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Japan foreign minister puzzles followers with bizarre 'bacon' tweet

National May 21, 2019

Japan foreign minister puzzles followers with bizarre 'bacon' tweet

Bemused followers of Foreign Minister Taro Kono were left scratching their heads Tuesday after a bizarre tweet about bacon, sparking tongue-in-cheek speculation he could be tweeting classified information in code. "Ah, bacon is in fact ^%£$+*.!%...." Kono tweeted in Japanese from his verified account to ...

New Japanese era name a boon for Australian property website

National Apr 2, 2019

New Japanese era name a boon for Australian property website

What links the Japanese Imperial family and the property market in Western Australia? Until Monday's announcement of the forthcoming Reiwa Era, not much. The Real Estate Institute of Western Australia said it had an unexpected surge in traffic to its website — Reiwa.com — after ...