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Fumio Kishida Is Japan's New Prime Minister

Sep 29, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Former Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida replaces Yoshihide Suga, who is stepping down after serving only one year since taking office last September.

Quad Not A Military Alliance But Will Challenge China's Outreach In Indo-Pacific

Sep 25, 2021 Seema Guha

Quad is to checkmate China’s growing profile as a nation giving humanitarian aid to nations across Asia and Pacific, and it wants to challenge China’s soft power bid in the region.

Japan Solemn But Unapologetic As It Marks 76th Anniversary Of WWII Defeat

At an event to commemorate the historic event, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said that Japan never forgets the peace that the country enjoys today is built on the sacrifices of those who died in the war.

Japan Races To Vaccinate As Virus Surges After Olympics

Aug 13, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Japan has managed the COVID-19 pandemic better than many countries, without the kind of restrictive lockdown used in other nations, but some believe that may now be needed.

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin Visits Pacific Islands Claimed By Japan

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

20 July, 2021

Tokyo Olympics 'Will Give Humanity Faith In The Future': IOC President Thomas Bach


Speaking at the opening of the IOC Session in the Japanese capital on Tuesday, Bach said the Olympic stage is now set for the athletes 'to shine and inspire the world'

20 July, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: World Should See Safe Games Staged, Says Japanese PM Yoshihide Suga

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Events start Wednesday — in softball and women's soccer — two days ahead of the formal opening ceremony of an Olympics already postponed a year because of the coronavirus pandemic

19 July, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: With No Japan Summit, South Korean President To Skip The Games


Relations between Seoul and Tokyo have been strained since South Korea’s Supreme Court in 2018 ordered some Japanese companies to compensate Korean forced laborers

14 July, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: Thomas Bach Meets Yoshihide Suga As Coronavirus Cases Approach 6-month High


Suga asked Bach to ensure that the Olympics will be safe, particularly for the Japanese public, of which fewer than 20 percent are fully vaccinated

08 July, 2021

Tokyo Olympics To Have 'No Fans' Under State Of Emergency

Associated Press (AP)

Prime Minister of Japan Yoshihide Suga said the state of emergency would go in effect on Monday and last through August 22

08 July, 2021

Japan Announces State Of Emergency For Tokyo With Olympics Opening In Just Two Weeks

Associated Press (AP)

The state of emergency would go in effect on Monday and last through August 22 meaning the Olympics starting July 23 will be held under emergency measures

17 June, 2021

Japanese Medical Community Opposes To Holding Tokyo Olympics And Paralympics

Associated Press (AP)

The medical journal The Lancet criticized the World Health Organization and other health bodies for not taking a clear stand on holding Olympics

17 June, 2021

Japan To Ease Virus Emergency Ahead Of Olympics As Daily Cases Fall

Associated Press (AP)

Experts at a virus panel meeting Thursday gave preliminary approval for government's plans to downgrade the emergency

14 June, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: Japanese PM Yoshihide Suga Wins Support From G-7 For Hosting Games


Japan is desperately pushing to accelerate the pace of COVID-19 vaccinations before the Olympic Games kick off on 23 July

28 May, 2021

With Safe Tokyo Olympics At Stake Japan To Extend COVID-19 Emergency

Associated Press (AP)

The Tokyo Olympics are slated to start on July 23 after a one-year postponement due to the pandemic

24 May, 2021

Japan Opens Mass Vaccination Centres Two Months Before Tokyo Olympics

Associated Press (AP)

Worries about public safety while many Japanese remain unvaccinated have prompted growing protests and calls for cancelling the games, set to start on July 23.

19 May, 2021

Amid COVID-19 Surge Tokyo Doctors Call On Organisers To Cancel Olympic Games


The 6,000-member Tokyo Medical Practitioners' Association called for the Olympics to be canceled in a letter

12 May, 2021

Frustration In Japan As Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga Pushes Olympics Despite COVID-19 Surge

Associated Press (AP)

More than 300,000 people have signed a petition calling for the Tokyo Olympics to be cancelled

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.

PTI Photo

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 Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

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.

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

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