Nov 22, 2016

Keidanren urges government to boost number of foreign workers

The Japan Business Federation, or Keidanren, is calling on the government to take measures to allow more foreign nationals to work in Japan in fields involving research and development as well as to ease labor shortages. In its policy proposal made Monday, the nation’s ...

Nov 22, 2016

Trump vows to quit TPP 'on day one'

Donald Trump said Monday he would move to pull out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal the day he takes office, in line with a central campaign pledge. “I’ve asked my transition team to develop a list of executive actions we can take ...

Nov 11, 2016

Immigration snafu allows wanted suspect to leave Japan via Kansai airport

A non-Japanese suspect on a wanted list departed Japan from Kansai International Airport in late September due to an immigration control officer’s failure to recognize the wanted information, the Osaka Regional Immigration Bureau said Thursday. Police usually report information about suspects under an arrest ...

Cubans fear Trump will dash Obama's detente

Nov 10, 2016

Cubans fear Trump will dash Obama's detente

Just when Cuba was starting to warm up to the United States, Americans went and elected Donald Trump president, throwing the countries’ rapprochement into doubt and causing stunned reactions in Havana. The brash billionaire’s shock victory cast uncertainty over two years of moves by ...