Japan – Reinventing the casino

By Daniel Hurst and Peter Langan If Hollywood movies reflect the evolving image of casinos — think Ian Fleming’s suave James Bond to Martin Scorsese’s Las Vegas mobsters — the next image iteration is wave pools, Michelin-starred restaurants, retail therapy and plenty for the kids. The casino business has been reinventing itself around entertainment for … Continue reading Japan – Reinventing the casino

SoftBank fund opens loophole for Chinese investors in US tech

By Doug Tsuruoka March 2017 A US$100 billion war chest is likely to court the type of Chinese investors previously barred from involvement in strategic technologies Japanese technology tycoon Masayoshi Son announced late last year he would set up the US$100 billion SoftBank Vision Fund to pour money into promising new technologies and undervalued technology … Continue reading SoftBank fund opens loophole for Chinese investors in US tech

Russia – Japan Territorial dispute, Peace Agreement and Putin – Abe Summit

  Russia's position on Kuril islands TOKYO, December 16. /TASS/. Solution to the territorial dispute and the conclusion of a peace treaty between Russia and Japan cannot be reached instantly, Russian President Vladimir Putin stressed at a press conference after talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday. "It would be naive to believe … Continue reading Russia – Japan Territorial dispute, Peace Agreement and Putin – Abe Summit

Far East – Japan, Russia to continue peace treaty talks up to Abe-Putin summit

  MOSCOW – Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov agreed Saturday to continue talks on concluding a peace treaty to end World War II until the summit between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin takes place later this month. “It’s not easy to bring closer the principal positions … Continue reading Far East – Japan, Russia to continue peace treaty talks up to Abe-Putin summit