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Japan to provide booster shots to elderly in 2022
Tokyo, Sep 21 (IANS) Japan will begin to inoculate the elderly with the third dose of a Covid-19 jab early next year, as the country seeks to better deal with the spread of more infectious variants, Vaccination Minister Taro Kono said on Tuesday.
2021-09-21
Category: International, Japan,Health/Medicine,Politics
Japan to determine new PM on Oct 4
Tokyo, Sep 21 (IANS) The Japanese government on Tuesday announced its decision to call an extraordinary Parliament session on October 4 to determine a new Prime Minister, ahead of a general election likely to be held in November.
2021-09-21
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Japan mulls 3rd Covid vax shots by yr-end
Tokyo, Sep 18 (IANS) Japan is considering administering the third shot of Covid-19 vaccines by the end of this year, the Health Ministry said.
2021-09-18
Category: International, Japan,Health/Medicine
Campaigning for Japanese ruling party's leadership race starts
Tokyo, Sep 17 (IANS) Campaigning for the leadership race of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) to choose Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's successor officially began on Friday, with four veteran lawmakers competing for the top position.
2021-09-17
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Japan's ex-Communications Minister announces LDP leadership bid
Tokyo, Sep 17 (IANS) Japan's former Communications Minister Seiko Noda has announced her decision enter the presidential election of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) to be held on September 29, becoming the fourth candidate to join the race.
2021-09-17
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Google News Showcase now rolling out in Japan
Tokyo, Sep 16 (IANS) Google News Showcase, a $1 billion news licensing programme to support publishers by surfacing card-based content across its platforms is now coming to Japan.
2021-09-16
Category: International, Japan,Technology
Japan's top Covid-19 adviser concerned about easing restrictions
Tokyo, Sep 15 (IANS) Japan's top Covid-19 adviser Shigeru Omi on Wednesday warned against hurriedly relaxing the anti-epidemic measures, saying that restrictions should be eased only after the state of emergency is lifted.
2021-09-15
Category: International, Japan,Health/Medicine
Japan mulls tougher punishment for cyber crime
Tokyo, Sep 14 (IANS) Japanese Justice Minister Yoko Kamikawa said on Tuesday that the country is considering the introduction of a tougher jail sentence as part of penalties for cyber crimes.
2021-09-14
Category: International, Japan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Technology
Defeat to Qatar pushes India to the brink in Asian volleyball
Chiba (Japan), Sep 13 (IANS) India succumbed to their second successive defeat in Group A preliminary league, losing to Qatar 3-0 (22-25, 14-25, 20-25) at Chiba Port Arena, Japan, and all but ending their hopes of finishing the top eight in the competition.
2021-09-13
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Drugs mimicking cigarette smoke may help Covid therapy: Study
Tokyo, Sep 13 (IANS) Researchers have identified two drugs that mimic the effect of chemicals in cigarette smoke and reduce the ability of SARS-CoV-2 virus, the virus causing Covid-19, to enter cells.
2021-09-13
Category: International, Japan,Health/Medicine
Over 50% of Japan's population fully vaccinated
Tokyo, Sep 13 (IANS) Over 50 per cent of Japan's population have been fully inoculated against Covid-19, Minister in charge of the coronavirus response Yasutoshi Nishimura said.
2021-09-13
Category: International, Japan,Health/Medicine
India lose to Bahrain in Asian volleyball opener
Chiba (Japan), Sep 12 (IANS) The Indian men's team got off to a poor start in the Asian Volleyball Championships 2021, losing to Bahrain in their opening Group A match on Sunday.
2021-09-12
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Japan's Vaccination Minister announces candidacy to succeed PM
Tokyo, Sep 11 (IANS) Japan's Vaccination Minister Taro Kono has formally announced his bid to succeed Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga by joining the leadership race of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP).
2021-09-11
Category: International, Japan,Politics
IAEA plans to inspect contaminated water release at Fukushima
Tokyo, Sep 10 (IANS) The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will dispatch a team of experts to Japan in December to review the country's plan to dump radioactive water from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant into the sea.
2021-09-10
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Japan to extend Covid emergency in 19 prefectures
Tokyo, Sep 9 (IANS) The Japanese government has decided to extend the Covid-19 state of emergency for 19 prefectures through September 30, which is now covering 21 of the 47 prefectures through September 12.
2021-09-09
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Japan's LDP leadership contender Kishida vows to narrow income disparity
Tokyo, Sep 8 (IANS) Japan's Former Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida vowed Wednesday to increase people's income and narrow gaps through wealth redistribution in the post-pandemic era, announcing his economic policies for the presidential election of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP).
2021-09-08
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Japan logs $17.3 bn current account surplus in July
Tokyo, Sep 8 (IANS) Japan marked a current account surplus of 1.91 trillion yen ($17.3 billion) in July, growing 24.5 per cent year on year, amid the increase in exports to China and the United States where demand kept recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic fallout, according to the Finance Ministry on Wednesday.
2021-09-08
Category: International, Japan,Business/Economy
Japan govt may convene parliament on Oct 4 to select Suga's successor
Tokyo, Sep 8 (IANS) The Japanese government is considering convening an extraordinary parliamentary session on October 4 to select Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's successor, local media reported, citing sources.
2021-09-08
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Japanese business lobby urges quarantine exemption for inoculated travellers
Tokyo, Sep 7 (IANS) Japan's largest business lobby, known as Keidanren, has urged the government to promptly consider exempting overseas arrivals who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 from quarantine and shortening the current quarantine period of 14 days to less than 10.
2021-09-07
Category: International, Japan,Politics
PS5 games might soon be more expensive: Report
Tokyo, Sep 7 (IANS) Games made for the PlayStation 5 console might soon become more expensiveAdue to the rising cost of production of new video games, media reports say.
2021-09-07
Category: International, Japan,Technology
Covid watch: Total 316 cases reported at Paralympics; six in last 24 hours
Tokyo, Sep 6 (IANS) Six persons related to the Paralympic Games tested positive for Covid-19 as the sportspersons, officials, administrators, and volunteers that have gathered here for the Tokyo 2020 Games left for home on Monday.
2021-09-06
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Tokyo bids adieu to Paralympics with message of change
Tokyo, Sep 5 (IANS) With a message of change, of inclusivity, of ability and super ability, of humanity and togetherness amidst music and dance, conducted by disabled artists, Tokyo bid farewell to para-sportspersons from all over the world in a glittering ceremony that brought down the curtain on the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
2021-09-05
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Feel very fortunate getting a medal at the Paralympics: Krishna Nagar
Tokyo, Sep 5 (IANS) Badminton player Krishna Nagar, who won the gold medal in men's singles SL6 category at the Tokyo Paralympics on Sunday, said that getting a medal in the mega event is a very big thing. He felt fortunate in grabbing the medal at the Paralympics.
2021-09-05
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Paralympics: Nagar, Yathiraj help India end Tokyo 2020 campaign with 19 medals
Tokyo, Sep 5 (IANS) India ended the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games with 19 medals -- five gold, eight silver, and six bronze, a dramatic and historic rise for the country that had collected only 12 medals while participating in 11 editions of the Games from 1968 till 2016.
2021-09-05
Category: International, Japan,Sports
IAS officer Yathiraj dedicates Paralympics silver to late father
Tokyo, Sep 5 (IANS) Para badminton player Suhas Lalinakere Yathiraj on Sunday dedicated the silver medal he won at the Tokyo Paralympic Games in SL4 class to his late father, who had always dreamed of him excelling in his career as well as in sports.
2021-09-05
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Paralympics: Yathiraj wins silver, says happy and disappointed at the same time
Tokyo, Sep 5 (IANS) Playing aggressively and at a good pace, India's Suhas Yathiraj won the first game against France's World No. 1 Lucas Mazur in the final of the Men's Singles SL4 class but could not close the match and went down fighting in three well-fought games. The 38-year-old unseeded Indian thus won a silver medal in the badminton competition at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games here on Sunday.
2021-09-05
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Paralympics: Krishna Nagar wins India's fifth gold in Tokyo
Tokyo, Sep 5 (IANS) Krishna Nagar won India's second gold medal from the badminton courts and fifth overall, beating Hong Kong China's Chu Man Kai in three hard-fought games in the final of the Men's Singles SH6 class at the Tokyo Paralympic Games on Sunday.
2021-09-05
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Paralympic shooting: Babu misses spot in final by 0.2 points
Tokyo, Sep 5 (IANS) Sidhartha Babu missed out on a spot in the final of the R6 - Mixed 50m Air Rifle Prone SH1 by 0.2 points as India ended its campaign in the shooting competitions at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games with five medals on Sunday.
2021-09-05
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Paralympics: Yathiraj loses final, wins silver in SL4 badminton
Tokyo, Sep 5 (IANS) India's Suhas L. Yathiraj went down fighting to France's World No 1 Lucas Mazur in three well-fought games in the final of the Men's Singles SL4 class and had to be satisfied with the silver medal at the Tokyo Paralympic Games here on Sunday.
2021-09-05
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Badminton
Paralympics: China takes medal haul to 200, leads table
Tokyo, Sep 5 (IANS) China claimed seven more gold medals on Saturday to remain a runaway leader on the Paralympic standings -- with 200 medals including 93 gold.
2021-09-05
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Paralympics roundup: Narwal, Bhagat add more gold to India's campaign
Tokyo, Sep 4 (IANS) Shooter Manish Narwal and shuttler Pramod Bhagat won gold medals while Singhraj and Manoj Sarkar claimed silver and bronze respectively as India enjoyed another fruitful day at the Tokyo Paralympic Games, taking their overall medal tally to 17 with a day to go.
2021-09-04
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Paralympics: Bhagat wins gold, Sarkar bronze in badminton SL3
Tokyo, Sep 4 (IANS) India's Pramod Bhagat became the first badminton player from the country to win a gold medal at the Olympics or Paralympic Games by beating Great Britain's Daniel Bathell 2-0 in the Men's Singles SL3 final at the Tokyo on Saturday.
2021-09-04
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Paralympics: Bhagat wins first gold for India in badminton
Tokyo, Sep 4 (IANS) Pramod Bhagat became the first badminton player from India to win a gold medal at the Olympics or Paralympic Games, beating Great Britain's Daniel Bathell 2-0 in the Men's Singles SL3 final at the Tokyo Paralympic Games on Saturday.
2021-09-04
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Badminton
Hat gifted by wife proves lucky charm for Paralympics medallist Singhraj
Tokyo, Sep 4 (IANS) A trilby hat gifted by his wife turned out to be the lucky charm for Indian pistol shooter Shighraj Adhana as he ended his campaign in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games with a silver and bronze medal.
2021-09-04
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Paralympic shooting: Narwal, Singhraj claim gold, silver for India (2nd ld, adds details)
Tokyo, Sep 4 (IANS) It was double delight for India at the Asaka Shooting Range on Saturday as Manish Narwal and Singhraj won gold and silver respectively as they finished 1-2 in the P4 - Mixed 50m Pistol SH1 at the Tokyo Paralympic Games here.
2021-09-04
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Paralympics: Bhagat, Yathiraj, Nagar assure India three medals in badminton (2nd lead)
Tokyo, Sep 4 (IANS) India were assured of at least three medals from the badminton courts at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games as shuttler Pramod Bhagat (SL3), Suhas Yathiraj (SL4) and Krishna Nagar (SH6) stormed into the Men's Singles finals in SL3 and SL4 and SH6 class respectively on Saturday.
2021-09-04
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Paralympics: Bhagat, Yathiraj in badminton finals
Tokyo, Sep 4 (IANS) Shuttler Pramod Bhagat and Suhas Yathiraj stormed into the Men's Singles final in SL3 and SL4 class respectively to assure India of two medals in the Tokyo Paralympic Games badminton competition on Saturday.
2021-09-04
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Paralympic shooting: Narwal, Singhraj claim gold, silver for India
Tokyo, Sep 4 (IANS) India's Manish Narwal and Singhraj won gold and silver respectively as they finished 1-2 in the P4 - Mixed 50m Pistol SH1 at the Tokyo Paralympic Games at the Asaka Shooting Range here on Saturday.
2021-09-04
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Paralympics: Singhraj, Narwal qualify for final in Mixed 50m air pistol
Tokyo, Sep 4 (IANS) India's chances of winning a medal in the P4 - Mixed 50m Pistol SH1 at the Tokyo Paralympic Games doubled with both Singhraj and Manish Narwal qualifying for the final on Saturday.
2021-09-04
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Paralympics: Bhagat in final, Sarkar to play for bronze in SL3 badminton
Tokyo, Sep 4 (IANS) World No. 1 in SL3 class, shuttler Pramod Bhagat stormed into the Men's Singles final by beating Daisuke Fujihara of Japan 2-0 in the semifinals, assuring India a medal in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games here on Saturday.
2021-09-04
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Badminton
Paralympic roundup: Harvinder, Avani, Praveen win medals on historic day
Tokyo, Sep 4 (IANS) Archer Harvinder Singh claimed a historic first bronze medal for India in Olympics or Paralympics, Avani Lekhara bagged a second medal -- a bronze in 50m Rifle 3 Position and high jumper Praveen Kumar bagged a maiden silver medal as India had another good day at the Tokyo Paralympic Games on Friday.
2021-09-04
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Paralympics: Harvinder wins historic bronze in archery
Tokyo, Sep 3 (IANS) He had already won two shootouts in the day. So when he faced another in the bronze medal match in Mens Individual Recurve Open at the Tokyo Paralympic Games, India's Harvinder Singh was not fazed and approached it confidently.
2021-09-03
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Paralympics: Harvinder claims first-ever archery medal for India
Tokyo, Sep 3 (IANS) India's Harvinder Singh won a bronze medal in the Men's Individual Recurve Open at the Paralympic Games here on Friday, beating South Korea's Kin Min Su 6-5 in a shootout at the Yumenoshima Final Field.
2021-09-03
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Paralympic archery: Harvinder in quarters of Men's Recurve Open (2nd Ld)
Tokyo, Sep 3 (IANS) Harvinder Singh came back from two sets down to beat Bato Tsydendorzhiev of the Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC) 6-5 in a single-arrow shootout and reached the quarterfinals of the Men's Individual Recurve Open at the Paralympic Games on Friday.
2021-09-03
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Japan PM won't compete in ruling party leadership race
Tokyo, Sep 3 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga at an extraordinary meeting of Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) executives on Friday announced his decision not to run in the upcoming leadership election for the ruling party, effectively giving up the premiership.
2021-09-03
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Paralympics: Avani clinches bronze in women's 50m rifle three positions
Tokyo, Sep 3 (IANS) Para shooter Avani Lekhara clinched her second medal of the Tokyo Paralympics with a bronze in women's 50m rifle 3P SH1 event on Friday. The 19-year-old Avani had earlier won the gold medal in women's 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 with a world record equalling score of 249.6. This was India's second medal of the day after Praveen Kumar bagged silver medal in men's T64 high jump.
2021-09-03
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Paralympics: Canoeist Prachi Yadav finishes 8th in final
Tokyo, Sep 3 (IANS) Indian canoeist Prachi Yadav failed to get into medal contention in the women's Va'a Single 200m VL2, finishing eighth and last in the Tokyo Paralympic Games on Friday.
2021-09-03
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Paralympics: Praveen Kumar wins silver for India in men's high jump T64
Tokyo, Sep 3 (IANS) Praveen Kumar had a personal best of 2.05 metres in Men's High Jump T64. So, when the 18-year-old World No. 3 from New Delhi missed his first attempt at 2.01 metres at the Tokyo Paralympic Games, there were some concerns in the Indian camp.
2021-09-03
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Paralympics: Shooter Avani qualifies for final in 50m 3-positions
Tokyo, Sep 3 (IANS) India's Avani Lekhara set herself perfectly for her second gold at the Tokyo Paralympic Games as she finished second in the qualifying round of the Women's 50m Rifle 3-positions SHI and qualified for the final on Friday.
2021-09-03
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Paralympics: Praveen Kumar wins silver in men's high jump T64
Tokyo, Sep 3 (IANS) Praveen Kumar bagged a silver medal for India in the Men's High Jump T64 with an Asian Record to boot at the Tokyo Paralympic Games here on Friday.
2021-09-03
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Athletics