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Subaru's hometown transformed by foreign workers

Jul 29, 2015

Subaru's hometown transformed by foreign workers

Afghan children studying at a madrassa, Catholic mass in seven languages, workers from over sixty countries. It’s not New York, but Ota, a town north of Tokyo with an economy powered by Japanese automaker Subaru. It’s here that Subaru’s parent company, Fuji Heavy Industries ...

| Jul 28, 2015

Tokyo stocks fall on China worries

Stocks retreated in Tokyo on Tuesday, pressured by worries over a slowdown in the Chinese economy. The Nikkei 225 average lost 21.21 points, or 0.1 percent, to close at 20,328.89. On Monday, the key market gauge fell 194.43 points. The Topix index of all ...

Stage set for 'final' negotiations on proposed TPP trade deal

Jul 28, 2015

Stage set for 'final' negotiations on proposed TPP trade deal

Officials from 12 Pacific Rim countries on Monday wrapped up four days of talks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement, setting the stage for what many hope will be the final round of negotiations on the most ambitious trade deal in decades. Akira ...

Jul 28, 2015

Android flaw gives hackers access with a text message

Cyber security firm Zimperium on Monday warned of a flaw in the world’s most popular smartphone operating system that lets hackers take control with a text message. “Attackers only need your mobile number, using which they can remotely execute code via a specially crafted ...