India and Japan sign Memorandum of Cooperation in field of cybersecurity

News: Union Cabinet has given its approval for signing a Memorandum of Cooperation(MoC) in the field of cybersecurity between India and Japan. Facts: Aim: The Memorandum of Cooperation(MoC) will enhance cooperation in areas of mutual interest which in­clude:  Capacity building in the area of cyberspace Protection of critical infrastructure Cooperation in emerging technologies Sharing information… Continue reading India and Japan sign Memorandum of Cooperation in field of cybersecurity

India, Japan ink mutual military logistics agreement

Facts:  India and Japan have signed the mutual logistics agreement called the “Reciprocal Provision of Supplies and Services agreement”. The agreement allows the militaries of the two countries to use each other’s bases and facilities for repair and replenishment of supplies. India has already signed similar logistics agreements with the US, , Australia, France and… Continue reading India, Japan ink mutual military logistics agreement

Explained: How a traditional practice is coming in the way of Japan’s Covid response

News: In Japan, a centuries-old ritual called “Hanko” is being blamed for impeding social distancing efforts in tackling the novel coronavirus pandemic. Facts: Hanko:It is a personal stamp used in Japan that is equivalent to a signature in other countries and is an essential part of several transactions. Origin: The use of this traditional stamp… Continue reading Explained: How a traditional practice is coming in the way of Japan’s Covid response

Indo-Japanese joint exercise ‘Sahyog-Kaijin’ begins off Chennai Coast

News:The Coast Guards of India and Japan took part in a joint exercise ‘Sahyog-Kaijin’ off the Chennai coast. Facts: About Sahyog-kaijin: Exercise Sahyog-Kaijin is a joint exercise between India and Japanese Coast Guards. The exercise is aimed at further strengthening bilateral ties and mutual understanding between the two coast guards.  It also aims to enhance… Continue reading Indo-Japanese joint exercise ‘Sahyog-Kaijin’ begins off Chennai Coast

India, Japan to engage in 2+2 dialogue

News:India and Japan are going to hold the 2+2 Dialogue in Delhi. Facts: About 2+2 Dialogue: The 2+2 is a format of dialogue where the defense and foreign ministers or secretaries meet with their counterparts from another country. India and Japan had started the 2+2 dialogue at the level of officials in 2010.But they decided… Continue reading India, Japan to engage in 2+2 dialogue

Mine Countermeasure Exercise-first time between India and Japan

News:The Indian Naval Forces and the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) has conducted the first Mine Countermeasure Exercise(MINEX) at Kochi,Kerala. Facts: About the exercise: The Mine Countermeasure Exercise(MINEX) is an annual exercise between India and Japan. This is the first time an explosive ordnance disposal and mine countermeasure exercise was held by Indian and… Continue reading Mine Countermeasure Exercise-first time between India and Japan

Shinyuu Maitri

News:The Indian Air Force will be carrying out a joint military exercise called ‘Shinyuu Maitri’ with Japanese Air Self Defence Force (JASDF) from 17 to 23 October 2019. Facts: About Shinyuu Maitri: Shinyuu Maitri is a bilateral air exercise between the Japanese Air Self Defence Force(JASDF) and Indian Air Force(IAF). The exercise will be held… Continue reading Shinyuu Maitri

India, Japan to hold 2+2 dialogue on Indo-Pacific cooperation

India’s Defence Minister is on a visit to Japan for the annual Defence Ministerial Meeting between the two countries. The meeting highlighted the significance of the Special Strategic and Global Partnership between India and Japan, especially in addressing the security, stability and regional peace. The two countries have also decided to hold the first Foreign… Continue reading India, Japan to hold 2+2 dialogue on Indo-Pacific cooperation

Japan urged to sign UN nuke ban on Hiroshima anniversary

The mayor of Hiroshima has urged Japan to sign the Treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons(TPNW).This statement came as the city marked the 74 years since being targeted in the world’s first atomic attack. Japan is the only country to have experienced atomic attack against Hiroshima and Nagasaki days ahead of the country’s surrender… Continue reading Japan urged to sign UN nuke ban on Hiroshima anniversary

Japan approves growing human organs in animals for first time

Scientists in Japan has received government permission to grow human organs in animals for the first study of its kind in the country. The research involves genetically modifying sheep or pig embryos so they cannot grow a specific organ.Human induced pluripotent stem(iPS) cells are then injected into the embryo in the hope that the DNA… Continue reading Japan approves growing human organs in animals for first time