Tag - shanghai



Japan Times
Jan 2, 2015
Shanghai cancels New Year's celebrations after deadly crush; money scramble alleged
Shanghai called off New Year's events and the central government demanded a review of crowd-safety procedures after 36 people were killed and dozens injured in a deadly crush on Shanghai's historic Bund on Wednesday night.
Japan Times
Dec 7, 2014
International schools in East Asia are as local as they want to be
International schools are not hermetically sealed off from their surroundings. The local culture can have a huge impact on everything from the schools' academic approach and parental involvement to community outreach.
Aug 8, 2014
Food safety without borders
Recent revelations that a food maker in Shanghai supplied fast-food and retail chains, including some in Japan, with expired and moldy meat came as another reminder that the issue of food safety does not stop at national borders.
Aug 7, 2014
No evidence that spoiled meat made it to Japan, China claims
An ongoing investigation into the food safety scandal that hit several popular fast-food chains last month has uncovered no evidence that spoiled meat made it to Japan, Chinese food safety regulators told their Japanese counterparts Wednesday in Beijing.
Japan Times
Aug 5, 2014
China meat supplier probe hurting McDonald's sales
McDonald's Corp., poised to resume selling beef and chicken in China this week after a supplier was accused of repackaging old meat, says the matter is hurting the chain's results in Asia.
Aug 5, 2014
Japan, China eye meeting over food safety this month
The Japanese and Chinese governments are making preparations to hold a working-level meeting on food safety later this month in light of a recent scandal over expired chicken meat provided by a Chinese producer, Japanese government sources said Monday.
Aug 4, 2014
China police holding six in tainted meat scandal: Xinhua
Police in China have detained six executives of a meat supply company at the center of the latest food safety scare to hit the country, state media reported on Sunday.
Japan Times
Aug 2, 2014
Fast-food follies have media in a frenzy
Almost exactly a year ago (on July 27, 2013), this column reported on how the print media was inundated with concerns over the safety of foods from abroad. Among the sources cited was Takarajima magazine, which quoted a foodstuffs importer as saying, "The decline of morals due to the pursuit of profits...
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Jul 27, 2014
Scandal-hit China food firm withdrawing all products, U.S. parent says
The parent company of a scandal-hit Chinese food supplier said it is withdrawing all products made by the subsidiary.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 25, 2014
McDonald's Japan switches chicken sourcing to Thailand
McDonald's Co. (Japan) said Friday that it has halted sales of all products containing chicken meat from China and switched sourcing completely to Thailand.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 22, 2014
China food scandal drags in other chains, spreads to McDonald's Japan
A toxic food scandal in China is spreading fast, dragging in U.S. coffee chain Starbucks, Burger King Worldwide Inc. and others, as well as products of McDonald's Corp. as far away as Japan.
Japan Times
May 24, 2014
Shanghai sees Japanese fall 17% over air pollution, territorial rift
The number of Japanese residing in Shanghai plunges 17 percent, the first decline on record, amid worsening pollution and the Senkaku sovereignty clash.
Japan Times
May 3, 2014
Empress-Dowager Shoken laid to rest; crackdown in Shanghai's foreign quarters; Olympic preparations; Lebanese businessman Japan's top tax-payer
One of the notable landmarks in the modern history of Japan was the funeral ceremony held Saturday night for Her Majesty, the late Empress-Dowager (Shoken, empress consort of Emperor Meiji), who passed away on April 9.
Japan Times
Apr 24, 2014
Mitsui O.S.K. paid ¥4 billion over ship seizure in China
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd. has paid around ¥4 billion in connection with the recent seizure of its iron ore carrier by a Shanghai court due to a legal dispute, people familiar with the matter said Thursday.
Apr 20, 2014
Shanghai court seizes Mitsui O.S.K. vessel over unpaid war redress
The Shanghai Maritime Court seizes a container ship from shipping giant Mitsui O.S.K. Lines for ignoring a compensation order linked to a wartime contract dispute.
Apr 16, 2014
Fewer students going to Japanese schools in Shanghai
The number of elementary and junior high school students attending the two Japanese schools in Shanghai has dropped by 260 to 2,791 in the new academic year that started Monday, school authorities said.
Feb 22, 2014
Japan's cherry blossom exhibition in Shanghai aims to draw Chinese tourists
The Japan Tourism Agency opened a cherry blossom exhibition in Shanghai on Saturday in a bid to draw more Chinese visitors during the upcoming hanami season.
Japan Times
Feb 19, 2014
ABT brings 'magical moments' to Japan
Last August, with summer sweltering the city, I met Yuriko Kajiya and Jared Matthews, two soloists from the New York-based American Ballet Theatre, one of the word's top-four classical companies along with the Royal Ballet in London, Paris Opera Ballet and the Bolshoi in Moscow.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 10, 2014
Nintendo shares surge as China lifts console ban
Nintendo Co., the maker of Wii U game consoles, is riding high in Tokyo trading after China lifted a 13-year ban on gaming machines this week.
Nov 15, 2013
China's quest for value in the globalization age
China must re-establish its competitiveness by positioning itself at the top of the global value chain, which implies the need to promote trade and upgrade its industrial infrastructure.


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