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  • Visitors to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics can expect to arrive at an airport "scattered" with robots to help them, an official said yesterday as he unveiled seven new machines to perform tasks from helping with luggage to language assistance.

    Dec 13, 2017, 10:23 IST

  • Evergreen American Venus Williams has dismissed any notion of announcing her retirement anytime soon, saying she is eager to compete at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

    Dec 01, 2017, 10:05 IST

  • It's difficult to describe live-wire TV anchor, media heiress, RADA-trained sometime Bollywood star, expat wife, super mum and all-round gypsetter Koel Purie to those who don't know her

    Nov 29, 2017, 10:15 IST

  • A police raid that uncovered a horrifying scene in a studio apartment in central Japan, after Aiko Tamura, a 23-year-old Tokyo resident, went missing

    Nov 15, 2017, 18:33 IST

  • An AI character was made an official resident of a busy central Tokyo district yesterday, with the virtual newcomer resembling a chatty seven-year-old boy

    Nov 05, 2017, 12:41 IST

  • Two-time Paralympics gold medallist Devendra Jhajharia is hopeful of emulating his past success if he takes part in the next edition of the Games

    Nov 03, 2017, 13:34 IST

  • R Madhavan's Tamil film 'Vikram Vedha', will be screened at the Tokyo International Film Festival, which runs from October 25 to November 3

    Oct 06, 2017, 09:40 IST

  • Miwa Sado, who worked at the broadcaster's headquarters in Tokyo, logged 159 hours of overtime and took only two days off in the month leading up to her death from heart failure in July 2013

    Oct 05, 2017, 15:02 IST

  • It's been a while since we saw Danny Denzongpa in a lead role. The veteran actor is back on the scene with Deb Medhekar's Bioscopewala, a modern retelling of Rabindranath Tagore's classic short story 'Kabuliwala'

    Sep 30, 2017, 08:48 IST

  • Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe officially dissolved parliament on Thursday, effectively kicking off a national election campaign where he faces an unexpected and formidable challenge from the popular governor of Tokyo, Yuriko Koike

    Sep 29, 2017, 10:06 IST

  • 'Birdshot' will be the Philippines' official entry to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 2018 Academy Awards. The movie is directed by 24-year-old filmmaker Mikhail Red. No Filipino film has ever been nominated for an Oscar in the best foreign-language film category, reports The Hollywood Reporter. 'Birdshot' is a mystery thriller, featuring a young girl named Maya (Mary Joy Apostol), who accidentally kills an endangered Philippine eagle, and her father (Ku Aquino), who desperately tries to protect her from the authorities. Meanwhile, two police officers struggle to solve the mystery of a bus full of people disappearing. The movie also stars John Arcilla and Arnold Reyes. It won the Best Asian Future Film award at the Tokyo International Film Festival in 2016

    Sep 27, 2017, 20:25 IST

  • With a winning time of under 7 seconds, speed climbing can claim to be the Olympic Games' fastest sport. Speed climbing is one of five sports that have been included in the programme for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics along with baseball/softball, bowling, karate, surfing and skateboarding. Italy's Ludivico Fossali won the men's event after Russian Stanislav Kokorin committed a false start. But in the small final it was a much closer affair with Italian Leonardo Gontero winning in a time of 6.25 seconds, beating Russian Aleksandr Shikov by three hundredths of a second. In the women's event, France's Anouk Jaubert was triumphant in the final, beating Mariia Krasavina of Russia.

    Sep 27, 2017, 10:04 IST

  • A magnitude 6.0 earthquake has struck off northern Japan. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, and no risk of tsunami

    Sep 27, 2017, 09:28 IST

  • In a YouTube video, 27-year-old Tokyo-based artist Shinri Tezuka is seen engrossed in Amezaiku, the now rare Japanese art of sculpting candy that dates back to the 1600s, when they were used as offerings at temples in Kyoto

    Sep 13, 2017, 14:30 IST

  • Tokyo-based photographer Haruhiko Kawaguchi's ongoing photo series will take your breath away, literally

    Sep 02, 2017, 08:28 IST

  • The escapee is female, weighs 55 kilogrammes (121 pounds) and has a "gentle" disposition – but a history of running away

    Aug 04, 2017, 12:01 IST

  • The year 2017 is proving to become a rather interesting one for the much-adored actor of Bollywood, Irrfan Khan

    Aug 02, 2017, 11:31 IST

  • Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is being questioned in Parliament about a cronyism scandal after opposition lawmakers alleged he testified falsely a day earlier when he denied using his influence to help a friend

    Jul 26, 2017, 10:34 IST

  • Indian shooters failed to win any medals for the first time after the conclusion of the Rio Olympics last year

    Jul 19, 2017, 07:43 IST

  • A men-only island in Japan where women are banned and male visitors must bathe naked in the sea before visiting its shrine, has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site

    Jul 11, 2017, 08:16 IST

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