It's a 'meat and greet' as Kobe beef arrives in HK

One of Japan's culinary superstars, the rarely exported Kobe beef, will be available in Hong Kong supermarkets and one restaurant starting tomorrow.

The beef comes from cows raised in the hill country of Tajima, Hyogo Prefecture.

Thursday, 26 July, 2012, 12:00am

Japan's history shows it will bounce back

News regarding the Japanese earthquake on March 11 reverberated around the world, much of it relating to the radiation problems surrounding the Fukushima power plant and Japan's recovery.

21 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Economic and market fallout to be contained

Ten days after Japan's catastrophic earthquake and tsunami investors are still trying to work out the likely medium-term effects on Japan's economy, the wider region, and Asia's financial markets.

21 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Entrepreneurs fight Sino-Japan freeze

About 2,000 overseas Chinese entrepreneurs are scheduled to meet in the Japanese city of Kobe in September next year for a business ideas convention which organisers hope will promote person-to-person relations despite the deep freeze in Sino-Japanese diplomacy.

26 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Washing the cares away

On the wall, through the steam, you can see a painting of trees on the slopes of a gentle mountain and, in an adjoining room, a small rock garden with a little waterfall.

1 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Busier Kobe shows cargo increase

The Port of Kobe has reported an increase of 2 per cent in foreign container cargo in October to 2.48 million tonnes, compared with September, despite the weak economy.

The port said it attracted seven liners, including two that also called at other ports in western Japan.

11 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Rebuilt port sees big changes

All facilities at the Japanese port of Kobe have been reconstructed following extensive damage during the Hanshin-Awaji earthquake in January 1995, officials say.

The port has revised tariffs and simplified procedures, such as the compulsory pilot system, to make the port more user-friendly.

6 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Hyundai in China services

Hyundai Merchant Marine Co (HMM) has started its first trans-Pacific direct service to and from ports in northern China through a slot exchange arrangement with members of the Global Alliance.

The new service is expected to increase HMM's coverage of the California-Japan market with fast transit times to and from the ports of Tokyo, Nagoya and Kobe.

20 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

Service for South America

Maersk Line says its plans to open a direct weekly route between Asia, South Africa and the South American east coast next month in a vessel-sharing pact with Good Hope Express Consortium.

21 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

Port of Kobe dock reopens

After sustaining heavy damage in the Kobe earthquake of early 1995, the Port of Kobe opened Japan's deepest dock for container ships on Monday, according to port officials.

The Malaysian ship Bunga Pelangi became the first vessel to use the new facilities, which provide a 15-metre-deep dock that can handle 80,000-tonne ships.

17 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

TMM plan to boost capacity

Transportacion Maritima Mexicana says it will begin using a new vessel to help boost capacity and speed shipments to Asia.

TMM, as the company is better known, said the ship would begin service in mid-April. It will hold 3,400 containers and travel at an average speed of 22.5 knots, cutting travel time to between two and six days.

22 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

Kobe rises like phoenix from ashes

THE earth moved for a mere 20 seconds. But, in that short space of time, the enormous devastation inflicted by the great Hanshin earthquake on the ancient port city of Kobe claimed 5,500 lives, destroyed 250,000 homes and caused damage estimated at US$100 billion.

23 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

Kien Hung set to begin Kobe calls

TAIWAN'S Kien Hung Shipping (Kien Hung Line), which provides a weekly container service between Japan, Hong Kong and Xiamen, will include Kobe calls next year.

The first ship to serve the Japanese port will be the Poyang, capable of carrying 490 teus, to be operated in a rotation of Yokohama, Osaka, Kobe, Hong Kong and Xiamen.

22 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

Silk cut

ONE man was detained after Customs seized 4,200 kilograms of unmanifested silk worth $650,000 imported from Kobe, Japan, at the Tsuen Wan public pier yard.

13 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

Kawasaki port to go commercial

KAWASAKI port, located between the ports of Tokyo and Yokohama, has developed industrially over the years, but it is going to be reborn as a commercial port with the opening next April of its first container terminal on Higashi Ohgishima, a tract of reclaimed land.

24 Nov 1995 - 12:00am