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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 ...

Russia lands nuclear bombers in Africa as Putin hosts continent’s leaders in quest to up Moscow’s influence, trade ties

via The Japan Times    Oct 24, 2019

Military personnel gather under a Russian Air Force Tupolev Tu-160

Russia landed two nuclear-capable bombers in South Africa on a training mission on Wednesday, a flight apparently timed to coincide with President Vladimir Putin’s opening ...

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 ...

Diaper rush: Conquering a $9 billion incontinence market no one wants to talk about

By Richa Naidu,Ritsuko Ando
- via The Japan Times    Oct 24, 2019

Adult diapers marketed as feminine and sexy are displayed in a grocery store in Chicago on Oct. 11. | REUTERS

The time may not be far off when more adults need diapers than babies as the population grows older, potentially a huge opportunity for manufacturers ...

After spending decades on development, Honda must set a course for fledgling jet division

By Emery P. Dalesio
- via The Japan Times    Oct 24, 2019

A HondaJet Elite is shown in production at Honda Aircraft Co. in Greensboro, North Carolina, on July 30. | AP

Nearly four years after delivering its first jet, Honda is facing decisions as the company — better known for its cars and lawn mowers — ...

Cars and auto parts comprise 60% of Japan trade hit by U.S.-China row

via The Japan Times    Oct 24, 2019

The port of Yokohama | KYODO

Japanese automobiles and car parts comprise 60 percent of roughly ¥150 billion ($1.38 billion) a year in trade affected by the protracted trade war between ...

Biogen says it will seek approval of drug seen effective in treating early stage of Alzheimer’s

via The Japan Times    Oct 23, 2019

Dr. William Burke goes over a PET brain scan at Banner Alzheimers Institute in Phoenix, Arizona, last year. The drug company Biogen Inc. says it will seek federal approval for a medicine to treat early Alzheimer's disease, a landmark step toward finding a treatment that can alter the course of the most common form of dementia. The announcement Tuesday is a surprise because the company earlier this year stopped two studies of the drug, called aducanumab, after partial results suggested it was not working. | AP

The drug company Biogen Inc. said Tuesday it will seek federal approval for a medicine to treat early Alzheimer’s disease, a landmark step toward finding ...

Russian accounts targeted U.S. voters on Instagram ahead of 2020 election: Facebook

via The Japan Times    Oct 22, 2019

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at Georgetown University in Washington Thursday. With just over a year left until the 2020 U.S. presidential election, Facebook is stepping up its efforts to ensure it is not used as a tool to interfere in politics and democracies around the world. Facebook said Monday it will also label state-controlled media as such, label fact -checks more clearly and invest $2 million in media literacy projects. | AP

A network of Instagram accounts operated from Russia has targeted Americans with divisive political messages ahead of next year’s presidential election and posed as local ...

Erdogan says he will never allow vaping, will block e-cigarettes in Turkey

via The Japan Times    Oct 21, 2019

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses his supporters during an event called

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday he will never allow electronic cigarette companies to produce their products in Turkey, urging Turks to drink tea ...

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 ...

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