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Sri Lanka’s bomb carnage casts pall over tourism revival after island is named top destination

via The Japan Times    Apr 23, 2019

German school teacher Martin Ewestposes for photographs along with his wife and daughter in Colombo on Monday, a day after deadly bomb blasts targeted churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka. Tourists are scrambling to flee Sri Lanka and canceling holidays after a string of deadly suicide bomb attacks that threaten to send the lucrative tourism industry into a tailspin. | AFP-JIJI

With its capital under curfew following devastating Easter Sunday bomb attacks on churches and upmarket hotels, Sri Lanka is filled with fear, horror and grief ...

Herman Cain declines consideration for Fed seat, Trump says

via The Japan Times    Apr 23, 2019

Herman Cain, facing resistance from his own political party, has withdrawn from consideration for a seat on the Federal Reserve Board, U.S. President Donald Trump ...

Parked Model S spontaneous explosion video adds to Tesla woes ahead of earnings results

via The Japan Times    Apr 23, 2019

Video of a parked Tesla Inc. Model S exploding and a Wall Street downgrade of the electric carmaker’s stock pushed shares down 4 percent on ...

Samsung delays Galaxy Fold phone launch over screen problems

via The Japan Times    Apr 23, 2019

Samsung senior vice president of product marketing Justin Denison speaks on stage about the new foldable phone during the Samsung Unpacked product launch event in San Francisco in February. Samsung on Monday said it is delaying the launch of its folding smartphone after trouble with handsets sent to reviewers. Some reviewers who got their hands on the Galaxy Fold early reported problems with screens breaking. | AFP-JIJI

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. said on Monday it would delay the retail launch of its Galaxy Fold smartphone for an unspecified period of time after ...

METI says Japan foresees little impact from U.S. scrapping Iran oil waivers

via The Japan Times    Apr 23, 2019

A gas flare from a production platform in the Soroush oil fields in the Persian Gulf is seen alongside an Iranian flag. | REUTERS / VIA KYODO

Japan expects a limited impact from the U.S. decision not to renew waivers previously granted on Iran oil import sanctions, the country’s trade and industry ...

Fukushima agricultural exports bounce back from nuclear disaster to hit record high

via The Japan Times    Apr 23, 2019

Farmers harvest onions in Minamisoma, Fukushima Prefecture. | KYODO

Exports of agricultural products produced in Fukushima Prefecture rose about 2 percent in fiscal 2018 to a record 217.8 tons, according to the prefectural government.Fukushima’s ...

Tokyo stocks end marginally higher

via The Japan Times    Apr 23, 2019

Stocks ended a little higher Tuesday, helped by position-adjustment buying prior to the Golden Week holidays that start this Saturday.The Nikkei 225 average gained 41.84 ...

Dollar nearly unchanged at around ¥111.85 in late Tokyo trading

via The Japan Times    Apr 23, 2019

The dollar was nearly unchanged at around ¥111.85 in Tokyo trading late Tuesday as players were paying close attention to upcoming events such as a ...

Foreign staff bring new perspectives for smaller firms

By Kazuaki Nagata
- via The Japan Times    Apr 21, 2019

Dexter Tan Dimaapia, an employee from the Philippines at Sakae Casting Co., works at the firm's aluminum casting plant in Tokyo's Hachioji on Jan. 29. | YOSHIAKI MIURA

There’s no denying that Japan, amid a severe labor crunch and a shrinking population, will need to rely more on foreign workers in the coming ...

U.S. intelligence says Huawei funded by Chinese spy agency: report

via The Japan Times    Apr 20, 2019

U.S. intelligence has accused Huawei Technologies of being funded by Chinese state security, The Times said on Saturday, adding to the list of allegations faced ...

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