Vivian Ho

For Vivian Ho's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Options running out for Malaysia in Kim murder probe

Asia Pacific | ANALYSIS Mar 5, 2017

Options running out for Malaysia in Kim murder probe

Malaysia has reached a deadlock in its probe into the apparent assassination last month of the estranged half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. The killing of Kim Jong Nam, who had criticized North Korea's hereditary succession in ...

Malaysia rethinks gallows; woman has hope

National Nov 23, 2011

Malaysia rethinks gallows; woman has hope

Momentum is building for the abolition of the death penalty in Malaysia, but the pace may not be fast enough to save Japanese citizen Mariko Takeuchi from the gallows after she was found guilty of drug trafficking last month. Malaysia is one of 58 countries ...

Business Jan 26, 2010

Malaysia budget carrier AirAsia bullish on Japan

SEPANG, Malaysia — Malaysia's fast-growing long-haul budget airline AirAsia X plans to extend its low-cost service to Japan, possibly by the second half of this year. AirAsia X Chief Executive Officer Azran Osman Rani said six Japanese cabin crew members are already undergoing training at ...

Osaka researcher makes mark with Malayan tigers

National Jan 11, 2007

Osaka researcher makes mark with Malayan tigers

The mountain gorillas of Africa had Dian Fossey. The Malayan tigers have Kae Kawanishi. Kawanishi, 39, may not be as famous as the late Fossey, whose life and work with gorillas in the mountain forests of Rwanda was immortalized in the Hollywood movie "Gorillas in ...

Organic farmer sheds meat, drink, Tokyo

National Jan 22, 2004

Organic farmer sheds meat, drink, Tokyo

Kazumi Fujimura has not only sworn off meat and alcohol but also many of life's luxuries. Fujimura, 38, lives about 50 km south of Kuala Lumpur, deep in the bucolic town of Bangi, and, together with her Malaysian-Chinese husband, Gan Koon Chai, 41, runs the ...