DuPont expands Molykote specialty lubricants production
DuPont has invested over $40 million to expand production…
Japan to boost space co-operation with U.S. in revised policy
Japan will seek to co-operate with the U.S. in sending astronauts on an American lunar mission
US signs limited deal with Japan on ag, digital trade
U.S. farmers have been operating at a disadvantage in Japan since Trump withdrew from the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement.
NASA chief says security needed to explore space safely
U.S. and Japanese governments are expanding their security alliance into space amid China’s growing activity.
Japanese officials cautious on prospects for US trade deal
A long-sought trade agreement with Japan was scrapped when Trump withdrew the U.S. from a pan-Pacific trade agreement shortly after taking office in 2017.
In Japan, Trump begins talks on trade, Iran, North Korea
The summit will be a test of both Trump’s go-it-alone style.
Abe, Trudeau tout trade gains without US in Pacific Rim pact
Canadian PM says the agreement has given farmers an advantage over their American counterparts.
IMF forecast: Global growth will weaken this year to 3.3%
Points to heightened trade tensions as a key reason.
In ‘Killer Robots’ debate, Japan shuns fully automated arms
Opponents of fully automated systems fear that machines could one day conduct wars without human control.
Japanese spacecraft to attempt landing on distant asteroid
The Japanese space agency has compared the landing to touching down on a baseball mound from a height of 20 kilometres.
Nissan board meets but no chairman picked to replace Ghosn
Ghosn and another board member Greg Kelly were formally charged last week with falsifying financial reports.
Detention of Nissan’s Ghosn extended through Dec. 20
Ghosn and fellow Nissan executive Greg Kelly were charged Dec. 10.
Abe to bring business leaders to Beijing amid US trade spat
China is Japan’s biggest trade partner.
US, Japan agree to negotiate a free trade agreement
A significant shift by Tokyo.
Japan’s auto OEMs: Their rising influence in Canada’s industry
The Japanese brand is expanding its footprint amid changing trade conditions.
Japan, EU sign trade deal to eliminate nearly all tariffs
Covers a third of the global economy and markets of more than 600 million people.
Asia economies hold trade pact talks after Trump dumps TPP
China is playing a leading role in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership.
Mexico gets Trump’s trade ire: Japan and Germany get a pass
Trade tension is conflated with anger over illegal Mexican immigration.
Japan ratifies TPP despite Trump’s plan to pull US out
Market opening measures required by the trade pact are seen as a way for Abe to push through difficult reforms.
Nissan testing autonomous vehicles at Japanese plant
Automaker thinks the technology will eventually save costs and boost efficiency.
Japan not ready to abandon TPP; waits to deal direct with Canada
Not reviving yet bilateral trade agreement talks set aside as the TPP progressed.
D-BOX to install its first complete auditorium in Japan
AEON Cinema in Nagakute is the first venue in Japan to offer an entire audience the motion system experience.
Honda resumes motorcycle production at quake hit plant
Plant was completely offline for about two weeks after the two major quakes in April.
Ballard Power Systems shares soar after Toyota distribution deal
Will distribute fuel cell products in Japan to the end of 2020.
G-7 seeks way forward for aging, faltering economies
No demand is the biggest economic problem around the world.
Trudeau makes investment pitch to Japanese automakers
Described Canadians as innovative and focused on high quality.
Foxconn to buy Japan’s Sharp Corp. for $3.5B
Final agreement to be signed Apr. 2.
Japan believed TPP side talks included Mexico, Canada
Rules of origin allow higher percentage of Japanese parts in North American cars.
Toyota world’s top automaker for fourth straight year
Sells 10.15 million vehicles in 2015.
NS premier to lead delegation to China, Japan to promote trade
China was the province’s largest Asian trading partner last year, with $275 million worth of exports.
Japan has made a laptop-sized electric ‘WalkCar’ [VIDEO]
Unit that weighs just three kilograms, can carry a person that weighs up to 120 kilograms and reaches speeds up to 10 km/h.
BC company’s agile robots crawling where humans can’t
ROVs have combed through a tsunami-hit nuclear plant and performed search and rescue after the Sept. 11 terror attacks.