Briefs, September 26, 2012

The Menik Farm camp was one of the world's biggest. Photo: AFP

Vietnamese farmers find soldiers' remains

Wednesday, 26 September, 2012, 2:48am

Japanese unmoved by Diaoyus row

A few Japanese protesters wave flags politely on a Tokyo railway platform in stark contrast to scenes of riot on the mainland. Photo: AFP

Tour buses delivered a steady stream of visitors to the colourful carved gateways of Yokohama's Chinatown district yesterday, with its restaurants, fortune-tellers and shops selling everything from jade amulets to panda glove puppets. Sellers of Tsingtao beer did a roaring trade.

18 Sep 2012 - 6:45pm 20 comments

Fear, sleepless night on news trail

The first indication that something was wrong, as I took the express train from Yokohama to Utsunomiya on Friday afternoon, was when the driver of the train slammed on the emergency brakes, an automated voice gave a warning and the lights flickered out.

13 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Detours: Bowled over

'Oishii [delicious],' says the TV presenter almost before the morsel touches her mouth. Japan seems to be a nation obsessed with food. Television shows scour the land, and sometimes the rest of Asia, searching for culinary gems. This love of food extends to museums dedicated to particular dishes.

15 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Surreally, it's a joke

The good citizens of Liverpool in Britain woke up one morning a few years ago to find that one of the city's monuments had disappeared behind what looked like a giant garden shed.

15 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

HK exporters found innocent

London (Nov 21): The Economist, one of the most influential of British weekly reviews, to-day finds Hongkong exporters innocent of the charge that they have flooded the Commonwealth markets with cheap Chinese and Japanese goods masquerading as Hongkong products.

24 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

Port cuts charges, eases restrictions in first step towards 24-hour service

In an attempt to regain the title of Japan's largest container port, Yokohama has cut port charges and eased weekend restrictions, according to a port bureau official.

21 Jul 1999 - 12:00am

Teaching respect a tall order

A life-size replica of Shanghai-Yokohama, a giraffe killed by tourist litter, is being used to teach people to 'love animals and respect nature', Xinhua said yesterday.

The giraffe, born in Yokohama, Japan, before being sent as 'an envoy of friendship' to Shanghai Zoo in 1980, died in 1993 after consuming waste discarded by visitors.

23 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

Yokohama halves gantry fees for coastal ships

Yokohama Port will halve gantry crane fees for coastal vessels from July 1.

According to a Japanese newspaper report, this decision represents part of the port's effort to provide high-grade services while reducing port-related costs and bolstering international competitiveness.

26 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Rail link to Chengdu

China Ocean Shipping (Group) Co has started a rail service linking Shanghai to Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province.

The service was introduced to aid the movement of freight shipments from Japan.

20 Apr 1998 - 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

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

Yokohama drums up trade

THE Japanese port of Yokohama, as part of its efforts to attract more cargo and ships, has sent a sales mission to China.

Consisting of representatives from the city's Port and Harbour Bureau and other port-related organisations, the mission is visiting Dalian, Qingdao, Shanghai, Beijing and Tianjin.

3 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

JIT in new HK service

JAPAN Intermodal Transport (JIT) will start a consolidation service from Hong Kong next month.

Tokyo, Yokohama, Kobe and Osaka ports are the destinations.

Transit time to Japan will be six days to Tokyo, five to Yokohama, four to Kobe and three to Osaka.

27 Sep 1995 - 12:00am

COSCO revamps American routes

CHINA Ocean Shipping (Group) Co (COSCO Group) has revamped its Pacific Southwest (PSW) and Pacific Northwest (PNW) services to the west coast of North America to cut transit times.

The improved PSW service will be provided on a fixed-day weekly basis with five vessels: four of 3,494 teus (twenty-foot equivalent units) and one of 3,800 teus.

30 Jun 1995 - 12:00am