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Boeing cites U.S.-China trade fight as it trims 787 output

via The Japan Times    Oct 24, 2019

Boeing Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg speaks during an April news conference after the company's annual shareholders meeting at the Field Museum in Chicago. | AP

Boeing cut its production plan for the 787 jet after receiving fewer orders than expected from China, which has been locked in a trade battle ...

Japan logs trade deficit for third straight month on weak exports to Asia

via The Japan Times    Oct 21, 2019

Cars for export wait for shipping at Yokohama port. | KYODO

Japan logged a goods trade deficit for the third consecutive month in September, weighed down especially by weak exports to China, South Korea and other ...

Bank of Japan chief Haruhiko Kuroda says global recovery is being delayed by weaker trade

via The Japan Times    Oct 18, 2019

Haruhiko Kuroda | BLOOMBERG

The timing of a global economic recovery is getting delayed as weaker global trade weighs on manufacturing, Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda said.The recent ...

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 ...

Japan’s Cabinet approves tougher rules on foreigners owning stocks tied to national security

via The Japan Times    Oct 18, 2019

With Japan introducing tougher rules on foreign investment in stocks related to national security, market players have complained that the planned rules could serve as an impediment to investment. | BLOOMBERG

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet on Friday approved draft legislation to impose tougher rules on foreign investment in stocks related to national security despite opposition ...

Tokyo stocks see mixed close amid thin trading

via The Japan Times    Oct 18, 2019

Tokyo stocks saw a mixed close amid thin trading on Friday, with investors retreating to the sidelines ahead of the weekend.The benchmark Nikkei average of ...

Dollar weaker below ¥108.70 in late Tokyo trading

via The Japan Times    Oct 18, 2019

The dollar was weaker below ¥108.70 in Tokyo trading late Friday, with investors retreating to the sidelines to see developments over Britain’s exit from the ...

Gun with a chip: U.S. Army contracts may lead to a smarter firearm

By Daniel Trotta
- via The Japan Times    Oct 18, 2019

Demonstrators carry firearms before a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by CNN/New York Times at Otterbein University on Tuesday in Westerville, Ohio. | AP

A carbine that can call in an airstrike. A computer-aided scope on a machine gun that can turn just about anyone into a marksman.Even firearms ...

Goldman Sachs blasts Japan plan for foreign investment rules in stocks

via The Japan Times    Oct 17, 2019

A man walks in front of a screen displaying share prices inside the Tokyo Stock Exchange in May. | BLOOMBERG

A plan by the Japanese government to impose stricter rules on foreign investment in local equities will be “detrimental” to the market, impede the ability ...

Amid Brexit chaos, abandoning U.K. operations no simple task for Japanese firms

By Masumi Koizumi
- via The Japan Times    Oct 17, 2019

A Nissan Motor Co. executive says that if a

With the deadline for the U.K.’s withdrawal from the European Union fast approaching, the question for Japanese manufacturers and other businesses with operations there is ...

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