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 ...

Jul 2, 2014

Alps executive says sorry for revisionist gaffe at Chinese factory

Around 1,000 Chinese workers went on strike after their Japanese boss denied Tokyo had invaded China and said its 1930s actions were to “help” the country escape colonial rule, state-run media reported Wednesday. The walkout took place Tuesday, the same day Japan loosened the ...

2,100 join rally against Futenma base relocation

May 19, 2014

2,100 join rally against Futenma base relocation

Over 2,000 people marched around the Futenma base in Ginowan Sunday to protest the government’s plan to move the U.S. Marine Corps air station inside Okinawa Prefecture. Braving heavy rain, participants chanted “We oppose a new base in Henoko” and “Remove the Osprey (aircraft).” ...

50,000 Ukrainians protest beating of opposition leader

Jan 12, 2014

50,000 Ukrainians protest beating of opposition leader

An estimated 50,000 pro-Western Ukrainians massed on Sunday in the heart of Kiev amid swelling anger over the bloody beating of prominent former minister turned opposition leader Yuriy Lutsenko. The 49-year-old member of jailed ex-premier Yulia Tymoshenko’s Cabinet was transferred out of intensive care ...

Nuclear foes stage march on Diet

Jun 4, 2013

Nuclear foes stage march on Diet

An anti-nuclear power rally Sunday near the Diet building drew 60,000 people, according to the three groups that organized the event, including one led by Nobel literature laureate Kenzaburo Oe. The Metropolitan Police Department, which provided security for the event, estimated the number of ...