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Natalie Obiko Pearson
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 11, 2020
A shot at hostage diplomacy with China backfires in Canada
The letter circulated by Huawei Technologies Co. was blunt. Canada was becoming dangerously entangled in the diplomatic feud between Washington and Beijing, it said, and there was only one answer: for Justin Trudeau’s government to free the state-championed tech giant’s chief financial officer and...
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 25, 2019
After 40-year losing streak, Canadian fuel cell maker's shares are soaring
Canadian hydrogen fuel cell pioneer Ballard Power Systems Inc. has hung on for four decades without posting a profit, waging a battle far head of its time against the combustion engine.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
Dec 14, 2015
Abe-Modi deals shows Asia's top powers moving to keep rising China in check
India and Japan took their biggest steps yet to deepen strategic ties, and it's mostly thanks to China.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 5, 2015
Japan beating China to the port in Bangladesh
Japan is beating out China in a race to build Bangladesh's first deep-water port as the region's powers jostle for a foothold in the Indian Ocean.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 31, 2015
Sexism no barrier for Japanese exile building India subways
A daring civil engineer blocked from working in Japan is giving Indian women not only a role model, but safe transportation in the city known as the rape capital.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 22, 2014
Suzlon in talks for Japanese offshore wind partner, Tanti says
India's Suzlon Energy Ltd. may seek a Japanese partner to make offshore wind turbines, attracted by access to cheap yen loans as projects at sea get costlier and more complex.
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JAPAN
Jun 10, 2005
Health experts alarmed by surge in AIDS
The rapid spread of AIDS in the past decade has reached a level that has confounded and alarmed the health establishment in Japan.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 21, 2004
Salsa fanatics defy rigid Japan
A pulsating mambo fills the air at a cavernous club near Tokyo Bay. "Ayyy-esssooo!" the song calls in exhortation as a sea of dancers -- sweaty, skin bared, clothes clinging -- roll their hips and hurtle into turns with increasing abandon.
JAPAN
Aug 27, 2004
Bigotry hounds former Hansen's patients
At first, Japanese victims of Hansen's disease were jubilant after a court fined a hot spring resort that turned them away last year. Then came the hate mail.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 29, 2004
Migrants' remittances home exceed ODA
Elisa Rey puts a wad of yen into a small, brown envelope at her home. Far away in Peru, her monthly remittances -- set aside from her job in an electronics factory south of Tokyo -- have already built a house that few could dream of in her poor suburb of Lima.
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JAPAN
Apr 30, 2004
Ramen makers go upmarket in search of fresh clientele
Customers with Prada handbags and Gucci sunglasses sometimes stand in line for hours and hungrily wait outside the restaurant door, feasting their eyes on the delicacy that awaits inside: a bowl of ramen.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 29, 2003
For Princess Tenko, life, truth just one big sleight of hand
Tenko Hikita, Japan's most famous magician, is a master of illusion. Or, perhaps, a masterful illusion.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 8, 2003
Web suicide sites have officials worried
The pattern has become eerily familiar. After forging a pact with strangers over the Internet, young people get together to carry out a carefully planned task -- suicide.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 2, 2003
Fugitive Fujimori plots comeback
Alberto Fujimori peers into his computer quietly plotting a return to power half a world away -- all but oblivious to being a wanted man who can't leave the confines of Japan for fear of arrest.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 12, 2003
Odaiba beach not even safe for sewer rats to dip in
It's Tokyo's premier beach -- a strip of wave-washed sand carefully constructed more than a decade ago in a multibillion yen project to give the sprawling capital an ultramodern waterfront.

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