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Tokyo 2020 chief rules out delay despite pandemic fears

Tokyo 2020 chief rules out delay despite pandemic fears

Rediff.com3 Jun 2021

Towns and cities lined up to host Olympic training or events have increasingly expressed resistance

Surge in COVID-19 cases puts Tokyo Games in doubt

Surge in COVID-19 cases puts Tokyo Games in doubt

Rediff.com13 Jan 2021

As Japan expands state of emergency, calls grow to cancel Games. Japan has repeatedly insisted it will hold the Games despite opinion polls showing a majority of respondents want them postponed again or cancelled.

Dancing robots replace fans at Japanese baseball game

Dancing robots replace fans at Japanese baseball game

Rediff.com8 Jul 2020

With their stadium devoid of fans due to coronavirus restrictions, Japanese baseball team Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks have come up with an imaginative replacement: dancing robots. Before their most recent Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) game against Rakuten Eagles on Tuesday, over 20 robots danced to the team's fight song on a podium in the otherwise empty stand.

FINA postpones 2021 World C'ships to May 2022

FINA postpones 2021 World C'ships to May 2022

Rediff.com4 May 2020

Lausanne-based FINA had to move the championships because the 2021 slot of July 16 to August 1 clashed with the new date for the Tokyo Games, which were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

What Lessons can India Learn from Japan?

What Lessons can India Learn from Japan?

Rediff.com8 Apr 2020

'Both India and Japan can find themselves in a win-win situation if they draw some lessons from each other's strengths,' says Dr Rajaram Panda.

Will Olympics pushback affect 2022 CWG?

Will Olympics pushback affect 2022 CWG?

Rediff.com25 Mar 2020

Commonwealth Games: CGF seeking to avoid fixture clashes with Birmingham 2022

Stop the clock: Japan awakes to reality of Tokyo Games postponement

Stop the clock: Japan awakes to reality of Tokyo Games postponement

Rediff.com25 Mar 2020

On Wednesday the countdown had been replaced by the current date - "25-3" for March 25 in the days display - and the current time, after the International Olympic Committee decided to postpone the Games by one year.

'Preserving human life is most important thing right now'

'Preserving human life is most important thing right now'

Rediff.com25 Mar 2020

It is the first break in the four-year cycle for the summer Olympics since the 1940 and 1944 Games were cancelled because of World War Two.

Inspiring! Sowing seeds for better tomorrow

Inspiring! Sowing seeds for better tomorrow

Rediff.com29 Jan 2020

Mumbaikars from different parts of the city are providing people with ready-to-grow seed balls to help tackle depleting forest cover, reports Swapnil Joglekar.

Inside the world's cutest Hello Kitty Bullet train

Inside the world's cutest Hello Kitty Bullet train

Rediff.com28 Jun 2018

The special shinkansen or bullet train will run for the next three months between the western cities of Osaka and Fukuoka from Saturday, the West Japan Railway firm said, hoping that one of the country's most famous exports will boost tourism. Passengers will be in left in no doubt what train they are on, with Hello Kitty smiling down from the shades of every window and adorning every passenger seat cover. Here's a glimpse of what it will be like on board the train and we have to warn you, it's almost too cute to handle.

'India is blazing down a tunnel'

'India is blazing down a tunnel'

Rediff.com7 Nov 2017

'Anything that is anti-growth is demonised because growth is the biggest religion.' 'Growth is synonymous with progress. In fact, it is the opposite.' 'Exponential growth is cancer.'

Muguruza crushes Rybarikova to storm into Wimbledon final

Muguruza crushes Rybarikova to storm into Wimbledon final

Rediff.com13 Jul 2017

Spain's Garbine Muguruza reached her second Wimbledon final in three years with a thumping 6-1, 6-1 win over Slovakia's Magdalena Rybarikova.

WTH! 15-metre deep sinkhole swallows Japanese street

WTH! 15-metre deep sinkhole swallows Japanese street

Rediff.com8 Nov 2016

A giant sinkhole swallowed a five-lane street in the centre of Fukuoka, one of Japan's biggest cities on Tuesday morning.

Japanese cell biologist wins Nobel for medicine

Japanese cell biologist wins Nobel for medicine

Rediff.com3 Oct 2016

Ohsumi, born in 1945 in Fukuoka, Japan, has been a professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology since 2009.

AR Rahman awarded Japan's Fukuoka prize

AR Rahman awarded Japan's Fukuoka prize

Rediff.com2 Jun 2016

The latest updates from the Tamil film industry.

Women's 4x100m relay team breaks national record at IAAF Meet

Women's 4x100m relay team breaks national record at IAAF Meet

Rediff.com18 May 2016

The Indian 4x100m women's relay team broke the 18-year-old National record to finish in 4th position at the IAAF World Challenge in Beijing on Wednesday. The 4x100m women relay team comprising Dutee Chand, Srabani Nanda, HM Jyoti and Merlin Joseph clocked 44.03s to finish the race, breaking the 18-year-old record of 44.43s created by the quartet of Saraswati Dey, Rachita Mistry, EB Shyla and PT Usha on July 22, 1998 in Fukuoka, Japan.

China's Sun breaks 1500 freestyle world record

China's Sun breaks 1500 freestyle world record

Rediff.com31 Jul 2011

China's Sun Yang broke Grant Hackett's 1,500 metres freestyle world record on Sunday to take world championships gold and stake his claim to succeed the Australian as king of long-distance swimming.

Tata to sell 51% stake in Tata Refractories

Tata to sell 51% stake in Tata Refractories

Rediff.com21 Apr 2011

Tata Steel will continue to hold 26.46 per cent stake in TRL - the largest domestic refractories manufacturer.

Japan aims at green leadership

Japan aims at green leadership

Rediff.com6 Mar 2009

Being one of the most ecologically modernized state in the world, Japan heads to Copenhagen with its ambition of green leadership in the post Kyoto regime. Japan has nurtured this ambition through smart diplomatic endeavors, ecological restructuring of policies and technological innovations.

Phelps steals show as world records tumble

Phelps steals show as world records tumble

Rediff.com27 Mar 2007

The American smashed Ian Thorpe's 200 metres freestyle world record at the world championships.

No regrets about decision to quit, says Thorpe

No regrets about decision to quit, says Thorpe

Rediff.com9 Feb 2007

Australian swimming legend Ian Thorpe has no regrets about his decision to quit the pool.

India, Japan to establish strategic partnership

India, Japan to establish strategic partnership

Rediff.com15 Dec 2006

The joint statement issued by Dr Singh and PM Abe in Tokyo.

Jeev eyeing Masters now

Jeev eyeing Masters now

Rediff.com7 Nov 2006

The Indian golfing ace is looking to break into the top-50 in the world rankings and become the first Indian to play in the Masters.

Jeev climbs four places to 73

Jeev climbs four places to 73

Rediff.com6 Nov 2006

Shiv Kapur returned to the top-200 club in the world golf rankings when he climbed seven spots to 196th. Gaurav Ghei gained three places to 226.

Jeev impresses with five-under 67

Jeev impresses with five-under 67

Rediff.com4 Nov 2006

The Indian ace has a three-shot lead after three rounds in the Asahiryokuken Yomiuri Memorial golf tournament.

Jeev takes sole lead in Japan

Jeev takes sole lead in Japan

Rediff.com3 Nov 2006

The Indian golfer had a scintillating seven-under 65 in the second round at the Asahiryokuken Yomiuri Asoiizuka Memorial Open.

Jeev leads in Japan Tour event

Jeev leads in Japan Tour event

Rediff.com2 Nov 2006

The Indian ace carded a flawless six-under 66 in the opening round to take the joint lead at the Asahiryokuken Yomiuri Asoiizuka Memorial Open.

Bekele wins fifth world 4km gold

Bekele wins fifth world 4km gold

Rediff.com1 Apr 2006

The Ethiopian crossed the line in 10 minutes 54 seconds at Fukuoka's chilly seaside course.

Jayaraj: A director's profile

Jayaraj: A director's profile

Rediff.com20 Dec 2005

This village fair is all about the books

This village fair is all about the books

Rediff.com9 Dec 2005

The Centre for Alternative Agricultural Media has organised Krishi Pusthaka Habba (Farm Book Fest) on the occasion of its fifth anniversary.\n

Township for Japanese investors in Chennai

Township for Japanese investors in Chennai

Rediff.com7 Nov 2005

Cashing in on the rapidly growing ties between India and Japan, the Tamil Nadu government plans to set up a 'home-away-from-home' township exclusively for Japanese investors in the capital city of Chennai.

Invest in art, be a millionaire!

Invest in art, be a millionaire!

Rediff.com22 Aug 2005

Phelps strikes more gold

Phelps strikes more gold

Rediff.com29 Jul 2005

Japan's oldest man dead

Japan's oldest man dead

Rediff.com4 Jul 2005

The nation's oldest person is a 112-year-old woman _ Yone Minagawa of Fukuoka, also in southern Japan, born in January, 1893. Experts say a traditional fish-based, lowfat diet may be Japan's secret to long life.

Thorpe to miss world championships

Thorpe to miss world championships

Rediff.com14 Feb 2005

Ian Thorpe will skip this year's world swimming championships in an attempt to peak for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Six die in Internet suicide pact

Six die in Internet suicide pact

Rediff.com22 Nov 2004

Six Japanese died of carbon monoxide poisoning by burning charcoal stoves in their cars.

Stocking in on art

Stocking in on art

Rediff.com14 Nov 2004

Indian doctor is World's Outstanding Young Person

Indian doctor is World's Outstanding Young Person

Rediff.com7 Nov 2004

Dr Koshy Eapen, 29, was chosen from 246 nominations from 107 countries for his "exemplary service to medical care and education".

Phelps, the swimmer to watch in Athens

Phelps, the swimmer to watch in Athens

Rediff.com29 Jul 2004

The American is aiming to achieve his dream of beating Mark Spitz' record of seven gold medals at a single Olympic Games.

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