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Tokyo betters Bangkok

February 13, 2018
Tokyo betters Bangkok

SINGAPORE, 13 February 2018: Tokyo has overtaken Bangkok as the top Chinese New Year destination for Asian travellers, this year, according to global online booking platform agoda. Bangkok was top for hotel bookings during Chinese New Year in 2016 and 2017, but dropped a place during the current booking period. Japan has taken...
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Remains of slain Japanese journalist returned from Thailand

April 13, 2010

TOKYO: The body of a Japanese journalist who was shot dead in bloody weekend clashes between Thai troops and anti-government protesters was returned home on Tuesday.
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Oleydong Sithsanerchai

March 27, 2010
Oleydong Sithsanerchai

Thailand’s champion Oleydong Sithsanerchai (R) and Japanese challenger Yasutaka Kuroki fight during their WBC Strawweight title match at Ariake Colosseum in Tokyo on March 27, 2010. Champion Oleydong Sithsanerchai won the match. (Getty Images) Thailand’s Oleydong Sithsamerchai (R) reacts after defeating Japan’s… Edited by: Richard Barrow Read more: Oleydong Sithsanerchai at Thai Photo...
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More on Matt Gross, the NYT, and multimedia travel journalism

February 5, 2010
More on Matt Gross, the NYT, and multimedia travel journalism

In Jan., 2009, I wrote a post praising the work of the New York Times ’s Matt Gross , aka the Frugal Traveler . For the last several years, Matt has been combining text, blog posts, and videos to create a unique brand of personality-driven travel journalism for the Times . Matt has...
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Tuk Tuks, Samlors and Songthaews

January 19, 2010
Tuk Tuks, Samlors and Songthaews

I recently received an email from Thai ex pat forum site Thaivisa which led me to the holiday island of Phuket. Ivan Anwar, 51, a Canadian who teaches English in Tokyo was on the island with his wife as part of one of their regular holidays to Thailand. Dissatisfied with their hotel… Read...
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Poonsawat Retains WBA Belt

January 11, 2010
Poonsawat Retains WBA Belt

Referee raises the arm of Poonsawat Kratingdaenggym, left, of Thailand, at the end of their WBA Super Bantamweight world title match against Japanese challenger Satoshi Hosono in Tokyo, Japan, Monday, Jan. 11, 2010. Poonsawat won the match by 2-0 decision to retain the title. (AP) Champion Poonsawat Kratingdaenggym, right, of Thailand hits Japanese...
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Thai Airways chief quits over excess baggage scandal

January 6, 2010

Financial Times : The executive chairman of Thai Airways has resigned following allegations that he, his wife and another executive had flown with almost 400 kg of baggage between Tokyo and Bangkok last November. Wallop Bhukkanasut, the chairman, said most of the more than 40 pieces of luggage belonged to an unnamed but...
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Iran Denies Link to Arms Plane

December 22, 2009
Iran Denies Link to Arms Plane

Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili (L) shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama (R) during their meeting at the latter’s official residence in Tokyo December 22, 2009. Jalili on Monday denied Tehran was linked to weapons seized in Thailand this month from a plane travelling … Written by: Suthee "Phong" Buayam...
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‘World’s strongest’ beer with 32% strength launched

November 28, 2009

A controversial Scottish brewery has launched what it described as the world's strongest beer - with a 32% alcohol content. Tactical Nuclear Penguin has been unveiled by BrewDog of Fraserburgh. BrewDog was previously branded irresponsible for an 18.2% beer called Tokyo, which it then followed with a low alcohol beer called Nanny State....
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Japanese Saxophonist Visits Manhattans

November 19, 2009

PATTAYA'S Manhattans Steakhouse Restaurant was honoured to sponsor a one night performance by well known Japanese saxophone player Mr. Suzuki, who is reputed to be the best in Japan. He regularly plays with a famous Tokyo orchestra, and often goes on tour overseas with them.
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