Sanjay Bhattacharyya is the Indian Ambassador to Turkey.
Japan have beaten Russia in the opening match of the Rugby World Cup. Jamie Joseph's side won the game 30 points to 10 after a very nervous start in Tokyo.
Prince Akishino has officially declared the tournament open, with World Rugby chief Beaumont saying: "This is the moment we've all been waiting for ... we can all be very proud tonight. You have made history."
Former Tepco Chairman Tsunehisa Katsumata and executives Sakae Muto and Ichiro Takekuro were all found not guilty in the only criminal case emerging from the nuclear meltdown.
Protesters are demanding urgent reforms to Japan’s outdated rape laws as rape complaints are met with impunity, while sexual harassment and groping are rife.
Instead of light, fluffy snowflakes, the crowd, consisting mainly of Tokyo 2020 staff, were pelted with fairly coarse shards of shaved ice at the canoeing test event.
Many activists say Japan's criminal code is outdated, underscoring gender inequality in the country, despite relatively high rates of female education and workplace participation.
The spectacular appointment as environment minister of the telegenic Shinjiro Koizumi, the 38-year-old son of much-loved former PM Junichiro Koizumi, set tongues wagging in Tokyo political classes as the Abe era draws to a close.
India has managed to build a powerful, culturally acceptable, image abroad over the last half-century. Is Prime Minister Narendra Modi inadvertently tearing that down?
Russian President Vladimir Putin told Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, he hoped to sign a World War Two peace treaty in the future.
Hiroto Saikawa, the chief executive of scandal-plagued Nissan, acknowledged receiving inappropriate payments from the Japanese automaker but denied he ordered it or knew about it.
The accident, which halted services on a busy rail link to the capital, Tokyo, smashed the glass in the driver's compartment and derailed three of the train's eight carriages, video images showed, leaving the lead carriage badly twisted.
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