Briefs, October 1, 2012

The explosion in Himeji, Japan, killed a fireman. Photo: AFP

Diaper shortage feared after Japanese blast

Monday, 1 October, 2012, 4:42am

Yiu expects big return run from Sacred Kingdom

Sacred Kingdom has not won first up for three years, but trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fai is expecting the world champion sprinter to produce something close to his best in the Sha Tin Sprint Trophy tomorrow at his comeback run after a life-threatening colic attack.

30 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

travellers' checks

Class conscious

1 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Driving forces

Bobbing on an evening breeze, dozens of red lanterns flicker to life within minutes of each other in the streets of the Sakae district.

27 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Big deal

Cathay Pacific Holidays is selling a two-night package to Nagoya starting at $3,599 per person, twin-share, with departures available until December 11. Standard-room accommodation at this price is at the Nagoya Sakae Tokyu Inn, or you can stay at the Nagoya Tokyu Hotel (both at for an extra $300.

5 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Northwest's narita comfort zones

Northwest Airlines maintains two WorldClubs lounges at its Narita hub, catering to members leaving on its 24 daily departures to the United States and other destinations in the Asia-Pacific region.

5 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Wong Kam-po rides from one silver medal to another

Wong Kam-po grabbed his second major medal in five days - but it wasn't the colour he wanted.

The 31-year-old Hong Kong champion cyclist came out second best again after taking silver in the men's 30km points final at the weather-hit Asian Championships in Nagoya, Japan.

16 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

Travel Notes


All Nippon Airways and Air Canada will begin a non-stop code-share service between Nagoya in Japan and Vancouver four times a week from Monday. The service, to be operated with an Air Canada Boeing 767-300 aircraft, will increase to five flights per week on April 1 and to a daily service in May.

20 Mar 2001 - 12:00am

Drug suspects arrested in Tokyo

Four suspects have been arrested in connection with a 70kg haul of amphetamines with a street value of $505 million being smuggled into Japan from Hong Kong. Kiyosada Isobe, a 59-year-old inn owner, and three others were arrested at Nagoya Airport in Tokyo.

17 Dec 2000 - 12:00am

Carina starts inland services

Hong Kong-based Carina Overseas (HK) has started services from Japan to inland mainland cities such as Zhangjiangang, Nanjing, Chongqing and Wuhan through its Japan agent, Seven Seas Shipping Co.

Cargo is moved on three routes from Japan via Tokyo-Yokohama, Kobe-Osaka and Moji-Nagoya by sea to Shanghai, then by rail to Chengdu.

27 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

New express service starts

Orient Overseas Container Line has started a Japan-Malaysia express service through a slot charter agreement with Japanese partner Mitsui OSK Lines.

The fixed-day weekly service will call at Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagoya, Kobe, Hong Kong, Singapore and Port Klang. The first northbound sailing between Tokyo and Port Klang began on Friday following a southbound sailing on March 4.

18 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

Alliance unveils plan for Pacific services

THE four-line Global Alliance has revealed details of its planned Far East-North America services, which will begin in the middle of this year.

The alliance includes Neptune Orient Line, Nippon Yushen Kaisha, Hapag-Lloyd and P&O Containers.

The group will operate four fixed-day, weekly sailings in the Pacific.

12 Jan 1996 - 12:00am

Approval for Sino-Japanese joint ventures

JAPAN'S Ministry of Transport has approved the applications of two Chinese-affiliated companies that are seeking to engage in freight forwarding and transport agency business in Japan.

The first two to obtain this approval are Nisinotrans Co and Sino-Japan International Transportation.

5 Jan 1996 - 12:00am

New routes for K Line and Yangming

K LINE and Yangming Marine have announced their new schedules on the Asia-Europe and trans-Pacific services, which will begin in January.

There will be four routes with 22 container ships on the trans-Pacific service and two routes with 16 ships on the Asia-Europe service.

3 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Yoshiya profit melts away

THE poor performance of an ice-cream factory in Nagoya, Japan, pulled down Yoshiya International Corp's profits attributable to shareholders by 65.11 per cent to $7.81 million for the year to July 31.

Turnover was up by 34.17 per cent to $458.42 million from $341.65 million.

8 Nov 1994 - 12:00am