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A symbol of Japan-Malaysia ties

Do not miss the chance to watch bunraku, a traditional Japanese puppet theatre performance, which will be performed for the first time in South-East Asia.

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Anti-Japanese feelings run deep

It was all quiet yesterday at the historic I>Lugou Qiao/Ior Marco Polo bridge, the mute witness to the July 7, 1937 shooting incident that triggered the Japanese invasion of China during World War II.


Captivating ‘Sanbaso’

B>T/B>HE crowd surrounding the centre stage at the Penang Esplanade field grew bigger by the hour as more people gathered to watch a variety of Japanese cultural performances at the 10th Penang Bon-Odori Charity Festival on Saturday.


An insight into the Lunar

Whenever red lanterns, firecrackers, pussy willows, bamboo plants and, of course, mandarin oranges start showing up in every nook and corner of the city, it's a sign that Chinese New Year is near.

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Pu Yi palace renovated to lure tourists

THE palace of Manchukuo - a puppet regime (1932-45) installed in north-eastern China by Japanese invaders - is being renovated in Changchun, capital of Jilin Province, and part of it has opened to the public.


Explosion of Chinese culture

THE Penang Chinese New Year Cultural and Heritage Celebration 2009 at the heritage enclave around Armenian Street was a massive success, with tens of thousands of people from all walks of life turning up to witness a plethora of cultural and heritage showcases.


War wounds persist as Japan emperor to visit Saipan

TOKYO (Reuters) - When Japanese soldiers and civilians leapt to their deaths from cliffs on Saipan in 1944 rather than surrender to U.S. forces, they were acting in accord with a nationalist ideology that worshipped the emperor as a god.


Thousands pay respects at memorial park

NILAI: The sweltering heat did not deter Wong Meng Fei and his family from gathering at a memorial park here for three days to offer prayers for their departed loved ones.


George Town celebrates Tapestry of Cultures unveils on Heritage Day today

GEORGE Town's inner city will be abuzz with a myriad of activities as Penangites use the opportunity of today's public holiday to take in various sights and sounds of the state.