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As Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano continues to erupt, local businesses want lava viewing sites to be established

via The Japan Times    Jul 20, 2018

Lava erupts from Mount Kilauea's last remaining active fissure in the Leilani Estates neighborhood near Pahoa, Hawaii, on July 14. | AP

Stunning images of Hawaii’s erupting Kilauea volcano have captivated people around the world. But ironically it is nearly impossible for residents and visitors on the ...

‘Hi, I’m a soybean’: In trade war, China deploys cartoon legume to reach U.S. farmers

via The Japan Times    Jul 20, 2018

A worker loads sacks of animal food made from soybeans at the Hopeful Grain and Oil Group in Sanhe, in China's northern Hebei province, on July 19. | AFP-JIJI

In the tense trade war with the United States, China’s government has turned to an unlikely weapon: a cartoon bean.“Hi, everybody. I am a soybean. ...

Poverty in Japan: Underclass struggles to achieve upward mobility

By Philip Brasor,Masako Tsubuku
- via The Japan Times    Jul 13, 2018

With the exception of women who work to supplement household incomes, almost all part-time workers belong to the underclass. | GETTY IMAGES

Last month, Liberal Democratic Party Secretary-General Toshihiro Nikai said during an LDP gathering in Tokyo that people who opt not to have children are “selfish” ...

Toyota assists Indonesia in developing eco-friendly vehicles

via The Japan Times    Jul 12, 2018

Toyota Motor Corp. is cooperating with the Indonesian government to develop eco-friendly vehicles by lending Prius hybrid cars and other models to six major universities ...

China joins 20 most innovative economies, as U.S. falls to No. 6: U.N. report

via The Japan Times    Jul 11, 2018

The face of a staff member is reflected in a computer monitor during the CHAIN Cup at the China National Convention Center in Beijing on June 30, when a computer running artificial intelligence software defeated two teams of doctors in recognizing maladies from magnetic resonance images — a contest billed as a world first. | AP

China has joined the world’s top 20 most innovative economies for the first time, according to a report released Tuesday by the U.N. intellectual property ...

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...

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...




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