First series of cover songs distributed and cover singer auditions heldTOKYO, JAPAN - Media OutReach - 14 November 2019 - Sony Music Labels Inc. (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Representative Director: Manabu Tsujino) announces the launch of "WACAVA Project", a global animation song covers project lead by in-house music label SACRA MUSIC. This project is a new challenge designed to familiarize Japanese songs to the international music market. ＊"WACAVA" is an acronym for "World Anisong Cover Association by Various Artists". The music market has formally entered the era of streaming where we no longer feel the distance between countries. It's no longer unusual for Japanese songs to be heard among audiences around the world. The WACAVA project aims to further familiarize audiences outside of Japan with Japanese songs through the concept of creating localized cover versions performed in the respective non-Japanese languages. The project will … [Read more...] about SACRA MUSIC Commences Global Animation Song Cover Project “WACAVA Project”!
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (centre) inspects the Mount Kumgang resort on the east coast in this photo provided by the Korean Central News Agency on Oct.ober 23. Kim ordered the removal of all South Korea-built facilities at the once jointly run tourist spot, according to KCNA. — YONHAP/VNA Photo SEOUL — North Korea sent an ultimatum to South Korea earlier this week that it will unilaterally remove the South-built facilities from its Mount Kumgang resort unless Seoul tears them down on its own, Pyongyang's official news agency reported on Friday. The North's tough stance suggests little room for inter-Korean negotiations that South Korea has sought in an effort to keep the long-suspended tour project that was considered one of the most tangible symbols of inter-Korean reconciliation and co-operation. "On November 11, we sent an ultimatum, warning that if the South Korean authorities persist in their useless assertion, we will take it as an abandonment of the … [Read more...] about N. Korea says it sent ultimatum to S. Korea over Mount Kumgang project
Four people suspected of leading a gambling ring in the northern province of Hung Yen have been arrested, reported online newspaper vietnamplus.vn yesterday. Online gambling ring broken in Haiphong Online gambling ring broken up in Bac Ninh Four suspected leading a gambling ring. — Photo bizlive.vn The gambling ring was worth more than VND2 trillion (US$85.5 million), Hung Yen Police said. Police arrested Pham Cong Bang, 29, Pham Cong Bien, 31, Dao Viet Lam, 20, Tran Duc Khien, 27. Raiding their office, the police seized 15 mobile phones, 3 PCs, a laptop, a large amount of cash, several bank cards and books. The police blocked the suspect’s bank accounts. The total amount of transactions were worth VND2 trillion, covering 13 branches nationwide, police said. Bang was identified as the leader of the ring. The police discovered that the four people had been working as second-level agents for gambling websites in which gamblers use real money to buy virtual money for … [Read more...] about Four in $85mil. online gambling ring arrested
A truck collided head-on with a tractor truck on the stretch of National Highway No 6 passing through northern Son La Province’s Chieng Hac Commune early this morning. The site of the collision between a truck and a trailer truck on National Highway No 6 in northern Son La Province that left one died. — VNA/VNS Photo The truck driver was killed. The two vehicles were seriously damaged. Representatives of the provincial Road Management Sub-department said the accident occurred at 6.40am on Tuesday. The truck, travelling from Son La to Hanoi, suddenly collided with the trailer truck moving in the opposite direction. The accident blocked traffic for hours. On the same day, another collision took place between a passenger bus and a container truck on National Highway 38B in northern Hung Yen Province, leaving 17 people injured. At 2.30am, the container truck travelling from Hai Duong to Hung Yen Province crashed into the 16-seat passenger bus moving in the same direction … [Read more...] about One killed, 17 injured in two separate road accidents
A Toyoda Gosei airbag factory in Hải Phòng. The company is planning an additional 1.8 billion yen (US$16.8 million) to build a new airbag factory in Thái Bình Province. — Photo vconjsc.com HÀ NỘI — Japanese auto parts maker Toyoda Gosei Co has announced it would invest an additional 1.8 billion yen (US$16.8 million) to build a new airbag factory in Thái Bình Province to increase production capacity in Việt Nam to meet rising global demand. The project is expected to start construction in May 2020. When being put into operation in October 2021, the new factory will help increase total airbag production in Việt Nam to 25 million units, 1.5 times higher than 2018. The new factory is expected to employ 700 employees in the province during the opening and increase to 2,000 employees by the end of 2023. In the short term, Toyoda Gosei will increase capacity of … [Read more...] about Toyoda Gosei Co plans $16.8m investment in new airbag factory in VN