Saturday, 20 January 2018

Tag Archives: Japan

Pakistan becomes visa-free for many foreign tourists

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ISLAMABAD: Encouraged by the positive response from foreign tourist organisations and backpackers, Pakistan has now decided to allow tourists from 24 countries to visit the country without visas. According to an official statement issued here on Friday by Pakistan’s Ministry of Interior group, tourists from the UK, the US, China, ...

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Japan PM heads to Europe amid North Korea tensions

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TOKYO: Japan’s prime minister on Friday headed to the Baltic states and other European nations as he seeks to drum up support for his hawkish stance on North Korea. Despite a recent cooling of tensions in the run-up to the Winter Olympics in South Korea, Shinzo Abe has insisted on ...

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Japanese airport to be filled with robots for 2020 Olympics

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TOKYO: Those planning on attending the 2020 Tokyo Olympics can look forward to receiving luggage and language assistance from robots “scattered” around Haneda Airport. According to Yutaka Kuratomi, a representative from the Japan Airport Terminal, seven new robots have been designed to perform useful tasks at the airport. One of the robots is a fluffy ...

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North Korea says new missile puts all of US in striking range

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PYONGYANG: North Korea said it has successfully tested an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of “striking the whole US mainland”. Pyongyang claimed the nuclear-capable missile, known as Hwasong-15, is the most powerful weapon it has ever tested. In a broadcast on state television, the isolated state added that the new ICBM ...

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South Korea, Japan Back US’ ‘Terror Sponsor’ Tag For North Korea

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SEOUL: South Korea and Japan on Tuesday welcomed U.S. President Donald Trump putting North Korea back on a list of state sponsors of terrorism, saying it would ramp up pressure on Pyongyang to denuclearise the Korean peninsula. The designation, announced on Monday, allows the United States to impose more sanctions ...

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US troops in Japan banned from drinking alcohol after fatal crash

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TOKYO: US military personnel in Okinawa have been restricted to base and banned from drinking alcohol after a Marine was arrested over a crash that killed a Japanese man. Police on the southern Japanese island arrested 21-year-old Nicholas James-McLean late on Sunday on suspicion of negligent driving resulting in injury or ...

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US bomber drills aggravate North Korea ahead of Trump’s Asia visit

PYONGYANG: Two U.S. strategic bombers conducted drills over South Korea on Thursday, the U.S. Air Force said, raising tensions with North Korea just days before President Donald Trump visits the region seeking to shut down Pyongyang’s nuclear program. News of the drills was first reported by North Korean state news ...

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Japanese student sues over school’s order to dye hair black

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TOKYO: A teenager in Japan has taken local authorities to court after her school told her to dye her hair black or face exclusion. The 18-year-old, who has naturally brown hair, is seeking 2.2m yen (£14,700) in damages from the Osaka prefectural government in western Japan due to anguish caused ...

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Singapore now offers the world’s most powerful passport

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SINGAPORE: When it comes to global travel, not all passports are created equal. But which one rules them all? According to the Passport Index, that honor now belongs solely to Singapore thanks to a recent decision by Paraguay to remove visa requirements for passport holders of the Asian city-state. Developed ...

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