June 30, 2022

Chinese Consumers: Doing It Their Way

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The Economist   From Business Insider The market is growing furiously, but getting tougher for foreign firms In the heart of old Shanghai is a magnificent villa that serves as the workplace of Guo Jingming, a provocative young film-maker. “Tiny Times”, his recent blockbuster, follows the travails of some fashionable college girls (pictured, in the walk-in […]

Jamaica’s Sean Paul gets fifth Billboard #1 debut

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From Caribbean360 The dancehall superstar’s sixth studio album Full Frequency also debuted at #1 in Japan and made Mexico’s top five. Jamaica’s dancehall superstar Sean Paul has scored another landmark achievement with his fifth # 1 reggae album debut on the Billboard Reggae charts for his sixth studio album Full Frequency. Full Frequency was released […]

2013: Stock markets at highs but can they do it again next year?

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By Jamie Robertson Presenter, BBC World News Many share indexes around the world are at record highs. Will this continue next year? Well, it all seems fine and dandy when you look at the numbers: the Dow Jones Industrial Average up 22%, the S&P 500 gained 25% and the Nasdaq up 33%. In Europe, the […]

Radioactive cars from Japan turning up in Caribbean

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By Bert Wilkinson Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News From Blackfoicenews.com It certainly won’t be the first thing on the minds of Caribbean people when they wake up every day but there is clear evidence that radioactive material from the area in Japan where a nuclear power plant failed after a […]

The CIA’s 1971 secret report on the Senkaku Islands dispute

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From Tofugu Tensions have started flaring up again in regards to the Senkaku Islands, though to be honest that’s been going on for a while now. I brought the islands up in my “Where is Japan?” post, quite a while back and John wrote a good overview of the whole situation. But a lot has […]

O2Micro to present rapidly expanding portfolio of lighting solutions at Lighting Japan 2014

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GEORGE TOWN, Grand Cayman, Jan 08, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) — O2Micro International Limited OIIM -0.34%  , a global leader in the design, development and marketing of high-performance integrated circuits and solutions, is pleased to announce its participation in Lighting Japan 2014, January 15 – 17. Lighting Japan 2014, a composition of three shows […]

Japan likely to replace unpopular PM Kan next week

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 TOKYO (AP) — A former foreign minister announced his candidacy to lead Japan yesterday just hours after unpopular Prime Minister Naoto Kan said he would be out of the picture by early next week. Kan has been criticized for lacking leadership after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami and subsequent nuclear crisis, and survivors of […]