World 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. The civic ceremony was attended by Senior Vice Foreign Minister Norio Mitsuya, Japanese Ambassador Yasuaki ...

Business 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. When Japanese tariffs on imported food are removed by the TPP, projections ...

Asia Pacific 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. The possible threat of some baby formula with the contaminated ingredients stocked on ...

Nadeshiko Japan, New Zealand play to 1-1 draw

Soccer 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. Yuki Ogimi opened the scoring with a well-taken strike midway ...

Music 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. Commentators railed against the threat that popular music posed to the moral fabric of ...

Asia Pacific 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. "These households heading into quite high debt to buy highly priced houses need to be aware at some stage the RBNZ ...