World | Reuters | Wednesday December 17, 2014
A US bound-American Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Tokyo today after hitting severe turbulence created by a strong winter storm, with several people taken to hospital for minor injuries.
World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday December 17, 2014
An American Airlines flight from Seoul to Dallas was forced to make an emergency landing in Tokyo early Wednesday after a dozen people were injured during turbulence, a report said.
Tuesday December 16, 2014
Tokyo stocks opened lower on Tuesday after Wall Street shares continued to come under selling pressure, while the dollar remained weak against the yen.
NDTV Correspondent | Monday December 15, 2014
The company had announced its plan of introducing the service back in October.
World | Reuters | Saturday December 13, 2014
When voters go to the polls on Sunday to elect Japan's powerful lower house of parliament, only one out of every six candidates will be a woman.
Thursday December 11, 2014
Tokyo's Nikkei lost 1.6 per cent, pulling further back from 7-1/2 year highs hit at the week's start, with sentiment bruised by the rout in US stocks, while the yen's rebound against the dollar showed little sign of ending.
Monday December 8, 2014
Tokyo stocks opened 0.47 percent higher on Monday after robust US jobs data boosted the dollar above 121 yen, which benefits Japanese exporters.
Thursday December 4, 2014
Tokyo's Nikkei rose 0.8 per cent, with sentiment buoyed by media projections suggesting a strong win for Japanese premier Shinzo Abe's coalition at the Dec. 14 election. A victory for Abe could lead to a new mandate for his "Abenomics" economic polic...
World | Press Trust of India | Tuesday December 2, 2014
The rapid evolution of HIV, which has allowed the virus to develop resistance to patients' immunity, is at the same time slowing the virus's ability to cause AIDS, according to a new research.
Tuesday December 2, 2014
Asian equities were mixed on Tuesday, with a rebound in crude oil and other commodity prices favouring the stock markets of resource-exporting countries, while the likes of Tokyo's Nikkei struggled.
Monday December 1, 2014
A weaker yen is a positive for Japanese exporters as it makes them more competitive abroad and increases profits when they are repatriated.
Wednesday November 26, 2014
US bitcoin exchange operator Payward Inc on Wednesday said it will work on retrieving some millions of dollars lost by Tokyo-based Mt Gox, once the world's largest bitcoin exchange before it collapsed in bankruptcy this year.
Press Trust of India | Wednesday November 26, 2014
The gold in the Japanese capital was India's seventh in the quadrennial event with the last one coming in 1980 at Moscow, ending the fondly missed 'golden era' for the sport in the country.
World | Associated Press | Saturday November 22, 2014
A strong earthquake has hit central Japan, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday November 21, 2014
A so-called "black widow" in Japan suspected of killing up to six partners for money, was still on the hunt for an "unattached elderly man with assets" when her fourth husband was poisoned with cyanide, reports said on Friday.
Thursday November 20, 2014
Tokyo's Nikkei gained 0.4 per cent, leaving it not far from the seven-year high touched the previous week. There was little reaction to stronger-than-expected October exports.
Monday November 17, 2014
European shares opened lower, following Tokyo's Nikkei index which lost 3 per cent, its biggest one-day drop since August on news that the world's third-largest economy unexpectedly shrank by an annualised 1.6 per cent in the third quarter.
Monday November 17, 2014
The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange, which closed at its highest level in more than seven years on Friday, was down 192.98 points at 17,297.85 in the first 30 minutes of trading.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday November 13, 2014
Scores of fully-clad riot police raided a dormitory at a leading Japanese university Thursday, reports said, in an apparently heavy-handed response to a left-wing movement that may involve students.
Agence France-Presse | Wednesday November 12, 2014
The growing ranks of cellphone addicts are turning cities like Tokyo, London, New York and Hong Kong into increasingly hazardous hotspots.