Friday, 24 March, 2023

Topic: Japan

Japan to undertake biggest arms buildup since World War II in race to deter Beijing from war

For Japan, losing Taiwan to China could be a disaster as it would jeopardise key shipping lanes that supply nearly all of Japan’s oil and other materials it uses for manufacturing.

Souvenir shops shut, shortage of hotel staff — Japan’s hope for tourism boom faces uphill task

Starting Tuesday, Japan will reinstate visa-free travel to dozens of countries after more than 2 years. Govt hopes tourism will invigorate the economy after the yen slid to a 24-yr low.

Inflation at just 3 per cent—why Japan’s economy is doing much better than fellow G7 nations

The US had inflation of 8.3 per cent in the same month, Canada stood at 7 per cent, and the UK at 9.9 per cent. So why are things different in Japan?

North Korea fires ballistic missiles after condemning UNSC meeting, sixth in 12 days

North Korea also condemned the US for repositioning an aircraft carrier off the Korean peninsula, stating it posed a serious threat to the stability of the situation.

Myanmar court sentences Japanese filmmaker to 10 yrs in jail for sedition, breaking telecom law

Documentary filmmaker Toru Kubota, 26, was arrested in July at a protest in Yangon. Initially, he faced charges of breaking an immigration law and encouraging dissent against the junta.

Japanese consul briefly detained by Russia on spying charge, Tokyo lodges ‘strong protest’

Russia's FSB security agency said the consul was caught 'red-handed' receiving secret information on the effects of Western sanctions on the economic situation in Russia's far east.

With flowers and a gun salute, Japan bids farewell to Abe at state funeral

Thousands of mourners flooded to the venue from early morning, despite the state-funeral initially attracting protesters. Abe was a divisive figure, 'an unapologetic nationalist.'

Japan, Puerto Rico witness torrential rains, massive blackouts as deadly cyclones pound nations

Typhoon Nanmadol forced millions to seek shelter from heavy rains as it made landfall in Japan Sunday, while Hurricane Fiona has left all of Puerto Rico reeling in the dark.

Sarasa—The Gujarati kalamkari cloth that became a rage in Japan thanks to Dutch traders

One of the earliest uses of Indian sarasa in Japan was in Japanese warrior jackets from the Edo period, known as hoari.

2+2 talks: India vows to back Japan’s plan to develop ‘counter-strike capabilities’ aimed at China

In 2nd round of their 2+2 foreign & defence ministerial dialogue, held in Tokyo, New Delhi promised to play major role in Tokyo’s decision to revise its National Security Strategy.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.