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 ...

Jul 12, 2014

Singapore backs call to destroy gay-themed books

A children’s book inspired by a real-life story of two male penguins raising a baby chick in New York’s zoo has been deemed inappropriate by state-run Singapore libraries, and the conservative city-state’s information minister said he supports the decision to destroy all copies alongside ...

'Skinny' Southeast Asia starts to battle growing bulge

Jun 12, 2014

'Skinny' Southeast Asia starts to battle growing bulge

Many Southeast Asian countries are rolling out measures so people can make healthy choices before obesity turns into the full-blown epidemic seen in many Western countries. Obesity is a priority for Singapore’s government, said Zee Yoong Kang, chief executive of the city-state’s Health Promotion ...