Japan

August 27, 2020
August 27, 2020

Japan signs $5 million grant for promoting primary education in Bangladesh

Japan has signed a grant agreement of $5 million with Bangladesh for promoting quality primary education in the country, the Japanese Embassy in Dhaka said today.

May 26, 2020
May 26, 2020

Japan includes Bangladesh in widened entry ban

Japan has tightened border control and widened the ban on entry of people from countries, including Bangladesh, India and Pakistan, to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

October 13, 2019
October 13, 2019

Japan sends troops after 23 killed in typhoon

Japan sends tens of thousands of troops and rescue workers to save stranded residents and fight floods caused by one of the worst typhoons to hit the country in recent history, which kills 23...

August 27, 2019
August 27, 2019

Japan to hire skilled workers from Bangladesh

Bangladesh and Japan sign a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) on accepting specified skilled workers by Japan from Bangladesh.

August 2, 2019
August 2, 2019

Japan removes of S Korea from favoured trade list

Japan's cabinet approves a plan to remove South Korea from a list of countries that enjoy minimum export controls, a move likely to escalate tensions fuelled by a dispute over compensation for...

June 18, 2019
June 18, 2019

Holders Chile thrash Japan

Chile began their Copa America defence in emphatic fashion with a thumping 4-0 win over tournament guests Japan on Monday with Manchester United misfit Alexis Sanchez scoring for the first time in...

May 28, 2019
May 28, 2019

Man with knife attacks schoolgirls in Japan; 3 dead

A man carrying a knife in each hand and screaming “I will kill you” attacked schoolgirls waiting at a bus stop just outside Tokyo on Tuesday, wounding 16 people and leaving three dead, including...

January 7, 2019
January 7, 2019

Japan starts $9 departure tax for travellers

Japan on Monday started levying a 1,000 yen ($9.22) departure tax on each person leaving the country, a measure aimed at raising funds to further boost tourism.

January 2, 2019
January 2, 2019

Travellers leaving Japan to pay 1,000 yen departure tax

TOKYO - Visitors to Japan will have to pay a 1,000 yen (S$12.50) levy when leaving the country from next Monday (Jan 7), Japanese media reported.

December 17, 2018
December 17, 2018

Blast at Japan restaurant injures 42

A powerful blast that ripped through a restaurant in northern Japan injured 42 people and caused serious damage to neighbouring buildings, forcing some residents into shelters, officials say.