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Japan’s Olympic Committee head under probe for alleged bribes

Paris, Japanese Olympic Committee chief Tsunekazu Takeda has been placed under investigation by French authorities for alleged bribes supposedly paid to African International Olympic Committee members to support the Japanese bid for the 2020 Olympics Games, French judicial sources said on Friday. Takeda, considered to be the mastermind of the[Read More…]

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Japan tops list of most powerful passports

Tokyo, Japan, for the second time in a row, has topped a global index for the world’s most powerful passport in 2019. According to the Henley Passport Index, which periodically measures the access each country’s travel document affords, Japan retained its top spot as the world’s most travel-friendly passport due[Read More…]

Japan sushi tycoon pays record tuna price

Japan sushi tycoon pays record tuna price

Tokyo, A Japanese sushi tycoon has paid a record $3.1 million for a giant tuna at an auction here. Self-styled “Tuna King” Kiyoshi Kimura bought the 278 kilogram bluefin tuna, which is an endangered species, the BBC reported on Saturday. Wholesalers and sushi company owners often pay high prices for[Read More…]

42 injured in explosion near Japan pub

42 injured in explosion near Japan pub

Tokyo,  At least 42 people were injured in an explosion near a pub in Japan’s Sapporo city, police said. The blast occurred at around 8.30 p.m. on Sunday in the city’s Toyohira Ward, causing a fire which was only extinguished hours later at 2.10 a.m., reports The Japan Times. According[Read More…]

Infosys forms JV with Hitachi, Panasonic in Japan

Infosys forms JV with Hitachi, Panasonic in Japan

Bengaluru,Global software major Infosys on Friday said it has formed a joint venture (JV) with Hitachi Ltd, Panasonic Corp and Pasona Inc to enhance its presence in Japan. “The company will acquire 81 per cent equity stake in Hitachi’s subsidiary — Hitachi Procurement Service Co Ltd, in which Panasonic and[Read More…]

Political crisis in Lanka: President Sirisena comes under pressure over dissolution of parliament while US, Japan block aids

Sri Lankan President Maithiripala Sirisena has dissolved parliament and has called snap election in the country for January 5, forcing his political rival and deposed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to challenge the President’s decision in the country’s Supreme Court. Is the Sri Lankan President’s move aimed at scoring political points for[Read More…]

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