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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. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  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. Japan to halt new development grants to China, says report

    Posted Dec 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivien Cui Japan will stop approving new aid grants to China in the form of official development assistance (ODA) after 2006, according to a weekend report in the Yomiuri Shimbun, one of Japan's leading daily newspapers. A Tokyo official told the newspaper the Japanese government would also gradually decrease its ODA loan programme, bringing it to an end after the current grants ...

  7. War still a barrier to friendship with Japan

    Posted Nov 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivien Cui 55pc of mainlanders feel hostile towards neighbour for its refusal to confront past More than half of mainlanders do not 'feel friendly' towards Japan, a survey has ... 'do not feel friendly' towards Japan. A further 22 per cent of respondents said they felt very unfriendly towards the country. Of those who had a negative opinion, more than 60 per cent, ...

  8. Japan has a lot to gain by laying war ghosts to rest

    Posted Aug 16th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the surrender. Visiting the tomb of the unknown soldier in Tokyo, he made a speech expressing remorse for Japan's wartime history and pledging the country to peace. Despite these lofty words, ... of Japan's past aggression and militarism. It does not help that the shrine honours a number of the country's most serious war criminals or that strident nationalists such as Tokyo Governor ...

  9. Zenno Rob Roy is bookmaker's tip to lift Japan Cup

    Posted Nov 27th 2004, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Leading Melbourne bookmaker Michael Eskander has posted Japan's top galloper, Zenno Rob Roy, as a $3.75 favourite (dividend to $1) for tomorrow's Japan Cup after ... a careful study of the lead-up form from around the world. 'Zenno Rob Roy is a last-start winner of the autumn version of the Tenno Sho, Japan's biggest weight-for-age race at 2,000 ...

  10. Japan, Iran do just enough

    Posted Jul 29th 2004, 12:00am by Tim Maitland

    ... Tim Maitland in Chongqing Iran joined Japan in the knockout stage after a 0-0 draw proved satisfactory for both teams but bitter for Oman, who could and should have defeated both sides but failed. While Oman were beating Thailand 2-0 in Chengdu, the two Group D favourites were both getting what they wanted. Japan wanted to finish on top of the group to avoid a quarter-final ...




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