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  1. Boomtown?

    Posted Mar 13th 2004, 12:00am by Mutsuko Murakami

    ... Mutsuko Murakami Japan's fourth-largest city, Nagoya, has a population of more than 2 million- and a reputation problem. Sure, it's a bustling hub on the south-central coast ... and Technology, the flagship among the industrial museums. What's more, Nagoya may soon be known for having the most competitive international airport in Japan. The Central Japan International ...

  2. O'Sullivan set to join training ranks

    Posted May 04th 2004, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... for winning the 1989 Japan Cup with Horlicks, and scores of Group One races and hundreds of lesser stakes events in Australia and New Zealand. He has trained under his name alone since his ...

  3. Hype aside, Japan plays no big role in Asian trade and investment

    Posted Sep 14th 2004, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp BACK IN MY days as a stockbroker's research analyst there was a clear divide in the Asian investment business. There was Japan and there was Asia ex-Japan ... stand up and say: 'Yes, but what about Japan? How can you talk about Asia and not talk about the biggest economic powerhouse in Asia?' There was and is a simple answer. This powerhouse ...

  4. Will the real Japan please stand up

    Posted Dec 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Tom Plate

    ... at the close of the University of Southern California's Asia Conference last month. Until the very end, the conference on Japan's new economy for foreign investors had gone swimmingly. Everyone on the panel had agreed that Japan's economy was, indeed, a globalised flower garden opening up to outsiders faster than an overnight burst of spring. The consensus was seemingly ...

  5. Japan hope second string is enough

    Posted Oct 27th 2004, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay With bigger fish to fry, Japan will field a second-string side as they bid to regain the title of Asian champions from neighbours and arch-rivals South Korea. 'Japan ... competitive,' said Jarrad Gallagher, the International Rugby Board's regional development manager for Asia. Japan are due to play two Tests on their European tour. The first is against Scotland ...

  6. China, Japan look past the hurdles

    Posted Jan 12th 2004, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... Nailene Chou Wiest in Beijing Diplomatic friction must not obscure the benefits of partnership, analysts say Relations between China and Japan got off to a bumpy start in the new year, ... bilateral ties. Aizawa Ichiro, senior vice-foreign minister, met State Councillor Tang Jiaxuan on Thursday. Takemasa Moriya, a senior official in Japan's Self-Defence Agency visited ...

  7. Can Japan challenge China's regional power?

    Posted Apr 09th 2004, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Michael Richardson Japanese and Thai negotiators have been holding trade liberalisation talks this week. The outcome will indicate whether Japan can compete effectively with China ... is to lay the basis for a comprehensive Japan-Thailand free-trade agreement to be signed by the end of the year. The negotiations follow a breakthrough deal by Japan to finalise a free-trade ...

  8. Scholar warns against Japan-bashing

    Posted Jan 09th 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... Ray Cheung Free speech could be hijacked by ultra-nationalists, says top academic A recent surge of 'extreme nationalism' and Japan-bashing on the mainland is fostering a climate ... In recent months, there have been growing calls on the mainland for action to be taken against Japan, including boycotts of Japanese goods. The feelings appear to have been ignited by a series ...

  9. Japan should not forget roots while eyeing big-time

    Posted Oct 31st 2004, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Union should give 'face' to events in the region For the past four decades, Japan has played an integral part in the development and promotion of Asian rugby. From being founder-members of the Asian Rugby Football Union (ARFU)- along with Hong Kong and Thailand- to being the sole representative of the region at the past five World Cups, Japan has proudly ...

  10. Forsyth believes HK have talent to upset Japan

    Posted Oct 28th 2004, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Hong Kong will go in search of their holy grail again- defeating Japan for the first time at the Asian Championship. It is a feat that has eluded the home team at the previous ... in recent years. We will be going out seeking a win and not to just limit points scored against us,'' said Forsyth. Brave words considering Japan have not lost to Hong Kong ...




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