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Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin Visits Pacific Islands Claimed By Japan

Jul 26, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin is touring Russia's Far East and Siberia this week, and the Kuril Islands were his first stop on Monday

Trump Presents 'Legion Of Merit' To PM Modi For His Role In US-India Strategic Partnership

Dec 22, 2020 PTI

India's Ambassador to the US, Taranjit Sandhu, accepted the award on behalf of the pm Modi from the US National Security Advisor at the WH

Japan's PM Shinzo Abe Resigns, Clearing Way For Right-Hand Man Yoshihide Suga

Yoshihide Suga, a self-made politician and the son of a strawberry grower in the northern prefecture of Akita, has stressed his background in promising to serve the interests of ordinary people and rural communities.

Who Will Be Japan's Next PM?

Sep 01, 2020 Associated Press (AP)

The next prime minister will face a number of challenges, including the ongoing fight against COVID-19, managing the Tokyo Olympics, setting Japan's security policy, and dealing with the results of the presidential election in the US, Japan's key ally.

Japanese PM Resignation: Shinzo Abe, Aka 'Super Mario', Loses Out On Olympics

Shinzo Abe called it "gut wrenching" to leave with so many plans unfinished. The most visible one — at least to the public outside Japan — was the Tokyo Olympics

28 August, 2020

Japan PM Shinzo Abe Resigns, Cites Health Reasons

Associated Press (AP)

Shinzo Abe has had ulcerative colitis since he was a teenager and has said the condition was controlled with treatment.

21 May, 2020

Tokyo Olympics Would Have To Be Cancelled If Not Held In 2021: IOC Chief Thomas Bach

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IOC president Thomas Bach admits that the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games would have to be cancelled if it cannot take place next summer

29 April, 2020

Tokyo Olympics 'Difficult' If Coronavirus Pandemic Not Contained: Japan PM Shinzo Abe


The premier's remarks came a day after Tokyo 2020 president Yoshiro Mori said in an interview with a local sports daily the Olympics will have to be cancelled if the coronavirus pandemic isn't brought under control by next year

07 April, 2020

Japan Declares Emergency In Tokyo, Six Other Areas Over Spike In COVID-19 Cases


The measure falls short of the strict lockdowns seen in other parts of the world but empowers local governors to urge people to stay inside and to call for businesses to close.

28 March, 2020

I Support 'Brave Decision' To Postpone Tokyo Olympics: Japanese Tennis Star Naomi Osaka


On Tuesday, IOC postponed the Tokyo Olympics to no later than the summer of 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic which has claimed more than 27,000 lives thus far across the world

24 March, 2020

Tokyo Olympics To Be Postponed To 2021 Due To Coronavirus Pandemic

Jayanta Oinam

Japan has asked for a one-year postponement of Tokyo 2020 Olympics over coronavirus pandemic. The Olympics have never before been postponed but were cancelled in 1916, 1940 and 1944 during the two world wars

24 March, 2020

Tokyo Olympics Hangs In Balance; Japan PM Shinzo Abe, IOC Chief Thomas Bach To Speak


The call, which was also expected to feature Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike, organising committee chief Yoshiro Mori and Olympics Minister Seiko Hashimoto, was scheduled for around 8pm local time (1100 GMT)

17 March, 2020

Who Will Be The Biggest Loser If Tokyo Olympics Is Cancelled, Postponed?


Shinzo Abe hopes to use the Tokyo Olympics as the capstone of his career as Japan's longest-serving prime minister, but the games are in doubt despite the organizers and the ICOC repeatedly saying they are going ahead on July 24 — as planned

13 December, 2019

Japan PM Shinzo Abe's India Visit Postponed Amid Protests Over Citizenship Act

Outlook Web Bureau

Guwahati, the planned venue for a summit between Abe and PM Modi, has been engulfed in violent protests over the CAB.

04 November, 2019

'Make In India' Has Become 'Buy From China': Rahul Gandhi's Takedown Of RCEP


The proposed free-trade agreement includes 10 member-countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and six of the bloc’s dialogue partners — China, Japan, South Korea, India, Australia and New Zealand.

27 June, 2019

India-Japan Ties To Become Stronger In 'New India': PM Narendra Modi To Indian Diaspora

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'When it comes to India's relationship with the world, Japan has an important place in it. This relationship is dated back to centuries,' Prime Minister Narendra Modi said while addressing an enthusiastic Indian diaspora in Kobe.

17 February, 2019

Donald Trump Claims Japan PM Shinzo Abe Nominated Him For Nobel Peace Prize

Outlook Web Bureau

Donald Trump said he had received a five-page letter from Abe informing him that he had nominated him for the Nobel Peace Prize.

28 November, 2018

Trump To Hold Meeting With Modi And Abe In Argentina During G-20 Summit

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The trilateral, which would be an expansion of the bilateral meeting between Trump and Abe, is part of the series of meetings Trump would have on the sidelines of the summit in Buenos Aires on November 30 and December 1.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

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Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz