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Japan, EU, Canada and industry groups oppose proposed U.S. duties on imported cars

via The Japan Times    Jul 20, 2018

Japan, the European Union and Canada on Thursday expressed opposition to U.S. President Donald Trump’s proposal of additional tariffs of up to 25 percent on ...

North Korean economy declined at sharpest rate in 20 years in 2017: Bank of Korea

via The Japan Times    Jul 20, 2018

A gas station attendant fills up a taxi in Pyongyang in this file photo. | AFP-JIJI

North Korea’s economy contracted at the sharpest rate in two decades in 2017, South Korea’s central bank estimated on Friday, in a clear sign that ...

Otsuka Pharmaceutical launches Oronamin C drink in Indonesia

via The Japan Times    Jul 20, 2018

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. has launched its popular vitamin drink Oronamin C in Indonesia to cash in on growing demand from health-conscious consumers in Southeast Asia’s ...

Tennessee zipper firm in cross-hairs of buy-American laws after Japan firm files complaint

via The Japan Times    Jul 19, 2018

Barry Brown works at the Dunlap Industries facility in Dunlap, Tennessee, in May. The small zipper-making company is fighting to keep its pared-down staff occupied after it lost federal contracts to provide zippers for military uniforms. | AP

Robert Kwasnik has a zipper problem — and it has come to the attention of the highest levels of the U.S. government.Kwasnik is president of ...

Google shrugs off EU fine; Damage to hinge on rivals’ next moves

By Natalia Drozdiak,Mark Bergen
- via The Japan Times    Jul 19, 2018

The European Union’s record $5 billion fine against Google, levied Wednesday morning, marks the biggest regulatory attack yet on technology giants. But investors and analysts ...

EU ruling against Google opens ‘opportunity,’ rival Mozilla says

By Ryan Nakashima,Raf Casert
- via The Japan Times    Jul 19, 2018

An Android statue stands outside the Googleplex in Menlo Park, California, in this file photo. | AFP-JIJI

European regulators’ latest swipe at the dominance of U.S. tech giant Google could open new opportunities for rivals in search and web browsers — that ...

In fining Google, EU is fighting the past

By Shira Ovide
- via The Japan Times    Jul 19, 2018

The greatest hope of European regulators cracking down on Google’s business practices is that the rest of the world becomes a little more like China ...

Biz matchmaker helps free employees, turn everyone into an expert

By Shusuke Murai
- via The Japan Times    Jul 19, 2018

Eiko Hashiba, co-founder and CEO of VisasQ Inc., stands in her office at Aobadai in Tokyo's Meguro Ward, on June 13. | YOSHIAKI MIURA

In Japan’s notoriously closed business culture, employees rarely enjoy opportunities to expand their professional networks or test their skills and knowledge outside their companies.Eiko Hash...

China heart drug sold globally may have had cancer-linked impurity since 2012

via The Japan Times    Jul 18, 2018

A common blood pressure and heart drug manufactured in bulk by a Chinese company and sold worldwide may have contained an impurity linked to cancer ...

Trade war imperils world growth, IMF warns

via The Japan Times    Jul 17, 2018

The International Monetary Fund lowered its growth outlook for Japan’s economy in its latest World Economic Outlook report. | BLOOMBERG

Escalating trade tensions are threatening to derail a global upswing that is already losing momentum amid weaker than expected growth in Europe and Japan, warns ...

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