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China new cybersecurity law seen hitting foreign firms hardest

via The Japan Times    May 25, 2017

Just days before China’s new cybersecurity law goes into force, foreign companies are grappling with rules that could tighten what is already one of the ...

Hawaii sues Ford, Nissan and Toyota for using dangerous Takata air bags

via The Japan Times    May 25, 2017

Stephen Levins, executive director of Hawaii's Office of Consumer Protection, gestures to photos of metal shards released when air bags exploded on Wednesday. | AP

Hawaii is suing auto manufacturers Ford, Nissan and Toyota over air bags that can spew shrapnel when they deploy. The complaint filed Wednesday says the ...

Mexico vows cooperation with Japan to bring TPP into effect

via The Japan Times    May 25, 2017

Mexico is ready to work with Japan to push for the Trans-Pacific Partnership to take effect without the United States, said Juan Carlos Baker, Mexican ...

Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ names deputy president as new chief

via The Japan Times    May 25, 2017

The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ said Deputy President Kanetsugu Mike will be promoted to president on June 14, replacing Takashi Oyamada who assumed the position ...

Sendai-based upstart taking on big Osaka appliance makers

via The Japan Times    May 25, 2017

Iris Ohyama employee Masahiro Inukai shows off the firm’s home appliances products at its office in the city of Osaka last month. | KYODO

Iris Ohyama, based in Sendai, is taking on Osaka Prefecture’s more established home appliance makers, including Panasonic and Sharp, in the battle for consumers’ hearts ...

Renewable energy growth continues, powering jobs especially in Asia

via The Japan Times    May 25, 2017

Solar power generation led the growth of the renewable energy industry last year, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency's annual report. | BLOOMBERG

The renewable energy industry employed 9.8 million people last year, up 1.1 percent from 2015, led by the solar photovoltaic business, according to the International ...

To reduce paperwork, BOJ eyes paying banks more for electronic treasury transactions

via The Japan Times    May 25, 2017

The Bank of Japan may raise fees paid to financial institutions that process money paid to the government in a bid to reduce paperwork. | ISTOCK

The Bank of Japan is considering raising fees paid to financial institutions that handle money paid to the government electronically by taxpayers and companies, sources ...

Hitachi develops new breast cancer detection technology

via The Japan Times    May 25, 2017

Hitachi has developed a new technology that detects breast cancer by beaming ultrasonic waves at breasts from 360 degrees. | ISTOCK

Electronics giant Hitachi has developed a new technology that detects breast cancer by beaming ultrasonic waves at breasts from 360 degrees. The new technology can ...

Docomo to offer monthly discount for customers who by some new smartphones

via The Japan Times    May 25, 2017

Docomo customers who sign up for two smartphone models to be released in June will be eligible for a new discount plan. | BLOOMBERG

NTT Docomo will offer a new smartphone fee plan from June 1 that will give monthly discounts of ¥1,500 to some subscribers. Eligible for the ...

Japan’s Tokachi Seika to market halal gyoza in Malaysia

via The Japan Times    May 25, 2017

Pieces of gyoza dumplings are displayed for a photo. Hokkaido-based Tokachi Seika will start selling halal-certified gyoza in Malaysia this summer. | ISTOCK

Traditional Japanese confectionery maker Tokachi Seika will start selling halal gyoza dumplings in Malaysia this summer under a deal with a local food producer. Under ...

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