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Jul 24, 2014

Midyear Currency Outlook: Uncharted Waters Ahead

At the start of the year, it was widely expected that global monetary policy will continue to hinge on quantitative easing. Indeed it has. The Federal Reserve has been winding down its bond-buying program while the central banks for Japan, England, a...

Jul 23, 2014

Eat: A Chinese Caesar Salad With Umami

Mission Chinese Food’s interpretation on a classic owes more to Japan than Caesar...

Jul 23, 2014

U.S. Navy admiral says he’s open to idea of giving Chinese Navy tour of carrier

A top U.S. Navy official said he is "receptive" to idea of letting his Chinese crewmen tour a U.S. aircraft carrier based in Japan, but experts warn such access could be a risky intelligence giveaway...

Jul 22, 2014

More mobile gadgets than people? Seven countries now qualify

Wireless broadband subscriptions now outnumber people in seven countries as consumers continue to snap up smartphones and tablets, according to a new report. Finland, Australia, Japan, Sweden, Denmark, South Korea and the U.S. had wireless broadband ... #Europe #North America #Finland #Australia #OECD #Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

Jul 22, 2014

These Are Japan’s Coolest New Trains

Japan has unveiled several new luxury trains, most recently East Japan Railway Company's Cruise Train, designed by Ferrari designer Ken Okuyama. Here's a look at the new opulent way to travel around Japan's most scenic route... #Ferrari #East Japan Railway #Japan

Jul 22, 2014

Mets' Daisuke Matsuzaka knows pain of Yankees' Masahiro Tanaka

Daisuke Matsuzaka does not profess to know what ultimately causes an ulnar collateral ligament to tear. The Mets’ reliever has some ideas from personal experience. He thinks there is some legitimacy to the idea that the difference in the baseball use... #New York Mets #Daisuke Matsuzaka

Jul 22, 2014

Mets' Daisuke Matsuzaka knows pain of Yankees' Masahiro Tanaka

Daisuke Matsuzaka does not profess to know what ultimately causes an ulnar collateral ligament to tear. The Mets’ reliever has some ideas from personal experience. He thinks there is some legitimacy to the idea that the difference in the baseball use... #New York Mets #Daisuke Matsuzaka

Jul 22, 2014

Zoo Jeans are ‘designed’ by lions, tigers and bears

Japan's Zoo Jeans are created with fabric that's pre-ripped and chewed by dangerous animals before being fashioned into a pair of trousers... #New York Mets #Daisuke Matsuzaka

Jul 23, 2014

Japan Airlines hopes smartwatches for gate staff will fly

It can be tough getting the attention of airport gate staff. Soon they might have an additional distraction: smartwatches. Japan Airlines (JAL) on Wednesday demonstrated how some of its staff at Haneda airport in Tokyo are using Samsung’s Galaxy Gear... #Tokyo #Samsung #Japan Airlines

Jul 17, 2014

Systems engineer arrested in massive data leak in Japan

Tokyo police on Thursday arrested a systems engineer accused of stealing millions of customer names from the computer database of a large education firm to sell them for profit. Masaomi Matsuzaki, a 39-year-old temporary staffer, was arrested for vio... #Tokyo #Samsung #Japan Airlines