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Trump-linked fundraising pair seen playing all sides for fortune in contracts

via The Japan Times    May 22, 2018

Elliott Broidy poses at a gala banquet in New York in 2008. Broidy, a top fundraiser for President Donald Trump, worked throughout 2017 with a senior adviser to the crown prince of Abu Dhabi to run a secretive campaign, trading lobbying against Qatar for hundreds of millions in defense contracts from the United Arab Emirates. | DAVID KARP / RAOUL WALLENBERG COMMITTEE OF THE UNITED STATES / VIA AP

In a pursuit of money and influence that began at President Donald Trump’s inauguration, two American businessmen sought to leverage connections that stretched from Persian ...

Pilot schools cash in as drone business takes off in Japan

By Kazuaki Nagata
- via The Japan Times    May 20, 2018

A student practices flying a drone at a school in Tokyo's Koto Ward on May 15. | YOSHIAKI MIURA

As Japan positions itself to take advantage of the growing trend in drones, another sector is popping up in the promising market — drone schools.Industries ...

Japan’s Ponta loyalty program becomes usable in Indonesia and Malaysia

via The Japan Times    May 18, 2018

Points earned from Japan’s Ponta loyalty program have become interchangeable with those of Indonesia and Malaysia, enabling customers to earn and use points when shopping ...

Record 98% of Japan’s university graduates land jobs amid recovering economy

via The Japan Times    May 18, 2018

University students attend a job fair. Government figures show a record-high 98 percent of university graduates in Japan landed jobs at the beginning of this fiscal year. | BLOOMBERG

A record-high 98 percent of newly minted university graduates landed jobs at the beginning of this fiscal year, government data showed Friday, reflecting a recovering ...

Ehime Gov. Nakamura challenges ex-Abe aide Yanase’s latest Kake denials with new memo, business card

via The Japan Times    May 11, 2018

Ehime Gov. Tokihiro Nakamura speaks at a news conference Friday at the Ehime Prefectural Government's offices. | KYODO

Ehime Gov. Tokihiro Nakamura on Friday presented new materials to challenge Diet testimony given by a key government official involved in a favoritism scandal linked ...

Ex-Goldman trader Yuzo Kano is hiring old rivals to build a cryptocurrency empire in Tokyo

By Yuji Nakamura,Hideki Sagiike,Takahiko Hyuga
- via The Japan Times    May 10, 2018

Yuzo Kano, CEO of bitFlyer Inc., poses in Tokyo in April. Kano, the Goldman Sachs Group Inc. alumnus who turned bitFlyer into Japan's largest bitcoin exchange, is scooping up talent as he embarks on an ambitious international expansion. | BLOOMBERG

Yuzo Kano is trying to build a global cryptocurrency powerhouse, one former financier at a time.The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. alumnus, who turned bitFlyer Inc. ...

Japan’s Recruit Holdings buys U.S. job site Glassdoor for $1.2 billion

via The Japan Times    May 09, 2018

Pedestrians walk past a Tokyo train station. The U.S. firm bought by Tokyo-based Recruit Holdings Co., Glassdoor Inc., is known for hosting anonymous employee reviews of company culture and management. | BLOOMBERG

The CEO of Glassdoor Inc. has a new boss after Japan’s Recruit Holdings Co. agreed to buy the U.S. jobs-and-salaries portal for $1.2 billion (¥130 ...

ESMT: Honing future Asian business experts

By Francis Pacheco
-    Oct 11, 2017

With the prevailing influence of Asia on both the German and global economy, the European School of Management and Technology (ESMT) is going to open a satellite campus in Shanghai, the financial a...

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...

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