Friday, 3 February, 2023

Topic: Japan

Kimono originally came from China. Then Japan colonised it, now it’s a symbol of oppression

Wearing a kimono in public can get you arrested in China. There's more than faux pas at play here—it traces to a history of Japanese imperialism.

Japan’s new nationalism is alarming. Not just for China, North Korea, but allies like India

Asia's strategic landscape will force fateful choices on Japan. Embracing muscular nationalism is a response to the challenges of dangerous new times.

‘Confluence of Two Seas’: Shinzo Abe’s 2007 speech that shaped 21st-century India-Japan ties

Shinzo Abe’s address to Indian Parliament in August 2007 heralded a phase of advancing India-Japan ties. He mentioned ideological and value-based symmetries between the two countries.

Japan’s strict gun laws make Shinzo Abe’s murder an extremely rare crime

A 1958 law on the possession of firearms and swords simply states: ‘No one shall possess a firearm or firearms or a sword or swords.’

‘Witty, insightful,’ says Modi of ‘dear friend’ Shinzo Abe, declares national mourning

Prime Minister Narendra Modi called him a ‘towering global statesman’, said he was shocked at the death of his dearest friend.

‘Dissatisfied with Shinzo Abe,’ shooter tells police, explosives found at his home

The 41-year-old Tetsuya Yamagami used a hand-made gun, and didn't resist security when arrested.

‘Spirit of tolerance’ — full text of Shinzo Abe’s 2007 speech in India, when he quoted Vivekananda

The Japanese ex-PM, who died Friday after being shot at during a campaign event, had quoted from Vivekananda’s 1893 speech in Chicago, as he spoke in support of non-violence.

Ex-Japan PM Shinzo Abe assassinated by gunman, ‘bullet reached his heart,’ say doctors

The suspect, 41-year-old Tetsuya Yamagami, told police he was dissatisfied by Abe and wanted to kill him.

Why the shooting of Shinzo Abe is a huge shock for Japan and the world

There have been occasional shootings by organised crime groups, typically targeting each other, but Japan has consistently had low rates of violent crime.

Former Japan PM Shinzo Abe shot, suspect identified as Tetsuya Yamagami, resident of Nara city

Abe was rushed to a hospital bleeding after collapsing while delivering a speech. A sound like a gunshot was heard at the time, and a male suspect has been detained.

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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.