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Dutch boast ‘world’s first 3-D-printed bridge’ that for now only bikes will ply

via The Japan Times    Oct 18, 2017

A cyclist rides over what has been named as the world's first 3-D printed concrete bridge after its opening in Gemert, The Netherlands, Tuesday. Dutch officials toasted the opening of what is being dubbed as the world's first 3D-printed concrete bridge, which is primarily meant to be used by cyclists. | AFP-JIJI

Dutch officials toasted on Tuesday the opening of what is being called the world’s first 3-D-printed concrete bridge, which is primarily meant to be used ...

Japan remains on U.S. ‘monitoring list’ for currency but no manipulation seen

via The Japan Times    Oct 18, 2017

The U.S. Treasury Department said Tuesday it has retained Japan, China, South Korea, Germany and Switzerland on a list of countries it monitors over what ...

U.S. looking to Japan for help in boosting LNG exports to Asia

via The Japan Times    Oct 18, 2017

Hiroshige Seko, minister of economy, trade and industry, speaks during the LNG Producer-Consumer Conference 2017 in Tokyo on Wednesday. | BLOOMBERG

The United States is keen to work with Japan in expanding exports of U.S. liquefied natural gas in Asia, and hopes for more Japanese investment ...

Mercedes recalls 400,000 U.K. cars due to air bag fault

via The Japan Times    Oct 17, 2017

The Mercedes logo is photographed in Stuttgart, Germany, in February. | AP

Mercedes-Benz is recalling 400,000 U.K. cars owing to a fault that may deploy an air bag by error, the company said on Monday.A statement issued ...

Supreme Court agrees to rule on U.S. demand for Microsoft email data stored abroad

via The Japan Times    Oct 17, 2017

The Supreme Court is intervening in a digital-age privacy dispute between the Trump administration and Microsoft over emails stored abroad. The justices say Monday they will hear the administration's appeal of a lower court ruling in favor of Microsoft. The court held the emails sought in a drug trafficking investigation were beyond the reach of a search warrant because they were kept on a Microsoft server in Ireland. | AP

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to resolve a major privacy dispute between the Justice Department and Microsoft Corp over whether prosecutors should get ...

Dollar firmer above ¥112 in Tokyo

via The Japan Times    Oct 17, 2017

The dollar was firmer above ¥112 in Tokyo trading Tuesday, supported mainly by a rise in U.S. long-term interest rates.At 5 p.m., the dollar stood ...

Fed chief Janet Yellen sounds upbeat on U.S. economy despite hurricanes, signaling likely rate hike

via The Japan Times    Oct 16, 2017


Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Sunday sketched a bright outlook for the U.S. economy and for inflation prospects in coming months, saying the impact ...

NAFTA talks look to be extended as tensions, and doubts over Trump’s sincerity, surge

via The Japan Times    Oct 16, 2017

Accompanied by Mexican Senate President Ernesto Cordero (right), Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau waves upon his arrival to the Mexican Senate in Mexico City Friday. Trudeau said in a speech to the senate Friday that support for NAFTA 'depends on the fruits of this trade being fairly shared.' | AP

Negotiators at talks to modernize NAFTA are running out of time and look set to extend the remaining rounds in a bid to meet an ...

Nikkei extends winning streak supported by brisk U.S. equities

via The Japan Times    Oct 16, 2017

The benchmark Nikkei average rose for the 10th straight session on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Monday, supported by brisk U.S. stocks.The Nikkei 225 average rose ...

U.S. rejects French proposal on taxing tech companies

via The Japan Times    Oct 15, 2017

The United States does not support a French proposal to tax the gross revenues of international tech corporations like Google and Amazon, Treasury Secretary Steven ...

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