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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

‘Hi, I’m a soybean’: In trade war, China deploys cartoon legume to reach U.S. farmers

via The Japan Times    Jul 20, 2018

A worker loads sacks of animal food made from soybeans at the Hopeful Grain and Oil Group in Sanhe, in China's northern Hebei province, on July 19. | AFP-JIJI

In the tense trade war with the United States, China’s government has turned to an unlikely weapon: a cartoon bean.“Hi, everybody. I am a soybean. ...

U.S. launches national security probe into uranium imports in apparent new trade war front

via The Japan Times    Jul 19, 2018

Copper anode stacks can be seen at BHP Billiton's Olympic Dam copper and uranium mine located in Roxby Downs, South Australia, in 2016. | REUTERS

The Commerce Department has started an investigation into the impact of uranium imports on U.S. national security, a move that could limit future imports and ...

Auto industry in U.S. cries foul as Trump moves toward car tariffs; Congress ranks threaten action

via The Japan Times    Jul 19, 2018

Having started a trade war with China and enraged U.S. allies with steel tariffs, President Donald Trump is primed for his next fight. He is ...

Japanese trade rebounds with ¥721 billion surplus in June

via The Japan Times    Jul 19, 2018

A container ship is berthed at a shipping terminal in Yokohama on April 16. Japan logged a trade surplus in June, with exports rising despite ongoing international trade tensions. | BLOOMBERG

Japan logged a ¥721.4 billion ($6.4 billion) trade surplus in June, rebounding from a deficit the previous month, official data showed Thursday.Finance ministry data showed ...




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