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Space Tourism: Japanese Fashion Tycoon Heading Back To Earth

Dec 20, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Japanese fashion tycoon Yusaku Maezawa, his producer Yozo Hirano along with Russian cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin boarded the Russian Soyuz spacecraft from the International Space Station and are now heading back to Earth.

Japan: Princess Mako Set To Marry Commoner Amid Controversy

Oct 25, 2021 Deutsche Welle

Despite opposition from conservatives and snowballing tabloid reports of financial scandal, Princess Mako will marry commoner Kei Komuro in a subdued wedding ritual.


2022 World Cup Qualifiers: Own Goal Helps Japan Beat Australia

Australia defender Aziz Behich put the ball into his own net in the 85th minute to give Japan a 2-1 victory and six points from four matches in Group B, three behind the Aussies.

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.


North Korea Fires Short-Range Missile To Sea In Latest Test, Seoul And Tokyo Officials Say

The alleged test of this Short-Range missile comes after a series of tests that North Korea resumed after a pandemic break and is in violation of multiple UNSC resolutions.

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27 September, 2021

Two Women Amongst 4 Candidates In Race To Become Japan's next PM

Associated Press (AP)

Sanae Takaichi and Seiko Noda are the first women in 13 years seeking the leadership of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party in an election Wednesday.


20 September, 2021

North Korea Warns Of Actions Against US-Australia Nuclear Submarine Deal

Associated Press (AP)

North Korea also referenced the "backstabbing" remarks of US ally, France. Says that there would be corresponding actions if "even the smallest negative affect on our country's safety" is observed.


17 September, 2021

Quad Diplomats Prepare For First Ever In-Person Leader's Summit, Meet ahead of the White House Event.

Outlook Web Desk

The UN ambassadors from India, Australia, Japan and United States meet ahead of two major events. One is the first ever Quad Leaders' Summit and the other is the Annual UN General Assembly Debate.


15 September, 2021

S Korea Says N Korea Fired Unidentified Projectile Off Its Coast, Officials Meet Chinese Counterparts

Associated Press (AP)

The meeting between South Korean and Chinese officials comes after North Korea resumed its missile tests amid a nuclear stalemate with the United States. The new missile, as reported by state media of North Korea, could hit targets in Japan, including the surrounding US military bases.


05 September, 2021

Paralympic Games Closing Marks End Of Tokyo's 8-year Olympic Saga

Agencies

These were unprecedented Olympics and Paralympics, postponed for a year and marked by footnotes and asterisks. The final act came Sunday (September 5)


05 September, 2021

Tokyo Paralympics 2020: India Soars High With Best-ever Medal Haul

PTI

To put things in perspective, at the 2016 Rio Games, India had 19 athletes across five disciplines with four returning with medals in the end


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04 September, 2021

India At Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Krishna Nagar Wins Badminton Gold, India Finish With Record Haul - Highlights

Outlook Web Bureau

India won a record 19 medals, including five gold, at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. Catch highlights here


04 September, 2021

Pramod Bhagat Wins Historic Badminton Gold Medal In Tokyo 2020 Paralympics

PTI

With badminton making its debut at the Paralympics this year, Bhagat, the current world No. 1, thus became the first Indian to win a gold medal in the sport


03 September, 2021

India At Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Blockbuster Saturday As Manish Narwal, Pramod Bhagat Win Gold Medals - Highlights

Outlook Web Bureau

India added four medals, including two gold, on Saturday at Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. Catch highlights here


03 September, 2021

Harvinder Singh, Economics Scholar, Beats Odds With His Analytical Mind To Win Medal At Tokyo Paralympics

PTI

Singh, however, rued his semifinal loss to world number 10 Kevin Mather of the USA 6-4 in an intense five-setter


03 September, 2021

Tokyo Paralympics: Avani Lekhara, Praveen Kumar, Harvinder Singh Increase India's Medal Haul

PTI

India picked up three medals on Friday and the overall tally rose to 13, including two gold, six silver and five bronze


02 September, 2021

India At Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Avani Lekhara, Praveen Kumar, Harvinder Singh Increase India's Medal Haul - Highlights

Outlook Web Bureau

India won three medals on Friday at Tokyo Paralympics 2020. India now has 13 medals (2 gold, 6 silver and 5 bronze). Catch highlights here


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30 August, 2021

India At Tokyo 2020 Paralympics: Mariyappan Thangavelu Settles For Silver, Sharad Kumar Wins Bronze In High Jump - Highlights

Outlook Web Bureau

Catch the highlights and updates of India's campaign at the 2020 Summer Paralympics in Tokyo. India won one silver and two bronze medals on Tuesday.


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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