Sr. Correspondent, Tokyo, Japan
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Feb 25, 2012

Second New York judge upholds fracking ban in towns

ALBANY, New York (Reuters) – A New York State judge on Friday upheld an upstate community’s ban on gas drilling, marking the second victory in the space of a week for opponents of the controversial drilling method known as fracking.

The authority vested in towns and cities in New York to regulate use of their land extends to prohibitions on drilling, acting state Supreme Court Justice Donald Cerio ruled on Friday, dismissing arguments by a landowner who has already sold leases on almost 400 acres.

Oct 10, 2010

Motor racing-Kobayashi charge delights home corner

SUZUKA, Japan, Oct 10 (Reuters) – Sauber driver Kamui
Kobayashi lived up to his home billing with a spectacular
wheel-banging charge to seventh place in the Japanese Grand Prix
on Sunday.

It was the best performance by a Japanese driver at Suzuka
since Takuma Sato finished fourth for BAR Honda in 2004 and one
that gave the crowd plenty to cheer after the recent exit of
Japanese teams.

Oct 10, 2010

Motor racing-Suzuka hoping to stay on F1 calendar

SUZUKA, Japan, Oct 10 (Reuters) – Suzuka hopes to continue
hosting the Japanese Grand Prix beyond 2011, even if the
country’s involvement in Formula One is on the wane.

“It’s under discussion, but we would like to continue,”
Itaru Yamada, motorsports managing director of the Honda-owned
Mobilityland company, told Reuters.

Oct 10, 2010

Motor racing-Suzuka hoping to stay on F1 calendar

SUZUKA, Japan, Oct 10 (Reuters) – Suzuka hopes to continue
hosting the Japanese Grand Prix beyond 2011, even if the
country’s involvement in Formula One is on the wane.

“It’s under discussion, but we would like to continue,”
Itaru Yamada, motorsports managing director of the Honda-owned
Mobilityland company, told Reuters.

Oct 9, 2010

Kobayashi is Japan’s new rising son of F1

SUZUKA, Japan (Reuters) – Sauber driver Kamui Kobayashi has gone from race-day spectator in Japan to his country’s rising son of Formula One in the space of a year.

Kobayashi was the Toyota team’s reserve at Suzuka last year behind Italian Jarno Trulli and Timo Glock, making a fleeting appearance in Friday practice when the latter was laid low with sickness.

Oct 9, 2010

Motor racing-Kobayashi is Japan’s new rising son of F1

SUZUKA, Japan, Oct 9 (Reuters) – Sauber driver Kamui
Kobayashi has gone from race-day spectator in Japan to his
country’s rising son of Formula One in the space of a year.

Kobayashi was the Toyota team’s reserve at Suzuka last year
behind Italian Jarno Trulli and Timo Glock, making a fleeting
appearance in Friday practice when the latter was laid low with
sickness.

Oct 9, 2010

Motor racing-Kobayashi is Japan’s new rising son of F1

SUZUKA, Japan, Oct 9 (Reuters) – Sauber driver Kamui
Kobayashi has gone from race-day spectator in Japan to his
country’s rising son of Formula One in the space of a year.

Kobayashi was the Toyota team’s reserve at Suzuka last year
behind Italian Jarno Trulli and Timo Glock, making a fleeting
appearance in Friday practice when the latter was laid low with
sickness.

Oct 8, 2010

Bridgestone gear up for final lap of Suzuka

SUZUKA, Japan (Reuters) – Bridgestone motorsport boss Hiroshi Yasukawa enjoyed a trip down memory lane on Friday as Formula One’s official tyre supplier prepared for a home farewell after 14 seasons on the starting grid.

Recalling how he watched the first motorcycle race at the Honda-owned Suzuka circuit as a schoolboy in 1962, and then in later years came to rub shoulders with some of motor racing greatest champions, Yasukawa will clearly miss Formula One.

Oct 8, 2010

Motor racing-Bridgestone gear up for final lap of Suzuka

SUZUKA, Japan, Oct 8 (Reuters) – Bridgestone motorsport
boss Hiroshi Yasukawa enjoyed a trip down memory lane on Friday
as Formula One’s official tyre supplier prepared for a home
farewell after 14 seasons on the starting grid.

Recalling how he watched the first motorcycle race at the
Honda-owned Suzuka circuit as a schoolboy in 1962, and then in
later years came to rub shoulders with some of motor racing
greatest champions, Yasukawa will clearly miss Formula One.

May 21, 2010

Natural for investors to rethink Thailand – finmin

TOKYO (Reuters) – Thailand’s finance minister said he has not seen foreign investors leaving the country despite recent political unrest, but acknowledged it would be natural for them to reconsider their investment destination or delay their plans.

But Finance Minister Korn Chatikavanij stressed that Thailand was committed to making efforts to win back investor confidence.