Tag - new-zealand



Japan Times
Sep 30, 2015
Australia, New Zealand risk losing share of Chinese tourist dollars as infrastructure ages
Australia and New Zealand risk losing a global arms race for big-spending Chinese vacationers unless they improve their services and infrastructure, jeopardizing hopes that tourism will fill the economic hole left by the downturn in commodity prices.
WORLD / Science & Health
Sep 29, 2015
New Zealand to create giant South Pacific sanctuary, banning fishing and mining
Waters north of New Zealand are set to become one of the world's largest ocean sanctuaries, covering an area roughly the size of France, with a full ban on fishing and mining, New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key said at the United Nations on Monday.
Japan Times
Jul 9, 2015
Japanese winemaker reflects on life and disaster in this succinct New Zealand documentary
Today's documentarians may dream of making epic Frederick Wiseman-style films, but online audiences aren't usually so patient. Three hours? You'll be lucky to hold someone's attention for three minutes.
Japan Times
Jun 15, 2015
New Zealand beats England in third ODI
Centuries from Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor powered New Zealand to a comfortable three-wicket win over England in the third one-day international at Southampton on Sunday.
JAPAN / Politics
May 15, 2015
Japan recognizes Niue as state in bid to acquire friends in Pacific
Japan on Friday gave formal recognition to the state of Niue, a self-governing Pacific island in free association with New Zealand, as the world's third-largest economy seeks to boost its diplomacy in the Pacific.
May 4, 2015
Gallipoli is a reminder of the stupidity of wars
In a war noted for bloody futility, Gallipoli stood out as an example of purposeless killing.
Mar 31, 2015
BOJ should play mysterious
Arguably no central banker in the world has been bolder and more aggressive about quantitative easing than Japan's Haruhiko Kuroda.
Mar 27, 2015
It's in the grape: N.Z. vintners pioneer low-alcohol techniques
New Zealand's cooler climate is giving its winemakers an edge as they seek to exploit growing global demand for lighter, premium wines as rising temperatures push up the alcohol content of wines from rivals such as Australia and the United States.
Japan Times
Mar 25, 2015
Japan-New Zealand TPP talks making slow progress: Amari
Japan-New Zealand negotiations on the 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade initiative are making slower progress compared to bilateral talks with other member countries, economic and fiscal policy minister Akira Amari said Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 24, 2015
Abe, New Zealand's Key vow TPP progress
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his New Zealand counterpart John Key pledged further cooperation Tuesday to wrap up the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations soon.
Mar 11, 2015
New Zealand spies on Japan, China and others as part of 'Five Eyes' surveillance program
The latest documents released by fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden show that New Zealand's spy agency collects data on communications from about 20 countries including Japan, China and North Korea.
Feb 22, 2015
Kin of Japanese victims attend Christchurch quake anniversary in New Zealand
Relatives of Japanese victims of the 2011 earthquake that killed 185 people in Christchurch, New Zealand, attended a memorial service in the city Sunday marking the fourth anniversary.
Japan Times
Jan 27, 2015
New Zealand city to build a Beppu steam cuisine center
One of Japan's most popular hot-spring resorts is helping a city in New Zealand to harness steam from its hot springs to cook food.
Japan Times
Sep 22, 2014
Kaikoura and Taiji: a tale of two whaling towns
The success of a New Zealand whale-watching eco-tourist destination could hold lessons for the ailing Wakayama port tarred by association with the 'Cove' dolphin hunt.
Sep 2, 2014
New Zealand police to probe building collapse that killed 115, including 28 Japanese
New Zealand police said Tuesday they will launch a criminal investigation into the collapse of a building that claimed the lives of 115 people, including 28 Japanese students, during a magnitude-6.3 earthquake in Christchurch 3½ years ago.
Jul 29, 2014
Web tycoon Dotcom says he'll reach 5% in New Zealand election
Kim Dotcom, the Internet tycoon facing extradition to the U.S. on piracy charges, said his political party is on course to win more than 5 percent of the vote in New Zealand's general election by appealing to young and first-time voters.
Japan Times
Jul 7, 2014
Abe, New Zealand's Key unite on TPP, defense ties
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and New Zealand counterpart John Key agreed Monday to work on concluding the Trans-Pacific free trade talks as soon as possible and to improve defense cooperation as Japan sheds its pacifist stance and seeks a more active security role.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / A TASTE OF HOME
Jun 3, 2014
Tokyoites needn't be sheepish about New Zealand cuisine
New Zealand is famous for its lamb, pasture-fed on the country's rolling green hills. Lamb being hard to come by in Japan, a New Zealand restaurant is a good bet if you're craving lamb chops. There are two big ones in Tokyo: Wakanui (B1F, 2-23-14 Higashi-Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo; 03-3568-3466; www.wakanui.jp) and Arossa (8F Ginza Velvier Bldg., 2-4-6 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo; 03-5524-1146; www.pjgroup.jp/arossa)
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
May 3, 2014
Japan inked: Should the country reclaim its tattoo culture?
Tattooing is the most misunderstood form of art in contemporary Japan.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Mar 25, 2014
Now-retired pitcher Shimizu to be New Zealand GM, head coach
Former Chiba Lotte Marines and Yokohama BayStars right-hander Naoyuki Shimizu announced his retirement Tuesday to take over as general manager and head coach of the New Zealand national team.


Yayoi Kusama’s “Pumpkin,” once the victim of high waves that dragged it into the sea, sits at the end of a pier on the south side of Naoshima.
Why is the most exciting art in Japan so hard to get to?