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World 11 May 2009 | 12:00 AM

Japan opposition leader quits ahead of election

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese opposition leader Ichiro Ozawa resigned on Monday to try to restore his party's prospects in a looming election, after a fundraising scandal dampened its hopes for victory.

World 11 May 2009 | 12:00 AM

Japan opposition leader to resign - media

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese opposition leader Ichiro Ozawa has told his party he will resign, local media said on Monday, after an opinion poll showed a funding scandal involving a close aide was clouding his party's prospects in a looming election.

World 21 Apr 2009 | 12:00 AM

Japan PM Aso sends offering to Tokyo's war shrine

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso has sent an offering to Tokyo's Yasukuni shrine, a spokeswoman for the shrine, seen by many as a symbol of Japan's past militarism, said on Tuesday.

Nation 02 Apr 2011 | 12:00 AM

Puduraya bus station to reopen April 16

PUTRAJAYA: The upgraded Hentian Puduraya bus terminal is to reopen on April 16 after several postponements, said Federal Territories and Urban Well-being Minister Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidinhr noshade size='1' width='50%'>

World 09 May 2011 | 12:00 AM

ANALYSIS - Nuclear plant halt may boost unpopular PM, but how much?

TOKYO (Reuters) - Unpopular Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan has succeeded in his rare bold move to shut down a nuclear power plant due to safety fears, but the decision may not win enough public applause to be a key factor his messy battle to keep his job.

World 07 Feb 2011 | 12:00 AM

Japan PM hit by party's local election losses

TOKYO (Reuters) - Candidates backed by Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan's ruling party lost two weekend local elections, in a blow to the premier who is struggling to unite the party and break deadlock in a divided parliament.

Nation 18 Feb 2011 | 12:00 AM

Puduraya bus terminal opening postponed to April 16

KUALA LUMPUR: The scheduled re-opening of the Puduraya bus terminal on March 1 has to be postponed to April 16 as upgrading works at the premises have yet to be completed.

Nation 14 Jan 2011 | 12:00 AM

Big shift for bus operators

PETALING JAYA: South-bound express buses will start plying the new Integrated Transportation Terminal-Bandar Tasik Selatan (ITT-BTS) within the next two weeks.

World 21 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Japanese reporter shot dead in Syria, says colleague

TOKYO: A Japanese reporter was killed after coming under fire from up to 15 apparently pro-government troops in the conflict-wracked Syrian city of Aleppo, her colleague said Tuesday.

Other Sport 23 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

BJSS and Tenaga triumph again

Bukit Jalil Sports School (BJSS) and Tenaga Nasional continued to set the pace in the Malaysia Hockey League (Under-19 category) and chalked up their second successive wins in Division Two yesterday.