Tag - new-zealand



Feb 22, 2014
N.Z. city marks 2011 quake anniversary
A memorial service commemorating the third anniversary of the Christchurch quake, which claimed the lives of 185 people, including 28 Japanese students, was held Saturday in the city's botanical gardens.
Japan Times
Feb 11, 2014
Unleash your inner Cookie Monster
For the cookie lovers out there, New Zealand-based Cookie Time opened its first cookie bar in Tokyo's Harajuku in December. At ¥240 apiece, each cookie is warm and chewy on the inside, and each bite guarantees plenty of half-melted chocolate chunks. The brand uses only organic ingredients and claims that it doesn't use any artificial sweeteners or additives, but be warned: These cookies are so good that they will bring out the Cookie Monster in anyone. For a piece of heaven, dish out ¥280 for the ice-cream cookie sandwich. 1-21-15 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo; 03-6804-3779; www.cookiebar.jp.
Sep 27, 2013
N.Z. trade chief: Farmers can thrive after TPP
Japan's farmers should be able to weather the shock from the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement with time and technical help from its trading partners, New Zealand Trade Minister Tim Groser asserted Friday in Tokyo.
Sep 27, 2013
New Zealand may have the fix for asset bubbles
As the world's biggest economies search for ways to let the air out of giant asset bubbles, they might find a fix that discourages leverage in tiny New Zealand.
Aug 6, 2013
Discovery adds to woes of baby formula firms in China
Fonterra Cooperative Group Ltd.'s warnings of tainted ingredients in some products of the world's largest dairy exporter is the latest blow to baby formula sellers amid Chinese consumers' concerns about food safety.
Japan Times
Jul 8, 2013
Nagoya: What was your best holiday ever, and why?
South Korea. I have many Korean friends and I love going to Seoul. It is a wonderful city for shopping, eating and pampering yourself. Some of the food is rather like delicacies you can find in Japan, yet subtly different, such as tok, their version of our mochi (pounded rice cakes) and their chicken stew. I particularly enjoy massage, combined with being cleansed in a Korean dome-type sauna. Usually I stay five days or a week.
Japan Times
Jun 21, 2013
Nadeshiko Japan, New Zealand play to 1-1 draw
Japan, the reigning women's world champion and London Olympic silver medalist, had returning captain Aya Miyama sent off and was held to a 1-1 draw by New Zealand in a rain-lashed international friendly on Thursday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jun 10, 2013
Japan, New Zealand foreign ministers confirm importance of reaching TPP deal
Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and his New Zealand counterpart Murray McCully confirmed the importance of successfully concluding the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, which Japan will soon join.
Jun 7, 2013
British, U.S. music no longer dominates world
When John Lennon declared that the Beatles were more popular than Jesus, it didn't seem that far-fetched. It was 1966, and rock 'n' roll was the new religion sweeping the globe.
May 20, 2013
N.Z. bank may raise interest rates
Rising house prices in New Zealand will increase the pressure on the central bank to raise interest rates, Finance Minister Bill English said Sunday.
Japan Times
Apr 2, 2013
A tale of two knives, a Kiwi legend, a gang and a girl
The story reads like a New Zealand news editor's wish list: Celebrity, dangerous weapons, bizarre behavior, death threats, Brazilian street gangs and a mysterious love interest.
Japan Times
Mar 14, 2013
Wonderful Noise's Kenji Sakajiri searches for 'soul' in his label's signings
At the age of 18, Kenji Sakajiri left his hometown of Tanabe, Wakayama Prefecture, and moved to Osaka. He wasn't headed to college or looking for a day job. Instead he dived headfirst into the world of vinyl records.
Japan Times
Feb 22, 2013
Christchurch marks quake, two years on
Mourners from New Zealand, Japan and several other countries gathered Friday at the site of a TV building in Christchurch that collapsed during a massive earthquake that hit the city two years ago, killing 115 people.


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.
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