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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Missing activist involved in anti-Japan rallies in Hong Kong may be in Macau

    Posted Sep 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... mainland activist is seeking help to look for her in Macau and Shenzhen, after she vanished after a visit to Hong Kong 2-1/2 weeks ago to co-ordinate an anti-Japan protest. Wu Chengfang, 43, disappeared on the way back to Shenzhen on the night of September 12 after a Hong Kong meeting with activists who had sailed to the disputed Diaoyu Islands, which Japan calls the Senkakus. Wu's ...

  2. Rise in HK tourists perks up Japan

    Posted Feb 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com The number of Hong Kong tourists heading to Japan jumped 41 per cent year on year last month- the biggest increase since Japan's nuclear crisis after last March's deadly earthquake and tsunami. A total of 48,500 Hongkongers visited Japan in January, Japanese consul Yuji Kumamaru said yesterday. The significant rise can be attributed to the Lunar New ...

  3. Japan rule book to fall in line with Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com It will come too late for Caspar Fownes and the ownership of Green Birdie, but Japan's demotion rules will be brought into line with Hong Kong's ... one horse would have beaten another home but for the interference. Chief steward Kim Kelly has been involved in these discussions with his Japanese counterparts since the Japan Cup debacle ...

  4. Japan to restart working visits for HK's young

    Posted May 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip Applications for working visas to Japan for young Hongkongers will open in July after being delayed three months by the deadly earthquake and tsunami in March. Up to 250 visas ... the quake will affect the desire of Hongkongers aged 18 to 31 to work in Japan, the number of visas on offer is similar to last year, when 658 people applied and 236 received visas. '[The ...

  5. Japan Rocks

    Posted Mar 10th 2011, 12:00am by Hamish Mckenzie

    ... Hamish McKenzie Tomorrow, 10pm Backstage Live For years, Hong Kong's indie scene has overlooked a major music resource just a short flight away: Japan. In the clubs and bars of Tokyo ... represent just a thin crust of Japan's bubbling rock scene. And in Hong Kong? Well, there's just not as much going on. That's fair enough- Japan has 127 million people compared ...

  6. Food imports from Japan safe, say officials

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

    ... Ng Kang-chung Hong Kong officials have given assurances that foodstuffs imported from Japan are safe despite signs that contamination from the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant may have seeped into the food chain. While officials admit there are difficulties in tracing the origin of all the produce and food products imported from Japan, checks so far have shown that all ...

  7. HK$170m plan from Japan to bring city's online shopping home

    Posted Feb 18th 2011, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Ta-Q-Bin has a logo featuring a black cat carrying a kitten in its mouth to underline how it aims to carry precious cargo with care. It has grown into a household name in Japan since being launched in 1976. In 2001, Yamato introduced the service to Taiwan and opened its first mainland office in Shanghai last October. 'In Japan, you could say that Ta-Q-Bin induced the boom in online ...

  8. Kirwan lashes 'lacklustre' Japan

    Posted May 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Japan coach John Kirwan quickly refocused his team yesterday after a poor tune-up for today's finale against Hong Kong in the HSBC Asian Five Nations Top Five ... with the quality of training. I just hope we play better than we train,' Kirwan said. The stakes are high today as Japan can qualify for next year's World Cup by winning Asia's sole ...

  9. HK demolish Japan and Macau

    Posted Jun 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa Hong Kong continued their winning streak in the Pre-East Asian Games Championships yesterday, thrashing Macau and Japan in straight matches. The hosts maintained a 100 per cent ... Kong, who have dropped only one game after four matches, will meet South Korea today in their last match of the six-team competition. The Koreans, who lost 4-1 to Japan on the opening day, ...

  10. Declining Japan: a sign of things to come

    Posted Jul 04th 2009, 12:00am by Joseph Cheng

    ... Joseph Cheng In recent years, Japan's concerned public has gradually turned its attention from the decline in economic growth rates to more long-term social trends. As one of the 'little dragons of Asia', Hong Kong used to follow Japan as head of the 'flying geese' formation. So Japan's social trends are worthy of our attention, too. Japan's ageing ...




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