Japan Tourism

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Japan To Reopen Visa-Free Travel, Ending Some Of World’s Strictest COVID-19 Border Controls

Japan has announced to reopen visa-free travel for tourists in to the country, as COVID-19 recedes in the country. This marks some of world’s toughest border control being lifted. Visitors will now be welcomed to Japan after two years of pandemic isolation. With this, the tourism industry is expected to boom in the coming months. Just over half a million visited Japan in 2022, compared to 31.8 million in 2019.

Mon, 10 Oct 2022 - 06:38 PM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: Japan, Tokyo, Fumio Kishida, COVID restrictions, Covid-19

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

USS Ronald Reagen

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US’ Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier, South Korean Warships Engage In New Drills Amid Rising Tensions With North Korea

US’ nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan along with South Korean warships launched a new round of naval drills on October 7. The drills are being carried out in Korean Peninsula. This has come a day after North Korea fired more ballistic missiles and flew warplanes in an escalation of tensions. We will continue to be ready to “respond to any provocations by North Korea,” said a South Korean statement.

Fri, 07 Oct 2022 - 06:10 PM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: US, South Korea, North Korea, Japan, World news

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

North Korean Missile

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Japan Asks Resident To Take Shelter As North Korean Missile Flies Over Tokyo

In wake of the unidentified ballistic missile fired by North Korea, Japan has asked its residents to take shelter. This has come after the missile flew over Tokyo. Japanese government asked the residents of northernmost main island of Hokkaido and the country’s northeastern prefecture of Aomori to stay inside the buildings. Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno said that the missile flew over Tokyo and fell in the Pacific Ocean.

Tue, 04 Oct 2022 - 05:36 PM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: Japan, Tokyo, North Korea, Missile, kim jong un

Courtesy: ANI

US, Australia & Japan Defence Ministers

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US, Australia & Japan Join Forces To Work Against China; Condemn China’s ‘Bullying Behaviour’

The defence ministers of US, Australia and Japan have formed a military cooperation to counter China’s “bullying behaviour” amid the ongoing China-Taiwan conflict. Officials from Australia and Japan flew to US’ military headquarters for the pacific region, where the leaders met. This has come after US announced $810 million aid for pacific island nations where US is planning to intensify its diplomatic presence, reported Hindustan Times… read-more

Sun, 02 Oct 2022 - 09:00 PM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: China, Taiwan, US, Australia, Japan

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

PM Modi at Shinzo Abe’s Funeral

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PM Modi Attends State Funeral Of Former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe

PM Modi attended the state funeral of former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe, who was assassinated. Besides, 50 international leaders also attended the ceremony at Nippon Budokan Hall in Tokyo. Over 700 foreign guests were flown in to attend the ceremony. Notably, Shinzo Abe held the office of Prime Minister twice, from 2006-07 and 2012-20. He was then succeeded by Yoshihide Suga, and now by Fumio Kishida.

Tue, 27 Sep 2022 - 02:10 PM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: Japan, Tokyo, Fumio Kishida, Shinzo Abe, PM Modi

Courtesy: ANI

Hirokazu Matsuno

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Japan Bans Export Of Chemical-Related Goods To Russia Amid Nuclear Scare

Japan has announced to ban the export of chemical-related good to Russia, following Russia’s nuclear threats against Ukraine. Japan has also halted transactions with about 21 Russian organisations such as science labs, in view of the same. Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno said that Japan is “deeply concerned” about the possible use of nuclear weapons by Russia. He further assured to support Ukraine and issue sanctions against… read-more

Mon, 26 Sep 2022 - 07:43 PM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: Russia, Ukraine, Japan, Hirokazu Matsuno, Nuclear Weapons

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Typhoon Nanmadol

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Typhoon Nanmadol: Parts Of Japan Flooded, 60 Injured, Power Cut

The situation in Japan due to Typhoon Nanmadol continues to stay grim as of September 19. A typhoon-induced landfall in the Kyushu region has caused floods with raging water flow. Reportedly, the typhoon was packed with sustained winds of 108 kmph and gusts up to 162 kmph. According to local media reports, over 60 persons have been injured, and tens of thousands of people spent their nights at public places. 

Mon, 19 Sep 2022 - 11:31 AM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: Japan, Tokyo, typhoon, Nanmadol, environment

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Japan’s Food Assistance To Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka Receives $1.5 Mn Food Assistance From Japan Amid Rising Food Crisis

Sri Lanka received the first tranche of food assistance worth USD 1.5 million from the government of Japan, on August 30. This has come as per the promise made by Japan earlier this year, through the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). Reportedly, over six million Sri Lankans (roughly 30% of the total population), are facing a grim food crisis. 

Tue, 30 Aug 2022 - 03:02 PM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: Sri Lanka, Japan, food crisis, Economic crisis, WFP

Courtesy: ANI

Suzuki Motors Event In Gujarat

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Japan's Suzuki Motor Corp To Establish R&D Unit In India

Aiming expansion in India, Japan's Suzuki Motor Corp, announced to establishment Research & Development Centre in India. On August 28, Suzuki Motor's President Toshihiro Suzuki said, "The new firm will tap Indian academia and startup to develop engineering talent pool." The announcement for the new establishment was made during an event in Gujarat, marking 40 years of Suzuki in India. PM Narendra Modi attended the event.

Mon, 29 Aug 2022 - 08:40 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Japan, Suzuki Motors, R&D Unit, expansion, Automobiles

Courtesy: Economic Times

PM Modi and Shinzo Abe

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PM Modi Likely To Attend Late Japanese Leader Shinzo Abe’s State Funeral

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will most likely attend the official farewell ceremony of former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe. He is also expected to hold a meeting with current Japanese PM Fumio Kishida. The state funeral is scheduled to take place on September 27, in Tokyo. Notably, Abe was assassinated while giving a campaign speech on July 8, in the city of Nara.

Wed, 24 Aug 2022 - 08:35 PM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: PM Modi, Shinzo Abe, Fumio Kishida, Japan, Tokyo

Courtesy: Hindustan Times