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Wang's chance gone in a flash

Wang Chen's hopes of advancing to the semi-finals of the women's singles at the US$200,000 Japan Super Series ended in just 24 minutes yesterday in Tokyo.

Saturday, 20 September, 2008, 12:00am

Optimism over Shanghai skyscraper

Minoru Mori, the president and chief executive of Japan's biggest private developer, Mori Building, is optimistic about rental prospects for his latest project, Shanghai World Financial Center.

3 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Durban Demon gets best out of Lujia, Speedy

Who you gonna call? If Douglas Whyte ever tires of the Durban Demon nickname, 'The Luckbuster' might be an appropriate replacement because Whyte was the answer when trainer Paul O'Sullivan needed someone to turn things around for China Lujia and Speedy.

16 Jun 2008 - 12:00am


All-conquering Good Ba Ba can end his season in style by capturing the Yasuda Kinen and US$1 million bonus

8 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Fergus Fung


Dining destination: Tokyo. 'Aside from spectacular sushi, the Japanese have managed to improve on many western recipes. The only thing I don't like there is the Chinese food.'

Getaway: 'I love visiting vineyards in Europe, Australia and the US. I am looking forward to eating at French Laundry in California's Napa Valley.'

8 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

It's all good, says Size as Armada thrives in Japan

For a trainer who has been reluctant to travel horses overseas, John Size is being pleasantly surprised by the experience.

Despite having the horsepower to justify overseas travel several times during nearly seven years at Sha Tin, Size has studiously resisted any temptation to make a wrong move.

7 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Urban Jungle

This week: Tokyo observations

16 May 2008 - 12:00am

Yasuda trip on cards for Armada

While connections of Good Ba Ba debate the pros and cons of a trip back to the Yasuda Kinen this year, trainer John Size had no hesitation in earmarking the US$1.85 million race in Tokyo as the next assignment for Armada after finishing second in the Champions Mile.

28 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

The Peninsula Tokyo

A new addition to the portfolio? Yes, and the first freestanding luxury hotel to open its doors in Tokyo for more than 10 years.

20 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Captive hearts

Sixty-three years since his first visit to Japan, Raymond 'Hap' Halloran is still fragile. At the age of 86, his eyes are as bright as when he was a navigator aboard a B-29 Superfortress flying out of Saipan, but they mist over when he recalls his six colleagues who did not survive the shooting down of the Rover Boys Express.

17 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Back to work, junior

My four-year-old daughter Francesca wants to be a 'hamburger lady' and I'm having difficulty hiding my dismay. 'But wouldn't you rather be a surgeon?' I whisper as we enter the KidZania theme park in the Toyosu district of Tokyo. 'It's so much more fun than making hamburgers.'

4 Apr 2008 - 12:00am