Justin Mccurry

Justin Mccurry works from Tokyo. Japan & Korea correspondent for the Guardian & Observer; France 24 TV. Foreign Press in Japan rep. Wolves & England cricket fan. 競輪の大ファン。 Justin Mccurry has over 11608 followers on Twitter.

Gangsters give crime the finger

And they get prosthetic pinkies to replace the tips of the digits they were forced to cut off.

Outrage at Japan’s ivory sales

Yahoo sold sold an estimated 12 tonnes of elephant tusks and fashioned pieces of ivory on its Japanese auction site

Are these Kim’s ghost ships?

Some of the bodies found on mystery vessels are believed to be those of North Korean soldiers.

Porn star to be featured on Taiwan travel cards to ‘cheer commuters up’

Protests after Japanese star Yui Hatano’s image is printed on Easycard travel cards which can be used on metro and bus routes.

The last kamikaze: Japanese pilots tell how they cheated death

As the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II looms, two would-be suicide pilots described how they prepared to die.

Defectors feel the call of North Korea

For some, the south is a dream turned sour and they are willing to return to their unhappy home.

E-firm profits from slaughter of rare species

Rakuten, the Japanese e-commerce company that owns Play.com and Kobo, is the world's biggest online retailer of elephant ivory and whale meat.

Horseman of the apocalypse

Tokue Hosokawa, a breeder in Fukushima prefecture has braved the high radiation levels to care for his animals.

Meltdown over nuclear mop-up

Workers at the front of Japan's clean-up effort battle contamination, stress and alcohol abuse.

Japan fights Fukushima’s toxic battle

The government will spend billions of yen in an attempt to contain and treat contaminated water.

Calling North Korea’s bluff takes nerve

Analysts say the threats sound familiar but target nations cannot afford to drop their guard.

North Korea keeps flexing its muscles

South's workers barred from crossing the border into industrial complex after North’s latest move.

Press Releases

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

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