Fri, 18 Jan 2019 09:00
Rising Singapore badminton star eyes Olympics after Lin Dan defeat
Rising Singapore badminton star Loh Kean Yew has his sights set on a place at the Tokyo Olympics after a stunning victory against Chinese great Lin Dan in Thailand.
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 12:10
Vietjet flight network grows again
Vietjet continues its cheerful New Year’s celebrations with a new flight between Hanoi and Tokyo.
Tue, 08 Jan 2019 01:00
US senses threat in China’s increased space thrust
Beijing now spends more on its civil and military programmes than Tokyo and Moscow
Sat, 05 Jan 2019 01:00
Tokyo's glimpse of the old
Tourists seeking fresh experiences are slipping into Japanese tradition
Wed, 02 Jan 2019 13:44
Tears as Japan emperor gives last New Year's address
Tokyo - Japan's Emperor Akihito delivered his final New Year's address Wednesday before his abdication later this year, telling tens of thousands of well-wishers that he was praying for peace.
Mon, 31 Dec 2018 15:20
Japan's Mizuho Financial Group to issue digital currency
TOKYO - Mizuho Financial Group Inc. will issue its own digital currency from March at the earliest, which will allow users to make cashless payments via smartphones and fee-free cash transfers among users, it has been learned.
Mon, 31 Dec 2018 14:25
Japan ranks 20th in labour productivity
TOKYO - Japan ranked 20th among the 36 member states of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in labor productivity in 2017 at $47.50 per hour, keeping the same ranking as the previous year, but marking the worst standing among the Group of Seven major economies, according to a report by the Tokyo-based Japan Productivity Center.
Sun, 30 Dec 2018 14:26
New era name in Japan, may be announced in mid-April
TOKYO - The government may announce the name of the next era around mid-April next year, ahead of the change in the era name following the crown prince’s enthronement on May 1, according to government sources.
Wed, 26 Dec 2018 17:23
Chiang Mai overtakes Bangkok as New Year destination: website
Tokyo, Paris and New York City are the top destinations to bring in 2019, according to Agoda, an online travel agent.
Wed, 26 Dec 2018 09:48
Urgent : Japan announces IWC withdrawal, will resume commercial whaling
Tokyo - Japan is withdrawing from the International Whaling Commission and will resume commercial whaling next year, a government spokesman said Wednesday, in a move expected to spark international criticism.
Thu, 20 Dec 2018 14:56
Asian markets slump after Fed hikes rates
Tokyo led a rout of Asian shares Thursday, mirroring big losses on Wall Street after the Fed defied unprecedented pressure from Donald Trump and raised interest rates, sparking fears the move could choke economic growth.
Thu, 20 Dec 2018 12:18
ONE CHAMPIONSHIP ANNOUNCES THREE WORLD TITLE BOUTS AT ONE: A NEW ERA IN TOKYO
Tokyo - ONE Championship™ (ONE) has just announced the first six bouts scheduled for ONE: A NEW ERA, which is set to take place Sunday, 31 March at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan.
Wed, 19 Dec 2018 08:16
Softbank shares open below IPO price of 1,500 yen
Shares in SoftBank's mobile unit opened below its IPO price on Wednesday as the Japanese telecoms giant disappointed on its debut on the Tokyo stock market.
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 12:59
Urgent : Japanese ex-porn star Sora Aoi pregnant with first child
TOKYO - After settling down with a “not handsome nor rich” guy earlier this year, former porn actress Sora Aoi from Japan revealed she is expecting her first child.
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 20:12
Tokyo, Singapore battle London to host ATP Finals
Tokyo and Singapore are battling London to host the ATP Finals from 2021 to 2025, the governing body of men's tennis announced on Friday.