Wednesday, 6 July, 2022

Topic: Japan

Japanese Red Army founder Fusako Shigenobu free after 20 yrs, regrets ‘damage to innocent people’

76-year-old, who dreamt of global socialist revolution & is believed to have coordinated several terror acts in tandem with Palestinian guerillas, was released Saturday from a Tokyo prison.

With Russia-China bombers, Quad has to be all for one and one for all. Nothing less will do

If Quad countries don’t bring ‘norms’ and ‘openness’ on the ground, then the grouping will remain nothing but a geometric equation in the sand.

Can Japan predict earthquakes

Japan has the most advanced earthquake warning system in all of the world. People are warned of earthquakes before the destructive waves commence.

Japan says it scrambled jets as Russian, Chinese planes flew near its airspace during Quad meet

According to Japanese Defence Minister Nobuo Kishi, Russian and Chinese bombers ‘made a joint flight to East China Sea’, while a Russian aircraft flew off the island of Hoikkado.

India ‘approves’ Japanese commercial plane landing for Ukrainian aid, not military aircraft

MEA says it has allowed Japanese commercial plane to land & pick up humanitarian supplies in Mumbai and also overflight for Self Defense Forces flight.

India, Japan, Australia need tech alliance to counter China and Huawei’s monopoly

India, Japan, and Australia can veer away states in South, South East, and East Asia from falling into China’s ‘technology debt trap’.

Modi’s India is in a foreign policy sweet spot by playing all sides — US, China, EU, Russia

Modi met Japanese PM Kishida, and is welcoming the Israeli PM and Chinese foreign minister. India is also buying cheap oil from Russia without US sanctions.

Before business, joining hands in namaste — glimpses from Modi’s meeting with Japanese PM

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida was in Delhi Saturday to participate in 14th India-Japan Annual Summit. ThePrint's Praveen Jain brings moments from his meeting with PM Modi.

Magnitude-7.4 earthquake hits Japan near Fukushima, leaves 4 dead, halts factories

The affected area was devastated by a 9.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami in 2011 which left nearly 20,000 dead or missing, and triggered a nuclear crisis.

7.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Japan’s Fukushima, triggers tsunami warning

The earthquake, which also disrupted power in parts of Tokyo, struck at around 11:36 pm local time, Japan's meteorological agency said.

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(L-R) Joe Biden, Xi Jinping, and Narendra Modi | ThePrint

India has interests on both sides of US-China divide. Cold War holds clues for path ahead

India’s strategic balance is weighted towards the West and its economic balance is towards China. But it needs more to build a multipolar world order.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

Army puts out tender for 30k ‘night sights’ so its US-made assault rifles can aim better in dark

While an open tender has been issued for procurement of the optical instruments, Bengaluru-based firm Tonbo Imaging, whose services the Army has previously used, is a frontrunner.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.