• PM to brief media tomorrow

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to appear before the media tomorrow to brief the outcomes of her recent visit to Bulgaria, Japan and Saudi Arabia.

  • Japan steps up

    While the Japanese premier and our premier appear to be committed to moving Bangladesh towards a middle-income country by 2021, we had better get our act together on critical issues such as land allocation, permits needed by industry for power, etc. and basically reduce lead times to get a project up and running.

  • Search resumes for abandoned Japan boy

    The search has resumed for a Japanese seven-year-old boy who was left by his parents in woods in a remote area of Hokkaido as a punishment.

  • PM assures Japanese investors of full security

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today reassured that the door of Bangladesh is open for the Japanese investors as she said that some recent incidents won't frustrate investment climate.

  • US forces in Okinawa under curfew after suspected murder

    The US military base on Japan's island of Okinawa has imposed a midnight curfew and a ban on alcohol after the arrest of an ex-Marine suspected of killing a Japanese woman.

  • Tokyo renews pledge of $6b to Dhaka

    Japan yesterday assured Bangladesh that it would fulfil its commitment to provide $6 billion, of which $1.5 billion would be released this year. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gave the assurance during an official bilateral meeting with his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina in Nagoya.

  • US curfew on Okinawa after death

    The US military base on Japan's island of Okinawa imposes a curfew after the arrest of an ex-Marine suspected of killing a woman.

  • Dhaka-Tokyo ties to bolster further: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expresses her high hope that the overall excellent cooperative ties between Bangladesh and Japan will deepen further in the future.

  • Be generous to poorer nations

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday called upon the developed countries, including the G7 nations, to be more gracious in transfer of technology, mobilising resource and building capacity of the poor countries to overcome the challenges of implementing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • In Hiroshima, Obama honors 'silent cry' of bombing victims

    President Barack Obama pays tribute to the "silent cry" of the 140,000 victims of the atomic bomb dropped 71 years ago on Hiroshima, and called on the world to abandon "the logic of fear" that encourages the stockpiling of nuclear weapons.

  • Korean Air plane catches fire on Tokyo runway

    More than 300 passengers and crew have been evacuated from a Korean Air plane in Tokyo, Japan after a fire broke out in its left engine.

  • Global economy is 'urgent priority': G7

    Pumping up the world economy is an "urgent priority" G7 leaders say, but left the door open for a go-your-own-way approach in a sign of lingering divisions over how to boost growth.

  • PM to seek Japan's help in major projects

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will seek greater Japanese assistance involving several billion dollars for major infrastructure projects like establishing new airport, bridges, roads and investment for economic development.

  • IOC 'concerned' about Tokyo bribery scandal

    A senior International Olympic Committee (IOC) official says he takes allegations of illegal payments to help Tokyo secure the 2020 Games "seriously" but said his group will not conduct a probe of their own.

  • World leaders open G7 talks with economy in focus

    World leaders kicked off two days of G7 talks in Japan, with the creaky global economy taking centre stage and disquiet over China's growing influence looming over proceedings.

  • Mangoes, litchis for Japanese leaders

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina would offer “mangoes and litchis” to entertain Japanese dignitaries following Bangladeshi tradition during her four-day visit to Japan beginning tomorrow.

  • Japanese pop star critical after knife attack by fan

    A Japanese pop star is in a critical condition after being repeatedly stabbed by a fan as she was waiting to perform at a concert venue in Tokyo.

  • Bid team VC denies knowledge of 'bribe'

    A top official of Tokyo's successful bid to host the 2020 Olympics says he knew nothing about a 2 million dollar payment to a Singaporean consulting firm under investigation over alleged bribery suspicions.

  • Mitsubishi Motors president steps down over fuel scandal

    Mitsubishi Motors announces its president, Tetsuro Aikawa, will step down in the wake of the company's test-fixing scandal.

  • Obama to visit Hiroshima

    Barack Obama is to visit Hiroshima this month - the first serving US president to travel to the Japanese city since it was hit by a US nuclear bomb in 1945.

  • PM to visit 3 countries next month

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will likely begin tours to the UK, Bulgaria and Japan from mid-May to visit her relatives and join two international events.

  • Siddikur makes cut in Japan

    Siddikur Rahman avoided cut in the Panasonic Open in Japan by a single stroke after posting a second-round score of one-under (70).

  • ‘Further tremors expected’ in Japan

    Nearly 250,000 people have been told to leave their homes amid fears of further quakes in Japan, an aid agency says.

  • PM offers condolences after Japan quake

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has expressed deep shock at the casualties and destruction following the earthquakes at Kumamoto and southern Japan.

  • E-skin 'can monitor body's oxygen level'

    Scientists say they have developed ultra-thin electronic "skin" that can measure oxygen levels when stuck to the body.

  • Scores trapped as Japan earthquakes toll hits 35

    Scores of people were feared buried alive Saturday after two powerful quakes hit southern Japan a day apart, killing at least 35 people, as a forecast storm threatened more devastating landslides.

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    Japan city struck by new earthquake

    A powerful earthquake has struck near the southern Japanese city of Kumamoto, a day after a tremor there killed at least nine people. The magnitude-7.1 quake at a depth of 10km (6 miles) hit at 01:25 on Saturday (16:25 GMT on Friday). A second - smaller - quake hit later. A tsunami warning was issued, but has now been lifted.

  • Baby rescued from rubble after Japan earthquake

    An eight-month-old baby has been rescued from a flattened house with no visible injuries after an earthquake in Japan.

  • Rescuers scramble for survivors after Japan quake

    Rescuers scramble to find survivors after a powerful earthquake in southern Japan that left at least nine people dead and hundreds injured, sparking fires and buckling roads. Tens of thousands of people flee their homes after the 6.5-magnitude quake struck the southwestern island of Kyushu.

  • Japanese line up to cuddle hedgehogs - carefully

    As if cat, rabbit, owl, hawk and even snake-themed cafes aren't enough in a country which loves all things cute, Tokyo residents wanting to spend time with animals have a new choice - a hedgehog-themed cafe.