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Jakarta election: Radical Islam tested 'if Ahok wins'

person Orange Themes access_time Apr 19,2017

Jakarta election Jakarta election: Radical Islam tested 'if Ahok wins' If Basuki 'Ahok' Tjahaja Purnama wins Jakarta's election for Governor, pluralism in Indonesia is here to stay, according to Dina Afrianty from the Australian Catholic

Image : Singapore's first Pikachu parade to be hosted at Changi Airport on Nov 18

Singapore's first Pikachu parade to be hosted at Changi Airport on Nov 18

person Orange Themes access_time Nov 18,2016

Singapore's first Pikachu parade to be hosted at Changi Airport on Nov 18 SINGAPORE - Pikachu and other Pokemon will be taking a trip to Changi Airport on Friday (Nov 18), when the airport hosts Singapore's first Pikachu parade. "Changi Airport will

Image : Wheels of school bus carrying dozens of kids nearly flew off on DVP: police

Wheels of school bus carrying dozens of kids nearly flew off on DVP: police

person Orange Themes access_time Apr 27,2017

Cp24 News Wheels of school bus carrying dozens of kids nearly flew off on DVP: police "To my knowledge, the matter is still under investigation and no charges have been laid as of yet," he told CP24 on Thursday. "It will depend on what the

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Tokyo Metro Vietnam established to help develop Hanoi urban railway system

access_timeApr 08,2017 chat_bubble_outline25

Nhan dan - NDO – The Tokyo Metro Vietnam Limited liability company was launched as a subsidiary of Japan’s Tokyo Metro Co., Ltd. at a ceremony in Hanoi on April 7, with an aim to strengthen Vietnam-Japan cooperation in managing and operating urban...

Tokyo 2020 slashes budget to $17 bn

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Tokyo Olympics organisers unveiled a smaller budget of up to $17 billion on Wednesday after coming under pressure to cut ballooning costs. The figure, down from last month's pledge to cap spending at $17.78 billion, follows warnings that the bill...

Most Asia markets struggle but Tokyo back in black

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Most Asian markets struggled Tuesday, with traders spooked by geopolitical concerns following deadly attacks in Europe, but Tokyo's Nikkei returned to winning ways. The incidents led to a promise by US President-elect Donald Trump to wipe...

Japan's top court backs Tokyo in bid to relocate Okinawa base

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Japan's Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in favour of the central government in its bid to relocate a US airbase on Okinawa, dealing a significant blow to opponents of the plan led by the island's governor. Okinawa is strategically situated in the East...

Tokyo starts construction of main Olympic stadium

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Construction of the main stadium for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics officially started Sunday, more than a year after the original blueprints were torn up following public outcry over skyrocketing costs. "I believe, after four years, many athletes will...

Tokyo breaks ground on new 2020 Olympics National Stadium

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TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo held a groundbreaking ceremony on Sunday for a $1.5 billion National Stadium to host the 2020 Olympic Games....

IOC gives backing to Tokyo's warring factions

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Friday predicted that bickering 2020 Tokyo Games organisers will come together to produce a workable budget as costs threaten to spiral out of control. IOC vice president John Coates, who heads the...

Cost reductions, venue plans dominate Tokyo 2020 meetings

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TOKYO (AP) — Further efforts to cut costs and the venues for five new sports were the focus of a coordination commission review of the Tokyo Olympics that wrapped up on Friday....

IOC: Tokyo's huge cost could give wrong message

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TOKYO (AP) — A top IOC official renewed his demand Thursday that Japanese organizers further reduce their $18 billion budget ceiling for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, saying the figure could scare off cities considering bids for future games....

Rowing, canoe sprint, swimming to remain at Tokyo venues

access_timeNov 29,2016 chat_bubble_outline49

TOKYO (AP) — Olympic organizers agreed Tuesday to keep the rowing, canoe sprint and swimming venues at their planned sites in Tokyo for the 2020 Games, while postponing a decision until Christmas on a possible switch for volleyball....

Tokyo has November snow for first time in 54 years

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Tokyo woke up Thursday to its first November snowfall in more than half a century, leaving commuters to grapple with train disruptions and slick streets. Snow began falling before dawn with the mercury approaching zero as a cold weather system moved...

Snow falls in November in Tokyo for first time in 54 years

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TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo residents woke up Thursday to the first November snowfall in more than 50 years....

Olympics - Fukushima 'safe' for Tokyo 2020, says baseball boss

access_timeNov 18,2016 chat_bubble_outline53

- Fukushima, site of one of the world's worst nuclear disasters, poses no threat to players if baseball games are held there at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the sport's top official said. Tokyo organisers want to hold part of baseball's preliminary...

Tokyo's benchmark stock index closes up 6.72% in global rally

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Tokyo's benchmark stock index closed 6.72 percent higher on Thursday, led by a surge in financials and export giants, on hopes Donald Trump's shock US presidential election win will provide a boost to the world's number one economy. "It's like...

Tokyo panel head says 2020 organizers not cooperating

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TOKYO (AP) — The head of a Tokyo government cost-cutting panel has criticized 2020 Olympic organizers for not cooperating on recommendations designed to reduce spiraling expenses for the games....

Tokyo panel shows cost and venue options for Olympic Games

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TOKYO (AP) — A Tokyo metropolitan government panel reviewing costly Olympic venues has proposed downgrading the expensive rowing and canoeing site for the Tokyo Games to temporary quality, or moving the events to an existing site in northern Japan....

Vietnam Airline passengers on Tokyo flight face health problems

access_timeOct 28,2016 chat_bubble_outline61

Up to 34 passengers on a Vietnam Airlines flight from HCM City to Tokyo, Japan, early this morning had to be hospitalised....

Seoul plans to restart talks on military pact with Tokyo

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea plans to restart talks with Japan over a military intelligence sharing agreement to better cope with threats from North Korea, an official said Thursday....

Ex-leper takes to Tokyo runway to fight stigma

access_timeOct 20,2016 chat_bubble_outline116

At 83 Miyo Maki had never manicured her nails, thickened and deformed due to leprosy, a disease she was diagnosed with when she was just 10 years old. Later that day, she walked down the runway, wearing a white lace dress and basking in the...

Forget Paris, focus on Tokyo, Japan fashion told

access_timeOct 20,2016 chat_bubble_outline86

Tokyo may be the style capital of Asia, but with South Korea and China snapping at its heels and Japan's most iconic brands rooted in Europe, the city is being urged to haul its fashion week into the big leagues. Tokyo Fashion Week kicked off its...

Bach says no need to expand 4-party talks on Tokyo 2020 cost

access_timeOct 19,2016 chat_bubble_outline59

TOKYO (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach on Wednesday rejected calls to expand four-party talks aimed at reducing the costs of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics....

Finnair adds Asia capacity with new departures to Tokyo and Hong Kong

access_timeOct 13,2016 chat_bubble_outline79

Finnair continues to grow its Asian traffic, and has announced it will add capacity and frequencies to the Tokyo and Hong Kong routes with the A350 for the summer 2017 season. Finnair will increase its current flight schedule between Helsinki and...

Japan’s budget carrier Vanilla Air launches Tokyo-Saigon service

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Ho Chi Minh City is chosen as the starting point for its expansion plan in Southeast Asia....

Hawaiian Airlines to operate daytime Tokyo flights

access_timeJul 23,2016 chat_bubble_outline155

Hawaiian Airlines has received tentative approval from the US department of transportation to shift its current daily flight between Honolulu and Tokyo's Haneda International Airport into a coveted daytime schedule. The new flights will begin...

Four Seasons reveals new hotel in Otemachi, Tokyo

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Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts and Mitsui Fudosan have announced plans for an all— new luxury hotel in the heart of Tokyo's bustling Otemachi business district. Part of a mixed— use development, the Hotel is set to open in the spring of 2020...

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