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 ...

TPP, security dog Clinton, Trump presidential bids

Jul 16, 2016

TPP, security dog Clinton, Trump presidential bids

With the Republican and Democratic parties set to hold their respective national conventions later this month, trade and Asian security have emerged as contentious issues for their presumptive presidential nominees, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Amid a populist surge in the United States in ...

Jul 13, 2016

Japan business chieftains urge Abe to push for early TPP ratification

The nation’s top business leaders urged Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday to seek ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact during an extraordinary Diet session expected to be held in September. Business leaders submitting the written request to Abe at the Prime ...