Japan: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Yoshihide Suga to Succeed Shinzo Abe as the PM of Japan

Yoshihide Suga has been elected as the new leader by Japan’s governing party to succeed Shinzo Abe. He is all set to become Japan’s next prime minister. Mr Abe had announced his resignation in August 2020 due to health issues. Who is Yoshihide Suga? Yoshihide Suga is a Japanese politician and currently serve as president ..

Japan Court Recognizes ‘Black Rain’ Victims for the First time

A court in Japan has recognized the victims of the ‘black rain’ caused due to the atomic bomb incident in 1945, for the first time in the history of the country. The court has also asked the city administration of Hiroshima to provide all the medical benefits to the survivors of this incident, in line ..

$536 Million to be paid by Japan to Companies for Leaving China

The government of Japan will start paying its companies to move out of China back home or to other countries of Southeast Asia as part of a new program to secure supply chains to the country and also to reduce the excessive dependence on manufacturing activities in China. Around 57 companies including privately-held facemask-maker Iris ..

Fugaku: World Fastest Supercomputer

A Japan based Supercomputer, Fugaku developed by Fujitsu and the Riken Research Institute has been named the fastest supercomputer in the world. Highlights The fugaku has gained the top spot after beating out its Chinese and US counterparts. Also, it is the first Japanese super computer to gain the top position after 9 years. This ..

Air India flight rescues 119 Indian nationals from the quarantined Diamond Princess Cruise ship

After several passengers and crew members were diagnosed with the coronavirus infection, the Diamond Princess cruise ship has been quarantined in the Port of Yokohama, Japan. Recently, a special Air India flight departed to Tokyo and brought back 119 Indian nationals (113 crew members and 6 passengers) who were on-board the Diamond Princess Cruise ship. ..