Thousands of males participated in the event where they were seen sporting a minimal amount of clothing with most of them using a Japanese loincloth called 'fundoshi' along with a pair of white socks.

The Diamond Princess cruise ship got quarantined off the Japanese port of Yokohama on Monday after reports that one of the passengers had the new type of coronavirus. There are some 3,700 people on board of the vessel.

Abe was scheduled to visit India to attend the India-Japan summit at Guwahati in Assam. media reports hinted that the venue for Modi-Abe summit could be shifted from Guwahati.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Shigeru Kitamura, Secretary General of National Security Secretariat (NSS) of Japan, in New Delhi on Tuesday.

In 2018-19, US colleges and universities hosted more than one million international students for the fourth consecutive year, while the total number of international students expanded for the thirteenth consecutive year.

The agenda on the East Asia summit would be to review the future direction of East Asia cooperation and exchange views on regional and international issues.

The incident promoted KTM's Pol Espargaro to 11th, while teammate Mika Kallio secured his first points for the team in 14th place, as a replacement for Johann Zarco. KTM's Miguel Oliveira finished in 12th place followed by Pramac Ducati's Francesco Bagnaia.

The President will head to Tokyo on October 21. He will attend various ceremonies related to the Emperor Naruhito's enthronement and also take part in a banquet hosted by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The ceremony will be attended by leaders from all parts of the world.

Hagibis has brought heavy rainfall throughout the country ahead of its landfall, including Shizuoka and Mie prefectures, southwest of Tokyo.

Meanwhile, Asian indices traded marginally higher as market participants watched for developments on the US-China trade front ahead of high-level negotiations.