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NHK docudrama reveals telephone scam tactics

National / Media | MEDIA MIX Apr 20, 2019

NHK docudrama reveals telephone scam tactics

by Philip Brasor

Thai police last month raided a residence in Pattaya where an alleged telephone swindling operation was taking place. They discovered 15 Japanese nationals suspected of calling retired people in Japan and fooling them into purchasing electronic money. Japanese police say they will arrest the ...

Philippines' richest man, Henry Sy, dies at 94

Asia Pacific Jan 19, 2019

Philippines' richest man, Henry Sy, dies at 94

The Philippines' wealthiest, man Henry Sy, who rose from being a penniless Chinese immigrant to leading a multibillion-dollar business empire, died on Saturday, his conglomerate has announced. The 94-year-old, from the Chinese city of Xiamen, made his fortune with a Philippine shopping-center conglomerate that has ...

Japan's superrich are getting richer under Abenomics

Business Dec 19, 2018

Japan's superrich are getting richer under Abenomics

The number of superrich households in Japan has almost doubled since 2011 to a record high, thanks to rising stock prices and an economic expansion, an indication that this segment of society has benefited from Abenomics. The number of households with net financial assets of ...

Mexican presidents' home opened to public for first time

World / Politics Dec 2, 2018

Mexican presidents' home opened to public for first time

Dazzled Mexicans filed into the opulent residence of their presidents on Saturday, when the new government threw open its doors in a highly symbolic moment one visitor likened to entering the Palace of Versailles in the French Revolution. Before leftist President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador ...