Sep 26, 2015

Japan, China, South Korea fail to strike FTA deal

Japan, China and South Korea ended their two-day negotiations on a trilateral trade agreement without fruit on Friday. In the eighth FTA negotiation round, the three countries remained apart even over broad items such as a statistic for indicating progress on efforts to eliminate ...

Park seeks reform of South Korea's rigid labor laws

Sep 24, 2015

Park seeks reform of South Korea's rigid labor laws


In the past year, Kim Yoon-sung applied to about 120 companies for a job, and could not land even one. Instead, the 26-year-old is on her fourth outsourcing contract, one of tens of thousands of young South Korean graduates struggling to get regular employment ...

Sep 23, 2015

U.S. dairy exporter pushes for TPP deal acceptable to Congress

Japan and other nations need to open their dairy markets further to hammer out a Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal that is acceptable to Congress, Tom Suber, president of the U.S. Dairy Export Council, suggested. “If Japan, Canada, New Zealand want an agreement that ...

Sep 6, 2015

G-20 leaders plot careful way forward

Warily watching economic clouds gathering in China and the possibility of an end to zero interest rates in the United States, Group of 20 (G-20) leaders steered a careful course at their meeting in Turkey at a time of uneven and fragile growth. The ...