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TikTok star Jannat Mirza announces moving to Japan

LAHORE: Jannat Mirza, the first Pakistani with the highest number of followers on any social media platform has announced that she is moving to Japan. The 22-year-old shared that she is currently in Japan after PTA announced a ban on

CAA issues new travel advisory for passengers

KARACHI: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has issued a new travel advisory for passengers travelling abroad from the country. According to details, the flights coming from abroad have been divided into two categories (A and B) in wake of the

Japan donates machinery, equipment to Islamabad municipality

ISLAMABAD: The government of Japan has provided grant assistance in the form of 29 special vehicles and equipment for Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad (MCI) worth 500 million Japanese Yen. The grant has been provided under the Economic and Social Development Programme.

43 crew, nearly 6,000 cows missing after ship capsizes off Japan

TOKYO: More than 40 crew members were missing after a ship carrying cattle from New Zealand to China capsized in stormy weather in the East China Sea near Japan. According to the Japanese coastguard, a lone crew member from the

SAPM Bukhari assures sending workforce to Japan

ISLAMABAD: Japan Ambassador to Pakistan Kuninori Matsuda expressed Japan’s desire to expedite the process of recruitment of Information Technology and healthcare workers from Pakistan. In a meeting with Adviser to Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis Zulfiqar Bukhari, the envoy said

ANF receives specialised equipment under Japan-funded project

ISLAMABAD: Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) has received advanced IT equipment, personal protection gear and twenty sniffer dogs through funding support by the Government of Japan. The equipment was handed in a high-profile ceremony held at the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) headquarters

Japan marks 75th anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bombing

TOKYO: Japan marked 75 years since the world’s first atomic bomb attack in Hiroshima, with the coronavirus pandemic forcing a scaling back of ceremonies to remember the victims. Survivors, relatives and a handful of foreign dignitaries attended this year’s main

Only one quarter of Japanese want Tokyo Olympics next year

TOKYO: A new poll shows that just one in four people in Japan want to see the coronavirus-delayed Tokyo Games held next year, with most backing either further delay or cancellation. Only 23.9 percent of respondents in the three-day nationwide

UAE launches historic Mars mission

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates celebrated in the early hours of Monday morning the launch of its “Hope” probe to Mars, the first interplanetary mission by an Arab nation. The long-anticipated blast-off of the unmanned spacecraft at 6:58 am local

Japan keen to import basmati rice, allows export of mangoes

ISLAMABAD: Japan has shown keen interest in developing mutual agricultural research and importing basmati rice from Pakistan to further strengthen bilateral trade and economic cooperation between the two countries. Ambassador of Japan Matsuda Kuninori called on Minister for National Food

Japan’s economy slips into recession amid pandemic

TOKYO: Japan dived into its first recession since 2015, according to official data on Monday as the world’s third-largest economy contracted by 0.9 percent in the first quarter amid the fallout from the coronavirus. The drop in gross domestic product

Japan approves remdesivir drug for COVID-19 treatment

TOKYO: Japan approved remdesivir as a treatment for COVID-19, making it the country’s first officially authorised drug to tackle the coronavirus disease. Japan reached the decision just three days after US drugmaker Gilead Sciences filed for fast-track approval for the

Japan provides $1m to Pakistan as assistance for Afghan refugees

ISLAMABAD: Japan has contributed one million dollars to Pakistan as assistance for Afghan refugees who have been living in the country for decades. The contribution was presented by Japanese Ambassador Kuninori Matsuda on behalf of the government and people of

Japan extends state of emergency nationwide amid coronavirus

TOKYO (REUTERS): Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has expended the country’s state of emergency to all areas of the countries in order to contain the outbreak of coronavirus. According to an international news agency, the declaration now covers all 47

Japanese envoy offers assistance over coronavirus crisis

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister’s Adviser on Finance and Revenue Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh on Monday received the Japanese Ambassador Kuninori Matsuda and discussed a range of issues. The ambassador shared with the adviser the steps being taken by Japan to contain

Japanese PM to declare emergerncy amid rising coronavirus cases

TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will declare a state of emergency as early as Tuesday over the coronavirus outbreak amid emerging signs of widespread infections. Abe has faced increasing calls from local governors and doctors to issue a state

Japanese comedian Ken Shimura dies of coronavirus

Veteran Japanese comedian Ken Shimura, who had been hospitalized for coronavirus, died of pneumonia caused by virus, Japanese media reported. According to Japanese media, Ken Shimura was the first Japanese entertainment figure to die from the coronavirus. He died at

Japan Olympic Committee Deputy Chief test positive for COVID-19

TOKYO: Deputy Chief of Japan Olympic Committee Kozo Tashima has asserted that he had tested positive for COVID-19, as worries increase over whether Tokyo can safely host the Summer Games. The Deputy Chief in a statement, issued via Japan Football

NDMA chairman, Japanese envoy discuss coronavirus situation

ISLAMABAD: Chairman National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Lieutenant General Muhammad Afzal has said that Japan has always provided support and solace to Pakistan in times of distress and crisis. During a meeting with Ambassador of Japan in Pakistan Mr Kuninori

World’s oldest man dies in Japan at 112

TOKYO: A Japanese man recently named the world’s oldest living male has died aged 112. Chitetsu Watanabe, who was born on March 5, 1907 in Niigata, north of Tokyo, died on Sunday at his nursing home in the same prefecture.

Pakistan, Japan agree to expand relation in myriad fields

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Japan agreed to expand its relations in myriad fields including infrastructure development, higher education, and cultural and academic exchanges. The understanding came during a meeting of Prime Minister Imran Khan with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) President

70 more people test positive for coronavirus on Japanese cruise ship

A further 70 people on the quarantined Diamond Princes cruise ship in Japan have tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases to 355. Japanese Health Minister Katsunobu Kato informed today (Sunday) about the increase in the number

Japan sends destroyer to Middle East in wake of US-Iran conflicts

TOKYO: Japan sent a naval destroyer to the Middle East in a rare move on Sunday to ensure the safety of its ships in the wake of conflicts between Iran and the US. For an information-collection mission in the Gulf

Japanese animated Studio Ghibli films to hit Netflix

LOS ANGELES: Animated films from Japan’s famous Studio Ghibli, including Oscar winner “Spirited Away”, are coming to Netflix. Twenty-one films from Japan’s animation studio, co-founded by animator Hayao Miyazaki, will be made available in batches between February and April. Netflix

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe cancels Middle East trip

TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was scheduled to visit Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Oman this weekend. According to TV Ashi, PM Abe called a National Security Conference (NSC) meeting amid the latest bombings in Iraq. ALSO READ: Donald Trump

PM calls for enhancing bilateral cooperation with Japan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday stressed on working together more closely with Japan to enhance mutually beneficial cooperation in diverse fields. He was talking to Special Adviser on Foreign Affairs to Prime Minister of Japan Sonoura Kentaro. During

Pakistan signs MoC with Japan to send skilled workers

ISLAMABAD: Door to Japan are now open for Pakistani youth as the first Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) was signed between Japan and Pakistan on import of manpower and new visa category is being launched for those willing to work in

Rouhani seeks support for Iran economy on Japan visit

TOKYO: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has sought economic support from Tokyo as he wrapped up his two-day visit to Japan on Saturday. Rouhani’s trip to Japan is the first by an Iranian head of state in two decades. This comes

Japan to sign MoU for import of skilled Pakistani manpower

ISLAMABAD: Japan will sign a Memorandum of Understanding in Islamabad on Monday December 23 for import of skilled Pakistani manpower in fourteen different sectors. This was stated by Special Assistant to the Prime Minster on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource

Japan, Russia take step to resolve WWII islands dispute

MOSCOW: Japan and Russian’s foreign ministers met on Thursday aimed to resolve a territorial dispute of islands, that has prevented them from signing a formal WWII peace treaty. The Soviet Union seized the strategically located volcanic archipelago north of Japan’s