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  • Richard McGregor

    North Korea factor highlights Trump's floundering China policy

    Days after his first meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted that he had told Xi that bilateral trade relations would improve if Beijing "solved" the North Korea nuclear problem.The tweet encapsulated Trump's s

    April 13, 2017 03:58 pm JST
  • Difference makers

    'Pokemon Go' creator grew up eating cornmeal mush

    TOKYO -- In September, Apple held a new product launch event in San Francisco. After CEO Tim Cook and other executives gave presentations, an Asian man took the stage and showed the audience what he had been working on."Let's see what hatches," the

    April 13, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Private equity market leads takeover drives

    TOKYO -- Private equity firms are controlling business takeovers around the world, raising huge amounts of money and aggressively pursuing acquisitions. But what is driving the current trend?News about takeovers abounds, particularly takeovers by pr

    April 13, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Miner Freeport-McMoRan cleared to export from Indonesia -- for now

    JAKARTA The long-running dispute between U.S. miner Freeport-McMoRan and the Indonesian government saw something of a breakthrough recently, with Jakarta clearing the company's local unit to resume -- temporarily, at least -- exports of copper conce

    April 13, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Minxin Pei: The Syria airstrike takes the shine off the Trump-Xi summit

    Chinese and American leaders have held many summits since U.S. President Richard Nixon landed in Beijing in February 1972. Most of these summits produced results that improved or stabilized bilateral relations.The just-concluded talks between Chines

    April 13, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Trump and Xi size each other up at the Florida summit

    PALM BEACH, U.S. At their first summit, U.S. President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, agreed to draw up a 100-day plan to address the bilateral trade imbalance and enhance cooperation on North Korea.The meeting, held April 6 a

    April 13, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • North Korea-US saber rattling ramps up tension in Asia

    TOKYO North Korean leader Kim Jong Un walked slowly onto the center of the stage on April 11, as North Korea's parliament, the Supreme People's Assembly, the highest organ of government, opened in Pyongyang.Clad in a Mao suit, his hair cut short, Ki

    April 13, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Linda Yueh: Why the Tencent-Tesla tie-up won Beijing's blessing

    It's not often we get to say a government policy is the victim of its own success. But the contrasting fortunes of two recent cross-border deals -- Dalian Wanda's failed $1 billion bid for Dick Clark Productions and Tencent Holdings' $1.7 billion in

    April 13, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Editorial: Deeper US-China cooperation could help ease North Korea tensions

    The leaders of the world's two largest economies, U.S. President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, deserve credit for the progress they made in their first summit on April 6-7 at Trump's private resort in Florida. The two leaders

    April 13, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Trump backs away from labeling China a currency manipulator

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that his administration will not label China a currency manipulator, backing away from a campaign promise, even as he said the U.S. dollar was "getting too strong" and would eventually

    April 13, 2017 07:59 am JST
  • Japan, US to widen scope of talks on North Korea strike

    TOKYO -- Japan and the U.S. plan to conduct prior consultations on any military action by the latter against North Korea, broadening a decades-old framework to include operations by American forces other than those stationed here.The U.S. agreed in

    April 13, 2017 07:29 am JST
  • Wall Street ends lower; Trump comments dampen sentiment late

    NEW YORK (Reuters) -- U.S. stocks eased on Wednesday and the S&P 500 closed below a key technical level for the first time since Election Day, pressured by lingering geopolitical concerns and President Donald Trump's comments on the dollar and inter

    April 13, 2017 07:09 am JST
  • Japan Atomic Power looks to operate reactors abroad with US partner

    TOKYO -- Japan Atomic Power will form a joint venture with American energy provider Exelon to snag orders overseas for operating and maintaining nuclear power plants, with the first involving a Hitachi-led project in the U.K.The new company will be

    April 13, 2017 07:00 am JST
  • Russia wields veto on Western-led UN rebuke of Syria gas attack

    UNITED NATIONS -- Russia cast its eighth U.N. Security Council veto supporting the government of Bashar Assad since the Syrian conflict began six years ago, blocking a resolution Wednesday condemning the reported chemical weapons attack on the Syria

    April 13, 2017 06:50 am JST
  • Dollar falls after Trump's comments

    NEW YORK (Dow Jones) -- The U.S. dollar declined Wednesday after President Donald Trump said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal that the currency "is getting too strong" and he would prefer to keep interest rates low.The WSJ Dollar Index,

    April 13, 2017 05:41 am JST
  • US to give diplomacy a chance in dealing with North Korea

    TOKYO -- The United States will try diplomacy first in response to North Korea's nuclear and missile threat but is willing to take military action if that approach fails, American officials have reportedly told the Japanese government. Japan and the

    April 13, 2017 05:35 am JST
  • US overtook China as top trading nation in 2016

    FLORENCE, Italy/BEIJING -- The U.S. has eclipsed China as the world's leading trader of goods for the first time since 2012, though both countries' imports and exports declined amid sluggish global economic growth.U.S. trade in goods totaled $3.7 tr

    April 13, 2017 05:00 am JST
  • Trump says dollar 'getting too strong'

    WASHINGTON (Dow Jones) -- President Donald Trump said Wednesday the U.S. dollar "is getting too strong" and he would prefer the Federal Reserve keep interest rates low.Mr. Trump, in an interview with The Wall Street Journal, also said his administra

    April 13, 2017 04:25 am JST
  • Seeking to salvage ties, US and Russia agree on Syria probe

    MOSCOW (AP) -- Striving to salvage ties amid a fierce dispute over Syria, the United States and Russia on Wednesday agreed to work together on an international investigation of a Syrian chemical weapons attack last week that prompted retaliatory Ame

    April 13, 2017 04:19 am JST
  • Triggers for yen's appreciation lurk in bilateral talks

    TOKYO -- U.S. eagerness to reduce its trade deficit with Japan could produce a hard-line American stance at the bilateral economic dialogue beginning Tuesday that leads the yen to strengthen, despite Tokyo's efforts to minimize that possibility.Trad

    April 13, 2017 03:00 am JST