TOKYO, July 3: Japan's military sent emergency rescuers to the central city of Atami on Saturday after landslides triggered by heavy rains left at least 20 people missing, public broadcaster NHK said.

TOKYO, Feb 12: Tokyo 2020 Olympics chief Yoshiro Mori is expected to resign on Friday over his sexist comments, with the mayor of the Olympic village Saburo Kawabuchi saying Mori had asked him to take over.

TOKYO, Feb 5: Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike said on Friday the Olympic Games were facing a “major issue” after the head of the organising committee made sexist remarks and as criticism of his comments showed no sign of abating.

TOKYO, Jan 22: There is no truth to a report about the possible cancellation of the Tokyo Olympics, Japan’s Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Manabu Sakai, a government spokesman, told reporters on Friday, denying a newspaper report that the event would be called off.

TOKYO, Jan 7: Japan declared a limited state of emergency in the capital, Tokyo, and three neighbouring prefectures on Thursday to stem the spread of the coronavirus, hoping that less-stringent curbs than imposed earlier will this time stamp out infections.

TOKYO, Sept 15: Tokyo held a marathon on Sunday as a test case for whether organisers, athletes, and spectators can cope with sweltering temperatures expected during next year’s Summer Olympics and Paralympic Games.

TOKYO, Sept 8: Japan braced for Typhoon Faxai on Sunday cancelling trains and flights in Tokyo with destructive winds of up to 216 kph (134 mph) and heavy rain expected to hit the region overnight, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.

TOKYO, July 24: With exactly one year to go until the Tokyo Olympics open, organizers marked the day by unveiling the gold, silver, and bronze medals that will symbolize the 2020 Games.

TOKYO, May 25: A medium-strength earthquake hit eastern Japan on Saturday, NHK national television said, causing buildings to shake in Tokyo hours before the arrival of U.S. President Donald Trump.

TOKYO, May 25: U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, landed in Japan on Saturday on a largely ceremonial visit meant to showcase strong ties with Tokyo even as trade tensions loom.

KATHMANDU, May 24: Nepal is set to participate in the Think20 (T20) Summit kicking off in Japan on Friday. Former Foreign Minister Prakash Sharan Mahat and Director of the Center for South Asian Studies, Nishchal N Pandey, have been invited to the T20Summit, which is the research and policy advice network for the G20 nations.

Cyberattacks, terrorism, earthquakes and heatwaves: Tokyo 2020 organisers are hoping for the best but bracing for the worst and making contingency plans for several possible catastrophes during the Games.

KATHMANDU, Feb 7: Nepali and Japanese health professionals residing in Japan have organized a seminar on improving health care system in Nepal in Tokyo.

TOKYO, Dec 25: Japan's government on Tuesday adopted a slew of measures to encourage foreign nationals to work in the country and to smooth their integration into society.

TOKYO, Sept 23: A new cafe opening in Tokyo will use robot waiters remotely controlled by physically-disabled human employees.

KATHMANDU, Aug 4: Japan’s Tamura City and Athlete’s Society have decided to assist Nepal by providing training to the team ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics to be held in Japan.Three parties, the Nepal Olympic Committee (NOC), the Athlete’s Society of Tamura City, and Mayor of Tamura City have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the preparation of the 2020 Olympics by providing training to the team.

TOKYO: July 18: The Japan Sports Council gave a progress report on the new National Stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday, saying the project is 40 percent complete with two years to go before the opening ceremony.

Nepathya enthrals fans in Tokyo

July 8, 2018 14:28 pm

JAPAN, July  8: Nepathya performed at the Tokyo Dome City Hall amidst a well-attended group of Nepali music lovers based here. Majority were Nepalese, but Japanese audiences were also present at the concert.

Nepathya to rock Tokyo

July 3, 2018 09:35 am

After a successful two city US tour, Nepathya is set to embark on a single show tour of Japan. According to the press statement released by Nepa-laya, the band was scheduled to perform on Saturday at Tokyo Dome City Hall. Tokyo Dome is known for its state of the art technical excellence, where international musical establishments like Bob Dylan, Cold Play, and Mr Big have already performed.

Nepathya to leave for Tokyo

July 1, 2018 17:31 pm

KATHMANDU, July 1: After a successful 2 city US tour, Nepal’s premier folk-rock band, Nepathya embarks on a single show tour of Japan.

Tokyo Olympics aspirant Phupu

December 19, 2017 09:29 am

If you don’t recognize Phupu Lhamu Khatri, a 21-year-old Nepali female judoka and Olympian, you must be joking. Because Khatri won gold medal for Nepal at the 2016 South Asian Games and also bagged the Female Player of the Year Award at the NSJF Pulsar Sports Award in the same year. Not only that, she also represented Nepal in Rio Olympics 2016.

SEOUL, South Korea, Oct 18:  Diplomats from the United States, South Korea and Japan met in Seoul on Wednesday to discuss policy responses to North Korea's accelerating efforts to expand its nuclear weapons program.

TOKYO, July 19: Japanese airport police have found 30 bullets in an American Airlines crewmember's carry-on bag and said Wednesday that the flight attendant apparently carried them through his security checks at U.S. airports.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on North Korea test-firing a missile Saturday (all times local):

TOKYO, Jan 9: A Nepali migrant on Monday committed suicide in the capital city Tokyo of Japan.

Swimming team leaving for Tokyo today

November 15, 2016 00:13 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 15: A six-member Nepali team including three female swimmers will leave for Tokyo, Japan on Tuesday to compete in the 10th Asian Swimming Championship to be held there from November 17 to 22.

TOKYO, Nov 2: Pop icon Lady Gaga, who owns six cars and just this year obtained a driving licence, said on Wednesday that she wants to "drive all over Tokyo".

TOKYO, Aug 24: The countdown to the 2020 Olympics began Wednesday with the arrival of the Olympic flag in Tokyo from Rio de Janeiro. The contrast between the two host cities couldn't be starker. Instead of samba in the streets, there will be robots and self-driving cars. Five things to know about the next Summer Games:

SAGAMIHARA, Japan, July 26: At least 19 people were killed and about 20 wounded in a knife attack Tuesday at a facility for the handicapped in a city just outside Tokyo in the worst mass killing in generations in Japan.

TOKYO, July 17: A moderately strong earthquake has rattled the Tokyo region, but there are no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

Japan's first "naked restaurant" opens in Tokyo next month with draconian rules of entry -- podgy prospective diners will be weighed and ejected if found to be too fat.

SEOUL, June 10: Line Corp., the Japan-based operator of the namesake mobile messenger, will list its shares in New York and Tokyo next month. Naver, the South Korean Internet company that wholly owns Line, said Friday that the move will help the iconic mobile messenger to better compete against global companies backed by big brand and capital.