APEC ends prep session without timeline for connectivity target

Business / Economy Oct 3, 2013

APEC ends prep session without timeline for connectivity target

Senior officials of the 21-member Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum concluded preparatory talks Wednesday at a beach resort in Bali, Indonesia, without agreeing on a timeline for creating a "well-connected" region. "Ninety-seven percent of the deliverables proposed during the meeting have been on track and ...

Makers show low-cost green vehicles in Jakarta

Business Sep 20, 2013

Makers show low-cost green vehicles in Jakarta

Japanese automakers showcased their low-cost, environment-friendly cars at the 21st Indonesia International Motor Show that opened Thursday in Jakarta, hoping to capitalize on new tax exemptions for "green" vehicles. The luxury tax exemption, which is expected to boost sales of Japanese carmakers in the Indonesian ...

Indonesia eel hot item for smugglers

National Jul 29, 2013

Indonesia eel hot item for smugglers

by Christine T. Tjandraningsih

Japan is steeped in century-old rituals where people traditionally eat grilled freshwater eel on "doyo no ushi no hi," the day customarily dedicated to eating eel. Eel day fell on July 22 this year, but concern over dwindling stocks in Japan is growing, with other ...

Locals stall $4 billion Indonesia power plant

National Jul 20, 2013

Locals stall $4 billion Indonesia power plant

A $4 billion Japanese project to build a large coal-fired power station in Indonesia has hit a major snag due to opposition from local residents, sources revealed. Around 50 landowners are refusing to sell 40 hectares in total that would account for 20 percent of ...

Aceh observes 3/11 anniversary

National Mar 13, 2013

Aceh observes 3/11 anniversary

About 600 people in Indonesia's Aceh Province, which was devastated by a massive earthquake and tsunami in 2004, participated in a ceremony Monday to commemorate the second anniversary of a similar catastrophe that ravaged the Tohoku region in 2011. Schoolchildren, representatives of society and nongovernmental ...

National Mar 10, 2013

Missing Japanese mountaineer found alive in Indonesian ravine

A Japanese mountaineer who went missing last week while scaling a mountain in Indonesia's North Sumatra Province was found alive at the bottom of a 300-meter ravine Saturday, a local search and rescue official said. According to local Japanese consular officials, Kosei Yamada, 39, from ...

Japanese seek jobs abroad amid tough home market

National Feb 20, 2013

Japanese seek jobs abroad amid tough home market

Miki Hotta, 26, works in Jakarta as a reporter for a local Japanese-language newspaper after failing to land a job back in Japan with any of the firms she contacted. Hotta started job hunting in September 2008 as a Nagoya college junior, and sent employment ...