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More Malaysians holidaying in Japan

More locals are choosing Japan for international holidays, with Malaysian tourist arrivals to the Land of The Rising Son hitting a record high for the first half of the year.


Related Topix: Travel, Asia Travel, Japan Travel, World News, Japan, Tokyo, Japan Travel

Thu Aug 21, 2014


Crossfaith, Phoenix & More Hit Japan's Summer Sonic

Summer Sonic, the biggest music festival in Japan devoted to international repertoire, was held Aug. 16 and 17 simultaneously in Tokyo and Osaka.


Related Topix: Japan, World News, Pop/Rock, Led Zeppelin

The Nation

Saha in joint venture to open more Japanese restaurants here and abroad

Saha Group, one of Thailand's biggest manufacturers and traders of consumer products, yesterday signed a joint-venture contract with Nippon Tei, a Thai-owned Japanese restaurant chain in Thailand, and Sato Restaurant Systems, a Japan-based restaurant operator, on the opening and expansion of Japanese restaurants in Thailand and neighbouring ... (more)


Related Topix: Japan, World News, Thailand,

SciFi Japan

X-Plus Giant Monster Figure Lineup for September 2014

The Japanese toy company X-Plus Co., Ltd. has provided SciFi Japan with information and high-res photos of their giant monster figures scheduled for release in late September 2014.


Related Topix: Japan, World News

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Japan Times

Gala time for kabuki icon Sakata Tojuro IV

The eighth annual instalment of NHK Enterprises' Gei-no-Shinzui summer kabuki gala, to be staged August 22 at the National Theatre in Tokyo, will star Living National Treasure Sakata Tojuro IV, one of those rare actors as famed for his portrayals of men as for his prowess as an onnagata .


Related Topix: World News, Japan, Asia, Theater, Arts,

111-year-old recognised as world's oldest man

A Japanese man born nearly a year before the Wright brothers carried out their first flight has been recognised as the world's oldest male at the age of 111.


Related Topix: Japan, Asia, World News,

China fines Japanese firms over pricing

A Mercedes-Benz showroom in Beijing. China's anti-monopoly regulator has found the German car maker guilty of charging excessive prices for parts.


Related Topix: Japan, World News

Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Japan Times

Old and new mingle sweetly at Summer Sonic

After Queen finished "Another One Bites The Dust" - 10 minutes before 8 p.m. on the Sunday of this year's Summer Sonic in Chiba - hundreds of fans darted for the exits of QVC Marine Field Stadium.


Related Topix: Queen, Pop/Rock, Japan, World News, Hip-Hop, Bon Jovi, The Pharcyde

Denver Westword

First Look: Tokio Stakes a Ramen Claim in the Prospect Neighborhood

After almost twenty years on Old South Gaylord, Miki Hashimoto closed Japon last fall...but while he was leaving Washington Park, he promised that he was not leaving Denver's restaurant scene altogether.


Related Topix: World News, Japan

Business Opportunities Weblog

Today in Entrepreneurial History: August 20

On 22 March 1925, one and a half years after the Great Kanto earthquake, Radio Japan produced the first radio broadcast in the country, transmitting from Atago Hill just north of the Tokugawa Tombs in Shiba Park.


Related Topix: Classical, Beethoven, World News, Japan

Thanh Nein News

East Asian cultures hit Hanoi in August

Korea's Talchum dance performance is among the highlights of the week of South Korean cultural activities, which is being held from August 17 - 23 in Hanoi.


Related Topix: World News, Japan, Vietnam,

Mon Aug 18, 2014

South China Morning Post

Japanese firms encourage workers to sleep on the job

In Japan, inemuri - or "sleeping while present" - is considered the preserve of employees exhausted by their commitment to work, rather than a sign of indolence.


Related Topix: Sleep, Medicine, Health, World News, Japan

The Bullet Train That Could Change Everything

In Texas, a new model for high-speed rail is hurtling forward. If successful, it could mark a turning point for the development of public transportation around the country.


Related Topix: Texas, California High-Speed Rail, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, World News, Japan, Houston, TX

Inter Press Service

Does Iceland Gain From Whaling?

The story of what then happens to the whales once they have been taken back to Iceland is part mystery and part an economic balancing act between the country's economic interests and its international image.


Related Topix: World News, Arctic Region, Iceland, Japan,

Sun Aug 17, 2014

The China Post

Local bands at Japan's Summer Sonic festival

Taiwanese bands, including Mayday, rocked the audience at this year's Summer Sonic music festival on Saturday in the Japanese cities of Tokyo and Osaka.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, World News, Japan, Shine, Embrace

Jamaica Observer

Answer the call

Clothes make the man, so the adage goes. A Japanese husband-and-wife team hopes it applies to their line of casual wear which has been endorsed by some of reggae's biggest acts.


Related Topix: Reggae, Sizzla, Bounty Killer, Ninjaman, Yellowman, Japan, World News

Fri Aug 15, 2014

The Independent

Haruki Murakami profile: An everyman for our times

He's a cult novelist whose austere, enigmatic writings sell by the million and have made him a global superstar Peter is a foreign correspondent and feature writer with The Independent who has done long stretches in Japan, India and Italy.


Related Topix: J.K. Rowling, Authors, Books, World News, Japan


Why Yokai Watch Shoplifting Made the Evening News in Japan

Right now, Yokai Watch is incredibly popular in Japan. The 3DS games, the kiddy arcade games, the toys , and the anime are all smash hits.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Anime and Manga, Japan, World News

Wed Aug 13, 2014


New test reveals purity of graphene

Graphene may be tough, but those who handle it had better be tender. The environment surrounding the atom-thick carbon material can influence its electronic performance, according to researchers at Rice and Osaka universities who have come up with a simple way to spot contaminants.


Related Topix: World News, Japan, Chemistry, Science

Tue Aug 12, 2014

Asia News Network

MANILA: Philippine court junks - comfort women's' plea for Japan apology

The Philippine Supreme Court has upheld its 2010 ruling junking the petition of Filipino comfort women to compel the Philippine government to take up their cause of seeking a formal apology from the Japanese government for the abuse they endured during World War 2. In a full-court resolution on Tuesday, the high court denied motions for ... (more)


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