Archive for October 23rd, 2019

‘Banzai!’: the ceremony proclaiming Japan’s new emperor

‘Banzai!’: the ceremony proclaiming Japan’s new emperor

23-Oct-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

The ceremony proclaiming the enthronement of Japan’s Emperor Naruhito on Tuesday will be a tightly choreographed and solemn affair, steeped in ritual, that cements his [...]
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Some Japanese welcome emperor’s enthronement, others shrug

23-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Japanese Emperor Naruhito, 59, the nation’s first monarch born after World War Two, will officially proclaim his enthronement to the world on Tuesday in a centuries-old [...]
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Uniqlo ad sparks protest, parody as Korea-Japan dispute flares

23-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

A commercial by Japanese clothing brand Uniqlo has stirred a consumer backlash in South Korea amid accusations that it mocks victims of wartime forced labour and brothel [...]
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Emperor Naruhito proclaims ascendancy to throne; pledges to fulfill his duty as symbol of the state

23-Oct-2019 Intellasia | JapanToday | 6:02 AM

Emperor Naruhito formally proclaimed his ascendancy to the throne on Tuesday in a centuries-old ceremony attended by dignitaries from more than 180 countries, pledging to [...]
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Meteorological Agency warns of more rain, mudslide risk in typhoon-hit areas

23-Oct-2019 Intellasia | JapanToday | 6:02 AM

The Japanese weather agency warned people in Tokyo and northern Nagano that heavy rainfall Tuesday may set off flooding and mudslides, including in areas recovering from a [...]
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Emperor wishes for the people’s happiness

23-Oct-2019 Intellasia | JapanNews | 6:02 AM

The ceremony of enthronement was held Tuesday at the Seiden State Hall at the Imperial Palace to officially proclaim the Emperor’s enthronement in Japan and abroad. It [...]
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WeWork board weighs up $10bn rescue plan from Japan’s SoftBank

23-Oct-2019 Intellasia | TheGuardian | 6:02 AM

The board of WeWork is meeting on Tuesday to consider a rescue plan worth almost $10bn (GBP 7.7bn) from its biggest investor, Japan’s SoftBank, according to reports. [...]
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Japan’s ancient and mysterious royal regalia

Japan’s ancient and mysterious royal regalia

23-Oct-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

Amid the speeches, customary robes and ancient rituals of the enthronement of Japan’s new emperor Naruhito, one might easily overlook the collection of seemingly [...]
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Japanese Emperor Naruhito ascends Chrysanthemum Throne

23-Oct-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Three booming cheers of “Banzai!” rang out Tuesday at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo as Naruhito formally declared his ascension to the Chrysanthemum Throne as the [...]
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Singaporeans’ education, employment, wage outcomes have improved over the generations: MOF study

23-Oct-2019 Intellasia | StraitsTimes | 6:02 AM

Compared to earlier cohorts, Singaporeans in their 40s today are better educated, more able to find jobs and earn more, and live longer. But they also have less family [...]
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Employee who stole over $20,000 from Fullerton Pavilion restaurant claims he needed money to help lover’s sick child

23-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

The assistant manager of an upmarket Italian restaurant who misappropriated over $20,000 from his workplace to allegedly pay the medical fees of his former lover’s [...]
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Pump up the street jams at Singapore’s two-day fest

23-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Coconuts Singapore | 6:02 AM

Fly sneakers, dope skateboard decks, sweet toys, and more will take over shopping slash youth community centre Scape for two days next month when the Street Superior Festival [...]
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Hover-taxi whizzes over Singapore, firm eyes Asian push

23-Oct-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

A drone-like flying taxi whirred over Singapore’s waterfront Tuesday, with the firm behind the test hoping the aircraft will revolutionise travel in traffic-choked [...]
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Manila Water to carry out rotational supply interruption in Metro Manila, nearby areas

23-Oct-2019 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

Water concessionaire Manila Water on Tuesday advised its clients of a looming rotational water service interruption starting October 24. Manila Water said the water level at [...]
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Manila Water customers warned of new round of service interruptions starting October 24

23-Oct-2019 Intellasia | UNTV News | 6:02 AM

The Manila Water on Tuesday warned its customers of a new round of water service interruptions which could start this week amid declining water level in Angat Dam. In a [...]
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