Archive for August 16th, 2019

Japan’s new emperor echoes father, expresses deep remorse over war

16-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Japan’s new emperor, Naruhito, expressed deep remorse over the country’s wartime past and prayed for global peace on Thursday, echoing his father’s words in [...]
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Japan PM Abe sends offering to Yasukuni shrine for war dead: Kyodo

16-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering to the controversial Yasukuni shrine for war dead on Thursday, the anniversary of Japan’s World War Two [...]
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Japanese urged not to see rare fish as omen of earthquakes

16-Aug-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

People in Japan hoping to predict the next big earthquake should ignore mysterious deep-sea fish after experts said rare sightings of the creatures on the country’s [...]
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The Japanese Air Force One is up for sale for $28 million

16-Aug-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

It’s not every day you go shopping for a VIP jumbo jet, but one unique offering is attracting attention online. A Boeing 747-400 which has flown 14 Japanese prime [...]
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Japanese researchers build robotic tail to keep elderly upright

16-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Millions of years after the ancestors of humans evolved to lose their tails, a research team at Japan’s Keio University have built a robotic one they say could help [...]
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Nearly 600,000 advised to evacuate as storm makes landfall on Japan

Nearly 600,000 advised to evacuate as storm makes landfall on Japan

16-Aug-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Heavy rains lashed parts of western Japan on Thursday as tropical storm Krosa made landfall, forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights and trains as authorities advised [...]
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Japan’s new emperor speaks of ‘deep remorse’ in 1st speech marking WWII

Japan’s new emperor speaks of ‘deep remorse’ in 1st speech marking WWII

16-Aug-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Japan’s new emperor spoke Thursday of “deep remorse” over the country’s wartime past in his first speech to commemorate the end of World War II since [...]
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Realisations of a Malaysian on Singapore’s death row

16-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

When I was in remand, I was surprised to see a lot of my fellow Malaysian here that have been charged as criminals for drug offences. They were all used as drug mules, their [...]
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Forbes Global CEO Conference Returns To Singapore

16-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:02 AM

Singapore prime minister Lee Hsien Loong and Alibaba Group Executive Chair Jack Ma lead distinguished speaker line-up for 19th annual Forbes Global CEO Conference. Forbes [...]
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The Singapore firm using blockchain tech to build a smart city

16-Aug-2019 Intellasia | TechinAsia | 6:02 AM

Singaporean startup Limestone Network is looking to transform the face of Southeast Asia by building smart cities powered by blockchain technology starting with an ambitious [...]
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Missing Singaporean kayakers: Son of Puah Geok Tin confirms her death

16-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

The son of a Singaporean woman who went missing in a kayak expedition confirmed her death on social media on early Thursday morning (15 August). Louis Pang, 23, the son of [...]
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Company charged in Singapore for shipping more than S$600,000 worth of alcohol to N Korea

16-Aug-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

A company was charged on Thursday (August 15) with supplying more than S$600,000 worth of luxury items to North Korea via Dalian, China. Sinsms, a Singapore-based affiliate [...]
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Changi Airport control tower, Merlion ranked most important heritage sites: IPS survey

16-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

The Changi Airport control tower and Merlion were ranked first and second among 53 local heritage sites in terms of importance by Singaporeans across all ages. Findings from [...]
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Frank Tsao, who went from civil war migrant to towering pioneer of Asian shipping, dies aged 94

16-Aug-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Frank Tsao Wen-king, the Shanghai-born entrepreneur who fled to Hong Kong amid the turmoil of the Chinese civil war and went on to build one of Asia’s biggest shipping [...]
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Singapore July private home sales drop 32pct on year

16-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Sales of private homes by developers in Singapore dived 31.2 percent in July from a year earlier, government data showed on Thursday. Data compiled by the Urban Redevelopment [...]
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