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Die Japan Times ist eine englischsprachige Tageszeitung, welche über politische, wirtschaftliche und gesellschaftliche Entwicklungen in Japan berichtet. Neben der Printversion publiziert der Verlag über tagesaktuelle Ereignisse auf seiner Webseite unter japantimes.co.jp.
 
29.04.17 - 12:36
Cost-cutting keeps Tepco in black but nuclear redress taking toll (Japan Times)
 
Tokyo Electric said Friday that it stayed in the black in fiscal 2016 for the fourth consecutive year thanks to cost-cutting efforts after the 2011 triple core meltdown at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant. But the beleaguered utility, which is effecti...
29.04.17 - 10:36
Yamato raises delivery prices by ¥140 to ¥180 (Japan Times)
 
In a move prompted by a serious staff shortage and a boom in online shopping, Yamato Holdings Co. has announced it will raise its basic shipping fee for door-to-door parcel deliveries by ¥140 to ¥180, depending on size. The rate hikes — Yamato&...
29.04.17 - 06:48
First direct London-China train completes 12,000-km run (Japan Times)
 
The first freight train to link China directly to the U.K. arrived in the eastern Chinese city of Yiwu Saturday after covering over 12,000 kilometers (7,500 miles), making it the second-longest route in the world. The journey is the latest effort in ...
29.04.17 - 06:31
Hacker threatens to release stolen copies of upcoming Netflix series ‘Orange Is the New Black’ (Japan Times)
 
A hacker claims to have stolen the upcoming season of Netflix’s hit series “Orange Is the New Black” and is demanding that the video streaming service pay a ransom to prevent all the new episodes from being prematurely released onli...
29.04.17 - 06:31
U.S. economy expanded at weakest pace in three years (Japan Times)
 
The U.S. economy turned in the weakest performance in three years in the January-March quarter as consumers sharply slowed their spending. The result fell far short of President Donald Trump’s ambitious growth targets and underscores the challe...
29.04.17 - 06:31
Resurgent Sony projects ¥500 billion operating profit for 2018 (Japan Times)
 
Sony Corp. on Friday forecasted an operating profit of ¥500 billion for the business year to March 2018, up 73.2 percent from the previous year, on brisk prospects for its semiconductor and gaming businesses. The resurgent electronics giant said it b...
28.04.17 - 14:06
Dollar static above ¥111 ahead of Golden Week holidays (Japan Times)
 
The dollar was static modestly above ¥111 in Tokyo trading on Friday, with traders retreating to the sidelines ahead of the Golden Week holiday period in Japan. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥111.28-28, almost unchanged from ¥111.27-27 at the same t...
28.04.17 - 12:13
ANA posts record profit in 2016, but JAL sees profits fall (Japan Times)
 
ANA Holdings Inc. reported Friday a record group net profit in fiscal 2016 on lower fuel costs and cost-cutting efforts, while the nation’s other major carrier, Japan Airlines Co., saw its profit fall. In the business year ended March 31, ANA, ...
28.04.17 - 12:06
Honda posts quarterly profit on lower recall costs (Japan Times)
 
Honda Motor Co. reported Friday a ¥95.9 billion ($864 million) profit for January-March, a turnaround from the ¥93.4 billion loss it racked up a year earlier, as the automaker recovers from costs for a massive air bag recall. Quarterly sales rose 2.9...
28.04.17 - 12:06
Nintendo eyes sale of 10 million Switch consoles in year to March (Japan Times)
 
Nintendo expects to sell 10 million units of the new Switch game console over the next year, the company said Thursday, as it bets big on the successor to its poor-selling Wii U. The forecast came as Nintendo reported its net profit in the just ended...
28.04.17 - 12:06
Tokyo stocks fall further on position-adjustment selling (Japan Times)
 
Stocks lost further ground on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Friday, weighed down by selling to adjust positions ahead of Japan’s Golden Week holiday period. The 225-issue Nikkei average lost 55.13 points, or 0.29 percent, to end at 19,196.74. On Thu...
28.04.17 - 11:54
Japan’s big three shippers see profitable year amid industry recovery (Japan Times)
 
Japan’s big three shippers on Friday forecast a return to profit this fiscal year after last year’s losses, as they emerge from the worst global slump in the container business. The brighter outlook comes amid a gradual recovery in prices...
28.04.17 - 11:01
British inventor takes flight in ‘Iron Man’ suit (Japan Times)
 
British inventor Richard Browning lifted off from the shore of Vancouver Harbor on Thursday in a personal flight suit that inspired references to comic superhero “Iron Man.” Using thrusters attached to his arms and back, Browning flew in ...
28.04.17 - 11:01
Japan’s March data on core inflation, output keep pressure on BOJ (Japan Times)
 
The nation’s core consumer prices rose at a slower than expected pace in March and household spending fell more than estimated — worrying signs for the central bank that domestic demand won’t be strong enough to generate sustained i...
28.04.17 - 11:01
At new Ginza shopping destination, fashionable, well-off spenders defy Japan’s tight-fisted reputation (Japan Times)
 
Tight-fisted shoppers, unsteady economic growth and a shrinking population: Japan doesn’t exactly fit the image of a spending powerhouse these days. But you would never know it in Ginza — Tokyo’s answer to the Champs-Elysees or Fift...
28.04.17 - 11:01
In world first, El Salvador bans metal mining (Japan Times)
 
El Salvador on Thursday became the first country in the world to ban the mining of metals in what campaigners called a landmark move for environmental protection. The law bans “prospection, exploration, exploitation, extraction or processing of...
28.04.17 - 09:31
Restructuring sees Sharp post its first operating profit in three years in 2016 (Japan Times)
 
Sharp Corp. said Friday it posted its first operating profit in three years in the business year that ended March 31, helped by restructuring efforts under Taiwanese parent Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. The electronics maker logged a group operating...
28.04.17 - 08:12
Data shows job availability at best level in over 26 years, but consumption tepid in March (Japan Times)
 
Job availability in March improved to a level last seen more than 26 years ago, government data showed Friday, with companies hunting for workers in a tight labor market. The ratio of job offers to job seekers stood at 1.45 in March, the highest sinc...
28.04.17 - 06:49
Against wishes of conservationists, Trump to sign order aimed at expanding offshore drilling (Japan Times)
 
Working to dismantle his predecessor’s environmental legacy, President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order Friday that could lead to the expansion of drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans. With one day left to rack up accomplishm...
28.04.17 - 06:49
Trump vows to fix or scrap South Korea trade deal, wants missile system payment (Japan Times)
 
U.S. President Donald Trump told Reuters on Thursday he will either renegotiate or terminate what he called a “horrible” free trade deal with South Korea and said Seoul should pay for a U.S. anti-missile system that he priced at $1 billio...
28.04.17 - 05:54
Draghi says risks to EU growth declining even as Inflation eludes (Japan Times)
 
Mario Draghi said risks to the euro-area economy have diminished further, even as he stuck to his line that core inflation continues to fall short of the European Central Bank’s comfort zone. “The risks surrounding the euro area growth ou...
28.04.17 - 03:36
VR creators unlock an ’empathy engine’at Tribeca film fest (Japan Times)
 
On a plain, overcast day in Poland, Holocaust survivor Pinchas Gutter walks toward the Nazi concentration camp Majdanek. He stands in the railway car that delivered him and his family to the camp. He walks to the gas chamber and the showers. Some roo...
28.04.17 - 02:18
United settles with yanked passenger in bid to ease uproar; Southwest stops overbooking (Japan Times)
 
United Airlines moved to staunch criticism ” and any customer defections ” by reaching a settlement Thursday with a passenger dragged off one of its planes two weeks ago and issuing new policies designed to prevent similar customer-service failures. ...
28.04.17 - 02:01
Trump’s flip-flopping on NAFTA rattling markets, investors and his credibility (Japan Times)
 
President Donald Trump campaigned on an “America First” trade policy of bracing clarity: Renegotiate or abandon NAFTA and crack down on China’s trade practices. Yet so far, his trade policy has produced mostly confusion and division...
28.04.17 - 00:24
Toyota recalls 250,000 Tacoma pickups over rear wheel lock potential (Japan Times)
 
Toyota is recalling about 250,000 small pickup trucks mainly in North America because the rear wheels have the potential to lock up, causing drivers to lose control. The recall covers certain Tacoma trucks from the 2016 and 2017 model years. Toyota s...
27.04.17 - 12:31
Japan-U.S. consortium to bid for Toshiba chip unit (Japan Times)
 
A Japanese state-backed corporate turnaround fund and U.S. investment fund Kohlberg Kravis Roberts may form a consortium with several Japanese firms to bid for Toshiba Corp.’s chip subsidiary, sources said Wednesday. A consortium of the Innovat...
27.04.17 - 12:12
Chubu airport to display first Boeing 787 unit in new complex (Japan Times)
 
Central Japan International Airport began the construction Thursday of a commercial complex to showcase the first Boeing 787 jetliner, with the goal of a summer 2018 opening The first floor of the three-story complex — dubbed “Flight of D...
27.04.17 - 12:12
Bank of Japan cuts inflation forecast, maintains stimulus (Japan Times)
 
The Bank of Japan kept its stimulus policies unchanged while lowering its inflation forecast, underscoring that any exit from its unprecedented monetary easing remains far away. The central bank will continue to use its two policy rates and asset pur...
27.04.17 - 11:31
Future of Westinghouse may hinge on fate of its new Shanghai reactor (Japan Times)
 
The start-up of a nuclear power plant south of Shanghai later this year has a lot riding on it. It will be the first to use a new reactor designed by Westinghouse Electric Co., and its success is critical for the embattled company’s future. Dev...
27.04.17 - 11:01
Investment funds target firms focusing on job, work environment reform (Japan Times)
 
With the government’s drive to create more flexible and effective working environments, investment companies have been setting up funds to invest in companies focusing on job market reforms, including the promotion of women in the workplace. Fu...
27.04.17 - 10:31
Space, the final frontier for Earth’s crude oil giants (Japan Times)
 
The Middle East has an outsize impact on energy here on Earth. One analyst thinks some regional powerhouses may leverage that role into the development of natural resources in space. Countries like the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia are develo...
27.04.17 - 10:24
JTB to collaborate with Beams clothing store chain to promote regional products (Japan Times)
 
JTB Japan Travel Corp. said Wednesday it has launched a new joint campaign called JTBeams with clothing store operator Beams Co., with the aim of promoting regional specialties. The first phase of the campaign is focusing on the Kyushu region, with a...
27.04.17 - 09:37
Hitachi to sell chip-making device subsidiary to KKR (Japan Times)
 
Hitachi Ltd. said Wednesday it will sell its 51.7 percent stake in chip manufacturing device maker Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc. to U.S. investment fund Kohlberg Kravis Roberts to streamline operations and focus on core businesses. KKR plans to acqui...
27.04.17 - 09:37
Japan, China to resume bilateral dialogue on finance in May (Japan Times)
 
Japan and China are planning to discuss financial issues on May 7 in Yokohama in the first session of the bilateral dialogue in nearly two years, sources said Wednesday, reflecting a recent thaw in relations. Finance Minister Taro Aso and his Chinese...
27.04.17 - 07:36
Trump won’t pull U.S. out of NAFTA, countries agree to ‘swiftly’ renegotiate (Japan Times)
 
NAFTA partners Mexico, Canada and the United States plan to swiftly renegotiate their free trade deal, the White House announced Wednesday. U.S. President Donald Trump “agreed not to terminate NAFTA at this time and the leaders agreed to procee...
27.04.17 - 07:36
Convenience stores are part of Japan’s ‘social infrastructure,’ but labor crunch threatening that role (Japan Times)
 
Japan’s growing labor shortage threatens the nation’s ubiquitous convenience stores, whose business model relies on an army of part-timers packing bento boxed lunches, manning cash registers and delivering goods 24/7. The big three operat...
27.04.17 - 03:48
FCC chief readies attack on ‘net neutrality’ rules amid stiff opposition (Japan Times)
 
Internet companies are readying for a showdown with a Republican-controlled government over a policy near and dear to their hearts: net neutrality. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said in a Wednesday speech that he wants to ditch ...
27.04.17 - 01:48
EU hurries to fill Trump trade void with Pacific partners Japan, Mercosur (Japan Times)
 
Europe’s claim to be the global champion of open trade and a counterweight to the threatened protectionism of U.S. President Donald Trump risks ringing hollow if it cannot sign a new Pacific free trade deal by the end of 2017. As part of the pr...
27.04.17 - 01:48
Nordstrom takes social media hit over $425 ‘muddy’ jeans seen as mocking workers (Japan Times)
 
Department store Nordstrom is getting dragged through the mud on social media for selling a pair of dirty-looking jeans for $425. Nordstrom’s website says the jeans have a “caked-on muddy coating” to embody “rugged, Americana ...
27.04.17 - 01:48
Ivanka Trump, World Bank discuss fund to back female entrepreneurs (Japan Times)
 
Ivanka Trump has been involved in discussions with the World Bank about establishing a funding operation that would support female entrepreneurs, bank and administration officials said Wednesday. The officials stressed that nothing has been set up ye...
27.04.17 - 01:01
Diary JFK kept as postwar Europe journalist fetches $718,000 (Japan Times)
 
A diary kept by a young John F. Kennedy during his brief stint as a journalist after World War II in which he reflected on Hitler and the weakness of the United Nations sold for more than $700,000 on Wednesday. Boston-based RR Auction said the diary ...
26.04.17 - 23:31
Trump tax cut plan may be good for businesses and people but not for federal deficit (Japan Times)
 
President Donald Trump proposed dramatic cuts in corporate and personal taxes Wednesday in an overhaul his administration asserts will spur national economic growth and bring jobs and prosperity to America’s middle class. But his ambitious plan...
26.04.17 - 13:02
Facebook again draws fire after Thai man broadcasts baby daughter’s murder (Japan Times)
 
Police in Thailand on Wednesday said they would discuss how to expedite taking down “inappropriate online content” after a man broadcast himself killing his 11-month-old daughter in a live video on Facebook. Two videos, which were availab...
26.04.17 - 12:37
Shoko Chukin extended ¥19.8 billion in fraudulent loans (Japan Times)
 
The government-affiliated Shoko Chukin Bank has discovered that 35 of its branches illicitly extended loans worth ¥19.8 billion under a low-interest financing program intended to help crisis-hit small businesses. According to a report released Tuesda...
26.04.17 - 12:13
Toshiba planning to replace auditor after clashes over Westinghouse accounting (Japan Times)
 
Toshiba Corp. is in the final stages of talks to replace its auditor after the technology conglomerate’s earnings reports failed to get audit certification, sources said Wednesday. Toshiba clashed with its current auditor, PricewaterhouseCooper...
26.04.17 - 11:37
Dollar surges above ¥111 ahead of Trump tax plan (Japan Times)
 
The dollar surged above ¥111 in Tokyo trading on Wednesday, on hopes for a tax plan by U.S. President Donald Trump expected to be released on the same day U.S. time. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥111.23-23, up from ¥110.31-31 at the same time Tuesd...
26.04.17 - 11:37
JR East luxury sleeper train with Japanese touch nears May 1 debut (Japan Times)
 
The new Train Suite Shiki-shima ” which East Japan Railway says will provide a cruise ship-like experience ” is nearing its May 1 debut, with the operator on Wednesday giving members of the press a chance to experience the luxury sleeper. While sleep...
26.04.17 - 10:55
Nikkei hits one-month high on Wall Street rise, weaker yen (Japan Times)
 
The benchmark Nikkei average extended its winning streak to a fourth session and closed at a one-month high on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Wednesday, supported by an overnight rise in U.S. equities and the yen’s weakening against the dollar. The 2...
26.04.17 - 10:07
Hitachi may team up with U.K. fund to buy Toshiba unit (Japan Times)
 
Hitachi may work with a British investment fund to acquire Swiss power-meter maker Landis+Gyr, a Toshiba unit being considered for sale, sources said. The acquisition is expected to cost more than ¥200 billion. A recent proposal calls for CVC Capital...
26.04.17 - 10:07
McDonald’s shelves plans to sell Japan unit stake after rebound (Japan Times)
 
McDonald’s Corp. said it’s shelving plans to sell a stake in its Japan unit that has seen a turnaround since the company announced it was looking for a buyer more than a year ago. After a review, the world’s largest restaurant chain...





































 

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