- ARM deal is selling out our winners, says Lord Myners
The deal to sell UK technology firm ARM Holdings to Japan's Softbank for £24.3bn is an example of the UK "selling out of our winners", says Lord Myners.
BBC News. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:41:11 GMT.
- Japanese unemployment rate hits two-decade low
Japan's unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest for 21 years, despite the country's stagnant economy.
BBC News. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:20:58 GMT.
- Japan Business Systems Launches Automated Video QC Service Based on Tektronix QCloud
BEAVERTON, Ore., Aug. 30, 2016 -- Tektronix, an industry-leading innovator of video test and monitoring solutions, today announced Japan Business Systems, Inc. ...
PR Newswire. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 06:00:00 EDT.
- Japan Top Government Spokesman Suga Signals Readiness to Stem Yen Gains
The Japanese chief cabinet secretary said the government is watching market moves carefully and is ready to respond "appropriately."
Reuters. International Herald Tribune. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 05:09:31 GMT.
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- Boasting Its Own Test Track, BMW Tokyo Bay Is Much More Than Japan's Biggest Showroom
At 27,000 square meters – the size of two baseball fields – the all-new BMW Group Tokyo Bay complex is the country’s largest and most attraction-filled car showroom.
By Peter Lyon. Forbes. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 01:39:00 GMT.
- Mitsubishi Motors Said to Have Overstated Fuel Economy on Eight More Models
Japanese media report that the eight vehicle models were in addition to four others the embattled Japanese automaker already admitted to.
Reuters. International Herald Tribune. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 01:00:45 GMT.
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- Old Machiya Houses in Kyoto Given New Lease of Life by Niche Loans
For generations, artisans and merchants in Japan's ancient capital of Kyoto lived in thousands of traditional "machiya" townhouses that are steadily disappearing or falling into disrepair. ...
Voice of America. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 22:34:45 -0400.
- Mitsubishi overstated fuel economy on 8 more models, report says
Mitsubishi Motors overstated the fuel economy on eight more vehicle models, in addition to four others the embattled Japanese automaker admitted to earlier this year, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Tuesday.
AutoNews.com. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 22:29:14 EST. Subscription required.
- Africa: Africa Set to Receive U.S.$30 Billion in Japan Funding
[East African] Africa will receive up to $30 billion in the next three years in public and private support for infrastructure development, education and healthcare expansion.
All Africa. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 10:22:23 GMT.
- China condemns Japan for sowing discord between China, Africa
A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Monday that Japan wanted to sell its own intentions to African countries and had attempted to sow discord between China and Africa.
Facts About Japan
Japan, an island state off the east coast of Asia, is governed as a
constitutional monarchy. Its capital city is Tokyo; its second
largest city is Osaka. Japan's national currency is the Yen.
In 2007, Japan's estimated population was 127,433,000, and Japanese is
the primary language spoken in Japan.
For more news and information about Japan, visit this official
Japanese government website. For detailed maps of Japan, visit
this Japan map website.
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