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  1. General view of a reinvented past

    Posted Nov 08th 2008, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... will be accelerated. Japan's economy, its finances, its business practices, its employment system, its judicial system will converge with the American system. Our country's traditional culture ... Kevin Rafferty Japan was not an aggressor that brought death to 20 million Asian neighbours and wholesale misery to countless others. It was a peaceful, peace-loving, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/659374/general-view-reinvented-past
  2. A whale of a controversy

    Posted Dec 01st 2008, 12:00am by Sara Yin

    ... Sara Yin Eating whale meat- a traditional source of protein in countries like Japan- has become a taboo in many countries that before hunted the mammals Tucking into a nice, juicy cut of whale may sound despicable to some, but to others, whale steak is as culturally acceptable as sirloin. For instance in Wakayama, a coastal town in Japan, school cafeterias serve spaghetti ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/662156/whale-controversy
  3. FYI: Why is Japan a staunch defender of whaling?

    Posted Feb 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Jonathan Hopfner

    ... Jonathan Hopfner Every year, Japan braves a barrage of condemnation from other governments, environmentalists and even some of its own citizens to launch a hunt that takes more than 1,000 whales. The debate over whether the slaughter is a time-honoured tradition and in the interests of science (which Japan alternately argues) or a barbaric practice with purely commercial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/625351/fyi-why-japan-staunch-defender-whaling
  4. In Brief

    Posted Feb 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Police to quiz whaling activists on Antarctic exploits CANBERRA- Australian police will grill the anti-whaling activists who docked in Australia amid pressure from Japan for Canberra to take stronger action over recent protests in icy waters near Antarctica. The duo, Australian Benjamin Potts and Briton Giles Lane, were held aboard a Japanese whaling vessel for three days ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/625348/brief
  5. Japan, Asia's doddering power

    Posted Mar 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... into a collapsing US dollar and with the yen soaring- with major implications for Japan's fragile economy, it is hardly time for Japan's leaders to flaunt their credentials in the global ... second-largest economy, even though they have stopped hoping that it is an engine of global growth. Indeed, it is the rest of the world that has been supporting Japan's growth with the yen at 120 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/630820/japan-asias-doddering-power
  6. The finest civil servants that money can buy

    Posted Aug 28th 2008, 12:00am by Joseph Cheng

    ... executives. Hence, the temptation to join the corporate world after retirement has been on the rise. Comparisons with Japan and America may be interesting. Since the war, political power in Japan has ... and keiretsu were generally accepted by the people. Senior civil servants in Japan retire early, in their late 40s or early 50s, to encourage broad changes, and they then go onto a second career ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/650527/finest-civil-servants-money-can-buy
  7. Japanese economy in limbo

    Posted Apr 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... Domestic consumption and economic growth have been weak. Business investment has fallen. Exporters have been hurt by the weak US economy and the rising yen. 'Japan is arguably facing ... performing stock markets, Japan is facing a crisis of confidence. Valuations have already fallen to levels not seen in decades. What happens over the next few months will be key in determining what ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/634637/japanese-economy-limbo
  8. China's chance to lead the global economy

    Posted Sep 24th 2008, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... or Japan, China or France. They have not been printing IOUs on an unprecedented scale to the save the face of a corrupted financial system. But recent events have caused global damage to capitalism ... be extremely well received by China's neighbours. It can take a lead in a way that Japan, with its high incomes but declining workforce, cannot. China and others will suffer from the sudden change ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/653762/chinas-chance-lead-global-economy
  9. liberal studies

    Posted Dec 01st 2008, 12:00am by Sara Yin

    ... 2. Where does Japan hunt whales each year? a. Antarctica b. Sudan c. Norway d. Wakayama 3. Which meat produces the most greenhouse gases, according to the High North Alliance? a. whale b. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/662155/liberal-studies
  10. Minimum wage may be boon for economy, Legco researchers say

    Posted Mar 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Protecting workers by setting a minimum wage might be good for the economy, according to research by the legislature. But unemployment could worsen if the wage floor rose ... cent of the average wage. No conclusive study had been done on how a minimum wage system affects an economy, said the report, which was presented at yesterday's Legco manpower panel ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/630752/minimum-wage-may-be-boon-economy-legco-researchers-say

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