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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan’s public holiday tally climbs to 16 with Mountain Day

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 10:32pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Holiday tally climbs to 16 with Mountain Day Japan yesterday established Mountain Day as its new public holiday, taking the annual total to 16 ... takes effect from 2016, Japan will have 16 official holidays a year, the highest tally among the Group of Eight major powers. These include Children's Day, Coming of Age Day, Constitution ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Pools closed and beaches unsupervised as lifeguards hold public holiday strike

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 03:23am by samuel chan and shirley zhao

    ... the public holiday with a swim. Lawmakers "Long Hair" Leung Kwok-hung and Lee Cheuk-yan also joined the lifeguards in their swimming protest. Some 11 swimming pools are "seriously ... with no choice but to appeal for more public support after the government repeatedly ignored the worsening manpower shortage problem, said Labour Party legislator Lee Cheuk-yan after finishing the swim. ...

  3. News - China Insider - soft power

    Beware the ‘chubby blue guy’: Chinese dailies warn public against Japan's ‘Doraemon’

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 06:16pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... by other official media including the Xinhua news agency, which seemed to indicate official support of its reasoning.  “Doraemon is a part of Japan’s efforts of exporting its national values ... The Chengdu newspaper said consumers of Japanese pop culture should  “be clear about the murky nature of Japanese culture and never forget history”. The article referred to Japan’s occupation of China ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Carrie Lam's holiday angers students

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:37am by Peter So

    ... Peter So peter.so@scmp.com Chief secretary accused of evading protests and failing in her duties as she takes leave at same time as class boycott for democracy Carrie Lam's holiday angers students Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor is under fire after it was revealed she would be on holiday while students stage a class boycott in protest at Beijing's decision ...

  5. Lifestyle - Health

    How to get in shape for a skiing holiday

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 02:11pm by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... the slopes to ski or engage in a winter sport for your next holiday, then it's vital to start training now. The fitter and better prepared you are means more time on the slopes and less chance ... intensive. If you want to supercharge your next winter holiday, here are six calorie-crunching alternatives. Cross country/Nordic skiing What is it: touring across flat or undulating terrain on thin ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - WHITE COLLAR

    Too many holidays may discourage investors from cross-border trading

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 09:36am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Too many public holidays may discourage overseas investors from cross-border trading Through train may hit holiday bump All employees like holidays but that may not be good news for investors. The many public holidays in Hong Kong and on the mainland would limit the chances for them to conduct cross-border trading under the stock through train scheme, which will start next ...

  7. Working holiday scheme a success

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 02:12pm by KEITH CHAN

    ... Keith Chan The working holiday scheme between Hong Kong and Japan has turned out to be a great success, with the applications received for the first period of this year already exceeding ... be a Hong Kong or British National (Overseas) passport holder ordinarily resident in Hong Kong, who is aged between 18 and 30 and intends primarily to holiday in Japan for a specified period ...

  8. Rethink needed on 'golden weeks'

    Posted May 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yet again the 'golden week' holiday circus across the mainland is ending amid calls for the concept to be scrapped. This time the central government should heed the message. Nearly a decade after the three week-long national holidays- celebrating Lunar New Year, Labour Day and National Day- were created in 1999, the rationale behind them is ever harder to sustain. ...

  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Typhoon Halong blamed for 10 deaths and dozens of injuries in Japan

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 09:41pm by AFP

    ... storm as it headed towards the far eastern coast of Russia. The storm, as well as heavy rain last week, killed two people and injured 86 across Japan, public broadcaster NHK reported. ... just as Japan began its annual "Obon" summer holiday. ...

  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan issues highest typhoon alert as Halong approaches

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 06:45am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Top alert issued as typhoon nears Japan's weather agency yesterday issued its highest alert as Typhoon Halong barrelled towards its southwest, warning ... of southwestern Japan, the agency said. Halong, packing winds of up to 180km/h, was likely to make landfall in southwestern Japan late yesterday or early today, according to the agency. Television footage ...




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