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    Japan airports to launch mobile fingerprinting terminals

    Published on 07/09/2015

    » TOKYO — The Justice Ministry plans to start using mobile terminals at airports that will take photos and fingerprints of foreign visitors while they are queuing for immigration in a bid to speed up procedures at the inspection desks.

  • LIFE

    Novel ways to say 'I LOVE YOU'

    Life, Sithikorn Wongwudthianun, Published on 07/09/2015

    » Choosing a suitable gift for someone is hard enough at the best of times, but St Valentine's Day really takes the cake. For Feb 14, don't settle for store-bought gifts when you can give your beloved a one-of-a-kind DIY present. It'll probably make a better impression than flowers, which only last a few days.

  • BUSINESS

    Can the NLD deliver?

    Asia focus, Larry Jagan, Published on 07/09/2015

    » With campaigning for Myanmar's forthcoming elections about to start officially in a few days, the main parties are putting their finishing touches on their policy platforms.

  • BUSINESS

    Asian sun shines on rebound of solar panel makers

    Asia focus, Published on 07/09/2015

    » Solar equipment manufacturers around the world were mired in overcapacity, red ink and plant closures just two years ago. Now the industry is on the path to recovery, thanks largely to demand in Asia, rather than Europe as in earlier years. The big buyers are in China and Japan, while large demand is emerging from new Asian markets such as India.

  • BUSINESS

    In tune with the times

    Asia focus, Wanant Kerdchuen, Published on 07/09/2015

    » International Watch Company or IWC was founded in 1868, but its CEO likes to think of the brand as a 29-year-old -- young, with so much more to achieve, but not quite ready to settle down.

  • BUSINESS

    Maps with meaning

    Asia focus, Published on 07/09/2015

    » You wouldn't be able to tell it by looking at newspaper headlines, but China is not the biggest fear of the Philippines -- the real danger is much more natural.

  • BUSINESS

    'Price-keeping', politics and market meddling in China

    Asia focus, Published on 07/09/2015

    » Stock markets around the world have experienced an upsurge in volatility recently, with large price swings confronting traders in New York, Tokyo, London, and beyond. And the entire global financial spasm has been largely blamed on a single culprit: China.

  • BUSINESS

    Pocketbook pain

    Asia focus, Published on 07/09/2015

    » Global oil price volatility has taken its toll on governments around the world, especially those relying on oil exports, but the impact on individuals and households who depend on the petrodollar for their livelihood has been no less acute.

  • BUSINESS

    Developing leadership from a crisis

    Business, Kriengsak Niratpattanasai, Published on 07/09/2015

    » The economic slowdown has had negative consequences for many businesses. Nevertheless, some people look at it as an opportunity for leadership development. They have volunteered to join a business crisis task force.

  • LIFE

    A new chapter

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 07/09/2015

    » Last month, a 3 tonne load of rare books and magazines from Silpakorn University Central Library were "mistakenly" sold to an old bookshop in Bang Bon district. Some of them were antique books dating back to the reign of King Rama VI, others were old sociological and anthropological journals that can no longer be found anywhere.

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