Japan

PV Sindhu enters Macau Open final

Two-time defending champion PV Sindhu stood just one win away from completing a hat-trick of titles at the Macau Open after she advanced to finals of the event with a gruelling three-game triumph over second seed Akane Yamaguchi of Japan on Saturday. World No. 12 Sindhu triumphed 21-8 15-21 21-16 in a contest which lasted an hour and three minutes to make the summit clash of the USD 120,000 event.

PM Narendra Modi may take Shinzo Abe to banks of Ganga in Varanasi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has his own way of striking personal chords with foreign leaders. If it was a stroll along the Sabarmati waterfront in Ahmedabad that gave a special touch to the visit of Chinese President Xi Jingping last year, it is likely to be aarti on the banks of Ganga in Varanasi that will reflect a similar moment when Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is in the country next month.

Jules Bianchi will keep fighting, says father

Critically injured French Formula One driver Jules Bianchi will not give up his fight for life but the situation remains desperate, his father Philippe said on Tuesday. Speaking to Italy`s Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper in Yokkaichi, Japan, where the Marussia driver is in intensive care, Bianchi senior said he still had hope he would be able to take his son home one day. “The situation is desperate. Every time the phone rings we

PM Narendra Modi wraps up 'successful' Tokyo tour

Calling his Japan trip as ‘successful’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrapped up the five-day tour and left for New Delhi on Wednesday. The five-day tour of Japan by Modi, which felt like a special odyssey steeped in culture and bonhomie, started on Saturday when Japanese PM Shinzo Abe flew from Tokyo to Kyoto, to specially receive him, which was unprecedented. External Affairs spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin also posted a picture showing

Apple and Samsung agree to withdraw all legal cases outside U.S.

Tech giants Apple and Samsung have signed an agreement withdrawing all legal cases against each other outside the United States. However, the agreement does not include any licensing settlements and the two companies would continue the cases outside the United States, reports the BBC. The two companies had filed several lawsuits against each other over patent disputes in many countries including Japan, South Korea, Germany and the U. K. Apple

Missing Malaysian Airlines plane: China asks Malaysia to tell truth

Annoyed over conflicting reports about the missing Malaysian Airlines plane, China on Wednesday night asked Malaysia to verify rumours and share all information about the flight MH370 after official admission that it may have turned back and disappeared over the Straits of Malacca. “We have send requests to the Malaysian side through diplomatic channels, asking them to check up on rumours right away and inform China of all information available,” Foreign

'English Vinglish' goes to Japan, Taiwan and South Korea

“English Vinglish”, director Gauri Shinde’s film on linguistic disorientation, is set for release in three unconventional territories namely South Korea, Japan and Taiwan. Shinde said: “Every time I think, ‘Okay, it’s done now’, more surprises spring up. ‘English Vinglish’ has gone out of my hands. The baby has grown up and is travelling globally charting its own course. I am glad to see it acquire a life of its own.

Nine blasts in Bodh Gaya, 2 injured

Nine serial explosions today rocked the internationally renowned temple town of Bodh Gaya, including four in the Mahabodhi Temple complex, injuring two monks in the blasts suspected to be engineered by some terrorist organisation. The Mahabodhi Temple is frequented by Buddhist pilgrims from Sri Lanka, China and Japan and the whole of southeast Asia. While four blasts took place this morning inside the Mahabodhi Temple complex, three occurred in Karmapa