Japan, U.S. need closer cooperation

| May 15, 2010

Japan, U.S. need closer cooperation

There is concern in Washington over the future of the Japan-U.S. alliance at a time when the two countries should be working close together on a broad range of international issues, including North Korea and Iran, U.S. foreign policy experts said at a recent ...

Japan needs green tech investment

| Apr 27, 2010

Japan needs green tech investment

The government should focus more on promoting innovations and utilizing energy-efficient technologies of Japanese companies in the nation’s efforts to combat global warming, officials of industry groups said at a recent symposium in Tokyo. The introduction of a European-style carbon emissions trading system — ...

Mar 22, 2010

Populous China heads toward labor shortage

C hina can’t expect to sustain double-digit growth in the next decade because the abundant labor that supported its high-flying growth will not exist much longer, an expert on the Chinese economy said at a recent seminar. In the years leading up to 2020, ...

Germany leans on 'classical industries' to survive modern crisis

Dec 21, 2009

Germany leans on 'classical industries' to survive modern crisis

Germany’s economy has bottomed out and is set for modest growth in 2010, although unemployment could rise without a quick recovery in the global economy, journalists from the country told a recent symposium in Tokyo. Europe’s largest economy has suffered severely from the global ...