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Ishihara

Who said it?

China's proclamations of its 'peaceful rise' appear more and more at odds with the emerging reality

Japanese opposition leader Nobuteru Ishihara

It's not good to have living and dead people in the same building

Wednesday, 14 December, 2011, 12:00am

Eriko Ishihara

The Japanese singer-pianist plays blues and jazz with guitarist Colin Oxley, bassist Koji Yasuda and drummer Sumito Oi. Today, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$150-HK$400 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

19 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Ishihara still wearing his heart on his sleeve as poll looms large

He has been labelled a racist, a sexist, ageist, a rampant nationalist and a dictator - as well as other epithets that cannot be printed. But Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara shrugs them all off.

24 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Court rejects lawsuit in row over 'old hags'

A court has dismissed a claim by a group of women who sued the Tokyo governor for saying it is 'almost a crime' for women beyond child-bearing age to continue living.

The Tokyo District Court rejected a demand by 131 plaintiffs for 14.4 million yen ($1 million) in compensation and an apology for remarks made by Shintaro Ishihara in November 2001.

26 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Suit over 'old hags' row rejected

A group of Japanese women who sued the governor of Tokyo for saying it is 'almost a crime' for women beyond child-bearing age to continue living have expressed outrage after a court threw out their claim.

26 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Tokyo's governor zeroes in on 'pampered' academics and artists

In the four years since he took office, Tokyo's pugnacious governor, Shintaro Ishihara, has picked a few fights. 'Cowardly' government bureaucrats, 'idiotic' newspaper journalists and 'lazy' parents have all felt the lash of Ishihara's tongue, a list that now includes a new target: 'pampered' academics

and artists.

4 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

Stuck in time

Train drivers in Japan have an almost innate sense of timing - like a well-prepared actor, they know their lines perfectly. After nearly three years in the country and thousands of train journeys under my belt, not once have I experienced a late one.

28 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

Governor warms to foreign dollars

Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara's xenophobic comments have made headlines since his election two years ago.

12 Sep 2001 - 12:00am

Tokyo ghetto fears raised

Tokyo: Governor Shintaro Ishihara said yesterday Tokyo had partially become a ghetto, as Pakistan's embassy joined Korean and Chinese residents in criticising him for previous comments against foreigners living in the capital.

The metropolitan Government 'must deal with this situation where Tokyo has partially become a ghetto, given the case of Los Angeles,' Mr Ishihara said.

14 Apr 2000 - 12:00am