Sep 7, 2016

Abe vows to back expanding TPP participation to more ASEAN members

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Wednesday that Japan will support any Association of Southeast Asian Nations member countries that wish to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact. The TPP, inked by the United States, Japan and 10 other Pacific Rim nations in February, ...

Aug 17, 2016

Panasonic eyes trial sales of tomato-harvesting robot

Panasonic Corp. will begin selling tomato-harvesting robots on a trial basis around 2019 amid a shortage of farmers and an aging agricultural population, a company official said. The equipment is being developed under a government-sponsored national project to use technology to make Japanese farm ...

Clinton vows to stand up to China, oppose TPP if elected

Aug 12, 2016

Clinton vows to stand up to China, oppose TPP if elected

Hillary Clinton struck a tough tone on global economic issues Thursday, saying she would defend U.S. interests against China and oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership as president. The presidential candidate was speaking to a crowd in Warren, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit, just three days ...