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AseanPlus News 06 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

Public support for Koizumi at record low

Support for Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi has hit a record low and his ruling party is expected to suffer a serious setback in upper house elections, new polls released Monday showed.

Other Sport 11 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

Midfielder Ono to head Japan's assault at the Olympics

Midfield star Shinji Ono, who plays for Dutch club Feyenoord, has been chosen to spearhead Japan's Olympic challenge at the Athens Games next month, the Japan Football Association announced Saturday.

Lifestyle 15 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

Life with the Bin Ladens


AseanPlus News 06 Sep 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

Two strong earthquakes rattle western Japan

Two powerful earthquakes struck western Japan yesterday, rattling several major cities and triggering tsunami waves. At least 14 people were injured, news reports said, but no damage was immediately reported.

Other Sport 21 Sep 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

Azlan has a lot of ground to make up in Round Four

After two successive dnf (did not finish) classifications, Azlan Shah Kamaruzaman has a lot of ground to make up in Round Four of the FIM Asia Road Racing Championships, which will be held at the Sepang F1 circuit this weekend.

AseanPlus News 30 Sep 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

Cabinet shake-up wins little support for Koizumi

Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's latest Cabinet reshuffle has failed to bolster a significant increase in public support, opinion polls showed yesterday.

Other Sport 10 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

Italian smashes 24-hour-old lap record to take pole position

Italian MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi showed just why Yamaha forked out a king's ransom to get him to ride for them this year with a magnificent qualifying run in the Marlboro Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix at the Sepang circuit yesterday.

Lifestyle 05 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

'The Mystery of Olga Chekhova' and other books

SHARIL DEWA thumbs his way through the latest reads.

AseanPlus News 10 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

Japan begins fresh talks over N. Korea abductions

Japanese officials arrived in North Korea Tuesday for new talks on the fate of Japanese abducted during the Cold War as Tokyo warned of economic sanctions if the latest round did not yield progress.

Business 18 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

Japan Airlines pilots, flight attendants call off planned strike

A group of labor unions at Japan's top airline company called off a planned one-day strike Thursday that would have affected about 18,000 passengers, officials said.