Tag Archives: Japan

6-Month Modi Rule: A happening period on foreign policy front

A very happening six months of foreign policy has been one of the highlights of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government, with interactions with most of the world, including even the distant islands in the South Pacific. For a man who was seen as a newbie to the high-flying, tough-negotiating world of global diplomacy, the Modi government began its innings with ...

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Now, Japanese Can Show Off Touch-Sensitive, Color-Changing Bras

Japanese women can now show off their warmth and bond for their siblings with the help of a new bra that changes color when touched. The “Close Sisters Bras” from manufacturer Triumph is made from electronic paper, which acts as a flexible screen. From blue snowflakes on a white background, the ‘Disney’s Frozen’ inspired bras change colour to a black ...

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Japanese Scientists Prove Single Gene Mutation Causes Infertility

Japanese scientists have discovered that a single mutation in a gene could lead to infertility in humans and not through a disruption of the production of egg or sperm cells but rather by leading to abnormalities in the morphology of the sexual organs – making natural reproduction impossible. The beta-catenin gene codes a protein known to be deeply involved in ...

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Gigantic World Telescope: India Joins US, Canada, Japan and China in Space Project

When it comes to space, India never lagged behind and riding high on its recent successful Mars mission “Mangalyaan”, moved forward to join the global club of five nations to build the ambitious next-generation Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) with an estimated cost of $1.47 billion (Rs.14,300 crore). Joining other big four nations — the US, Canada, Japan and China — ...

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Kim Jong-un’s Leg Fracture Leads to Wild Speculations World Wide

The global media was agogue over the last one month when North Korean leader Kim Jong-un failed to turn out for major official functions leading to wild speculations from his imminet bed-ridden life to his close aides taking over the reins of power to his sister ruling in proxy and finally rumours of remorse towards South Korea when unscheduled delegation ...

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Rajinikanth’s ‘Lingaa’ Motion Poster Released on Ganesh Chaturthi, Audio on Diwali

After the disastrous performance of the motion film “Kochadaiyaan”, Rajinikanth’s next film Lingaa’s first motion-poster was released on Friday coinciding with the auscpicious Ganesh Chathurthi festival being celebrated all over the country. (See the motion poster on YouTube below) The aged actor has been portrayed young with a typical muffler around the neck in the poster seen walking fast like ...

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Nishimura to referee the opening match of Brazil 2014

Japan’s Yuichi Nishimura has been assigned as the referee for the opening match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ between Brazil and Croatia on Thursday 12 June. He will be assisted by compatriots Toru Sagara and Toshiyuki Nagi, with Alireza Faghani of Iran designated as the fourth official. Referee designations have been made for the first four matches of the ...

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Will FIFA Punish Qatar, Hold Re-Bid to Host 2022 World Cup?

FIFA 2022 bid scam investigator Michael Garcia is likely to finish his probe of the bids for 2018 and 2022 World Cup events in a week’s time but as reports accumulate, there is a likelihood of removing the Qatar bid from holding the 2022 FIFA World Cup event. “The report will consider all evidence potentially related to the bidding process, ...

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Japan’s Kei Nishikori beat Colombia’s Santiago Giraldo to Win Barcelona Open

Japan’s Kei Nishikori beat Colombia’s Santiago Giraldo 6-2, 6-2 at Barcelona Open tennis, becoming the first non-Spanish champion in 12 years at the Real Club Tenis Barcelona. Giraldo started well but soon the 24-year-old Nishikori won eight straight games and finally took control, winning the title after 73 minutes of playing here Sunday, reports Xinhua. This was the first career ...

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Japan asked to revoke whaling permits in Antarctica

The Hague, April 1 : The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ordered Japan to “revoke” its permits for whale hunts in Antarctica since Tokyo failed to meet the requirements for the “purposes of scientific research” laid out in international law. The ICJ ruling, approved on a 12-4 vote, Monday found that “Japan has not acted in conformity with its ...

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Rumours galore trigger panic among North-Eastern people in Hyderabad, Bangalore

It was a trivial rumour that has triggered panic among the North-Eastern people who are living in Hyderabad and Bangalore that they would be killed by an agitated community in revenge to attacks in Myanmar. Bangalore’s Nelasandra and some outskirts of Hyderabad witnessed groups of local people belonging to a community threatening them to leave or face consequences soon. The ...

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2012: Will myths of world’s end ever end?

Now that the much-anticipated year 2012 is here, the predictions and myths will come alive soon with the web world trying to revive the memories of last year. The most-cited Mayan calendar apparently ends on Dec 21, 2012 coinciding with the winter solstice. Fortunately, the prediction of an imminent end last year by California-based evangelist Harold Camping that the world ...

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7-Magnitude quake jolts Tokyo as New Year 2012 dawns

A 7.0-magnitude earthquake rocked Japan on Sunday, bringing back the tragic memories of March earthquake that had hit the country last year. The quake jolted Tokyo at 2:28pm with a depth of about 370 kilometres, according to Japan’s Meteorological Agency, with its epicentre near Torishima, a northwestern Pacific island 560 km south of the capital. No tsunami warning was issued. ...

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India eyes $25 Billion worth trade with Japan by 2014

India’s commerce minister Anand Sharma has stressed the need to increase the bilateral trade to $25 billion by 2014 from the current $14 billion. Speaking to a visiting Japanese delegation, he said, “The year 2011 is a watershed year in our relations as we signed the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) during my visit to Japan in February. The signing ...

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Bangalore’s Namma Metro chugs out to ease city’s traffic, pollution

Bangalore’s Namma Metro transit rail network took off on Thursday after a 10-year wait, with cheering Bangaloreans welcoming the new addition to their fast-driven lives. Union Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath inaugurated flagged off the service on Thursday morning while it will be thrown open to public from 4 pm. Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader ...

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India to double R&D budget

India has decided to double the expenditure in Research and Develpoment (R&D) and major initiatives were being taken by India in super computing, material sciences, genomics, nano sciences and plant breeding techniques and synthetic biology. Addressing the Opening Plenary Session of the 8th Annual Meeting of STS Forum on “Science & Technology for the future of Humankind” at Tokyo today ...

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