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Twitter eyes paid 'premium' service for power users

Twitter confirmed Friday it is considering a paid subscription service that would give frequent users more tools to use the social network for marketing, journalism and other fields. Earlier in the week, the company began conducting a user survey that showed it was looking at building a more powerful version ...

Mar 25, 2017

End of JAL bailout curbs expected to shake up airline industry

The Japanese airline industry will enter a new era of competition in April after Japan Airlines is freed from the restrictions imposed after the nation’s former flag carrier got a public bailout, and not everyone is happy. Following its bankruptcy filing in January 2010, ...

New Russian development chief eager to bolster trade with Japan

Mar 24, 2017

New Russian development chief eager to bolster trade with Japan

Russian Economic Development Minister Maxim Oreshkin expressed eagerness Friday to boost trade with Japan, a Japanese government official said. The two nations have been trying to expand business ties party to make progress on a territorial dispute that has prevented them from signing a ...

Mar 24, 2017

German scientists test world's 'largest artificial sun'

Scientists in Germany are testing what they describe as “the world’s largest artificial sun,” which they hope could pave the way toward creating hydrogen to use as a green fuel. The system called Synlight — being developed at the German Aerospace Center near Cologne ...

BOJ won't raise bond yield target: Kuroda

/ Mar 24, 2017

BOJ won't raise bond yield target: Kuroda

The Bank of Japan’s chief said Friday the central bank would not raise its long-term government debt yield target despite upward pressure from recent rises in overseas interest rates. The central bank’s “monetary policy should be designed to achieve the price stability target of ...

First Japanese food court opens to Myanmar diners

Mar 24, 2017

First Japanese food court opens to Myanmar diners

Myanmar’s first Japanese food court opened this week in Yangon under a joint venture between Tokyo-based trading giant Sojitz Corp. and local retail chain City Mart Holdings. Dubbed “Tokyo Dining City,” the facility has six restaurants that bring together the authentic culinary arts of ...

Aso, Pence plan first economic dialogue April 18 in Tokyo

Mar 24, 2017

Aso, Pence plan first economic dialogue April 18 in Tokyo

Japan and the United States plan to hold the first round of their high-level economic dialogue in Tokyo on April 18 to discuss infrastructure investment, trade rules and macroeconomic policy, sources have said. The framework, to be led by Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso, ...