Japan Current Affairs - 2019

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UNESCO allows 19 new additions to World Heritage List

The World Heritage Committee of UNESCO has recognized 19 sites to be added into the World Heritage List.  The new additions have brought the grand total of World Heritage Sites to 981 in 160 nations. Of those, 759 sites are cultural, 193 natural and 29 mixed properties. The new additions are: Natural sites: Xinjiang Tianshan (China) Mount Etna Read More…

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India to provide ‘Visa-on-Arrival’ services to 30 countries

The Indian Government is planning to start Visa-on-Arrival services for 30 countries including China. As per the Tourism Ministry, Beijing has a huge potential for exchanges in the sector. The proposal has to be cleared by the Home Ministry. About Visa-on-Arrival Service: Objective: To ensure that India has at least 1% share in the international tourist arrivals, which is Read More…

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UNESCO world heritage status to Mount Fuji and Mount Etna

The World Heritage Committee of the UNESCO, which recently held a meeting in Cambodia, has granted World Heritage status to Japan’s cone-shaped, snow-topped volcano, Mount Fuji. The mountain has been selected as a “cultural” rather than a “natural” heritage site. As per UNESCO, Mount Fuji has “inspired artists and poets and been the object of pilgrimage for centuries”. Read More…

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Tianhe-2: World’s fastest Supercomputer developed by China

China achieved a big breakthrough in the field of supercomputers as it successfully developed fastest supercomputer in the world, named, Tianhe-2. About Tianhe-2: Supercomputer developed by China’s National University of Defense Technology Processing speeds of 33.86 petaflops (1000 trillion calculations) per second. It is far ahead of the current fastest U.S.-designed Titan which has a speed Read More…

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39th G8 summit held in Northern Ireland

The 39th G8 summit was held on June 17-18, 2013 at Lough Erne, Northern Ireland of United Kingdom. The summit was presided over by the U.K. The official theme of the summit was tax evasion and transparency. However, the Syrian civil war dominated the talks. A seven-point plan on Syria was agreed after much debate. Other agreements included a way to automate the sharing Read More…

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Japan conducts successful test of new Maglev Bullet Train

Japan has successfully performed the first successful test of new generation L0 Series Trains (maglev bullet trains) designed to travel at speeds of 311 mph. These trains have latest Magnetic levitation technology (maglev) instead of the conventional wheels. The commercial services of this series of trains will start in 2027. What is special about these trains? These trains are Read More…

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India, Japan to expedite negotiation on civil nuclear pact

Prime Ministers of India and Japan have inked a joint statement directing officials of their countries to speed up the negotiations of an Agreement for Cooperation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy.  The statement didn’t fix any timeline and will take at least two years for its implementation. Talks on energy cooperation had virtually Read More…

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