Japan (; Nihon or Nippon, officially or Nihon-koku) is an island nation in East Asia.

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Japanese government liable for Fukushima disaster: Court

Tokyo, Oct 10

A court on Tuesday ruled that the Japanese government and the operator of the nuclear power plant are liable for negligence in the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.

Japan launches latest satellite of positioning system

Tokyo, Oct 10

Japan on Tuesday successfully launched the fourth and final satellite that makes up its terrestrial positioning network system, which will improve the current GPS services and help create a better communications system during a disaster.

Japan congratulates Nobel winner Kazuo Ishiguro

Tokyo, Oct 6

The Japanese government on Friday congratulated Japanese-born British author Kazuo Ishiguro for winning the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Japanese woman dies from overwork

Tokyo, Oct 5

Japanese labour inspectors on Thursday ruled that the death of a 31-year-old employee of the countrys public broadcaster NHK was caused due to overwork.

Nagaland CM calls for better connectivity in North-East

Kohima, Sep 22

Nagaland Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang on Friday underscored the need for improved connectivity in the North-East region for further growth in the mostly landlocked area and better people-to-people connect.

Japan prepared to face N.Korean H-bomb threat

Tokyo, Sep 22

The Japanese government on Friday said that it was prepared to face North Korea's threat to launch a hydrogen bomb into the Pacific Ocean.

Defiant North Korea fires another ballistic missile over Japan

Pyongyang, Sep 15

In a major show of defiance to the international community, North Korea fired another ballistic missile over Japan on Friday, creating new tension in the region after its nuclear bomb test less than two weeks ago.

N.Korea launches missile over Japan

Pyongyang, Sep 15

North Korea on Friday fired a ballistic missile over the Japanese island of Hokkaido, a major show of defiance to the international community, the media reported.

North Korean launches missile over Japan

Seoul, Sep 15

North Korea on Friday launched a missile that flew over northern Japan before plunging into the Pacific Ocean, the South Korean military said.

India, Japan sign sign 15 agreements

Gandhinagar, Sep 14

India and Japan on Thursday signed 15 agreements, including one to give a fillip to India's Act East policy by enhancing connectivity and developmental projects in India's northeast, and for more flights between the two countries.

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