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Japan revokes Russia’s status of ‘most favoured nation’ for trade over Ukraine war

Tokyo: Days after announcing its intention to revoke the status of most favoured nation for trade given to Russia, Japan on Wednesday formally revoked it. This was one of the sanctions announced by Japan PM Fumio Kishida following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The revocation of the trade status will also apply to Russian imports. Besides...

Japanese PM Fumio Kishida on 2-day India visit from today

Fumio Kishida set to announce $42 billion investment in India over next 5 years   New Delhi: Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will be in India for two days – March 19 and 20 – for the 14th India-Japan Annual Summit. The diplomatic relations between India and Japan complete 70 years this year. Kishida will...

PM Narendra Modi, US President Biden reiterate commitment to deal with Covid, climate change, terrorism

Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi met US President Joe Biden for bilateral talks on Friday. This is their first in-person meeting since Biden took over as US president. Modi reached New York on Saturday, where he will attend the 76th session of United Nations General Assembly. The leaders affirmed a clear vision that will guide...

US says India, Japan cannot be part of AUKUS

At a time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a trip to the US, the latter has clarified that no other country including India or Japan can become a part of the AUKUS—trilateral security partnership with Australia and the UK to meet the security challenges in the strategic Indo-Pacific region. US President Joe Biden,...

Tokyo Olympics 2020: First case of Covid-19 confirmed in Games Village

Tokyo: Despite the best of efforts and the most stringent rules in place by the government and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the promise that the Games Village would be the safest place in Tokyo, it reported its first confirmed case of Covid-19. The person, an official connected to the Games, had initially tested...

India unhappy with rules in Tokyo Olympics for athletes from COVID-hit nations

The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) is unhappy with the strict rules imposed by the Japanese government on athletes coming from severe COVID-19 affected countries for the Tokyo Games beginning in July. Additional measures for COVID-affected nations The organisers have announced additional measures to combat chances of infection from several countries including India, where...

Japan appoints ‘minister of loneliness’ to counter surge in suicides

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, loneliness and isolation have become a major issue for a significant section of the Japanese population resulting in a surge in suicides. In a bid to tackle the same, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga appointed regional revitalization minister Tetsushi Sakamoto as a part-time minister of loneliness. Notably, the development comes within...

RCEP: China, 14 others set world’s largest trading bloc, India not a part

In a major development, China and 14 other countries agreed on Sunday to set up the world’s largest trading bloc, encompassing nearly a third of all economic activity. Many Asian countries are hoping that the deal will help in speeding up the recovery process from the shocks of the coronavirus pandemic. The Regional Comprehensive Economic...

Australia set to join India, Japan & US in Malabar exercises

At a time when China is engaged in a border face-off with India, Australia is all set to join the navies of India, the US and Japan in the Malabar exercises. The Malabar exercises will take place in November in the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea. The defence ministry on Monday issued a...

COVID-19 India update: Over 50k cases for third day

India on Saturday recorded 57,117 COVID-19 positive cases in the last 24 hours.  With this, the total tally has neared 17 lakh. The total now stands at 16,95,988.     This is the third consecutive day of India recording over 50,000 COVID-19 cases.  The total number of confirmed cases also includes foreigners. 764 new fatalities were...

Japan supports India on border dispute, opposes “unilateral attempt” of China to change status quo along LAC

Extending a strong support to India over its border standoff with China in eastern Ladakh, Japan on Friday said it opposed “any unilateral” attempts to change the status quo in the region. After a meeting with Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla, Japanese Ambassador Satoshi Suzuki said Japan hoped for peaceful resolution of the row through...

Donald Trump postpones G7 summit, India likely to get invite

US President Donald Trump said he would postpone the Group of Seven summit that he wanted to hold in late June and expand the list of countries invited to include Australia, Russia, South Korea, and India. Speaking to reporters on Air Force One during his return to Washington from Cape Canaveral in Florida, Trump said...