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  1. Proud coach tells world: Japan is coming back

    Posted Mar 26th 2011, 12:00am by James Porteous

    ... James Porteous The biggest cheers of the night greeted Japan's tries against the United States, but their valiant effort was not enough to provide the neutrals with the fairy-tale win they longed for. Exactly two weeks after the earthquake hit, and with doubts whether they would even be able to take part, Japan were backed to the hilt by a fantastic opening night crowd. They twice ...

  2. Island incinerator will not use Japan's clean-burn technology

    Posted Mar 03rd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I write regarding the government's decision to build its incinerator on Shek Kwu Chau off Lantau. There is considerable government misinformation about how new clean-burn technology works in Japan, where incinerators are sited within urban areas, However, that is not what we are going to get in Hong Kong. The Japanese system only works because of meticulous sorting, ...

  3. Chinese negotiator optimistic on climate talks, cites Japan concession

    Posted Dec 10th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Cancun, Mexico A balanced outcome is within reach at the UN climate talks in Cancun, according to a senior Chinese negotiator, citing a key concession that Japan has ... of Huang's colleagues on the Chinese negotiation team. Huang said Japanese Environment Minister Ryu Matsumoto had indicated Japan's willingness to withdraw its opposition to the extension ...

  4. Slim hopes for latest plan to jump-start Japan's economy

    Posted Jul 19th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... to data from Japan's Ministry of Finance, China bought almost 1.3 trillion yen (HK$116.7 billion) worth of Japanese government bonds over the first five months of the year. To put that amount ... governments have tried to kick-start economic growth with giant public spending packages, Japan's sovereign debt now stands at almost 220 per cent of gross domestic product, dwarfing even the US ...

  5. Should we care about Japan's political turmoil?

    Posted Sep 05th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Plate

    ... must be tempted to say: who cares? But caring about Japan's political direction is not a waste of time. It's one of the world's most powerful economies, and its engineering prowess is second to none. Japan remains America's most notable ally in Asia. The last thing America wants Japan to conclude about America is that it doesn't care. To this end, wisely, ...

  6. Hu arrives in Japan with busy schedule

    Posted Jul 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei in Sapporo President set for two days of talks at G8 President Hu Jintao arrived amid rain on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido last night for a whirlwind two-day visit ... leaders, including US President George W. Bush. A meeting with Japan has not yet been confirmed but a Japanese diplomat said Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda 'certainly won't miss ...

  7. Japan's bitter lesson of war

    Posted Apr 24th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the feelings of many Japanese in that we all regret the war and know what terrible things our countrymen did. After all, the facts are out on the table no matter what Japan's textbooks say. ... not only the Japanese ones in China, but the Chinese families living in Japan. I cannot understand what good the protests and riots are doing. I very much hope that the disputes will be settled ...

  8. The good old days

    Posted Mar 29th 2009, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall In times of difficulty we may look to earlier days, when every afternoon was sunny and we had not a care in the world. So it is with Japan and its nostalgia for the latter ... according to Hans Brinckmann it is clouding Japan's collective perception of a time when not all was milk and honey and, at the same time, affecting the nation's ability to deal with its ...

  9. Japanese eateries plan to cut prices

    Posted Mar 30th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Japanese restaurants in Hong Kong hit by nuclear contamination fears plan to cut prices and ask the government to provide safety certificates for food imported from Japan ... were down by half as customers knew that they mostly imported from Japan. 'It is hard to lure people back now. We will probably offer discounts and do some promotions on how safe our food ...

  10. Nuclear power not ideal but it may still be best bet

    Posted Mar 20th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The nuclear industry's credibility has been seriously undermined with the explosions at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi power station. Just as nuclear power was enjoying a renaissance ... standards have improved markedly since the Fukushima reactor was built 40 years ago. And there is no suggestion of problems with mainland facilities. Still, Japan's crisis is reason to redouble ...




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