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Young entrepreneurs with a mission bank on ‘Greta’ effect

via The Japan Times    Oct 24, 2019

Jessica Lauria dressed as Greta Thunberg poses with her dog, Niko, a Shih Tzu, with both depicting climate change at the Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade in Manhattan, New York City, Sunday. | REUTERS

As the brains behind a hydroponics farming system in rural Kenya, 17-year-old Jefferson Kang’acha struggled to get noticed but he now expects the youth climate ...

Japan’s September inflation slows to 29-month low on falling oil prices

via The Japan Times    Oct 18, 2019

A woman walks near the Nakano Sun Mall shopping street in Tokyo last month. | BLOOMBERG

Japan’s core consumer prices rose 0.3 percent in September from a year earlier, with the pace of growth slowing to a 29-month low due to ...

Tokyo vice governor aims to develop 5G infrastructure

via The Japan Times    Oct 15, 2019

Manabu Miyasaka, then-adviser to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and now one of its vice governors, attends a news conference along with Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike in August at the metropolitan government office. | KYODO

Tokyo Vice Gov. Manabu Miyasaka, former president of Yahoo Japan Corp., now Z Holdings Corp., has vowed to spread 5G advanced wireless communication services.Speaking in ...

Buffeted by Brexit, British firms try to chart a course in the Japanese market

By Chris Russell
- via The Japan Times    Oct 15, 2019

This is the first of a three-part series examining what could happen to British and Japanese companies affected by Brexit.As prospects of a no-deal Brexit ...

Xi pledges Chinese aid and development in Nepal visit, including rail and tunnel links

via The Japan Times    Oct 14, 2019

Chinese President Xi Jinping (left) waves with Nepal President Bidhya Devi Bhandari as he bids farewell, wrapping up his two-day visit to Nepal in Kathmandu Sunday. Nepal and China signed 20 agreements on Sunday, including one on a trans-Himalayan railway, as Xi  wrapped up a two-day visit to the Himalayan nation. | PRAKASH MATHEMA / POOL PHOTO / VIA AP

China and Nepal hailed the “beginning of a new era” in relations Sunday as President Xi Jinping ended his visit with promises of a railway ...

Japanese carmakers: A vital part of the U.S. economy

By Manny Manriquez, General Director of JAMA USA
-    Oct 12, 2019

Over nearly four decades, Japanese-brand automakers have built up a vast American presence. It has made a cumulative manufacturing investment of about $51 billion, produced more than 84 million veh...

Next Mirai: Toyota plans tenfold boost to hydrogen bet with restyled sedan

By Chester Dawson
- via The Japan Times    Oct 11, 2019

An employee refuels a Toyota Motor Corp. first-generation Mirai fuel cell vehicle during a demonstration at a hydrogen station in Kawasaki in March 2018. | BLOOMBERG

As others automakers plan battery-powered SUVs and trucks, Toyota Motor Corp.’s vision for the future of driving remains a hydrogen-sipping sedan.The Japanese behemoth will begin ...

Vietnam skilled labor squeezed by China-U.S. trade war

By James Pearson,Phuong Nguyen
- via The Japan Times    Oct 11, 2019

Students practice at a lab in an industrial vocational training college in Hanoi on Wednesday. | REUTERS

A new front has opened in the U.S.-China trade war as companies shifting manufacturing to Vietnam engage in a fierce battle for skilled labor, aggravating ...

Malaysia: A fresh start

   Jan 31, 2019

Ten months since historic elections that rocked the nation’s political landscape, Malaysia, once again headed by Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, is focused on restoring the transparency and rule o...

ESMT: Honing future Asian business experts

By Francis Pacheco
-    Oct 11, 2017

With the prevailing influence of Asia on both the German and global economy, the European School of Management and Technology (ESMT) is going to open a satellite campus in Shanghai, the financial a...

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