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  1. Sport - Rugby

    Hong Kong lose to Japan in Asian Games men’s sevens final

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 09:47pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay in Incheon alvin.sallay@scmp.com Jamie Hood’s team settle for second straight Asiad silver while women lose out to Kazakhstan in bronze medal play-off Hong Kong fall to Japan ... by Japan. Nemesis Japan won 24-12, scoring four tries to two, including a contentious penalty try that possibly swung the game in their favour. Hong Kong head coach Gareth Baber said: "I ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/sevens/article/1608315/hong-kong-lose-japan-asian-games-mens-rugby-sevens-final
  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan, South Korea agree to work towards warmer ties

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 12:03pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... over their shared history Japan and South Korea pledged on Thursday to work towards the celebration of half a century of normal diplomatic relations, the latest in a series of tentative steps ... Kishida told South Korean First Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Cho Tae-yong. “There are very difficult issues between South Korea and Japan,” Cho replied, but added: “We hope to make next year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1607592/japan-south-korea-agree-work-towards-warmer-ties
  3. Sport - Racing

    Japan banks on Just A Way to end 45-year quest to win Arc

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 10:50am

    ... not be in France unless he felt the horse had a genuine chance of ending Japan’s frustrating 45-year quest to win the Arc, which has seen their runners fill second spot on four occasions, including ... is a wily, experienced campaigner and has won Japan’s most prestigious turf race, the Japan Cup, twice with Admire Moon and Buena Vista in 2007 and 2011 respectively, only arrived in France on Monday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1607532/japan-banks-just-way-end-45-year-quest-win-arc
  4. Business - Money - STOCK MARKET

    Fat finger mistake may have caused HK$4.8 trillion stock order in Japan

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 04:50am by Bloomberg, AFP

    ... Agencies in Tokyo 'Fat finger' may have caused huge Tokyo order Trillions of yen worth of stock orders in some of Japan's biggest firms had to be cancelled yesterday, ... an official at the Japan Securities Dealers Association. The biggest order was for 1.96 billion Toyota shares, or 57 per cent of outstanding shares at the world's biggest carmaker, for 12.68 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1607236/fat-finger-mistake-may-have-caused-hk48-trillion
  5. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY SEVENS

    Hong Kong women edge into the semi-finals to set up showdown with Japan

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 11:22pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... a morale-boosting victory in the final pool game and finish unbeaten. The result gives them an easier semi-final on Thursday when they go up against Japan, a side they defeated at the Women's Asian Sevens Series in August. "We have a very good chance of beating Japan," head coach Anna Richards said. "We have showed we have the capability, and we are playing better than we did ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1606688/hong-kong-women-edge-semi-finals-set-showdown-japan
  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan's high-speed Shinkansen bullet train turns 50

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 09:09pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Tokyo Japan marks anniversary of Shinkansen's first high-speed journey between Tokyo and Osaka Bullet train 50 years down the line It was, retired Japanese railway ... of when Japan launched its bullet train between the cities of Tokyo and Osaka 50 years ago yesterday. The Shinkansen, as it is called in Japan, gave a boost to train travel in Europe and Asia ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1606640/japans-high-speed-shinkansen-bullet-train-turns-50
  7. Magazines - 48hrs - TRAVEL

    In Japan, viewing the colours of maple leaves in autumn is a cultural obsession

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 10:09pm by STEVE JOHN POWELL

    ... Text: Steve John Powell The viewing of autumn's changing colours is a national obsession in Japan. We rustle up the best spots for taking in the dazzling display Leaf encounters Autumn is a magical time in Japan. Summer's humid heat has finally abated. Days are bright and nights are cool. The rice harvest is in full swing and celebrated with festivals. But above ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1605050/japan-viewing-colours-maple-leaves-autumn-cultural-obsession
  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Luck and instinct determined fate of hikers on Japan's killer volcano

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 09:18pm by AP

    ... hikers by surprise. Seismologists had detected signs of increased seismic activity at Mount Ontake, one of Japan's 110 active volcanos, but nothing signalled a fatal eruption. Ogawa, 43, ... be more to come The death toll from the eruption of Mount Ontake in Japan hit 48 yesterday as rescuers discovered 12 more bodies in so-far unexplored areas of the ash-covered peak. The figure ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1606644/luck-and-instinct-determined-fate-hikers-japans-killer-volcano
  9. News - China

    Nine missing after Chinese ship sinks off Japan

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 12:25pm by Agence France Press in Tokyo

    ... Agence France Press in Tokyo Nine people were missing after a Chinese-registered ship sank off the coast of Japan, according to a report in Japanese media early Wednesday. Five crew members were rescued from the vessel, which was reported to have sunk at around 8:00 am Tuesday off Shimane Prefecture in the southwest of Japan’s main Honshu island, Kyodo news agency said, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1605313/nine-missing-after-chinese-ship-sinks-japan
  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Shinzo Abe faces questioning by lawmakers on Japan's change to defence policy

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 02:23am by KYODO

    ... Kyodo in Tokyo Legislators accuse the prime minister of attempting to bypass debate in parliament Abe faces grilling by lawmakers on defence Japan's opposition parties began ... "The prime minister is stubbornly refusing to discuss important issues," said Banri Kaieda, leader of the opposition Democratic Party of Japan as he kicked off the first day of a question ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1604856/shinzo-abe-faces-questioning-lawmakers-japans-change-defence-policy

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