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  • Editorial: Trump is wrong to end protections for child immigrants

    The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump has announced it will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program protecting young people brought into the U.S. illegally as children from deportation.The decision is part of the administr

    September 14, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Voice-activated gizmos ready for every household need

    BERLIN Household appliances that integrate with voice-activated virtual home assistants were everywhere at Europe's largest consumer electronics expo this year.At IFA 2017, these connected products ranged from smart TVs being sold under the Toshiba

    September 14, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Stephen Grenville: Trump's intellectual property row with China misses the point

    China is the target of U.S. President Donald Trump's latest effort to rewrite the rules of international trade in line with the doctrine of "America first." Protecting America's intellectual property -- its patents, trademarks and copyrights -- is t

    September 14, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Trump bars Chinese-backed firm from buying US chipmaker Lattice

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- U.S. President Donald Trump blocked a Chinese-backed private equity firm from buying a U.S.-based chipmaker on Wednesday, sending a clear signal to Beijing that Washington will oppose takeover deals that involve technologies

    September 14, 2017 07:06 am JST
  • Wall Street hits record high - without help from Apple

    NEW YORK (Reuters) -- Wall Street edged up to a record high on Wednesday as gains in consumer discretionary and energy stocks offset losses in technology heavyweight Apple Inc.Shares of Apple dropped 0.8 percent on concerns that the company's newly

    September 14, 2017 05:58 am JST
  • Trump administration orders purge of Kaspersky products from US government

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- The Trump administration on Wednesday told U.S. government agencies to remove Kaspersky Lab products from their networks, saying it was concerned the Moscow-based cyber security firm was vulnerable to Kremlin influence and th

    September 14, 2017 05:16 am JST
  • Trump dusts off 'pivot to Asia' with November tour

    WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump seems to be taking notes from predecessor Barack Obama's "pivot to Asia" as he prepares for his first trip there since assuming office, hoping for greater cooperation from key regional players on issues ranging f

    September 14, 2017 03:58 am JST
  • Japan pushes for expedited talks on 'TPP 11'

    TOKYO -- Japan will push to accelerate dialogue on a revived Trans-Pacific Partnership, the state minister for economic and fiscal policy confirmed during talks Wednesday with a Mexican official as well as other countries' envoys to Japan.Toshimitsu

    September 14, 2017 02:56 am JST
  • Japanese forces refueling US missile defense ships

    TOKYO -- Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force has been refueling U.S. vessels keeping watch for North Korean missile launches, a first under 2015 security legislation that has enabled broader military cooperation between the two countries.MSDF supply

    September 14, 2017 02:12 am JST
  • Japan Market Pulse

    American activist investor targets Japan Inc.

    TOKYO -- A well-known U.S. activist investor has raised its stake in a Hitachi unit up for sale, a potential sign that the fund sees the Japanese stock market as ripe for the picking.Elliott Management, famous for pushing its agenda as an investor t

    September 14, 2017 02:04 am JST
  • Orix buys out American senior housing lender

    TOKYO -- Japanese financial services group Orix acquired U.S. mortgage banker Lancaster Pollard, a leading lender for the domestic senior living sector, it was announced Wednesday.The banker becomes a fully owned subsidiary in the deal, undertaken b

    September 14, 2017 01:47 am JST
  • Foxconn plans new smartphone hub in China

    TAIPEI -- Hon Hai Precision Industry will pour more than 37.5 billion yuan ($5.74 billion) into a smartphone plant and other investments in the Chinese city of Nanjing, under a deal achieved by Wednesday, as the Taiwanese company aims to strike a ba

    September 14, 2017 12:32 am JST
  • On US visit, Najib dances to Trump's tune

    KUALA LUMPUR -- Prime Minister Najib Razak has made bold moves in the U.S., pledging billions of dollars in investments in an effort to thwart criticism of bowing too much to China as he set the stage for an impending election.In Washington on Tuesd

    September 13, 2017 06:08 pm JST
  • Cover story

    Will North Korea set off a new arms buildup in Asia?

    TOKYO/BEIJING -- Since North Korea sent an intercontinental ballistic missile soaring 3,700km into the sky on July 28, Shinzo Abe and Donald Trump have spoken by phone six times -- sometimes for close to an hour. In each of these conversations betwe

    September 13, 2017 04:51 pm JST
  • New iPhone no big deal for Asian investors

    TOKYO -- Apple may have wowed fans with its new iPhone X, but Asian investors in the company's suppliers are hardly impressed.Stock prices of suppliers were mixed in the region, with market players worried that iPhones are losing their appeal in the

    September 13, 2017 02:48 pm JST
  • Trump plans early November meeting with Abe in Japan

    TOKYO -- Washington and Tokyo are making arrangements for U.S. President Donald Trump's visit to Japan in early November, The Nikkei learned Wednesday. The president will meet with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during his stay.It will be Trump's first v

    September 13, 2017 01:45 pm JST
  • Najib meets Trump, promises to buy more Boeing planes, GE engines

    WASHINGTON -- Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Tuesday promised U.S. President Donald Trump that his country's airlines will buy more aircraft and engines from U.S. companies, in a meeting at the White House.Trump said he hopes that trade bet

    September 13, 2017 01:23 pm JST
  • Humphrey Hawksley

    Labor rights progress under threat across Asia

    It has been six years since the United Nations published its first set of corporate governance standards aimed at curbing human rights abuses in international supply chains. On Sept. 21, the U.N. Global Compact Leaders Summit in New York, bringing t

    September 13, 2017 11:00 am JST
  • North Korea says will fully reject new UN resolution on sanctions

    BEIJING (Kyodo) -- North Korea said Wednesday it will fully reject a U.N. resolution on new sanctions, calling it a "product of heinous provocation."The Foreign Ministry claimed the resolution against North Korea following its sixth nuclear test on

    September 13, 2017 09:13 am JST
  • Trump, Najib talk trade and security, not 1MDB scandal

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- President Donald Trump welcomed Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak to the White House on Tuesday, praising his country for investments in the United States while steering clear of an American investigation into a Malaysian c

    September 13, 2017 08:26 am JST