TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 2015

Japan

  • Japan concerned over violence in campaign

    Japan expresses concern over the recent violence during campaigning for the upcoming Dhaka and Chittagong city corporation elections.

  • Japan train sets new speed records

    A Japanese magnetic levitation train has broken its own world speed record, hitting 603km/h (374mph) in a test run near Mount Fuji.

  • Strong quake hits Japan, Taiwan

    A strong earthquake rattles Taiwan and small islands in the far south of Japan, official monitoring sites said, briefly prompting a warning for a 1-metre tsunami for the Okinawa island chain.

  • JAPAN: An all-weather friend of Bangladesh

    Japan recognised the People's Republic of Bangladesh on February 10th, 1972, soon after its independence. Japan was thus one of the

  • USS Oklahoma

    US to exhume Pearl Harbor remains

    The remains of nearly 400 US servicemen killed at Pearl Harbor are to be exhumed so they may be identified and given individual burials.

  • Asiana plane skids off runway

    Air safety authorities in Japan is investigating how a South Korean Asiana Airlines plane skidded off a runway on landing at Hiroshima airport.

  • Nikkei Index

    Nikkei hits 20,000 after 15 years

    Investors were focused on Japan as the country's benchmark Nikkei 225 index traded above 20,000 for the first time since 2000.

  • Japan stocks

    Japan's stocks lead most Asian markets higher

    Shares in Japan led Asian stocks higher boost by a weaker yen and gains from Wall Street overnight.

  • Misao Okawa

    World's oldest person dies at 117

    Misao Okawa, a Japanese woman recognized as the world's oldest person died early on Wednesday surrounded by her grandchildren.

  • World’s first Otaku Summit begins

    Japan opens what organisers are billing as the world's first "Otaku" summit Saturday, drawing visitors from around the world as the country looks to boost the international fan base for Japanese comic books and anime.

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