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  1. Crisis at home overshadows weakened Asian champions Japan

    Posted Mar 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... 'We have to be brave so that the people back home can also be brave,' said Japan sevens coach Wataru Murata, as the Asian champions gear up for an emotional weekend at the Cathay Pacific/Credit Suisse Hong Kong Sevens. Japan, weakened by the absence of three players who were not released by their employers, will play this weekend in black armbands as a tribute to the thousands ...

  2. American expat reaches out to former home in Japan with fund-raiser in Central

    Posted Mar 30th 2011, 12:00am by Vivian Chen

    ... with Vivian Chen It's been almost three weeks since the devastating earthquake and tsunami struck Japan, but victims are still suffering from the aftermath. A group of good-hearted ... to Hong Kong in December after living in Tokyo for two years, was earlier involved in Tokyo Helps, a Japan-based charity founded last year in response to the Haitian earthquake. Tokyo Helps ...

  3. Beijing predicts fast recovery for Japan's economy

    Posted Mar 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing The earthquake in Japan will affect Sino-Japanese trade in the short term only, according to China's Commerce Ministry. The Japanese economy would recover quickly and the impact would be limited, it said. 'The disaster-hit northeastern part of Japan accounts for a substantial proportion of Japan's GDP, about 8 per cent,' ministry ...

  4. Jittery investors dump stocks amid nuclear fears in Japan

    Posted Mar 16th 2011, 12:00am by Amanda Lee, May Chan

    ... markets. At one point, the Nikkei was off almost 14.5 per cent before clawing back some lost ground. Japan's benchmark Nikkei ended down 10.6 per cent at 8,605.15 points as jittery investors ... of the country's gross domestic product. Investment manager BlackRock expects sharp falls in industrial output in Japan and predicts that the economy may contract in the second quarter. Analysts said ...

  5. Joy And Fun to miss Japan due to quake

    Posted Mar 15th 2011, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Trainer Caspar Fownes has moved quickly to keep Green Birdie's trip to Japan alive, but connections of Joy And Fun yesterday cancelled his foray in the wake ... back to the Bauhinia Sprint Trophy [at Sha Tin] next month down the straight.' Jockey Zac Purton, who was booked to partner the gelding in Japan, will ride at Sha Tin on March 27 now ...

  6. Japan quake shows preparation is vital

    Posted Mar 21st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Haruhiko Kuroda Nobody who has watched the events of recent days unfold can fail to be moved by the unprecedented scope of the tragedy in Japan and its toll on human lives and property. It is heartening to see the people of Japan responding calmly, with discipline, dignity and resilience. Japan's swift and effective response is a clear reflection of its efforts in disaster ...

  7. How would you raise funds to help the quake victims in Japan?

    Posted Mar 31st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Crystal Leung, 16, Sacred Heart Canossian College Japan is famous for its comics and sushi- they are always favourite picks for teenagers. Whenever I think of Japan, these are the two things that come to mind, so they will be the basis for my plan to raise funds for the earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan. I would like to get help from my school's animation club ...

  8. Crisis offers a chance for closer ties with Japan

    Posted Mar 21st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode in Tokyo The three-way meeting between the foreign ministers of China, Japan and South Korea at the weekend highlighted the potential for intensified ties in the wake ... Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi and his new Japanese counterpart Takeaki Matsumoto. Yang expressed deep sympathies and offered further aid to Japan following the 9.0-magnitude quake, tsunami ...

  9. Japan, you're not alone

    Posted Mar 17th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... teams to Japan, where they are assessing needs and setting up emergency plans. On the internet, Google has put up the People Finder platform (japan.person-finder.appspot.com). The website allows ... for Japan. Several celebrities have also been quick to respond. Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Adam Lambert and many others have offered their condolences and words of support via Twitter. Lady Gaga ...

  10. Bickering continues over refunds for tours to Japan

    Posted Mar 18th 2011, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip Tours to Japan from Hong Kong have been cancelled, but insurance companies have been slow to refund holidaymakers in full. That is because the tours were scratched when the government issued only a red alert for outbound travel to all of Japan, said Joseph Tung Yao-chung, executive director of the Travel Industry Council Insurance companies are paying out full refunds ...




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