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China, US set to join groundbreaking talks at WTO aimed at limiting government snooping on private data

China, US set to join groundbreaking talks at WTO aimed at limiting government snooping on private data

China and the United States are to take part in groundbreaking talks on restricting government surveillance of private companies? e-commerce data. A proposal to this effect will be introduced by Australia, Japan and Singapore this month, according to the Nikkei Asia Review. The proposed ruling, which has been in the […]

?Flash crash? rips through Asia?s currency markets, exacerbated by algorithmic programming that sends the yen soaring

?Flash crash? rips through Asia?s currency markets, exacerbated by algorithmic programming that sends the yen soaring

It took seven minutes for the yen to surge through levels that have held through almost a decade. Traders are still seeking to piece together what happened just before 9:30am in Sydney, when orders came to sell Australia?s dollar and Turkey?s lira against the yen. While some pointed to risk […]

US plans to conduct first missile drill near divisive Okinawa base, countering China?s ballistic weapons

US plans to conduct first missile drill near divisive Okinawa base, countering China?s ballistic weapons

The US military will this year conduct its first missile drill around the Japanese island of Okinawa, according to a report on Thursday, as Washington seeks to counter an increasingly assertive China. The US military has told its Japanese counterpart it plans to deploy surface-to-ship missiles in the strategically important […]

Japan Ranks Worst Among G7 on Gender Gap Index

Japan Ranks Worst Among G7 on Gender Gap Index

The World Economic Forum?s (WEF) latest global gender gap index measuring the degree of gender equality has placed Japan at 110 out of 149 countries. Although the ranking improved four places from the previous year — mainly thanks to narrowing gender wage disparity — Japan faired the lowest among G7 […]

Japan?s Defense Budget Swells to Counter China?s Growing Military Threat

Japan?s Defense Budget Swells to Counter China?s Growing Military Threat

Japan?s cabinet ministers approved new long-term national defense guidelines that includes the largest ever defense budget for the next fiscal year. The latest guidelines express ?strong concern? over an ?uncertain regional security? situation posed from China?s military expansion in regional waters. A mid-term defense plan also endorsed setting aside $240 […]

Winners and Losers From Asia?s Dog Year

Winners and Losers From Asia?s Dog Year

Asia has seen mixed fortunes in 2018, amid an escalating U.S.-China trade war, rocky financial markets and softening global economy. In the spirit of the festive season, here is a look at some of the winners and losers in what has been a dog year for many. The Year of […]

American Nissan executive Greg Kelly is released on bail in Japan, but boss Carlos Ghosn is still behind bars

American Nissan executive Greg Kelly is released on bail in Japan, but boss Carlos Ghosn is still behind bars

Nissan Motor Company executive Greg Kelly was released from detention in Japan on Tuesday after being granted bail over the alleged under-reporting of his boss Carlos Ghosn?s pay. The late-night release of Kelly, who is American, followed the Tokyo District Court?s approval earlier in the day of a bail request […]

Minister: Belagavi needs multi-lingual training centre

Minister: Belagavi needs multi-lingual training centre

BELAGAVI: Belagavi needs a multi-lingual training centre which can help generate jobs abroad, said , Union minister of state for skill development and entrepreneurship. Addressing industrialists at Belagavi Foundry Cluster (BFC) here on Monday, he said ?English is not the world. wants 40,000 nurses while want 25,000 engineers from India. […]

?Japan keen to invest in tier two cities?

?Japan keen to invest in tier two cities?

HUBBALLI: is looking towards tier two cities in India to invest, said Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) director general Takashi . He was speaking at trade and investment promotion programme organised by the Karnatak Chamber of Commerce and Industries with the District Industry Centre here on Friday. ?Japan is excited […]

The depths of Tokyo?s strategic dilemma

The depths of Tokyo?s strategic dilemma

Author: Ryo Sahashi, Kanagawa University Shinzo Abe made a two-day state visit to China in October 2018, the first in seven years by a Japanese prime minister. Tokyo and Beijing agreed on three principles during the visit: to move from competition towards cooperation, to avoid becoming threats to one another, […]