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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.
 
27.03.17 - 12:18
Discount travel agency Tellmeclub files for bankruptcy (Japan Times)
 
Tokyo-based travel agency Tellmeclub filed for bankruptcy with the Tokyo District Court on Monday with liabilities estimated at ¥15.1 billion, including ¥9.9 billion relating to 36,000 travel contracts. Tellmeclub is now set to be liquidated, with ab...
27.03.17 - 12:18
Dollar tumbles to near ¥110 on Trump’s defeat over Obamacare (Japan Times)
 
The dollar tumbled to levels just above ¥110 in Tokyo trading on Monday, amid growing worries over U.S. President Donald Trump’s ability to get his policies through Congress. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥110.18-18, down from ¥111.33-34 at th...
27.03.17 - 12:18
Japan manufacturers wary of possible U.S. import tax, survey shows (Japan Times)
 
Manufacturers nationwide are wary of a possible U.S. border tax, with just over half expecting profits to take a hit if the United States slaps a 20 percent levy on imports, a poll showed on Monday. In response, they are thinking of cutting costs, in...
27.03.17 - 10:42
Stocks fall back sharply on yen’s appreciation (Japan Times)
 
Stocks took a sharp downturn on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Monday, hurt by the yen’s rise against the dollar amid growing concerns over of U.S. President Donald Trump’s ability to carry out his policy pledges. The 225-issue Nikkei averag...
27.03.17 - 10:12
Toyota to bring premium brand Lexus to India (Japan Times)
 
Toyota Motor Corp. is bringing its premium Lexus brand to India more than two decades after introducing the marque in China, an acknowledgment of the second-most populous country’s growing potential as a source of luxury demand. Lexus will offe...
27.03.17 - 10:12
Hokkaido Shinkansen Line marks first year of service (Japan Times)
 
The Hokkaido Shinkansen Line, which connects Honshu and Hokkaido by high-speed train, on Sunday marked its first year of service. Commemorative events were held at Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto Station in Hokuto, near Hakodate, and Shin-Aomori Station in Aomo...
27.03.17 - 06:06
Toshiba hopes to tap Korea Electric Power Corp. as Westinghouse unit eyes bankruptcy filing (Japan Times)
 
Embattled Toshiba Corp. is seeking support from Korea Electric Power Corp. as it prepares for a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing by its U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse Electric Co., sources close to the matter said Monday. Westinghouse is expected to meet...
27.03.17 - 04:12
NYC debate: Should ‘Fearless Girl’ continue staring down bronze bull on Wall Street? (Japan Times)
 
Should the “Fearless Girl” stand up to Wall Street’s charging bull forever? That’s the question New York City officials are facing after a statue of a ponytailed girl in a windblown dress went up in front of the bronze bull ea...
27.03.17 - 00:31
Arkansas exposure bill targets transgender rights, will hit economy, foes say (Japan Times)
 
An Arkansas lawmaker wants to expand the state’s indecent exposure law in a move that opponents say could criminalize transgender people’s use of bathrooms. Republican Rep. Bob Ballinger’s proposal would make it a crime for people t...
26.03.17 - 23:37
U.S. nuclear plant closings hurting small towns still storing their waste (Japan Times)
 
Living in the shadows of the Davis-Besse nuclear power plant’s cooling tower, which soars above Lake Erie in Ohio like an oversized lighthouse, brings with it some give-and-take. On the plus side, it generates tax money that once paid for a hig...
26.03.17 - 13:18
Tokyo, Osaka bourses to let employees telecommute using company computers in April (Japan Times)
 
Japan Exchange Group Inc. will join the nation’s growing telecommuting trend as part of the government’s attempt to reform national working practices to reduce karoshi, or death from overwork The operator of the Tokyo Stock Exchange and t...
26.03.17 - 13:18
State taps director Kobayakawa to become Tepco’s next president (Japan Times)
 
The government plans to appoint Tomoaki Kobayakawa, a director on the board of Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc., as president of the nationalized utility, it was learned Sunday. Kobayakawa, 53, is president of Tepco Energy Partner Inc., a r...
26.03.17 - 08:48
Keystone approval spells headache for Canada’s Trudeau (Japan Times)
 
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was quick to welcome Washington’s approval Friday of a major new pipeline from Canada into the United States, but observers say it creates political headaches for his administration. Trudeau has sought to strike a ...
25.03.17 - 12:12
Reassessing the negative impact of hosting the 2020 Olympics (Japan Times)
 
The estimated cost of the 2020 Olympic Games has increased astronomically since Tokyo won the right to host it. On Dec. 22, Asahi Shimbun reported that the estimated price could be as much as ¥1.8 trillion. The original bid estimate for constructing ...
25.03.17 - 09:12
End of JAL bailout curbs expected to shake up airline industry (Japan Times)
 
The Japanese airline industry will enter a new era of competition in April after Japan Airlines is freed from the restrictions imposed after the nation’s former flag carrier got a public bailout, and not everyone is happy. Following its bankrup...
25.03.17 - 04:54
Twitter eyes paid ‘premium’ service for power users (Japan Times)
 
Twitter confirmed Friday it is considering a paid subscription service that would give frequent users more tools to use the social network for marketing, journalism and other fields. Earlier in the week, the company began conducting a user survey tha...
24.03.17 - 14:48
New Russian development chief eager to bolster trade with Japan (Japan Times)
 
Russian Economic Development Minister Maxim Oreshkin expressed eagerness Friday to boost trade with Japan, a Japanese government official said. The two nations have been trying to expand business ties party to make progress on a territorial dispute t...
24.03.17 - 14:48
Toshiba finalizing Chapter 11 plan for troubled Westinghouse (Japan Times)
 
Toshiba Corp. is finalizing a plan to let its troubled U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse Electric Co. file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection by the end of the month, sources close to the matter said Friday. The embattled Japanese conglomerate is look...
24.03.17 - 11:25
Dollar slightly firmer around ¥111.35 in Tokyo (Japan Times)
 
The dollar gained ground modestly to move around ¥111.35 in late Tokyo trading Friday, on the back of expectations that the U.S. House of Representatives will vote for an Obamacare replacement plan. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥111.33-34, up from ...
24.03.17 - 10:54
Tokyo stocks rise further on pause in yen’s advance (Japan Times)
 
Stocks gained further ground on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Friday, as investors stepped up buybacks in view of a pause in the yen’s recent upsurge. The 225-issue Nikkei average climbed 177.22 points, or 0.93 percent, to end at 19,262.53. On Thurs...
24.03.17 - 09:55
German scientists test world’s ‘largest artificial sun’ (Japan Times)
 
Scientists in Germany are testing what they describe as “the world’s largest artificial sun,” which they hope could pave the way toward creating hydrogen to use as a green fuel. The system called Synlight ” being developed at the Ge...
24.03.17 - 09:19
BOJ won’t raise bond yield target: Kuroda (Japan Times)
 
The Bank of Japan’s chief said Friday the central bank would not raise its long-term government debt yield target despite upward pressure from recent rises in overseas interest rates. The central bank’s “monetary policy should be de...
24.03.17 - 09:19
Cherry blossom fever boosts companies’ bottom lines (Japan Times)
 
Every spring people across Japan are enraptured as the cherry trees explode into bloom, clothing the country in pink. The blossoms last for only a few short weeks, but in that time the fleeting flowers make for good business. The blossoms are a gift ...
24.03.17 - 08:01
First Japanese food court opens to Myanmar diners (Japan Times)
 
Myanmar’s first Japanese food court opened this week in Yangon under a joint venture between Tokyo-based trading giant Sojitz Corp. and local retail chain City Mart Holdings. Dubbed “Tokyo Dining City,” the facility has six restaura...
24.03.17 - 03:19
Aso, Pence plan economic dialogue April 18 in Tokyo (Japan Times)
 
Japan and the United States plan to hold the first round of their high-level economic dialogue on April 18 in Tokyo to discuss infrastructure investment, trade rules and macroeconomic policy, sources said Thursday. The framework, to be led by Deputy ...
24.03.17 - 03:19
Feds: Trump DC hotel ‘in full compliance’ and not in violation of government lease (Japan Times)
 
The federal agency overseeing Donald Trump’s lease for a luxury hotel in Washington ruled Thursday that his inauguration as president doesn’t violate terms of the agreement barring government officials from profiting from the property. In...
24.03.17 - 00:54
Japan cool to Toshiba selling chip business to Chinese or Taiwanese interest (Japan Times)
 
The government may urge Toshiba Corp. not to sell a stake in its chip unit to a Chinese or Taiwanese company due to national security concerns, sources said Thursday. The government is concerned that Toshiba’s key technology could get into the ...
24.03.17 - 00:06
Nissan snubs talks with UAW after rally at Mississippi plant (Japan Times)
 
Nissan Motor Co. is declining to talk to union supporters about conditions at its Mississippi assembly plant. A March 14 letter from Nissan executive Scott Becker to the United Auto Workers union declines to address demands presented after a March 4 ...
23.03.17 - 22:54
WikiLeaks data show CIA hacked iPhones, Macs in ways users can’t fix but experts call tricks dated (Japan Times)
 
New documents from WikiLeaks point to an apparent CIA program to hack Apple’s iPhones and Mac computers using techniques that users couldn’t disable by resetting their devices. Security experts say the exploits are plausible, but suggest ...
23.03.17 - 10:54
Dollar weaker around ¥111.25 in late Tokyo trading (Japan Times)
 
The dollar was weaker at levels near ¥111.20 in late Tokyo trading Thursday, with closely watched U.S. events coming ahead, such as a congressional vote on an Obamacare replacement plan. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥111.24-25, down from ¥111.50-50...
23.03.17 - 09:42
Tokyo stocks rebound modestly on buybacks (Japan Times)
 
Stocks turned slightly higher on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Thursday, supported by buybacks after the previous day’s tumble. The 225-issue Nikkei average gained 43.93 points, or 0.23 percent, to close at 19,085.31. On Wednesday, the Nikkei averag...
23.03.17 - 08:24
Toyota, NTT to cooperate on wireless technology for autonomous cars (Japan Times)
 
Toyota Motor Corp. and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. will cooperate on high-speed communication technology for “connected cars,” sources said Thursday. Toyota and NTT will jointly study the use of next-generation 5G technology to e...
23.03.17 - 08:12
Smaller firms in Japan expand roles in overseas assistance (Japan Times)
 
Smaller firms in Japan are playing a more active role in the country’s overseas development assistance, offering their expertise to local partners with help from the Japanese government. Wago, a processor of agricultural products based in Kator...
23.03.17 - 08:01
Toshiba says Westinghouse board to decide on bankruptcy (Japan Times)
 
Toshiba Corp. said the board of its nuclear unit Westinghouse will decide whether to file for bankruptcy, suggesting that is one option under consideration as it struggles with billions of dollars in liabilities from cost overruns on nuclear construc...
23.03.17 - 07:24
China-led development bank gets status boost with 13 new member states (Japan Times)
 
The standing of the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is set for another boost after 13 further applicants were granted membership. The accessions will bring the total roster of member countries to 70, and leave Japan and the U.S. as the...
23.03.17 - 06:24
Japanese researchers, firms part of global effort to develop spray-on solar panels (Japan Times)
 
Imagine a future when solar cells can be sprayed or printed onto the windows of skyscrapers or atop sport utility vehicles ” and at prices potentially far cheaper than today’s silicon-based panels. It’s not as far-fetched as it seems. Sol...
23.03.17 - 00:54
Head of Asia trade talks warns against adding elements of Trump-derailed TPP into new pact (Japan Times)
 
The chief negotiator of a 16-nation Asia trade pact expressed hope that talks can be concluded this year if member nations refrain from introducing elements of a separate deal derailed by U.S. President Donald Trump. Iman Pambagyo, trade negotiating ...
23.03.17 - 00:54
Brazil’s $60 million-a-day meat exports collapse to $74,000 amid inspection scandal (Japan Times)
 
Brazil’s meat exports effectively collapsed this week, the agricultural minister said Wednesday, as several countries halted imports from the South American country in the wake of a meat inspection scandal. Brazil is struggling to contain the s...
22.03.17 - 22:36
‘The first modern department store’ and employer of 140,000, Sears says future in serious doubt (Japan Times)
 
Sears, a back-to-school shopping destination for generations of kids and the place newlyweds went to choose appliances, has said that after years of losing money that there is “substantial doubt” it will be able to keep its doors open. It...
22.03.17 - 15:01
Firms to launch robotic phone rental targeted at tourists visiting Japan (Japan Times)
 
Railway operator Keikyu Corp., electronics maker Sharp Corp. and two other companies said Wednesday they will launch a joint rental service featuring a robot-shaped mobile phone, mainly targeted at overseas visitors. RoBoHoN, released by Sharp last y...
22.03.17 - 11:37
Tepco eyes reorganization to free up funds for disaster aftermath (Japan Times)
 
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. is aiming to integrate its nuclear and power transmission and distribution businesses with other utilities to free up funds to use in dealing with the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster. According to Tepco&...
22.03.17 - 11:06
Ex-BOJ member says government must allay pension jitters before reflating economy (Japan Times)
 
Former Bank of Japan Policy Board member Sayuri Shirai says the central bank has done about all it can do to end the nation’s deflationary mindset. More than four years ago it unleashed massive monetary easing, but taxpayers still doggedly save...
22.03.17 - 10:54
Dollar drops to ¥111.50 in Tokyo as stocks dive (Japan Times)
 
The dollar lost ground sharply to around ¥111.50 in Tokyo trading on Wednesday, dragged down by stock price plunges in Japan and the United States. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥111.50-50, down from ¥112.82-83 the same time Tuesday. The euro was at...
22.03.17 - 09:38
Nikkei suffers biggest loss since Trump’s election (Japan Times)
 
Stocks sank deeper into negative territory on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Wednesday, with investor sentiment hurt by an overnight sell-off on Wall Street and the yen’s sharp appreciation against the dollar. The 225-issue Nikkei average tumbled 414...
22.03.17 - 08:36
Apple unveils red iPhone and cheapest iPad yet (Japan Times)
 
Apple Inc. introduced a revamped version of its most popular-size iPad at the most affordable price ever, and a shiny red iPhone 7, whose sales will help to combat AIDS. Apple unveiled a new 9.7-inch iPad with a brighter Retina display starting at $3...
22.03.17 - 08:36
Nomura hires former Japan rugby coach Eddie Jones for leadership lessons (Japan Times)
 
Nomura, Japan’s top investment bank, has hired England rugby union coach Eddie Jones to impart his wisdom on leadership and teamwork to its clients in Europe. Australian Jones, who has overseen a record-equaling revival for England since taking...
22.03.17 - 08:19
February exports lift Japan’s trade surplus to largest in seven years (Japan Times)
 
Japan posted a trade surplus of ¥813.4 billion ($7.29 billion) in February, the largest in nearly seven years, as exports to China showed solid growth, the Finance Ministry said Wednesday. Sharp gains in shipments of car parts to China and electronic...
22.03.17 - 07:18
G-7 host Italy enlists Abe help as leaders seek rejection of protectionism (Japan Times)
 
Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said Tuesday that he wants to send a strong message in favor of free trade when he welcomes U.S. President Donald Trump and other world leaders to Italy in May. The country hosts the annual meeting of the Group ...
22.03.17 - 06:12
Aichi firm eyes the fast lane as Asia’s top race car seat maker (Japan Times)
 
Though it only has 13 employees, an auto parts manufacturer in central Japan boasts a 50 percent share of the market for auto racing seats in Asia, and is regarded as one of the five biggest global brands. “We are pursuing products that can mak...
22.03.17 - 05:18
BAT finds strong Japan demand for its Glo smokeless tobacco device (Japan Times)
 
British American Tobacco said demand for its Glo tobacco heating device overwhelmed supply in its Japan test marketing, as global cigarette giants shift focus to the new product category amid a declining smoking population. The “heat but not bu...





































 

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