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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. '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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Japan in front ... but only just

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

    ... Chinese stars defeat rivals' top pairing to keep Asia within striking distance China stars Zhang Liangwei and Liang Wenchong won the battle of the giants, but Japan ended the day ... a valuable asset he was to his team as he partnered his young compatriot to defeat the dynamic duo of Shigeki Maruyama and Keiichiro Fukabori 2 & 1. But as the day wore on, Japan edged ahead, ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Koizumi has nothing to lose with reform drive

    Posted Aug 10th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi has thrown down the gauntlet to opponents of economic reform in Japan by calling a snap election for the lower house on September 11. Most observers expect ... longest-serving prime minister for 20 years decided to go to the people after rebel LDP MPs in the upper house defeated legislation to privatise Japan Post, the biggest financial institution in the world ...




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