Thursday, 23 May 2013

Hackers Find China Is Land of Opportunity


Japan's wartime brothels were wrong, says 91-year-old veteran

"I feel like a war criminal. It is painful to speak of such things and I would rather cover it up. It is painful, but I must speak," the slender, white-haired Matsumoto told Reuters in an interview at his daughter's home about 40 km (25 miles) from Tokyo.

Recalling the conditions in which the women lived, Matsumoto said soldiers lining up for sex would unfasten their leg wrappings and lower their trousers so as to waste no time when their turns came. "It was like they were going to the toilet," he said.

Only years later did Matsumoto come to believe his country had done something wrong. "We were taught that it was the mission of Japan, the mission of the Japanese people, to liberate Asian countries from European colonialism," he said.

"So we went to war gladly then. When I think of it now, it was monstrous, but I didn't think so then."


Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Maldives resorts on the lookout for Chinese tourists on ‘fake’ honeymoons

At least two resorts have revised policies to thwart fake honeymooners

Monday, 20 May 2013

Dealing with lemons - Singapore style

Singapore’s Lemon Laws came into effect on Sept 1, 2012 via amendments to the Consumer Protection (Fair Trading) Act, the Hire Purchase Act and the Road Traffic Act. The Lemon Law provides consumers with statutory remedies against goods that fail to conform to the agreed terms of contract, or are defective, or of unsatisfactory quality at the time of delivery.

Beijing silk products fail quality tests

Study finds some silk on sale in Beijing doesn't contain any silk