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  • Tea Leaves

    007 shows how Tokyo and London can revive security alliance

    It was 50 years ago, in the summer of 1967, that the fifth 007 film, "You Only Live Twice," hit the world's cinema screens. Set mostly in Japan, the film has a tongue-in-cheek plot that deviates drastically from Ian Fleming's original story.The one

    May 17, 2017 08:00 pm JST
  • Shakeouts gathering steam in global chemical industry

    TOKYO -- Realignment is heating up in the global chemical industry. While two Chinese state-run chemical companies may be merged into the world's biggest manufacturer, the industrial gas and paint industries are witnessing a series of moves to creat

    May 17, 2017 02:00 pm JST
  • Tiny Italian city hosts Asia's biggest cinema showcase in West

    UDINE, Italy -- Udine is one of northern Italy's most elegant cities, a sleepy charmer at the foot of the Alps with Renaissance arcades and cobblestone piazzas. Every spring it undergoes a transformation, as some of the biggest names in Asian cinema

    May 16, 2017 06:00 pm JST
  • Global cyberattack is a warning for 'internet of things'

    TOKYO -- The current global cyberattack targets weaknesses endemic to modern information technology, exploiting security weaknesses in web-connected devices and the anonymity of the virtual currency bitcoin.Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga tol

    May 16, 2017 04:33 am JST
  • Panasonic turns up the juice for overseas consumer electronics

    OSAKA -- Panasonic looks to boost its already solid overseas consumer electronics business, in part by integrating production and sales activities in the West as well as by manufacturing air conditioners in Vietnam.These efforts illustrate the Japan

    May 16, 2017 04:30 am JST
  • Some businesses in Asia disrupted by cyber attack, authorities brace for more

    SINGAPORE/WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- Asian governments and businesses reported some disruptions from the WannaCry ransomware worm on Monday but cybersecurity experts warned of a wider impact as more employees turned on their computers and checked e-mai

    May 15, 2017 02:45 pm JST
  • China's Xi says Belt and Road needs to reject protectionism

    BEIJING (Reuters) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday urged major multilateral institutions to join his new Belt and Road Initiative, stressing the importance of rejecting protectionism in seeking global economic growth.Addressing other world

    May 15, 2017 12:15 pm JST
  • More disruptions feared from cyber attack; Microsoft slams gov't secrecy

    WASHINGTON/FRANKFURT (Reuters) -- Officials across the globe scrambled over the weekend to catch the culprits behind a massive ransomware worm that disrupted operations at car factories, hospitals, shops and schools, while Microsoft on Sunday pinned

    May 15, 2017 10:10 am JST
  • Cyber attack hits 200,000 in at least 150 countries -Europol

    LONDON (Reuters) -- Friday's cyber attack hit 200,000 victims in at least 150 countries and that number could grow when people return to work on Monday, the head of the European Union's police agency said on Sunday.Cyber security experts say the spr

    May 14, 2017 09:21 pm JST
  • China pledges $124bn for new Silk Road, says open to everyone

    BEIJING (Reuters) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged $124 billion on Sunday for his ambitious new Silk Road plan to forge a path of peace, inclusiveness and free trade, and called for the abandonment of old models based on rivalry and diplomati

    May 14, 2017 01:03 pm JST
  • German towns count on 'red tourists' from China

    TRIER, Germany -- The German city where Karl Marx was born on May 5, 1818, is bracing for an onslaught of tourists from nominally-communist China as the 200th anniversary of his birth approaches.Vineyard-surrounded Trier, home to 110,000 people, has

    May 14, 2017 09:00 am JST
  • Maria Demertzis and Guntram Wolff

    Changing G-20's approach to African migration, development

    The Group of 20 major economies has recently turned its eyes on Africa. Its finance ministers have launched a "Compact with Africa", aiming to support economic development and strengthen relations with the continent. For Europe, Africa is particular

    May 14, 2017 07:00 am JST
  • Global cyber attack slows but experts see risk of fresh strikes

    SINGAPORE/FRANKFURT (Reuters) -- A global cyber attack described as unprecedented in scale forced a major European automaker to halt some production lines while hitting schools in China and hospitals in Indonesia on Saturday, though it appeared to d

    May 13, 2017 11:30 pm JST
  • G-7 vows increased steps against cyberattacks, mum on protectionism

    BARI, Italy (Kyodo) -- Finance chiefs from the Group of Seven industrialized nations agreed to strengthen measures against cyberattacks as they wrapped up a two-day meeting Saturday, saying the threat to the global economy is increasing.But despite

    May 13, 2017 09:05 pm JST
  • Carmaker Nissan says UK plant hit by cyber attack

    LONDON (Reuters) -- Nissan's manufacturing plant in Sunderland, northeast England, has been affected by a cyber attack that has hit nearly 100 countries, a spokesman for the Japanese carmaker said on Saturday."Like many organisations around the worl

    May 13, 2017 08:45 pm JST
  • G-7 to vow to fight inequality for sustained growth

    BARI, Italy (Kyodo) -- Finance chiefs from the Group of Seven industrialized nations are set to wrap up a two-day meeting Saturday pledging to fight inequality as part of an effort to foster sustainable economic growth.In a statement to be issued af

    May 13, 2017 08:15 pm JST
  • China-led AIIB approves seven new members ahead of new Silk Road summit

    BEIJING (Reuters) -- The China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) said on Saturday it had approved seven new members to join the bank, a day before China's biggest diplomatic event of the year kicks off.Leaders from 29 countries will

    May 13, 2017 07:30 pm JST
  • US business schools losing edge to Asia

    TOKYO -- The Trump factor is just one reason why U.S. business schools are starting to lose their appeal in Asia, recent findings show.Nearly two-thirds of U.S. business schools say applications from international students have fallen this year. By

    May 13, 2017 03:00 pm JST
  • Interview

    IE Business School adjusts curriculum for a VUCA world

    TOKYO -- Who knows whether U.S. President Donald Trump is going to be tough or soft on Chinese trade? Is he a friend or foe of Russia? In a time of uncertainty, having a high IQ may not help much in deciphering geopolitical risks.Instead, corporate

    May 13, 2017 11:00 am JST
  • SoftBank to maintain role as major shareholder of China's Didi

    TOKYO -- SoftBank Group is keeping its status as a large shareholder of China's Didi Chuxing as it buys up the bulk of new equity issued by the ride-hailing company.The Japanese tech giant's contribution will make up 90% of the Chinese company's lat

    May 13, 2017 05:50 am JST