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CEO Focus: Angelo Eco wants to build sustainable societies locally and abroad

By Jan Onghanseng
-    May 15, 2017

A Japanese company believes that small pockets of change are more effective in addressing the world’s biggest challenges. His ambitious vision involved exporting fuel-saving technology around the w...

Trump threatens Canada over dairy trade, slaps tariff on lumber

via The Japan Times    Apr 26, 2017

Softwood lumber is stacked at Murray Brothers Lumber Company woodlot in Madawaska, Ontario, on Tuesday. The upper Midwest timber industry is welcoming the Trump administration's announcement that it's imposing tariffs averaging 20 percent on softwood lumber entering the United States from Canada. | SEAN KILPATRICK / THE CANADIAN PRESS / VIA AP

Trade tensions spiked between Washington and Ottawa Tuesday as President Donald Trump accused Canada of being “very rough” on its southern neighbor and threatened to retaliate against n...

Uber eyes 2020 ‘flying car’ launch in Dubai, Dallas

via The Japan Times    Apr 26, 2017

A future Uber Elevate networks facility is pictured in this handout illustration provided Tuesday. | UBER / HANDOUT / VIA REUTERS

Uber said Tuesday it wants to launch a system of flying cars to move people around cities, with a goal of putting demonstration projects in place by 2020. The ridesharing giant announced a series o...

Wells Fargo faces angry shareholders, protesters but board stays on

via The Japan Times    Apr 26, 2017

A protester (center) is escorted away from a Wells Fargo annual shareholder meeting by hotel security and police officers in Jacksonville, Florida, Tuesday. | REUTERS

Wells Fargo’s top management faced a series of protesters and apologized to investors Tuesday, but board members kept their jobs — albeit barely in some cases — at the first big shareholder m...

Yamato preparing 20% delivery rate hike in September, its first rise in 27 years

via The Japan Times    Apr 26, 2017

Yamato Transport Co., Japan’s leading door-to-door parcel delivery service provider, is making final arrangements to raise its base shipping fees by up to 20 percent in September, sources fam...

Facebook again draws fire after Thai man broadcast baby daughter’s murder

via The Japan Times    Apr 26, 2017

Jiranuch Trirat, mother of an 11-month-old daughter who was killed by her father ,who broadcast the murder on Facebook, stands next to a picture of her daughter at a temple in Phuket, Thailand, Tuesday. | REUTERS

A Thai man filmed himself killing his 11-month-old daughter in two video clips posted on Facebook before committing suicide, police said on Tuesday. People could access the videos of the child̵...

Ivanka Trump calls audience groans ‘politics’ as she defends dad at Berlin women-in-business confab

via The Japan Times    Apr 26, 2017

Ivanka Trump, daughter and adviser of U.S. President Donald Trump, gestures as she chats with German Chacellor Angela Merkel during a dinner after she participated in the W20 Summit in Berlin Tuesday. | MICHAEL SOHN, POOL / VIA AP

Ivanka Trump drew groans and hisses Tuesday from an audience in Berlin while defending her father’s attitude toward women, but she brushed it aside as “politics” during her first ...

Automated factories can’t solve Japan’s productivity paradox

By Chris Cooper,Keiko Ujikane
- via The Japan Times    Apr 26, 2017

Workers assemble an engine at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engine & Turbocharger plant in Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture, in July 2016. The maker has cut the number of workers on its turbocharger production lines at the plant by more than 80 percent. | BLOOMBERG

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has cut the number of workers on its turbocharger production lines west of Tokyo by more than 80 percent, as manufacturers from carmakers to electronics producers push f...

Mitsubishi Motors opens plant in Indonesia, looks to synergy with Nissan

via The Japan Times    Apr 26, 2017

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. President and CEO Osamu Masuko (left) and Carlos Ghosn, chairman of both Mitsubishi Motors and Nissan Motor Co., pose for a photo on Tuesday during an opening ceremony for Mitsubishi's new Indonesian plant on the outskirts of Jakarta. | KYODO

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. opened an assembly plant Tuesday in Indonesia capable of producing 160,000 vehicles a year, as it strives to almost double its share of Southeast Asia’s largest car ma...

Hitachi may team up with U.K. fund to buy Toshiba unit

via The Japan Times    Apr 26, 2017

Hitachi may work with a British investment fund to acquire Swiss power-meter maker Landis+Gyr, a Toshiba unit being considered for sale, sources said. The acquisition is expected to cost more than ...

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