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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

Agencies

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

Outlook Web Bureau

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

Agencies

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

Agencies

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

Agencies

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

Agencies

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

People try to contain the fire after an army helicopter carrying India's Chief of Defense Staff Bipin Rawat crashed near Coonoor, Tamil Nadu.

Bangalore New Photos via AP

Smoke rises from fire after an army helicopter carrying India's Chief of Defense Staff Bipin Rawat crashed near Coonoor, Tamil Nadu.

Bangalore New Photos via AP

AICC General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra releases 'Women's Manifesto' for Uttar Pradesh assembly elections in Lucknow.

PTI Photo

NCP MP Supriya Sule serves lunch to suspended Rajya Sabha MP's, who have been staging a protest near Mahatma Gandhi's statue demanding revocation of their suspension, during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New...

PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist

Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav wearing party cap walks towards the Mahatma Gandhi's statue at Parliament to support the suspended Rajya Sabha MPs, who have been staging a protest near the statue demanding...

PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist
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Shaheen Bagh, CAA, Farmers’ Protest: Hip-Hop Is The Voice Of Dissent In India

Young, brash and little-known artistes are using hip-hop as an outlet to speak up and speak out.

Opinion

Why I Rap: A Hip-Hop Artiste’s Journey From Bihar To Stardom

Aamir Shaikh aka Shaikhspeare traces talks about the genre that uses music as a means to dissent.

Aamir Shaikh
Why I Rap: A Hip-Hop Artiste’s Journey From Bihar To Stardom

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Death Of Three Dalit Girls And A Story Of Pain And Humiliation

Family from UP village forced to run around to complete post-death official paperwork and even last rites.

Ashutosh Sharma
Death Of Three Dalit Girls And A Story Of Pain And Humiliation

Opinion

Dalit-Bahujan Women In Politics And The Missing Narratives

On BR Ambedkar's death anniversary, a look at the 'invisible' history of Dalit Bahujan women in Indian politics.

Dec 02, 2021 Kalyani K

Let's Talk About Ageism And Sexism In Indian Films, A Zillionth Time!

While everyone is going gaga over actress Katrina Kaif in the revamped version of 'Tip Tip Barsa Pani', the replacement of Raveena Tandon does point towards the problem of sexism and ageism in the Indian film industry

Nov 17, 2021 Yashika Mathur

T20 World Cup 2021 Analysis: David Warner And Mitchell Marsh - Tale Of Two Comebacks

Australia winning the T20 World Cup for the first time has been timely as they host the next edition at their own backyard in 2022.

Nov 15, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Education In India During Covid-19: Challenges Faced And Solutions For A Post-Pandemic Era

As per the Observer Research Foundation, close to 250 million children in India were adversely affected due to school closures due to the early lockdowns imposed by the government in response to Covid-19.

Nov 11, 2021 Shekhar Mehta