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Typhoon Man-yi may hit Fukushima nuclear plant


Typhoon Man-yi hit central Japan Monday, with almost 300,000 households told to evacuate and fears the storm could go on to hit the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant.

Outstanding issues need to be addressed before nuke pact: Japan

Japan Thursday made it clear that there were “outstanding issues” which need to be addressed before the Indo-Japan civil nuclear pact could be inked.

Indecision has Air India losing Dreamliners on Japanese,Korean routes

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Mumbai: State-owned Air India's plan to operate a Dreamliner on the Delhi-Tokyo route could not take off as the airline's management failed to furnish the required information about the aircraft soug

Talking humanoid robot launches on Japan rocket


Tokyo: The first talking humanoid robot ‘astronaut’ has taken off in a rocket.
Kirobo - derived from the Japanese words for ‘hope’ and ‘robot’ - was among five tons of supplies and machinery on a roc

US tops in user data requests, India among least: Twitter

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New Delhi: US government, which has been in eye of a storm due to the snooping PRISM programme, had the lion's share in user data requests under it between January-June 2013, while India had less tha

Japan: Risk of incident from ‘coercive’ acts by China

China’s “coercive” behaviour in waters around islands at the centre of a bitter dispute with Japan are dangerous and could trigger an incident, Tokyo said in a new defence paper today.

Apple seeks iWatch trademark in Japan


Tokyo: Apple has filed a trademark application for an "iWatch" in Japan, fuelling speculation the US tech giant is preparing to introduce a wearable computing device to go up against products on stre

Poor English saved Japan banks


Tokyo: Japan’s banks emerged from the 2008 global credit crisis largely unscathed because senior employees did not speak English well enough to have got them into trouble, the country’s finance minis

World’s first talking robot to go into space

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Tokyo: A talking robot that will accompany a Japanese astronaut in spa­ce this summer says the cosmic tour will be one gi­ant leap for androids everywhere. In a scene straight out of Star Wars, the

Seven trapped in fiery Japan tunnel collapse

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At least seven people were trapped inside a highway tunnel in Japan after it collapsed on Sunday, setting a car ablaze and raising fears of another cave-in that forced a halt to rescue efforts.

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