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Details short as Abe renews vow to end culture of overwork

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday reaffirmed his vow to end the entrenched corporate culture of overwork but stopped short of setting a timeline …

Japan's convenience store clerks bemoan overbearing sushi quotas

Japan

TimesLIVE

Miss South Africa wows crowds in the Philippines

HOT TOPICS:<p>Cape Town - Miss South Africa Ntandoyenkosi Kunene is currently in the Philippines, where The Miss Universe Pageant 2017 will be held on …

South Africa

2,000-Year-Old Doll Discovered in Japan

OSAKA, JAPAN—<i>The Asahi Shimbun</i> reports that a small doll from the Yayoi Pottery Culture (300 B.C.–A.D. 300) was discovered in a burial at the Kori …

Growing life from death

Dale Hes, News24 Correspondent<p>Tzaneen - Over the past few years, a handful of companies have sprung up in South Africa offering urns made from …

Japan celebrates first homegrown sumo grand champion in 19 years

Japan celebrated Wednesday after a sumo wrestler became the first homegrown grand champion in nearly two decades.<p>Kisenosato was promoted to “yokozona” status, the highest possible ranking in Japan’s national sport, during a ceremony in Tokyo after winning a grand tournament at the weekend.<p>A steady …

Japan Explores Ways For Emperor To Abdicate The Throne

Months after Japan's Emperor Akihito hinted that he would like to step down from the throne, a government panel has come up with ways for the monarch to abdicate his powers — something that's not provided for in Japanese law.<p>Drawing on research and interviews about Japan's constitution and …

Japan

The Dim Dim Bubble Bowl, A Hanging Transparent Cat Bed That Gives Humans a View From All Angles

Hong Kong designer and cat lover Yan Law has created the “Dim Dim Bubble Bowl“, a hanging acrylic bowl made especially for cats to get comfortable …

Govt too big for SA economy - economist

Cape Town - The South African government has become too big for the size of the economy, Nedbank economist Nicky Weimar said on Thursday.<p>She gave an …

Economy

Severe fire warning issued for Western Cape as blazes continue

James de Villiers, News24<p>Video<p>Linton Rensburg from Working On Fire says February is expected to be the most concerning month when it comes to wild …

Western Cape

Japanese Toilet Makers Agree to Simplify Control Buttons for Confused Foreigners

On Tuesday, the Japan Restroom Industry Association announced that it had developed a new set of control panel illustrations for multifunctional …

SANParks: 2017 off to a good start as 11 poaching suspects nabbed

Cape Town - While 2016 ended steeped in allegations of high ranking officials colluding with poachers, 2017 has certainly gotten off to a better …

A 50-year-old South African explorer has reached the South Pole on a record-breaking journey

Mike Horn, an intrepid 50-year-old explorer from South Africa, is currently trying to become the first person to circumnavigate the planet via both of its poles. At the end of last week, just over eight months into his journey and after almost a month on skis, he reached the South Pole.<p>‘In very …

South Africa

Water is still scarce

Staff reporter<p>Johannesburg - The rain may be falling, but water restrictions will remain firmly in place.<p>The department of water and sanitation may …

Domestic worker braves flames to rescue twin toddlers from Durban blaze

Jeff Wicks, News24<p>Twin toddlers are in a critical condition in a local hospital after a house fire in Durban North. (Netcare 911)<p>Durban - Twin …

5 things you need to know in South Africa today

Here’s what is happening in and affecting South Africa today:<p><b>The ANC succession battle is heating up, with deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa, ANC</b> …

Zuma's ex-wife given boost in South Africa leadership race | Reuters

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The chances of South African President Jacob Zuma’s ex-wife, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, becoming the next leader of the African National Congress were given a boost on Saturday with the endorsement of the ruling party’s women’s division.<p>Chairperson of the African Union …

South Africa

Jacob Zuma says South Africa's ruling ANC is ready for female leader

President gives huge boost to leadership ambitions of his ex-wife Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma with comments about his party’s succession<p>South Africa’s president, Jacob Zuma, has said the ruling ANC party is ready for its first female leader, days after his former wife was named by the party’s …

South Africa

‘Silent extinction’: Giraffes listed as a vulnerable species after 30-year population plunge

The stately 18-foot-tall giraffe is among the animals ecologists call “charismatic megafauna,” the name for critters that elicit squeals of delight at the zoo and warm the cockles of corporate marketers. Of the most charming beasts, though, giraffes never managed to generate attention on par with …

Wildlife

South Africa's scrubland plant entrepreneur

South Africa's Western Cape has more botanic biodiversity than the rainforests of the Amazon. Most of this is composed of "fynbos" - scrubland plants - the majority of which do not grow anywhere else in the world.<p>Fynbos has given one entrepreneur the opportunity to develop her business from a …

South Africa

The Grandmother of African Art: Esther Mahlangu

<b>South African artist Esther Mahlangu discusses taking her art from the back walls of her house near Pretoria to the Centre Pompidou in Paris</b>Esther …

South Africa

A South African Tradition Comes to the US | On Tour with Esther Mahlangu

Since her arrival on this global art stage, Mahlangu has adapted the bold colors, strong graphics, and freehand style of the Ndebele to canvas.<p>The Creators Project gets exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the cross-country US tour of renowned South African artist Esther Mahlangu. Mahlangu is …

Art

The 81-year-old woman pimping BMW's rides

<b>There aren’t many people like Esther Mahlangu.</b><p>Collaborating with BMW would be a dream for any designer, but for the 81 year old South African Ndebele …

Art

14 Must-Eat Dishes in Japan That Aren’t Sushi

If you’ve ever seen a masterful sushi chef at work, it’s a beautiful sight—the way he slices through each piece of fish with exacting precision before he molds the glistening strip of seafood to a ball of vinegared rice. Concentrated and quiet, it’s like he’s putting on a performance. And as …

50 Unique Things To Do in South Africa

South Africa is the greatest country on earth. There, I said it. Seriously, if South Africa was a man I would probably stop all my endless travels …

South Africa

Good News for English as a Foreign Language Students in South Africa

<b>The English Language Training (ELT) sector in South Africa was rocked in 2014 when changes to the country’s Immigration Act failed to formally</b> …

Cost Of App Development

Currently in South Africa it is common for the average app development project to take up to 6 months depending on the complexity of the app. At …

Bafana Bafana to kick off Afcon 2019 qualifiers against Nigeria

Bafana Bafana have once again been drawn alongside Nigeria for the Afcon 2019 qualifiers which kick off in June this year<p>The South Africans have been handed a tough draw in Group E which comprises of Nigeria, Libya and the Seychelles.<p>Bafana will travel to Nigeria for their opening match of the …