The ins and outs of the TPP

Oct 6, 2015
Who's in? Who's out? And what's next in the multi-year saga of this massive trade deal
Posted In: TPP, trade, China, Japan

Come on Japan, get with the program

Sep 21, 2015
Silicon Valley appreciates a good failure. The Japanese...not so much.
Posted In: startups, startup, Japan
 A female soldier from the Chinese People's Liberation Army attends a training session for Thursday's military parade in China.

Its economic growth sputtering, China puts on a parade

Sep 2, 2015
Thursday's military pageant in Tian'anmen Square comes at a crucial time.
Posted In: Tiananmen Square, China, World War II, Japan
The Maui Gold Pineapple Company has started exporting to Japan.

High hopes and hurdles in selling to Japan

Aug 14, 2015
Unique rules impede business in agriculture, medicine, investment and services.
Posted In: TPP, Japan, exports
Ippudo Ramen restaurant

Etiquette and rituals rule in Japan's business culture

Aug 11, 2015
Foreign firms best learn their way around a simple 'yes' before making a deal.
Posted In: Japan, hospitality, business, social behavior
A worker wearing a protective suit and a mask looks up welding storage tanks for radioactive water, under construction at the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on March 10, 2014, nearly three years after the plant was paralyzed by the

Japan prepares to restart its nuclear power plants

Aug 7, 2015
The country's safety culture needed updating to prevent a Fukushima-type disaster.
Posted In: Japan, tsunami, nuclear power, nuclear power plant
At Toto's Tokyo showroom

A toilet for all techies

Jul 29, 2015
Can U.S. consumers take all that Japanese gadgetry sitting down?
Posted In: Japan, Toilets, japan economy

Japan's trade negotiations may be troubled by currency

Apr 28, 2015
Some are claiming the Bank of Japan is manipulating currency.
Posted In: Japan, currency, Bank of Japan, Shinzo Abe
Police officers observe a minute of silence to commemorate of the magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami that claimed more than 18,000 lives, and subsequent nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant on March 11, 2015 in Fukushima, Japan.

Japan struggles to build a new electricity network

Mar 11, 2015
The expansion of solar power to replace nuclear has hit a wall: The capacity of Japan's grid.
Posted In: Japan, electricity, solar, power, fossil fuels
Didier Leroy, President of Toyota Motor Europe, spoke at the Toyota factory of Onnaing during the awarding of the certificate 'Origine France Garantie' for the Yaris.

Toyota tries to break out of its island mindset

Mar 4, 2015
The Japanese worry that their corporations are as insular as the country, and aren't adapting to the global market.
Posted In: Toyota, France, Japan