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Toshiba stocks plummet after capital increase announcement

Tokyo, Nov 20 (IANS) Japanese electronics giant Toshiba's stocks plummeted on Monday during the first half of the trading session following the company's announcement of a multi-billion dollar capital increase to seek liquidity at a time of financial difficulties. Toshiba's shares lost almost 5 per cent in early trading as investors reacted to the company's announcement on Sunday that it...

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Toyota, Suzuki to produce electric vehicles for India market by 2020

New Delhi/Tokyo, Nov 17 (IANS) Global automobile majors Toyota Motor Corporation and Suzuki Motor Corporation will join hands to produce electric vehicles (EVs) for the India market by 2020. On Friday, both Toyota and Suzuki said they have concluded a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the cooperative structure for introducing EVs in the Indian market around 2020. The agreemen...

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Japanese firms want more foreign workers

Tokyo, Nov 17 (IANS) A top Japanese industry leader on Friday urged the government to allow more entry of foreign workers to alleviate the growing shortage of labour. The Chairman of the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Akio Mimura, said the shortage was increasingly serious and causing difficulties in the private sector, particularly for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs),...

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Apology after Japanese train departs 20 seconds early

Tokyo, Nov 17 (IANS) A rail company in Japan has apologized after one of its trains departed 20 seconds early -- although no passenger complained. The management of the Tsukuba Express line between Tokyo and Tsukuba city said they sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused, reports BBC. The company said in a statement that the train was set to depart at 9:44:40 but left at ...

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Japan, US begin joint drills off Korean Peninsula

Tokyo, Nov 16 (IANS) Japan and the US on Thursday began joint naval drills south of the Korean Peninsula in a show of power against North Korea. The US sent its nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan, three destroyers and around 14,000 troops to participate in the drills that will be conducted until November 26 in waters near the Okinawa archipelago, the US Navy said in a stateme...

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France to join India for Indo-Pacific security architecture

New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) After officials of India, the US, Japan and Australia held first-ever quadrilateral meeting in Manila on the security architecture and development of the Indo-Pacific region, French Ambassador to India Alexandre Ziegler said on Wednesday that his country is forging a security partnership with India over this region. We have got key cooperation with India on thing...

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Know how oral bacteria triggers gut diseases

Tokyo, Nov 15 (IANS) Suffering from inflammatory bowel disease? According to a new study, the bacteria residing in your mouth may be responsible as it activates immune cells to fuel inflammation in the gut. The findings showed that when the bacterium Klebsiella pneumoniae colonises in an intestine out of microbial balance, immune cells called T helper 1 (TH1) become overactive in the gut...

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Indonesian beauty queen crowned Miss International 2017

Tokyo, Nov 14 (IANS) Indonesia's Kevin Lilliana was crowned Miss International 2017 on Tuesday at an event held at the Tokyo Dome City Hall. This year, a total of 71 women participated in the beauty pageant that was won by Kylie Verzosa of the Philippines in 2016, reports Efe news. It's like a dream come true. Indonesia, we made it, said the 21-year old Lilliana, adding she would...

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Tech Mahindra, Toshiba Digital Solutions to boost smart factory market

Tokyo, Nov 13 (IANS) Toshiba Digital Solutions and Tech Mahindra on Monday joined hands to help manufacturers adopt integrated smart factory solutions across production lines. The two companies will synergise group manufacturing heritage, domain expertise and existing customer base to expand business in the smart factory market. Our integration capability in information technolog...

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India, US, Japan, Australia hold first quad talks on Indo-Pacific cooperation

Manila/New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) India, Australia, Japan and the US on Sunday agreed that a free, open, prosperous and inclusive Indo-Pacific served long-term global interests, giving impetus to an emerging quad of democracies amid Chinas rising military and economic power. It was the first dialogue of the quadrilateral formation of the democracies in which anti-terrorism cooperation was ...

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India, US, Japan, Australia discuss Indo-Pacific scenario

New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) India, the US, Japan and Australia, for the first time, together discussed the situation in the Indo-Pacific region and its future at a meeting in the Philippines' capital Manila. Officials from India's Ministry of External Affairs, Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs, Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and United States' Department of State met in Manila ...

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India, US, Japan, Australia discuss Indo-Pacific cooperation

Manila, Nov 12 (IANS) India, Australia, Japan and the US on Sunday agreed that a free, open, prosperous and inclusive Indo-Pacific served long-term global interests, giving an impetus to an emerging quad of democracies amid Chinas growing military and economic power. An External Affairs Ministry statement said foreign officials from India, Australia, Japan and the US met here and held co...

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Dinosaurs could have survived had asteroid struck elsewhere: Study

Tokyo, Nov 11 (IANS) Dinosaurs might not have gone extinct had the the asteroid that hit Earth some 66 million years ago and triggered the mass extinction of the giant animals struck somewhere else instead of crashing into the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, says a study. The impact of the asteroid, also known as the Chicxulub Impactor, caused a crater 180 km wide and heated organic matter ...

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Four swimmers claim two golds apiece at FINA World Cup

Beijing, Nov 11 (IANS) With two titles in hand, China's Xu Jiayu and Zhang Yufei both became double winners on the first day of the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup 2017 at the National Aquatic Center here, while world champions Chad Le Clos of South Africa and Katinka Hosszu of Hungary also grabbed two gold medals apiece. Newly-crowned world champion Xu showed his excellent start and tu...

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Michelin-starred Chef Vikas Khanna returns to alma mater with culinary museum

New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) Here's one man who can't just sit still: He runs a hugely-successful fine diner in New York, his auction of a 16 kg tome on Indian cuisine raised Rs 30 lakh that will go to feeding 200,000 underprivileged children, and he scored a hat-trick at Cannes with the premier of a documentary on his journey from Amritsar to the Big Apple. Now, Michelin-starred Chef Vikas Khanna re...

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Police identifies nine bodies found in Tokyo apartment

Tokyo, Nov 10 (IANS) Police have identified the nine mutilated bodies which were found in the apartment of a young Japanese man here last month, investigators said on Friday. The bodies of eight women and a man were found on October 30, at the apartment of Takahiro Shiraishi, 27, and the police concluded the identification of the dismembered bodies on Friday morning through DNA samples, ...

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Tokyo governor presents robots with eye on 2020 Olympics

Tokyo, Nov 9 (IANS) The governor of Tokyo on Thursday introduced multilingual robots as a test of the automatons' feasibility ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympic games. Yuriko Koike interacted with the robots during the event held at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government building, reports Efe. From November 13 until the end of February 2018, five of these multilingual robots will be in...

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Toshiba incurs $438 million loss

Tokyo, Nov 9 (IANS) Japan's Toshiba Corporation incurred a net loss of 49.8 billion yen ($438 million) in the first half of its financial year, compared to a profit of 115.3 billion yen during the same period last year, an official statement released on Thursday said. The operating income in this period rose to 231.8 billion yen, which is a record figure for the company and more than dou...

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Kenyan marathon record holder Kimetto to race in Honolulu

Nairobi, Nov 9 (IANS) World marathon record-holder Dennis Kimetto of Kenya has announced that he has recovered from his injury and will compete in the Honolulu Marathon on December 10. Kimetto, 33, lined up in the Chicago Marathon last month but was unable to finish the 42.195 km race due to injury, reports Xinhua news agency. However, after seeing a doctor, Kimetto returned to ...

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Kenya's Ruto to face stiff challenge in Beirut Marathon

Nairobi, Nov 8 (IANS) Kenya's Dominic Kipngetich Ruto will face a stiff challenge from defending champion Edwin Kiptoo at the Beirut Marathon, starting on November 12. The 27-year-old Ruto is amongst the fastest in the elite field and, earlier this year, he recorded a new personal best time of 2:09:08 at the Rome Marathon knocking 20 seconds off his previous best, reports Xinhua news age...

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