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  1. The last of Japan's rice farmers

    Posted Nov 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... Kevin Rafferty Has Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan finally woken up to the fact that the world is changing rapidly and Japan risks being left behind? In recent days he has spoken of a fresh fleet of 'black ships' off the coast of Japan and has noted nostalgically that he comes from Choshu (now known as Yamaguchi Prefecture), whose forces suffered crushing defeats ...

  2. Japanese brand Neighborhood, HK-based Izzue team up in Pak Sha Road pop-up store

    Posted Mar 09th 2010, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... as interesting as he had hoped. 'I think Hong Kong people dress a lot like what I see in Japan,' he said. The Neighbourhood X Izzue shop is open until April 4. ...

  3. Virtual girlfriend game raises concerns

    Posted Feb 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... an adult game which, according to the official website, is not available outside Japan. However, the game is available in Hong Kong and local gamers have responded to the release with enthusiasm ...

  4. Don't spend all your time online

    Posted Jun 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... With the rapid development of technology, we use the computer every day for work and play. We surf the internet for information and read the news online. We also play games and watch videos on the computer. Many people see the computer as a daily necessit ...

  5. Chinese fans take loss to Japan sitting down

    Posted Nov 09th 2010, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou Security was tight inside and outside Guangzhou's Tianhe Sports Centre last night as bitter rivals China and Japan met in an Asian Games soccer match. However, the game passed peacefully, despite the hosts losing 3-0. The two East Asian giants have been embroiled in a diplomatic row since early September over Japan's arrest of a Chinese trawler ...

  6. Musicarama 2010: New Sounds from Japan

    Posted Oct 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Japanese music group next mushroom promotion (above) and Chris Babida perform works by Wendy Lee, Yiu Hon-fai, Chris Babida, Masataka Matsuo, Tomoko Fukui and Takashi Tokunaga. Oct 16, 8pm, City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$100, HK$150 Urbtix. Inq ...

  7. Tim Noonan

    Posted Sep 12th 2010, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... will be qualifying for the post season and there seems to be one booze vendor for every two members of the sparse crowd. It's hot, ridiculously so. If the rest of the world is frying than Japan insists ... who are part of the 'new' Japan. How you choose to live the moments between the moments at a baseball game is up to you and, not surprisingly, my 17 year-old nephew spends those ...

  8. Nationalists flock to secret memorial to 7 war criminals

    Posted Mar 08th 2010, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Atami Seven of Japan's most notorious war criminals executed 62 years ago are remembered on the anniversary of their deaths and the day of Japan's surrender ... their burial site could never become a rallying point for the extreme right. That effort failed, and more people are beginning to ask questions about Japan's imperial past. 'This ...

  9. Surplus now tipped to be US$180b

    Posted Oct 29th 2010, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang The Ministry of Commerce has further revised up its forecast on the mainland's trade surplus this year to US$180 billion amid a general slowdown in foreign trade. Meeting exporters at the twice-a-year China Import and Export Fair at Guan ...

  10. Japan's 20-year rebalancing tells us China's slowdown will be bearable

    Posted Nov 15th 2010, 12:00am by Michael Pettis

    ... In 1990, Japan was 17 per cent of the global economy and two-thirds the size of the United States. With two decades behind it of nearly 10 per cent annual growth rates, it accounted for a larger share of global growth than any other country. Japan was expected to easily become the world's largest economy within two decades. Imagine that at the time you had been smart (and ...




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