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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...

Mostly made-in-China, Ivanka brands doing brisk business despite conflict concerns

via The Japan Times    Apr 19, 2017

Ivanka Trump, the daughter and assistant to President Donald Trump, is seated with her husband, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, during a dinner with President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, April 6. Earlier in the day, Ivanka Trump's company received provisional approval from the Chinese government for three new trademarks, winning monopoly rights to sell Ivanka brand jewelry, bags and spa services in the world's second-largest economy. | AP

Since her father was elected president of the United States, global sales of Ivanka Trump merchandise have surged and her company has applied for at least nine new trademarks in the Philippines, Pu...

IMF raises 2017 world growth forecast to 3.5%, Japan to 1.2%

via The Japan Times    Apr 18, 2017

The International Monetary Fund said Tuesday it forecasts world economic growth to rise by 0.1 point to 3.5 percent for 2017, with growth for the United States unchanged at 2.3 percent and that for...

In first quarter China’s property investment defies curbs, keeps moving forward

via The Japan Times    Apr 17, 2017

Real estate investment in China remained robust in the first quarter from a year earlier, official data showed Monday, as the pace of new construction quickened, despite intensified government cool...

Tears and cheers greet planned economic zone near Beijing

via The Japan Times    Apr 16, 2017

A woman works at the Tongfa shoe factory in the town of Santai in the Xiong'an New Area southwest of Beijing on April 6. | REUTERS

Business owner Hu Weibing weeps at the prospect of losing everything, including his home, after China’s surprise announcement to transform a rural spot outside Beijing into a modern metropoli...

Frugal households offer no respite for BOJ, retailers

By Leika Kihara,Kaori Kaneko
- via The Japan Times    Apr 16, 2017

Sweeping price cuts announced recently by Aeon Co. and other retailers indicate just how tough it is to eradicate Japan's deflationary malaise despite the improving economy. | REUTERS

Naruhito Nogami, a 37-year-old systems engineer in Tokyo, drives to discount stores on weekends to buy cheap groceries in bulk, even though he earns enough to make ends meet and the prospects for J...

Hi-speed rail will usher in new era of travel in United States

By Karl Cryer
-    Nov 12, 2015

One of the operators of the world’s first high-speed train, East Japan Railway Company (JR East), believes that the U.S. market is ripe for so-called bullet trains, which will introduce a new...

Peruvian law firms become first stop for Asian business

By Karl Cryer
-    Jul 20, 2015

Miranda & Amado, a law firm based in the Peruvian capital Lima, has seen increased interest from Asian companies wanting to operate in the country.

U.S. law firm grows on surge in Japanese investment

By Karl Cryer
-    Jun 01, 2015

Amid a growing trend of Japanese companies expanding to the Southern United States, Ohashi & Horn is well prepared to assist investors from the Asian giant.

Canadian conglomerate eyes Asia for more growth

By Karl Cryer
-    May 22, 2015

With business interests and companies located around the world, the Jim Pattinson Group bets on Asia for more opportunities to expand.




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