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Concerned about Brexit, fewer Japanese companies choose to operate in UK, survey

NHK reported online this morning on the results of a survey conducted by Teikoku Databank showing there were 1,298 Japanese companies operating in the UK as of the end of March, 82 (5.9%) fewer than in June 2016 when the UK decided to leave the EU. By sector, the number of manufacturers dropped by 48; wholesalers, by 35; and service….Read more

  • April 11, 2019
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INTERNATIONAL > Europe & Eurasia

Japan to ensure stability in financial markets over Brexit: Abe

TOKYO — Japan will go all-out to achieve stability in financial markets over Britain’s delayed departure from the European Union while maintaining close international cooperation, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday.   “Mindful of the risks to the global economy, financial and foreign exchange markets, the government is ready to ensure stability in the markets while coordinating closely with other….Read more

  • April 11, 2019
  • , Kyodo News , 10:29 a.m.
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INTERNATIONAL > East Asia & Pacific

Japan, China to hold ministerial economic talks in April

Tokyo, April 5 (Jiji Press) — Japan and China will hold a ministerial economic dialogue meeting in Beijing later in April to discuss measures to expand bilateral investments, it was learned Friday. At the high-level meeting, the two countries will confirm improvement in their economic relations ahead of a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to Japan in June. On….Read more

  • April 5, 2019
  • , Jiji Press , 9:39 p.m.
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ECONOMY > Energy

Tokyo Gas gets green light for Philippine LNG terminal project

MANILA — Tokyo Gas Co. and a major power producer of the Philippine conglomerate Lopez Group have obtained governmental approval for the construction of a liquefied natural gas terminal in Batangas Province.   Tokyo Gas plans to own a 20 percent stake in the project, aiming to commence operation in 2023 with First Gen Corp., Tokyo Gas spokesman Noriyoshi Ibara in….Read more

  • March 12, 2019
  • , Kyodo News , 2:39 p.m.
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Japan eyes improved use of official development assistance: paper

TOKYO — Japan will join with private companies and nongovernmental organizations to make more efficient and effective use of official development assistance, one of Tokyo’s key diplomatic pillars, according to a white paper released Friday.   The annual report on development cooperation reflects Japan’s review of the provision of ODA, intended to help economic and social advancements in developing nations.….Read more

  • March 8, 2019
  • , Kyodo News , 9:17 a.m.
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ECONOMY > External Relations

Japan to launch Africa investment body to counter China and West

TOKYO — Japan will set up a permanent joint council between the government and private sectors to promote investment in Africa as it seeks to play catch-up with China, the U.S. and Europe in the increasingly promising region, government sources said on Thursday.   The launch of the joint council will coincide with the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African….Read more

  • March 7, 2019
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ECONOMY > External Relations

Finance Ministry survey shows 18% of companies affected by U.S.-China trade war

NHK reported this afternoon that according to a survey of 1,000 companies nationwide conducted by the Finance Ministry from December to mid-January, 18% of the 500 companies that responded said they have been affected by increased export costs due to the additional tariffs imposed on Chinese products by the U.S. and a decline in orders received due to Japanese companies’….Read more

  • January 30, 2019
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ECONOMY

Osaka wins bid to host 2025 World Expo

By Erice Johnston Staff Writer   OSAKA – Osaka won the rights to host the 2025 World Expo, beating out rivals Yekaterinburg in Russia and the Azerbaijan capital of Baku, during voting in Paris on Friday. Celebrations were held in Paris after the results were announced, and crowds marked the good news early Saturday morning in Osaka.   The vote….Read more

  • November 24, 2018
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INTERNATIONAL > Europe & Eurasia

INTERVIEW: Japan, Russia should separate economy, peace Treaty

Tokyo, Nov. 20 (Jiji Press) — Russian business leader Alexander Shokhin has said that Russia-Japan economic cooperation should be promoted separately from negotiations on concluding a World War II peace treaty between the two countries. In a recent interview with Jiji Press, Shokhin, president of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, said improvement in political relations between the two….Read more

ECONOMY > Energy

Toshiba to sell U.S. LNG business to China’s ENN Energy

TOKYO — Toshiba will sell its U.S. liquefied natural gas business to Chinese gas producer ENN Energy Holdings by the end of this fiscal year, the Nikkei learned Thursday. The deal is expected to incur a loss of nearly 100 billion yen ($880 million) for Toshiba.   Toshiba announced the sale of the unit on the same day and will….Read more

  • November 8, 2018
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