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To Manage Ties, Sri Lankan Govt Grants Strategic Port To India, Japan

The Sri Lankan Government has planned to offer India and Japan a strategically located deep-rooted seaport. Seen as Lanka’s stance to balance the international ties with India and Japan, the decision came after Colombo almost pulled a  deal last month to develop the east container terminal near the Chinese-run container jetty. Additionally, the government said the countries would have an 85% stake in the under-construction west container… read-more

Tue, 02 Mar 2021 - 10:08 PM / by Neha S

Tags: Sri Lanka, Sea Port, India, Japan, International Relation, China

Courtesy: Times of India


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Japan Appoints Loneliness Minister As Suicide Rate Skyrockets

In what could be called a novel initiative to combat social isolation and loneliness, Japan government has appointed Tetushi Sakamoto as Minister of Loneliness. Reportedly, the move was made amid the country's increasing suicide rates that skyrocketed in 11 years. Surprisingly, the October suicide toll of 2,153 deaths even surpassed the 1,765 COVID-19 deaths. Moreover, suicide rates among women have surged over by 70% in October. 

Tue, 23 Feb 2021 - 09:27 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: Japan, depression, Suicide rates, Tetushi sakamoto

Courtesy: Insider

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Kawasaki India To Launch 2 New Bikes; One Likely To Be New Ninja 300

Japanese automaker Kawasaki has announced to launch two new bikes in India. Both the models are expected to be unveiled with updated themes and graphics. While the automaker has not revealed the models, sources, however, claim the company’s best-seller Ninja 300 will be among the two bikes. Reportedly, Ninja 300 will be powered by 296cc engine and equipped with new Bluetooth-connected technology. The upgraded Ninja 300 is said to cost around… read-more

Tue, 23 Feb 2021 - 01:15 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Japan, Kawasaki, Ninja 300, Superbike, Motorcycle

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

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Japan: Ruling LDP Invites Women At Meetings But Only As Observers

Japan's ruling party, after facing severe criticism over gender disparity, has allowed females to join board meetings. The Liberal Democratic Party has allowed 5 women to join the meetings. However, the female lawmakers can only be observers, and they would not have right to speak during discussions. In the recent past, the party has been flaked for having men-dominated board. Notably, Japan is ranked 121 among 153 countries on the 2020… read-more

Thu, 18 Feb 2021 - 10:30 AM / by Aman Tripathi

Tags: Japan, Gender Equality, Lawmaker, meeting

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Japan PM Suga, Abe Invited For Inauguration Of Kashi Convention Centre

India will be inviting Japan's incumbent and former Prime Ministers Yoshihide Suga and Shinzo Abe to the inauguration of Kashi's International Co-Operation and Convention Centre. According to officials, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to inaugurate the ceremony that will take place after March 2021. Reportedly, the convention was designed by Japanese architect Yoko Saka. Shinzo Abe funded the construction as a gift to Kashi during his… read-more

Tue, 09 Feb 2021 - 02:07 PM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: Varanasi, International convention, Shinzo Abe, Japan, Narendra Modi

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Suzuki Hayabusa 2021.

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Suzuki Reveals Third-Gen Hayabusa; Likely To Arrive India By Mid-2021

Japanese automaker Suzuki on February 5 revealed its third generation Hayabusa motorcycle with major makeovers for 2021 launch. The new edition will probably enter India in the second half of 2021, following its global launch in Europe by the end of February. The third-gen model has inline four-cylinder; liquid-cooled 1,340cc engine that will yield an output of 187.7bhp. Besides, it will sport Suzuki Intelligent Ride System, providing five… read-more

Sat, 06 Feb 2021 - 02:34 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Japan, Suzuki, Hayabusa, Suzuki Intelligent Ride System

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Fukushima Nuclear Plant

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UK, Japan Scientists Use Robots To Dismantle Defunct Nuclear Sites

A team of scientists from the UK and Japan using long-reach robotic-arms to dismantle old nuclear facilities like Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi and England’s Sellafield nuclear reactors. The robotic-arms called ‘LongOps’ will help to reduce the risk of spills, seepage, radiation leaks and speed up the dismantling process. Moreover, the Rs 120-crore-project will help to dilute the burden of risk assessment and decommissioning of these sites… read-more

Thu, 21 Jan 2021 - 07:35 PM / by Sakshi Teresa Emmanuel

Tags: Robots, radioactivity, nuclear plant, Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, Japan, UK

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Sardar Patel COVID care center of Delhi

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Delhi: Sardar Patel COVID Care Centre Begins Treating Foreigners

Witnessing lower turnout of domestic COVID-19 patients, Sardar Patel COVID care centre in Delhi has begun admitting people coming from abroad as well. The world's biggest COVID centre took the decision after ratio between its medical staff and patients became quite large with 10 medicos per patient. Currently, there are a total of 20 foreign patients admitted to the centre. However, officials stated that no patient has tested positive for new… read-more

Tue, 12 Jan 2021 - 01:52 PM / by Richa Nigam

Tags: Sardar Patel COVID Care Center, World's biggest COVID Center, Delhi, Japan, USA

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Tokyo: Residents Demand Scrapping Of Olympics 2021 Over COVID Fears

Japnese citizens are recommending to abort Olympics 2021 since they fear a hike in COVID-19 cases due to the arrival of foreigners. According to NHK's polls, one-third of Tokyo residents favoured the cancellation. Moreover, only 27% of residents want the Olympics to be conducted in contrast to 31% who endorse a delay in games. Reportedly, about 15,000 international athletes are expected to participate in the 2021 games.

Sat, 09 Jan 2021 - 03:43 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Japan, Tokyo Olympics, Covid-19, NHK

Courtesy: The Tribune

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India's Bira Divests 9.8% Stake To Japanese Beer Maker Kirin

In a bid to acquire a 9.8 % stake in the Delhi-based B9 beverages, a Japanese beer maker Kirin Holdings will invest $30 million. The investment will also permit ‘Bira’ to expedite plans to launch its products in the Japanese market in 2021. Suffering losses in recent years, the pandemic-stricken B9 beverages had earlier put up invitations to various investors eying to divest 20% stake.

Mon, 04 Jan 2021 - 04:48 PM / by Richa Nigam

Tags: Bira Beer, Kirin Holdings, B9 Beverages, New Delhi, Japan

Courtesy: NDTV