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Once leader Lexus slides under J.D. Power’s average as South Korea’s Kia, Hyundai grab top spots

By David Welch
- via The Japan Times    Jun 22, 2017

Toyota Motor Corp.'s Lexus line has slipped below the industry average in a closely watched study of new-car quality. | BLOOMBERG

Toyota Motor Corp.’s Lexus line has slipped below the industry average in a closely watched study of new-car quality, while South Korean automakers that only ...

Japan eyes opening procurement bidding, lowering tariffs as EU trade pact bargaining chip

via The Japan Times    Jun 21, 2017

An economic partnership agreement being negotiated between Japan and the European Union may allow European companies to participate in Japan's local government procurement bidding for university and hospital projects, sources said Tuesday. | BLOOMBERG

In negotiations with the European Union on an economic partnership agreement, Japan may be reviewing several compromises in areas including university and hospital projects, railway ...

Farm minister to use Europe visit next week to pave way for Japan-EU trade deal

via The Japan Times    Jun 21, 2017

Farm minister Yuji Yamamoto plans to visit Europe next week for talks with the European Union’s agriculture commissioner, Phil Hogan, to discuss the Japan-EU free ...

Tokyo stocks rise further after key events

via The Japan Times    Jun 19, 2017

Stocks gained further ground on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Monday after a series of closely watched events last week, with the benchmark Nikkei average ending ...

Japan weighs low-tariff import quota for European butter in EPA talks

via The Japan Times    Jun 14, 2017

Japan is considering proposing a low-tariff import quota for some dairy products from Europe to strike a trade agreement with the European Union. | ISTOCK

Japan is considering proposing a low-tariff import quota for European butter and powdered skim milk to strike an economic partnership agreement for free trade with ...

Teikoku Taping System thrives in Arizona’s emerging high tech hub

   Jun 07, 2016

Marking its fourth year in Arizona, Teikoku Taping System manufactures tools that allow innovation in production methods for various applications such as semiconductors, automobile sensors and medi...

More love for Japanese cars in Virginia and DC

By Karl Cryer
-    Nov 16, 2015

One of the largest car distributors in the United States has seen a growing popularity for Japanese-made cars in the country over the past few years.

Foreign Affairs Focus: Carla Hills on NAFTA at 20

By Gideon Rose,Carla A. Hills
- via Foreign Affairs    Jun 06, 2014

June 6, 2014 In the 20 years since it entered into force, the North American Free Trade Agreement has been both lauded and attacked. Few, however, question the treaty's lasting impact on the econo...

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