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Indian-Origin ‘Yogi’ Wins Ward Election In Japan

Yogendra Puranik wins award in Japan

The 41-year-old Indian-origin Japanese, nicknamed ‘Yogi’, wins election in Japan with 6,477 votes, a fifth highest of the 226,561 valid ballots that was conducted on April 21. Puranik Yogendra becomes the first Indian to win Japan’s election after being designated to Tokyo’s Edogawa ward assembly. The 41-year-old goes by the nickname ‘Yogi’ who was backed by the Constitutional Democratic Party of

US, South Korea Make Efforts to Resolve Tension with North Korea

Joint annual military drill by the US and South Korea called off in an attempt to extend cooperation with North Korea

United States and South Korea have called off their annual joint military drills in an attempt to secure cooperation on denuclearisation with North Korea. The decision has come after the second summit meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un in Vietnam The United States and South Korea have decided to call off the joint military

Indian Rural Artists Win Snow Art Competition in Japan

Team India, Abhyuday bags win in snow sculpting competition held in Japan

Ravi Prakash, Sunil Kumar Kushwaha and Rajnish Verma from rural Indian bagged the first prize in the International Snow Sculpturing Competition (ISSC) Japan Cup 2019. The three young men, from Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, combined resources and individual funds to participate in the event A trio of artists from rural India won the country the first prize in the

Japan, India Hold 10th Bilateral Strategic Dialogue

Indian Foreign Minister, Sushma Swaraj and Japanese Foreign Minister, Taro Kono met for the 10th Indo-Japan Strategic Dialogue in New Delhi

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Japanese Foreign Minister, Taro Kono discussed the need to strengthen defence cooperation between the two nations at the 10th Indo-Japan Strategic Dialogue held in New Delhi   The Japanese Foreign Minister, Taro Kono flew down to India on Monday for a two-day visit to attend the 10th Indo-Japan Strategic dialogue in New Delhi. The

Japan to Resume Commercial Whaling After Over 30 Years

Japanese government confirmed on Wednesday that the country will be quitting the International Whaling Commission, resuming commercial whaling for the first time in over three decades. Japan has received international criticism for the decision The Japanese government chief spokesperson, Yoshihide Suga, revealed on Wednesday that Japan would resume commercial whaling from July 2019. The decision ends an over 30 year long

The APEC Summit 2018

APEC Summit 2018, Papua New Guinea

  The United States and China could not see eye to eye amid the existing conflicts and tension between the two superpowers. Reportedly, the two nations used the APEC platform to attack each other’s policies. The weekend summit in Port Moresby, however, opened up conversations for strengthening trade and investment relations among the member states of the Asia Pacific region. While Japan

Japan to Buy Advanced U.S. Radar

Japan is all set to pick the technology from one of U.S.A’s advanced radar for its missile defence system. This is being looked at as an upgrade that could help ease some of the trade friction between Washington and Tokyo and provide cutting-edge protection against the arsenals of North Korea and China, according to sources. “Aegis will be a big-ticket purchase;

Modi Govt. Requests Extension for Bullet Train

Judging by the progress of the situation, India will miss her December deadline for acquiring land for the Japan-backed $17 billion bullet train project due to protests by fruit growers. These protests will probably bring about a delay in one of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s most ambitious projects. The PMO’s office is currently observing the project on a week-to-week basis. Officers from

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