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Boeing Dreamliner problems could hinge on Japan

Jan 16, 2013
The FAA has grounded U.S.-registered Boeing Dreamliners until the planes pass a safety inspection, following a similar move in Japan Tuesday.
Posted In: Boeing, Japan, Dreamliner 787

Dreamliners grounded by two of Japan's largest airlines

Jan 16, 2013
After another incident on a 787 Dreamliner, Japan's two largest airlines have grounded Boeing's new flagship plane.
Posted In: Boeing, Dreamliner 787, Japan

Japanese economy gets a $224 billion boost

Jan 11, 2013
The new government in Tokyo has unveiled a $224 billion stimulus plan in its latest bid to support the world's number three economy.
Posted In: Japan, Shinzo Abe, stimulus

In Japan, importance of family business opens up opportunities

Dec 25, 2012
Family businesses dominate Japan's corporate landscape. For generations, sons have always taken on the top job. But what happens if there's not a male heir to inherit the business?
Posted In: Japan, family business

Japanese electronic brands lose luster

Dec 21, 2012
How many Sony, Panasonic or Sharp gadgets did you buy this year? Japan’s electronics giants have lost their competitiveness -- and perhaps creativity.
Posted In: Sony, electronics, Japan, cameras, Panasonic, Sharp, tv

Japan's new prime minister hopes to weaken yen

Dec 17, 2012
Japan's Liberal Democratic Party promises to tackle economic problems.
Posted In: Japan, inflation, yen

Japan's new prime minister faces challenges

Dec 17, 2012
Newly-elected Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faces the tasks of reviving Japan's economy and handling strained relations with China.
Posted In: Japan, China, Shinzo Abe, elections

Japan earthquake spotlights nation's disaster preparedness

Dec 7, 2012
A 7.3 magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of Japan. While there are no reports of significant damage, how are the Japanese responding a year and a half after the country's previous tsunami disaster?
Posted In: Japan, earthquake, tsunami

Ousted Olympus CEO on becoming a whistleblower

Dec 6, 2012
It's been just over a year since Michael Woodford lost his job as the CEO of Olympus after challenging the board with tough questions. Woodford explains what he learned about business culture and personal risk from becoming a whistleblower.
Posted In: whistleblowers, ceo, Japan

The effects of negative interest rates

Nov 22, 2012
Japan's stock market is at a six and a half month high. And that's in part thanks to expectations that Japan's version of the Federal Reserve is about to get aggressive by setting negative interest rates, to get investors to stop putting their money into government bonds.
Posted In: negative interest rate, Japan

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