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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. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Whyte bounces back after tumble

    Posted Jun 21st 2004, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... him.' Whyte bounced back, completing his rides and taking his bow as the championship winner again, before a busy summer beckons in Europe and a riding contract in Japan. 'Just in the last 24 hours I have finally confirmed that I will be riding about eight meetings in Japan during July and August, but during that time I'll also be with my family at our place in Italy where ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Tokyo's governor zeroes in on 'pampered' academics and artists

    Posted Apr 04th 2004, 12:00am by David McNeill

    ... administrator chosen by Ishihara. It's the same revolution that has swept Japan Inc since the collapse of the economy in the early 1990s. The line from Ishihara's office, that culture ... 'Ishihara has to cut costs somehow and he is known to dislike waste, so this will shake up the whole sector,' says Japan Times columnist Gregory Clark, who has worked with the governor ...

  10. Campus in Japan for Shanghai university

    Posted Dec 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Eva Woo Shanghai's Tongji University plans to set up a branch in Osaka, Japan, making it the first mainland university to have a campus in a developed country. The university is hoping to start building work in 2006 after getting approval from the education authorities in both countries. Tongji University made the decision following an invitation from the Osaka city ...




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