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Cherry blossom fever boosts companies' bottom lines

Mar 24, 2017

Cherry blossom fever boosts companies' bottom lines

Every spring people across Japan are enraptured as the cherry trees explode into bloom, clothing the country in pink. The blossoms last for only a few short weeks, but in that time the fleeting flowers make for good business. The blossoms are a gift ...

Ex-economy chief Amari feels Trump misunderstands TPP

/ Jan 24, 2017

Ex-economy chief Amari feels Trump misunderstands TPP

The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, which U.S. President Donald Trump backed his country out of on Monday, is actually the best way to achieve the fair trade in Asia that he promised American voters, former Japanese economy minister Akira Amari has said. A ratified ...