Kanji meaning gold or money picked as best symbolizing 2016

Dec 12, 2016

Kanji meaning gold or money picked as best symbolizing 2016

The kanji for kin, meaning gold or money, has been picked as the character best symbolizing this year’s social mood in Japan, a Kyoto-based kanji promotion organization said Monday. The selection came after Japan won 12 gold medals at the Rio Olympics and former ...

Putting on the glitz: A ¥200 million Christmas tree

Nov 22, 2016

Putting on the glitz: A ¥200 million Christmas tree

Want to impress the kids this Christmas? A Tokyo retailer has just the thing — if you’ve got ¥200 million to spare. Jeweller Ginza Tanaka is going all out this season with a 2-meter Christmas tree made with pure gold wire that’s as fine ...

Pure gold 'takoyaki' dumpling maker put on display in Osaka

Nov 17, 2016

Pure gold 'takoyaki' dumpling maker put on display in Osaka

Gold products worth over ¥4 billion ($36.82 million), including a takoyaki (octopus dumpling) maker, were put on display Thursday at a Takashimaya department store in Osaka. The exhibit will showcase about 1,000 gold products through Monday, including the ¥43.2 million pure gold takoyaki grill ...

Grueling tales behind South African miners' class action

May 13, 2016

Grueling tales behind South African miners' class action

Dangerous working conditions, scant safety standards, inhumane living quarters and violent racism — South African gold miners endured decades of hardship underground. Their stories were laid bare on Friday when a court ruled that up to 500,000 miners and their families could pursue a ...

Feb 5, 2016

Three missing, 87 rescued after South Africa mine collapse

Almost 90 miners were rescued and three were still missing after a cave-in at a gold mine in northeastern South Africa on Friday, the firm that owns the mine said. The collapse at the mine’s main entrance trapped 87 workers underground, all of whom ...