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Sep 21, 2014

Japan's Minister Says Energy Policy Without Nuclear Difficult

Newly appointed trade and industry minister Yuko Obuchi is interviewed by media outlets on Thursday at METI's offices in Tokyo Japan would find it difficult to formulate an energy policy without nuclear power given its lack of energy resources and th... #Tokyo #Yuko Obuchi

Sep 22, 2014

NC commerce secretary expects Japan trip to bring jobs

N.C. Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker on Monday said that she expects her recent trip to Japan will lead to companies bringing new jobs to the state in the next year… Click to Continue ... #Tokyo #Yuko Obuchi

Sep 20, 2014

South Korea Says Japan Money Printing a Risk to Exports

South Korea's finance minister said his country risks some loss in international competitiveness if Japan continues its quantitative-easing policies over the second half of the year... #Tokyo #Yuko Obuchi

Sep 23, 2014

Yoshiko Yamaguchi, 94, Actress in Propaganda Films, Dies

Ms. Yamaguchi starred in Japanese propaganda films during Japan’s brutal military occupation of China in the 1930s and ’40s. After narrowly escaping execution by the Chinese after the war, she helped normalize relations between the nations... #China #Japan

Sep 22, 2014

Japan Needs Global Growth to Boost Exports Says OECD Official

Is the exchange rate the main factor determining a nation's export growth? The recent experience of a weakening yen suggests the currency effect on exports--at least in Japan's case--may be much more limited than previously assumed... #OECD #Japan

Sep 22, 2014

Draper Nexus Holds $30 Million First Close For Its Latest U.S.-Japan Fund

The cross-border Japanese-U.S. venture capital fund Draper Nexus has raised $30 million for its $100 million second fund in the latest sign that the former affiliate funds in the DFJ Global Network are growing up. A little over a year ago, DFJ restru... #OECD #Japan

Sep 22, 2014

Inside Japan's love hotels ... where rooms can be rented by the HOUR

Love hotels, short-stay accommodation, have long been an institution in Japan. The country currently has around 37,000 and create a turnover of more than £25billion each year... #OECD #Japan

Sep 23, 2014

Tools already there to return Eurozone to growth - Draghi

The European Central Bank (ECB) is ready to use additional unconventional tools if needed to spur inflation and growth in the Eurozone, the bank's president Mario Draghi said yesterday. Mr Draghi also said he expects more demand from banks for its ne... #European Central Bank #Mario Draghi #Federal Reserve #Bank of England #European Parliament #Bank of Japan

Sep 19, 2014

Japan Downgrades Economic View

Japan cut its overall assessment of the economy in September for the first time in five months, raising questions over the viability of pushing ahead with a second sales-tax increase after the first one in April hurt demand and stalled growth... #European Central Bank #Mario Draghi #Federal Reserve #Bank of England #European Parliament #Bank of Japan

Sep 22, 2014

Guinness lattes, and other flavours that should never have happened

Now that Starbucks is testing a coffee beverage inspired by Irish stout, we take a look at the other strange and startling food products that made it out of the lab. White Chocolate Peppermint Pringles In December 2013, party favourite Pringles relea... #Burger King #Starbucks Corp