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What Lessons can India Learn from Japan?

'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. IMAGE: Japan's Prime Minister Abe Shinzo removes his......

Inside the world's cutest Hello Kitty Bullet train

We’ve heard about Hello Kitty-themed cafes and restaurants popping up around the world. But now, finally, you can ride in complete style on the Hello Kitty train in Japan. The......

'India is blazing down a tunnel'

'Anything that is anti-growth is demonised because growth is the biggest religion.''Growth has become synonymous with progress, well being, comfort.''Actually, it is the opposite. Growth is what......

WTH! 15-metre deep sinkhole swallows Japanese street

For all those cribbing about the state of roads in India, check this out! A giant sinkhole swallowed a five-lane street in the centre of Fukuoka, one of Japan’s biggest cities on Tuesday......

Japanese cell biologist wins Nobel for medicine

The 2016 Nobel Prize for Medicine awarded to Yoshinori Ohsumi for his discoveries of mechanisms for autophagy. Ohsumi is a Japanese cell biologist specializing in autophagy. He is a professor at......

Tata to sell 51% stake in Tata Refractories

Tata Steel will sell its 51 per cent stake in group company Tata Refractories to Nippon Steel's associate Krosaki Harima Corporation for Rs. 576.3 crore (Rs. 5.763 billion) and induct the Japanese......

Japan aims at green leadership

World is gearing up for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference scheduled in Copenhagen from November 30 to December 11. A Copenhagen Protocol is expected to evolve as......

Township for Japanese investors in Chennai

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......

Invest in art, be a millionaire!

At his home studio in a vast, vacant plot of scrubland on the border of Mehrauli, artist Jagannath Panda is juggling with six different ideas on six different canvases. The proposed exhibition of......

Stocking in on art

At the Sotheby's New York auction on September 24 this year, stock market consultant Yogesh Jain forked out a cool $37,000 to purchase Francis Newton Souza's "The Paraclete", a 93x72 cm oil on......

AR Rahman awarded Japan's Fukuoka prize

The latest updates from the Tamil film industry. AR Rahman has added yet another feather to his illustrious cap. He has been awarded Japan's prestigious Fukuoka Prize for 2016, making the country......

Jayaraj: A director's profile

Jayaraj is a unique phenomenon in Indian cinema. Winner of several national and international awards, he continues to remain a nonconformist as far as the kind of films he makes. While serious......

'Bollywood doesn't excite me'

For a man who 'literally stumbled' into Bollywood, he is pretty wry about the industry. "It's disordered," Arjun Khanna declares. "It doesn't exactly excite me. It [working in Bollywood] was purely......

Arnie: I dont need to take money from anybody

Nearly 25 years after he refused to change his last name to a more acceptable American name, Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Hollywood box-office machine is seeking what could be his toughest......

Nizhalkkuthu to open Fukuoka film festival

Noted filmmaker Adoor Gopalakrishnan's Indo-French production Nizhalkkuthuwillbe the inaugural film at the 13th Fukuoka International Film Festival, Japan.In a letter to the Gopalakrishnan,......

Tokyo 2020 chief rules out delay despite pandemic fears

IMAGE: Security personnel stand guard near the Olympic rings monument during a rally by anti-Olympics protesters outside the Japanese Olympic Committee headquarters. Photograph: Issei......

Surge in COVID-19 cases puts Tokyo Games in doubt

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......

Dancing robots replace fans at Japanese baseball game

'I think this is like a dystopia.' IMAGE: SoftBank Corp's humanoid robots Pepper and Boston Dynamics' robots Spot in baseball uniforms cheer the team next to empty spectator seats at a baseball......

FINA postpones 2021 World C'ships to May 2022

IMAGE: The new dates for the FINA World Championships also avoids any overlap with the 2022 Commonwealth Games, due to be held in the British city of Birmingham from July 27 to August 7.......

Will Olympics pushback affect 2022 CWG?

Commonwealth Games: CGF seeking to avoid fixture clashes with Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games organisers are firm on the dates for Birmingham 2022 and want sports affected by the postponement......

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