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Trump orders inquiry into whether to probe China for intellectual property theft

via The Japan Times    Aug 15, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump, flanked by (from left) Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, delivers remarks before signing a memorandum directing the U.S. Trade Representative to complete a review of trade issues with China at the White House in Washington Monday. | REUTERS

President Donald Trump on Monday authorized an inquiry into whether to investigate China’s alleged theft of intellectual property, the first direct action by the White ...

Trump’s NAFTA autos goals set to collide with industry, as negotiators prepare for talks to begin

via The Japan Times    Aug 14, 2017

National flags representing the United States, Canada, and Mexico fly in the breeze as leaders of the North American Free Trade Agreement meet in New Orleans in 2008. Renegotiations of the three-way trade pact are set to start Wednesday in Washington D.C. | AP

The Trump administration has set a collision course with the auto industry as it launches renegotiations of the 23-year-old NAFTA trade pact this week, aiming ...

Nikkei hits three-month low on North Korea tensions

via The Japan Times    Aug 14, 2017

The benchmark Nikkei average fell to the lowest closing level in over three months on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Monday, with investor sentiment battered by ...

Lockheed Martin stock surges as North Korea threat triggers brisk interest in missile defenses

via The Japan Times    Aug 09, 2017

A new stamp issued in commemoration of the successful test launch of the Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile is seen in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on Tuesday. | KCNA / VIA REUTERS

Lockheed Martin Corp, the Pentagon’s No. 1 weapons supplier, said on Tuesday its customers want to defend themselves against possible incoming missile attacks and are ...

Dollar falls below ¥110 in Tokyo on North Korea risks

via The Japan Times    Aug 09, 2017

The dollar slipped below ¥110 in Tokyo trading on Wednesday, as the yen attracted safe-haven buying on growing geopolitical risks over North Korea’s missile and ...

XMI delivers Singapore-made sound around the world

By Jan Onghanseng
-    Jun 30, 2017

A relative newcomer to the industry, Singapore’s XMI has steadily built a loyal base of fans of its wireless speakers around the world because of a commitment to constant innovation and uncompromis...

Sakuragawa CEO: Pumped up to take on the U.S. market

By Jan Onghanseng
-    Apr 24, 2017

With its recently appointed president, Sakuragawa Pumps in Osaka acquired a refreshed determination to grow its markets abroad, particularly the United States.

Uyemura International: a Japanese success story in California

By Jan Onghanseng
-    Apr 11, 2017

This Japanese company found got a shot in the arm when it adapted quickly to a slump in the computer disc industry and focused on technical development to retain its competitive edge.

NSD strengthens global grip on sensors market

By Jan Onghanseng
-    Apr 05, 2017

Although it has little competition in making movement sensors, NSD Corporation in Nagoya is not taking things easy, particularly with its plans to expand its presence outside Japan.

How to safeguard a revered Japanese brand

   Jun 07, 2016

Komatsu Equipment in the United States has launched a line of equipment that boasts patented iMC, or intelligent machine control, technology and cuts the time needed master maneuvring the Japanese...




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