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Group of 20 draft cites growing trade tensions — diplomatically

via The Japan Times    Jul 21, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump waves as he boards Air Force One on Friday at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. | AP

Delegates at the Group of 20 meeting of finance ministers and central bank chiefs Friday began the delicate task of addressing growing trade tensions without ...

Over 20 Japanese companies and organizations oppose U.S. auto tariffs

via The Japan Times    Jul 21, 2018

Over 20 Japanese companies and organizations have expressed opposition to possible additional U.S. tariffs on automobile and auto parts imports.Among them are automakers Toyota Motor ...

Toyota founder inducted into Automotive Hall of Fame

via The Japan Times    Jul 21, 2018

Toyota Motor Corp. founder Kiichiro Toyoda has been inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame in the United States, the top Japanese automaker has said.Kiichiro’s ...

Foreign supermarkets struggle to make a profit in Japan

via The Japan Times    Jul 21, 2018

Some of the major foreign supermarket chains that entered Japan around 2000 offering low prices made possible through bulk purchases have exited the country.Carrefour SA ...

Russia treasure ship rumors rile investor waters in South Korea

via The Japan Times    Jul 20, 2018

This handout photo shows an underwater wreck, claimed by South Korea's Shinil Group to be the Russian battleship Dmitri Donskoii, which sank in 1905 off Ulleung Island, South Korea. This photo was distributed on Tuesday. | YONHAP / VIA REUTERS

A South Korean company’s claim to have found a sunken Russian warship has triggered investor frenzy amid speculation the ship was carrying an enormous amount ...

Comcast concedes to Disney in bidding war for Fox assets but still vies to buy chunk of Sky

via The Japan Times    Jul 20, 2018

The Comcast Center in Philadelphia is seen last year. Comcast says it's dropping out of the bidding war for Twenty-First Century Fox's entertainment business, instead focusing on its bid for Sky. | AP

Comcast Corp. dropped its $66 billion bid for Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.’s entertainment assets on Thursday but said it would still try to expand its ...

Policing content: Zuckerberg’s Holocaust denier remark puts Facebook on the spot

via The Japan Times    Jul 20, 2018

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg makes the keynote address at F8, Facebook's developer conference in San Jose, California, May 1. Remarks from Zuckerberg have sparked criticism from groups such as the Anti-Defamation League. Zuckerberg, who is Jewish, told Recode's Kara Swisher in an interview that although he finds Holocaust denial 'deeply offensive,' such content should not be banned from Facebook. | AP

Denying the Holocaust happened is probably OK on Facebook. Calling for a mob to kill Jews is not.Mark Zuckerberg’s awkward and eyebrow-raising attempt this week ...

India issues fresh warning to WhatsApp over ‘mischief-mongers’ as lynching deaths top 20

via The Japan Times    Jul 20, 2018

Indian activists shout slogans as they hold placards during a protest over a recent attack on scholar and social activist Swami Agnivesh in Mumbai Thursday,. India's highest court on Tuesday asked the federal government to consider enacting a law to deal with an increase in mob violence and lynchings that have mostly followed rumors that the victims either belonged to members of child kidnapping gangs or were beef eaters and cow slaughterers. | RAFIQ MAQBOOL / VIA AP

WhatsApp could face legal action in India if it does not take further steps to tackle the spread of false rumors, the government said Thursday, ...

Sinclair accused of misleading FCC as $3.9 billion Tribune deal goes to a hearing

via The Japan Times    Jul 20, 2018

WGN Radio sign is seen last year on the side of Tribune Tower, in downtown Chicago. The Federal Communications Commission will review Sinclair's $3.9 billion deal for Tribune's television stations after its chairman raised 'serious concerns.' | AP

Regulators accused Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. of misleading them as it sought approval to buy Tribune Media Co. — and sent their companies’ proposed $3.9 ...

Oregon wildfires crush hopes of wheat farmers during bumper harvest

via The Japan Times    Jul 20, 2018

A truck and firefighters from Joint Fire District #2 work to put out a standing wheat and stubble fire just north of Walla Walla, Washington, Wednesday. The fire was started by combines harvesting wheat nearby. | GEG LEHMAN / WALLA WALLA UNION-BULLETIN / VIA AP

Farmers rushed to save their livelihoods as a wildfire roared through vast Oregon wheat fields Thursday and crushed their hopes at the peak of what ...

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