Tag Archives: Japan

22Mar/15

Strong dollar dulls Tiffany sales

(Reuters, YouTube/Tiffany & Co.) – Upscale jeweler Tiffany reporting its first quarterly sales drop in half a decade- the strong dollar hitting it where it hurts:
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11Mar/15

Snowden papers reveal New Zealand spies on China, other asian nations

The latest documents released by former U.S. security whistleblower Edward Snowden reveal New Zealand spies on China and Japan and is shared with the United States and others.
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10Mar/15

Tokyo residents mourn victims of the 1945 Great Tokyo Air Raids

Tokyo residents gather to mourn for the victims of the Great Tokyo Air Raids in 1945, marking the 70th anniversary of the bombing.

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09Mar/15

Japanese sushi – made in Africa

(Reuters Business Report) – The idea of the Japanese eating sushi fish from a tiny landlocked African country may sound unlikely.

But that’s exactly what’s happening.

The mountainous kingdom of Lesotho is completely encircled by South Africa, and supplies water to its much bigger neighbour.

It’s also home to this fish farm project, hoping to boost the country’s economy by meeting overseas demand for trout.

MAMPOI LEROTHOLI LABORATORY TECHNICIAN,

“We have a good catchment area, we get low temperature and that suitable for the growth of our product which is rainbow trout. Also pollution and other problems that you get in city life you don’t get them here, we don’t get disturbances. The fish can live peacefully.”

The Highlands Trout project exports about 2,000 tonnes of trout a year to Japan’s CGC supermarket.

It is even by-passing Tsukiji, Tokyo’s massive wholesale fish market – to sell the directly to the retail market.

Once the premium fish is processed for export in Lesotho, remaining pieces are shared among community members.

Selemo Sitsane, is nursery supervisor at Highlands Trout

SELEMO SITSANE, NURSERY SUPERVISOR, HIGHLANDS TROUT,

“Residents will be given the heads of the fish to eat. The people who work here are locals; the project has brought many changes and made things better for the community.”

Lesotho’s residents have long worked as migrants in South Africa – the vast majority underground.

But with South Africa’s gold industry is in a state of steep decline, projects like Highlands Trout are welcomed by locals.

The company has been up and running since 2012, and now now wants to expand its annual output to 10,000 tonnes a year.

02Mar/15

Madonna’s 35 City ‘Rebel Heart’ Tour Announced For North America and Europe

Tour Kicks Off In Miami August 29th in Support of “Rebel Heart” Album.
Additional Concert Dates To Be Added In Australia And Asia
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22Feb/15

Countdown is on as world awaits Oscars

Crews put finishing touches on the red carpet as media from around the globe take their places ahead of the 87th Academy Awards.

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17Feb/15

Brazilian soccer legend, Zico, marches in Carnival parade in Sao Paulo

Brazilian soccer legend, Zico, takes part in a massive Carnival parade as one of Sao Paulo’s best samba schools honours Japan. Zico is a former coach of the Japanese national soccer team.
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