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World 16 Jul 2020 | 4:30 PM

Socially distant geisha struggle to survive in coronavirus shadow

TOKYO (Reuters) - - Ikuko, the "big sister" of Tokyo's Akasaka geisha district, came to the capital to seek her fortune in 1964, the year Tokyo first hosted the Olympics. But the novel coronavirus pandemic has made her fear for her centuries-old profession as never before.

Nation 26 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM

Sobbing dad unwilling to give daughter away

A FATHER in Chiayi city, Taiwan, was so unwilling to give his daughter away that he started wailing during the traditional wedding tea ceremony, bringing tears to family members and the online community, Oriental Daily reported.

Nation 15 Feb 2019 | 12:00 AM

Zhang’s fans want her back acting in movies

FANS of Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi are not happy that she seldom acts in movies but appeared regularly in various TV reality shows, reported Oriental Daily.

Nation 02 Feb 2019 | 12:00 AM

Wedding bells set to chime for Yeo?

ENERGY, Science, Technology, Envi­ronment and Cli­mate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin (pic) is said to be marrying IOI Properties Group CEO Lee Yeow Seng in Kuala Lumpur on March 29, according to Sin Chew Daily.

Nation 04 Jun 2018 | 9:54 AM

Michelle Yeoh gets new UNDP role

NEW YORK: Award-winning Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh, who is also the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Goodwill Ambassador, has been given another role by the UN body.

World 17 May 2018 | 6:45 PM

Netanyahu does 'chicken dance' with Israeli Eurovision winner

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu couldn't resist doing the "chicken dance" with Netta Barzilai when the Eurovision song contest winner visited the Israeli leader and his wife, Sara, in his official residence.