EU With Japan against China

TOKYO/BRUSSELS/BERLIN(Own report) - With the conclusion of their free trade agreement, the EU and Japan are about to establish the world’s largest free trade zone. As was reported, the agreement between the two highly export oriented economic blocks, generating nearly 30 percent of the global economic output, could already take effect in early 2019. According … Continue reading EU With Japan against China

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Nikkei’s 2017 rally papers over missing link: wage growth

Little is afoot in Tokyo to create the sustainable domestic demand-led growth that has eluded the Japanese economy for two-plus decades By William Pesek   If we can discern a “Trump Doctrine” one year in, it’s that a surging stock market absolves all manner of sins. As Russia probes heat up, indictments fly and Donald … Continue reading Nikkei’s 2017 rally papers over missing link: wage growth

Japan said ready to cooperate with China’s ‘Silk Road’ project

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to promote cooperation in China’s cross-border infrastructure development project, in a shift in diplomatic policy to check Beijing’s growing territorial assertiveness in the region, government sources said Sunday. The Japanese government has briefed China on Abe’s current goal of promoting a free and open Indo-Pacific region and the policy’s positive … Continue reading Japan said ready to cooperate with China’s ‘Silk Road’ project

Japanese robot maker taps China’s demand for automation

Local partner crucial as Yaskawa Electric leads the way for other makers YURI MASUDA, Nikkei staff writer TOKYO -- As China's production lines become increasingly automated, several Japanese industrial robot makers have established partnerships with local players, eager to increase their presence in the world's largest manufacturing market. Since 2015, Yaskawa Electric, one of the top … Continue reading Japanese robot maker taps China’s demand for automation

Japan’s Shifting Power Alliances

BY NOMI PRINS I’ve just wrapped up a long trip to Japan. And I’ve taken away one lesson from all of my conversations, speeches and research: The rise of nationalism in the U.S. will cause massive shifts in global trade alliances. One of the main beneficiaries will be Japan. Now, Japan might not be on your … Continue reading Japan’s Shifting Power Alliances