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Trump budget promises balance in decade, relies on deep cuts to social safety-nets, expected growth

via The Japan Times    May 23, 2017

Mick Mulvaney, director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, speaks while standing over copies of the fiscal year 2018 budget during a tour of the Government Publishing Office (GPO) production facility in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday. President Donald Trump will send to Congress on Tuesday a proposal for balancing the federal budget within 10 years through deep cuts to discretionary and safety net spending, according to a U.S. official. | BLOOMBERG

President Donald Trump is proposing to balance the federal budget within a decade by making sharp cuts to social safety-net programs like food stamps and Medicaid and offering optimistic estimates ...

Employment for university graduates hits record-high 97.6% amid labor shortage

via The Japan Times    May 19, 2017

Newly-hired employees of Japan Airlines pose for photos during an initiation ceremony at a hangar of Haneda airport in Tokyo on April 3. | REUTERS

A record-high 97.6 percent of new university graduates had landed jobs as of the April 1 start of the 2017 business year, government data showed Friday, reflecting demand from companies amid Japan&...

Native Americans raising profile trying, with little luck, to get banks to divest of pipelines

via The Japan Times    May 15, 2017

Protesters hold a rally last October in the lobby of the Wells Fargo Center building in Salt Lake City in support of the Standing Rock Sioux against the Dakota Access pipeline. Opposition to the four-state Dakota Access oil pipeline has boosted efforts to persuade banks to stop supporting projects that might harm the environment or tread on indigenous rights. | AL HARTMANN / THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE / VIA AP, FILE

Opposition to the Dakota Access oil pipeline has persuaded some banks to stop supporting projects that might harm the environment or tread on indigenous rights, but calling the divest movement a su...

China-led AIIB head Jin sees opportunities for cooperation with ADB

via The Japan Times    May 12, 2017

Jin Liqun | BLOOMBERG

The new China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is not competing with the long-established Asian Development Bank backed by Japan and the United States, the Beijing-based bank’s leader...

City of Albuquerque: More competitive than ever

   Jun 07, 2016

Known by most as a tourist destination, the city of Albuquerque in New Mexico is stepping up efforts to market itself also as an ideal location for business and investment.

Panasonic bets big on Myanmar

By Karl Cryer
-    Apr 27, 2016

Among the first companies to begin business in Myanmar, Japanese electronics giant Panasonic has started to reap the benefits of its early investment as sales of its consumer products continue to s...

Lat War Group: All set for Myanmar’s takeoff

By Karl Cryer
-    Apr 25, 2016

One of the biggest and most diversified companies in Myanmar is anticipating the rapid influx of foreign capital as the government changes hands.

Location is vital to success of global IT company

   Feb 25, 2016

Building on its 46-year history as Japan’s most trusted provider of IT solutions, Information Development initiated a global expansion plan 12 years ago to build a diverse, multinational orga...

ULVAC: Where innovation happens

   Feb 25, 2016

Flat panel TVs, mobile phones, solar-powered gadgets and even frozen food have all become commonplace elements of modern life. What may not be apparent is vacuum technology’s role in the manu...

Nihon Kohden helps patients get well sooner

By Karl Cryer
-    Dec 23, 2015

The Japanese medical device developer - Nihon Kohden - has set up shop in Boston to stay close to the hothouse of technology in the Northeastern United States.




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