan embassy gets bombing threat in Pakistan


June 5th, 2012 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 5 (IANS) The Japanese government has asked its diplomats and citizens living in Pakistan to take extra safety measures following bomb attack threats to its embassy in Islamabad, ... Read more...

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Japan may go without n-power


April 16th, 2012 - 9:10 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, April 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Operations at Japan's all nuclear power plants could be suspended "momentarily" starting May 6, Japanese Trade and Industry Minister Yukio Edano has said."The number of ... Read more...

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IGNOU gets $9.5 mn Japanese aid


March 15th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has received a $9.5 million (Rs.47 crore) grant from the Japanese government, a statement said Thursday.This is the ... Read more...

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Sale of imported vehicles go up in Japan


March 6th, 2012 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 6 (IANS) Boosted by fuel-efficient models, sales of new imported vehicles in Japan recorded a 21.8 percent growth in February on year, according to the Japan Automobile Importers ... Read more...

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Infosys’ Murthy pitches for Indians to study in Japan


February 27th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 27 (IANS) Global software major Infosys chairman emeritus N.R. Narayana Murthy Monday exhorted Indian students to study in Japanese universities, especially in the University of Tokyo, as it ... Read more...

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Japan to cut civil servant’s pay by 7.8 percent


February 19th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Feb 19 (IANS) The salaries of Japanese government employees will be cut by 7.8 percent for two years from the 2012 fiscal year, a media report said Sunday.According to ... Read more...

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Japan intervened 5 times in foreign exchange market in Q4


February 7th, 2012 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Feb 7 (IANS) The Japanese government carried out five rounds of interventions into the foreign exchange market in the last three months of 2011, spending about 9.09 trillion yen ... Read more...

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Japan seeks India’s support over North Korea abductions


December 29th, 2011 - 12:48 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda Wednesday sought India's support and understanding on the emotive issue of North Korea abducting Japanese nationals."I requested the understanding ... Read more...

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Japan picks F-35 as next-generation fighter jet


December 20th, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Dec 20 (IANS) Japan Tuesday chose the F-35 stealth jet, which is being developed by the US and eight other countries, as the country's next-generation fighter.The Security Council of ... Read more...

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Japan helping India clean Yamuna: Natarajan


December 19th, 2011 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) India is getting assistance from Japan for a programme to cleanse the Yamuna river, Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan said Monday.In a written reply to a ... Read more...

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Japan launches satellite to gather disaster data


December 12th, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Dec 12 (IANS) Japan Monday launched a satellite to gather intelligence and data on natural disasters, authorities said.Japan launched an H-2A rocket carrying a radar satellite Monday morning, the ... Read more...

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Radioactive water from Japan n-plant leaks into Pacific


December 6th, 2011 - 9:47 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Dec 6 (IANS) Radioactive water from the tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant may have leaked into the Pacific Ocean, the plant operator has said.The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) ... Read more...

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Japan to continue supporting forestry projects in India


December 2nd, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Friday said it will continue to support forestry projects in India by making focussed efforts to rejuvenate the forests ... Read more...

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Japan may ban rice from near n-plant


November 17th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Nov 17 (IANS) The Japanese government Thursday said it was considering banning shipments of rice from an area near the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant after samples showed radioactive ... Read more...

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Japan, France agree on joint nuclear safety measures


October 24th, 2011 - 9:36 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Oct 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda and his French counterpart Francois Fillon have agreed on joint nuclear safety measures.Noda and Fillon Sunday said they will act ... Read more...

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Policy package in Japan to rein in yen’s rise


September 20th, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Sep 20 (IANS) The Japanese government Tuesday announced a policy package to tackle the recent sharp rise of the yen by offering financial incentives to businesses to stay at ... Read more...

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China criticises Japan’s 2011 defence white paper


August 4th, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 4 (IANS) China Thursday expressed "strong opposition" to Japan's 2011 defence white paper, saying the document plays up the "China threat theory" and has ulterior motives.Defence ministry spokesman ... Read more...

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Fukushima cleanup will take decades : Japan


July 10th, 2011 - 3:41 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, July 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Decommissioning of Fukushima nuclear power plant, crippled by the March 2011 quake and tsunami, will take decades, said Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan Saturday.It was ... Read more...

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Japanese scientists claim to have built the world’s fastest supercomputer


June 20th, 2011 - 11:31 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tokyo, Japan, June 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) On Monday Japanese scientists announced that they have developed a supercomputer that they say is three times more powerful than the previous record holder. The supercomputer ... Read more...

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Japan freezes $4.4 bn worth of Gaddafi regime assets


June 4th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Japanese government has frozen $4.4 billion in financial accounts of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and his supporters, Japan Today said Saturday.The measure followed the ... Read more...

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India-Japanese economic pact by August: Ambassador


June 3rd, 2011 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 3 (IANS) The Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) between India and Japan will be signed Aug 1 if all goes well, Japanese Ambassador Akitaka Saiki said Friday."Process has ... Read more...

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Evacuation outside 20 km radius of Fukushima plant starts


May 15th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, May 15 (IANS) The Japanese authorities have started evacuation of people who live outside the 20 km radius from the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, NHK TV channel ... Read more...

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Japan shuts down Hamaoka n-plant over quake forecast


May 14th, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, May 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Japan Saturday shut down its Hamaoka nuclear power plant over fears of a major earthquake, Kyodo News reported.The Chubu Electric Co. - the plant's operator ... Read more...

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Toll from Japan quake nears 15,000


May 10th, 2011 - 6:10 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The toll from the recent magnitude-9 quake and tsunami in Japan has reached 14,919 people, while 9,893 remain unaccounted for, Kyodo news agency reported Monday ... Read more...

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‘Japan has no plans to dump spent nuclear fuel abroad’


May 10th, 2011 - 2:02 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Japan has no plans to dispose its spent nuclear fuel overseas, State Secretary for Foreign Affairs Chiaki Takahashi was quoted by Kyodo news agency as ... Read more...

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Japan quake-tsunami toll tops 14,700


May 1st, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, May 1 (IANS) The toll in Japan's March 11 quake and tsunami has reached 14,704, while 10,969 remain unaccounted for in six prefectures, police said.The Japanese government has ... Read more...

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