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  1. Activists aim to raise second flag on islands

    Posted Jun 19th 2005, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... Chan Yu-nam, who planted a national flag on the Diaoyu Islands in 1996, is rubbing his hands in anticipation of sailing to the islands again. He said that as well as erecting a national flag, the protesters would 'perform some actions' on the is ...

  2. Sackings forced man into hiding

    Posted Jul 18th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... of children's events. 'I believe I will find a new employer very soon,' he said. While this phenomenon of self-imposed isolation may be new in Hong Kong, Japan has experienced it for years ...

  3. 'Assassins' defeat 14 LDP rebels

    Posted Sep 13th 2005, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... the desire of the people of Japan for change,' Ms Koike said. Go Ito, a professor of political science at Meiji University, said: 'The assassins have done better than I expected, but my ...

  4. Will beaten opposition go for fresh face or old guard?

    Posted Sep 14th 2005, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi has rid the ruling Liberal Democratic Party of much of its old guard; whether the humbled opposition will be able to do the same to its own is open to question. The Democratic Party of Japan, still licking its wounds after a sound beating at the hands of the electorate, will vote on a new party president on Saturday ...

  5. Sorry history of a too conservative diplomacy

    Posted Mar 31st 2005, 12:00am by Tom Plate

    ... ever. It is irrefutable that Japan did extremely terrible things to its neighbours during the second world war and should always be contrite about this fact. Even so, if love is never having to say you're sorry, will Japan never get the love and respect that its mainly admirable post-war record of domestic pacifism and regional contributions deserve? Or is Japan always going ...

  6. Beijing is left asking for more

    Posted Apr 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shi Ting Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's conciliatory comments at the Asia-Africa summit in Jakarta yesterday were an insufficient diplomatic gesture that failed to please Beijing, mainland analysts said. Mr Koizumi expressed 'deep r ...

  7. Japan in front... but only just

    Posted Apr 16th 2005, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... of the giants, but Japan ended the day with a slight edge, leading defending champions Asia 31/2-21/2 in the Visa Dynasty Cup. In the most glamorous match of the six-match foursomes competition played ... But as the day wore on, Japan edged ahead, looking to avenge their pitiful loss of two years ago when they were shocked by an Asian team 161/2-71/2. While Zhang and Liang were holding their own against ...

  8. Japan can do better, says expat star

    Posted Mar 21st 2005, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... Unus Alladin Japan fullback Nathan Ashley played in his first World Cup and possibly his last as the Land of the Rising Sun bowed out in the quarter-finals. The 31-year-old Australian, originally from Sydney, was one of several expatriate players representing the Japanese side, who were hoping they would go far in the tournament. Japan were never really in the match as they allowed ...

  9. Police warn activists on war-end anniversary

    Posted Aug 13th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin Fears of a repeat of April's anti-Japan protests have prompted police to warn activists against organising events ahead of sensitive anniversaries marking the end ... 'They fear civic activities will get out of control, and result in a repeat of what happened in April,' he said. He added that they had no connection with the anti-Japan protests in April ...

  10. Emotional save for bereaved Hiratsuka

    Posted Apr 16th 2005, 12:00am by Noel Prentice

    ... and Mo Joong-kyung by sinking a six foot putt on the last hole to grab a half point for Japan. 'Maybe my father helped,' Hiratsuka said after the ball fell in the side of the cup and turned what was looking like a 3-3 split into a 3?-21/2 lead for his country. Japan captain Isao Aoki said: 'I'm very proud of him.' Hiratsuka was on his way to the airport ...




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