World Jul 6, 2018

Swazi king's order to change country's name challenged by activist

A human rights activist in Swaziland is challenging King Mswati III's decision to change the tiny southern African nation's name to the Kingdom of eSwatini. Africa's last absolute monarch announced the new name in April at celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of Swazi independence ...

Panda cub at Ueno Zoo to be named by the public

National Jul 12, 2017

Panda cub at Ueno Zoo to be named by the public

The female panda cub born a month ago at Ueno Zoological Gardens in Tokyo is set to be named by the public, with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government planning to accept suggestions from July 28. The name will be decided in September when the cub turns ...

Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo: Menswear sells out

Style & Design Oct 29, 2016

Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo: Menswear sells out

by Samuel Thomas

While Tokyo's womenswear seems to be content fighting for a place in the domestic market, the endlessly repeated adage that Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo's menswear is the collection's most viable export product appears to have finally come true, with many of the brands tipped ...

Shizuoka zoo names baby giraffe after rugby star Ayumu Goromaru

National Nov 2, 2015

Shizuoka zoo names baby giraffe after rugby star Ayumu Goromaru

A male baby giraffe at a zoo in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, has been named after rugby star Ayumu Goromaru. The Hamamatsu Zoological Gardens announced Sunday that it had named the giraffe, born in September, "Goromaru," taking the family name of the fullback who played a ...

World Jan 24, 2015

Brewery to rename Gandhi-Bot beer following complaints

A U.S. brewery will no longer use the name and likeness of Mohandas Gandhi on one of its beers following complaints that the marketing was offensive, a state lawmaker said Friday. The label on New England Brewing Co.'s Gandhi-Bot India pale ale has a cartoon ...