Business Mar 25, 2014

Abe's economic package lacking strength: Noda

Former Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda said Monday in Hong Kong that the economic stimulus package launched by his successor, Shinzo Abe, isn't strong enough and that he hopes a trans-Pacific trade deal can be reached soon. Addressing hundreds as a keynote speaker at the five-day ...

Kyushu farmers join forces for Hong Kong fair

Business Feb 25, 2014

Kyushu farmers join forces for Hong Kong fair

Producers of agricultural and fishery goods in the seven prefectures of Kyushu on Wednesday and Thursday are jointly holding their first export promotion event in Hong Kong to promote a regional brand in place of lesser known local names for their wide-ranging commodities. About 60 ...

Fast Retailing in H.K. depositary listing

Business / Corporate Jan 27, 2014

Fast Retailing in H.K. depositary listing

Uniqlo owner Fast Retailing Co. plans to list depositary receipts in Hong Kong to help promote its brand to investors and customers in the region. Fast Retailing, which is on an overseas expansion drive, said it doesn't plan to sell new shares or raise funds ...

Anti-Japan demonstration held in Hong Kong over Abe's shrine visit

National Dec 27, 2013

Anti-Japan demonstration held in Hong Kong over Abe's shrine visit

An activist group staged a protest Friday at the Japanese Consulate General in Hong Kong over Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to Yasukuni Shrine the day before. Sixteen members of the Hong Kong-based Action Committee for Defending the Diaoyu Islands, a group asserting China's territorial ...

National / Crime & Legal Dec 10, 2013

Japanese politician arrested in China for drug possession

Police in Guangdong province, China, have formally arrested a 70-year-old municipal assembly member from Aichi Prefecture for allegedly possessing illegal drugs, local officials said Monday. Takuma Sakuragi, a member of the Inazawa Municipal Assembly, was taken into custody at Guangzhou's Baiyun International Airport on Oct. ...