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  1. Japan's sentimental samurai spirit

    Posted Sep 26th 2009, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... Kevin Rafferty Japan's new government of Yukio Hatoyama has hardly been in power for a week, yet there are reports of squabbling among leading players that could potentially tear the Democratic Party of Japan apart before it achieves anything. Some of this is working out how to handle power. But there is also a more deeply rooted problem- what I would call a romantic longing ...

  2. Sevens to mourn victims of Japan, NZ earthquakes

    Posted Mar 16th 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Victims of both the Japan and New Zealand earthquakes will be remembered at the Hong Kong Sevens, with organisers planning to raise funds for both tragedies. 'We were planning to do something for the Christchurch tragedy, but now with the Japan disaster, we will have to plan how we can include that too,' Hong Kong Rugby Football Union chairman Trevor ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Call for HK to upgrade warning after Japan raises alert level

    Posted Mar 19th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporters Hong Kong's travel warning for most of Japan remains at the second-highest level, though Japan has raised the alert level at the stricken nuclear plant from four to five on a seven-point international scale for atomic incidents. Japan's lifted alert gave fresh weight to demands by many lawmakers to change the city's warning status from red, ...

  5. Speculators circling- to do Japan a big favour

    Posted Mar 20th 2011, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp Jittery investors dump stocks amid nuclear fears in Japan SCMP headline, March 16 Ishall have to get my disclaimer out on this one first. I own a line of Japanese ... to a multi-year (one might now even say multi-decade) reluctance to face the hard truth that for many years investment capital in Japan had been badly misallocated and artificially overpriced. You may ...

  6. HK stun Japan in Borneo Sevens final

    Posted Nov 01st 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Hong Kong yesterday took a giant step towards a gold medal at the Asian Games when they broke the Japan jinx, defeating their arch-rivals 31-28 to win the Borneo Sevens ... here,' head coach Dai Rees said. Hong Kong had lost their last five meetings against Japan, including the East Asian Games final last December. But the team, led by Mark Wright, were on fire ...

  7. Kingdom set for Japan showdown with Blast

    Posted Sep 01st 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... a strong gallop and showed very good acceleration when Brett asked him. It was good work and I think we will go to Japan pretty optimistic,' Yiu said yesterday. 'I thought there were ... the Ascot trip, the horse had a good four-week break and he has come back in great shape. 'Unfortunately there is no suitable race here to prepare him for Japan, so we have to go ...

  8. Toxic-gas victims will sue for an apology from Japan

    Posted Feb 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao Victims of Japanese chemical weapons abandoned on the mainland during the second world war plan to sue Japan for an apology after winning a landmark compensation claim last ... the victims had also hoped last year's lawsuit would lead to an apology from Japan. Victim Ding Shuwen, 26, was quoted by Xinhua as saying that although the victims received compensation, Japan ...

  9. Chemical weapons row needs speedy resolution

    Posted Oct 20th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... After much diplomatic wrangling, Japan has finally offered to compensate a group of Chinese victims who were injured in August by poisonous gas leaked from chemical weapons left behind in northeastern China by Japanese troops during the second world war. But 'compensation' is not the word to describe the payout, insist the Japanese. Japan merely agreed to pay 300 million yen ...

  10. Scenic Blast's early start ensures he stays in zone

    Posted Nov 13th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... already on the board, Scenic Blast will claim it if he wins next month, despite his first bid unravelling in a nasty split second in Tokyo. Scenic Blast clipped heels halfway through Japan ... Blast was the perfect horse for the globetrotting path he had taken this year- from his home in Perth to the east of Australia then Britain, Japan and Hong Kong. 'Every time I put him ...




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