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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    With eye on China, India and Japan bolster defence and business ties

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 11:53pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Defence, business and nuclear energy issues are on the table as leaders meet in Tokyo With eye on China, India and Japan bolster ties Japan and India agreed yesterday ... they called "significant progress" in the negotiations. "The two prime ministers reaffirmed the importance of defence relations between Japan and India in their strategic partnership ...

  2. Sport - Hong Kong

    Coach Kim Pan-gon calls up China-based players for Hong Kong friendlies

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 10:20pm

    ... Korea, Guam and hosts Taiwan for the sole place in next year’s finals that feature China, Japan and South Korea. Also named in the Hong Kong squad are Ju Yingzhi, Christian Annan and Yapp ...

  3. Sport - Hong Kong - ATHLETICS

    Christy Yiu quits nursing job to pursue Olympic dream in Rio

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 10:11pm by Richard Castka

    ... standard." Yiu said Murao had arranged for her to run in two races in Japan later this year, and should she perform well he would target a marathon in the new year. ...

  4. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    Canberra weighs multibillion-dollar purchase of fleet of Japanese stealth submarines

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 09:39pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Sale of stealth fleet would signal Tokyo's more assertive defence policy but risks riling China Canberra closes in on deal to buy Japanese subs Japan and Australia ... of pacifism. Rival China regularly accuses Abe of reviving Japan's wartime militarism. Australia is eager to get the quiet diesel subs from Japan, despite the political backlash that would follow ...

  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese told to stock up on toilet paper amid rumblings of earthquake drill

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 09:36pm by AFP

    ... Disaster Prevention Day drill, with the government telling citizens to stock up on toilet paper. That's because more than 40 per cent of Japan's toilet paper is supplied by the high-risk ... on people to stockpile toilet paper, learning lessons from the 2011 earthquake in northeastern Japan, during which the country suffered a shortage of toilet rolls. Toshiyuki Hashimoto, a ministry ...

  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Home and cultural identity difficult to pinpoint for third-culture kids

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 05:31pm by Mabel Sieh

    ... disadvantage with being a third-culture kid- you don't really have a country you consider home," Wiersch says. The story of Haruka Nuga, however, is quite different. Born in Yamagata, Japan, the 22-year-old University of Hong Kong graduate moved to the city with her family when she was just a few months old. "In Hong Kong, I'd be considered Japanese but in Japan, I'd be called ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Time for Hong Kong to face the reality of one country, one system

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 01:11pm by Peter Kammerer

    ... anti-Japanese rhetoric: September 3, to mark China's 1945 victory in the war with Japan, and December 13, the day chosen to mourn the victims of the Nanking massacre. But if there are still any ...

  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan confirms 22 people affected by first dengue fever outbreak since 1945

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 12:55pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... with residents and tourists. An outbreak of mosquito-borne dengue fever in Japan – the first since the second world war – has affected 22 people, the nation's health ministry confirmed on Monday. ... dengue is in a life-threatening condition, officials have said. The last infection of dengue fever in Japan was in 1945, although there are about 200 cases reported annually among Japanese ...

  9. News - Hong Kong

    LIVE: Beijing officials explain controversial NPC decision on 2017 reform

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 09:57am

    ... achieved before," he says. He cites elections in the UK and Japan as examples of systems used where parties screen out unsuitable candidates. 12.10pm: Li Fei reiterated the nominating ...

  10. News - World - NORWAY

    Popularity of electric cars creating problems for Norwegian officials

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 04:44am by AFP

    ... the popular Leaf by Japan's Nissan to high-end US-made Tesla S, they have accounted for 13 per cent of new car sales in Norway since the beginning of last year, far ahead of the rest ...




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