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News 10 Aug 2015 | 12:00 AM Premium

Offices morph into hotels as Japan tourism booms

The rising influx of tourists to Japan has forced developers to innovate by converting old office buildings into affordable hotels with tiny but stylish rooms.

Focus 18 Jan 2016 | 12:00 AM Premium

Temple seeks commercial enlightenment

Buddhism may be about detachment from the earthly and material world, but sometimes you just have to get with it, like the temple in Eiheiji, Japan, which is investing in developments aimed at attracting tourists.

News 17 Oct 2016 | 12:00 AM Premium

Small firms dying out in ageing Japan

JAPAN’S small firms, many of which are “mom-and-pop” operations, are dying out as their ageing owners struggle to find successors, in another sign that a fast-ageing population is taking its toll on the world’s third-largest economy.

Scoreboard 10 Nov 2016 | 12:00 AM Premium

Japanese fencers shine in debut

JAPANESE fencers showed they did not come to Malaysia just to make up the numbers after their successful debut in the annual Penang POWIIS Fencing Cham-pionship.

Community 26 Nov 2016 | 12:00 AM Premium

More pups being dumped on the streets

COUNTLESS puppies are dying on the streets on a daily basis and rescue groups are unable to rescue all of them because of various constraints.

News 28 Nov 2016 | 12:00 AM Premium

Boosting Indonesia’s Internet access

Mark Zuckerberg offers use of solar-powered aerial vehicle to beam to remote parts of the country to boost economic benefits.

Community 23 Dec 2016 | 12:00 AM Premium

Serbian DJ debuts in KL

Underground Sound of Substance returns to Elysium Bar & Terrace tonight with the KL debut of Serbian DJ and vocalist Tijana T. For more than a decade now Tijana T has been a key figure on her native Serbian dance scene. In the early days she was a spokesman for the world famous Exit Festival and a regular face on TV creating a number of much-loved electronic music related shows.

News 18 Sep 2017 | 12:00 AM Premium

Japan in start-up mode

Fukuoka is a sandbox for start-up policies as the risk-averse country plays catch-up

Metro News 22 Sep 2017 | 12:00 AM Premium

Catch Japanese films in Kuching cinema

KUCHING: Her Love Boils Bathwater, a heart wrenching drama of a terminal-ill mother trying to reconcile her splintered family, kicked off the 2017 Japanese Film Festival here.

Metro News 14 Oct 2017 | 12:00 AM Premium

Urgent need to vet timber production

KUCHING: WWF-Malaysia has again called on timber operators in Sarawak to move towards sustainable forest management and obtain internationally recognised certification.