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Japanese companies opposed to U.S. slapping additional tariffs on Chinese goods

via The Japan Times    Jun 15, 2019

Newly manufactured cars await export at the port of Yokohama. | REUTERS / VIA KYODO

U.S. subsidiaries of Japanese companies, as well as American and Chinese businesses, have voiced opposition to President Donald Trump’s proposed tariffs of up to 25 ...

Trump leaves China tariff deadline open, calls relationship ‘testy’

via The Japan Times    Jun 13, 2019

President Donald Trump attends a Polish-American reception with Polish President Andrzej Duda in the East Room of the White House Wednesday in Washington. | AP

U.S. President Donald Trump declined to set a deadline on Wednesday for levying tariffs on another $325 billion of Chinese goods and called the relationship ...

Japan Display CEO to quit as struggling screen-maker plans more job cuts

via The Japan Times    Jun 13, 2019

Japan Display President Yoshiyuki Tsukizaki (left) speaks during a news conference in Tokyo on May 15. | KYODO

Japan Display Inc., a supplier to Apple Inc., said Wednesday its CEO will quit in September to take responsibility for years of net losses as ...

Nissan extends olive branch to Renault as relations hit new low

via The Japan Times    Jun 11, 2019

Jean-Dominique Senard, chairman of Renault SA (left), reacts as Hiroto Saikawa, president and chief executive officer of Nissan Motor Co., looks on during a news conference in Yokohama on March 12. | BLOOMBERG

Nissan Motor Co. Chief Executive Officer Hiroto Saikawa has extended an olive branch to Renault SA after acrimony over proposed governance changes at the Japanese ...

Despite Prius’s sales slump, hybrids as popular as ever

By Keith Naughton
- via The Japan Times    Jun 11, 2019

A Prius hybrid automobile goes through a final quality check on the production line at Toyota Motor Corp.'s plant in Toyota, Aichi Prefecture, in 2017. | BLOOMBERG

The Toyota Prius, once revered as the greenest car on the road, has fallen on hard times. Sales are on a six-year losing streak, and ...

Japan’s current account surplus in April shrank amid weak exports to China

via The Japan Times    Jun 10, 2019

Japan’s current account surplus declined for the second straight month in April to ¥1.71 trillion ($15.7 billion), due partly to sluggish exports to China, government ...

Japan’s January-March GDP upgraded but weak consumption still a concern

via The Japan Times    Jun 10, 2019

January-March GDP has been upgraded but analysts say weak consumption still remains a concern. | REUTERS

Economic growth was revised upward to an annualized real 2.2 percent in the January-March period thanks to an upswing in capital expenditure in the nonmanufacturing ...

G20 finance chiefs meeting in Fukuoka warn ‘intensified’ trade dispute could damage global economic growth

By Kazuaki Nagata
- via The Japan Times    Jun 10, 2019

Finance Minister Taro Aso and International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde gesture as they pose for a photo at the Group of 20 meeting of finance ministers and central bank governors in the city of Fukuoka on Sunday. | REUTERS

Amid growing concerns due to escalating tensions over trade, Group of 20 finance ministers ended their two-day meeting in Fukuoka with a shared message: Trade ...

Dollar firms above ¥108.60 in Tokyo

via The Japan Times    Jun 10, 2019

The dollar firmed above ¥108.60 in Tokyo trading Monday, backed by higher stock prices and U.S. long-term interest rates.At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ...

Tokyo stocks rise further on Wall Street vigor, Mexico tariff suspension

via The Japan Times    Jun 10, 2019

Stocks gained further ground on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Monday, following a continued surge on Wall Street on Friday and a U.S. decision to ...

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