Nov 17, 2014

Lee of Singapore hails Abe's 'proactive contribution to peace'

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told his Singapore counterpart Monday that Japan will play an assertive role in promoting regional stability and “proactively contribute to peace,” a Foreign Ministry official said. Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said his administration supports Abe’s eagerness to contribute ...

Nov 6, 2014

Singapore car dealer paid in coins stinking of fish

A luxury car dealer in Singapore complained Thursday that his showroom smells like a fish market after an “unhappy” customer paid him 19,000 Singapore dollars ($15,200) in coins smelling of fish. Tang Siu Tong, 44, owner of Exotic Motor, which sells Ferraris and Bentleys, ...

Thousands rally in Taiwan to support Hong Kong protesters

Oct 2, 2014

Thousands rally in Taiwan to support Hong Kong protesters

Thousands of slogan-chanting Taiwan residents rallied late Wednesday to support the growing pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong, with one saying the city faces a “life-and-death” moment. The crowd, many of them Hong Kong students studying in Taiwan universities, raised their fists and sang “Boundless ...

Sep 13, 2014

JR East to promote Shinkansen for Malaysia-Singapore route

East Japan Railway Co. will tout its Shinkansen system in Kuala Lumpur to help win an order for a high-speed railway project that will link Malaysia and Singapore, informed sources have disclosed. The JR East group is expected to run Shinkansen posters as early ...

Aug 19, 2014

Fukushima exports first batch of rice since meltdowns to Singapore

Exports of Fukushima-grown rice have resumed after being suspended by the nuclear crisis in March 2011 amid soaring concerns about radiation contamination, a national agricultural cooperative said Monday. A shipment of 300 kg of Koshihikari brand rice produced in Sukagawa, Fukushima Prefecture, has arrived ...