Monday, 17 January, 2022

Topic: Japan

Covid-19 pandemic: Japan to ban foreign arrivals, Philippines to vaccinate 9 mn people in 3 days

ThePrint brings you some important global stories on the coronavirus pandemic.

Japan envoy holds talks with senior Taliban members in Kabul

Takashi Okada made a three-day visit to Afghanistan from 21-24 Nov for meetings, including with Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar.

Lent Indian banks Rs 4,400 cr over 10 years for renewable energy work, JICA India head says

Japan International Cooperation Agency's India chief says agency has provided funds to Indian financial bodies since 2011 with the aim to create about 7.3 gigawatt of renewable energy capacity.

La Nina pattern threatens to worsen Asia’s energy crisis with colder winter

Temperatures in India are expected to fall to as low as 3 degrees celsius in some northern states in January and February before recovering.

Modi speaks to Japan’s new PM Kishida over enhancing cooperation in Indo-Pacific

Both leaders expressed satisfaction at the rapid progress in strategic, global partnership & discussed the alignment of perspectives, between India & Japan in a variety of areas.

How does a country boost its Olympics medals tally? By hosting the games

Analysis of Olympics held from 1992 through 2021 shows that the single most powerful driver of medal tally is hosting the event, and how many years since a country last did it.

Nehru sent Indira as a ‘gift to the children of Japan’. She stayed in Tokyo’s Ueno zoo

In ‘Orienting: An Indian In Japan' journalist Pallavi Aiyar explores the various facets of Japanese culture and the common history between the two counties.

New book offers in-depth, quirky account of an Indian in Japan

‘Orienting: An Indian In Japan' by Pallavi Aiyar, published by HarperCollins, will be released on 7 August on ThePrint's SoftCover.

Support rises in Japan for Tokyo Games as country racks up gold medals

Previously plagued by concerns over the pandemic and a list of scandals, positive remarks about the Olympics have risen significantly in Japan since the opening ceremony.

3 athletes among 24 new Covid cases reported at Tokyo Olympics, total rises to 193

Tokyo recorded an all-time high of 3,865 positive cases prompting the organisers to defend the Olympics stating they were not responsible for the city's Covid surge.

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RBI proposes changes to valuation of bank investments, relaxing of investment class rules

A Reserve Bank of India discussion paper Friday suggested removing caps on the Held-To-Maturity class of securities, and allowing more types of instruments to be held within them.


A visual from the crash site in Tamil Nadu. | Photo: Twitter/ANI

CDS chopper crash was caused by weather change, leading to Controlled Flight Into Terrain: IAF

In Friday statement, IAF says tri-service Court of Inquiry ruled out mechanical failure, sabotage or negligence as cause of accident involving Mi-17 V5 helicopter last month.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.