Dec 19, 2014

Takata issues apology ad in U.S., Germany but not in Japan

Takata Corp. issued an apology advertisement in U.S. and German newspapers on Thursday, as the Japanese auto parts supplier has been embattled due to global recalls over its potentially defective air bags. But Takata did not issue such an apology in Japan, even as ...

Nov 13, 2014

U.S. lawmaker: Europe security gaps fuel 'jihadi superhighway'

European security shortcomings have created a “jihadi superhighway” allowing countless battle-hardened Islamic extremists to return from Syria, a top U.S. lawmaker warned Wednesday. “Security gaps in Europe — and Turkey in particular — make it easier for them to return to the West undetected,” ...

Japanese promoters give Brussels a taste of 'wagyu' beef

Nov 11, 2014

Japanese promoters give Brussels a taste of 'wagyu' beef

Japanese meat industry officials held an event in Brussels on Monday to promote Japanese “wagyu” beef in Europe. With exports of wagyu from Japan to the European Union starting last June, the officials are hoping the event will enhance consumer and industry recognition of ...

Europe warns Russia over Ukraine rebel poll; truce's collapse feared

Nov 4, 2014

Europe warns Russia over Ukraine rebel poll; truce's collapse feared

Europe on Monday warned Russia to respect Ukraine’s sovereignty as Moscow turned the screws on Kiev by recognizing controversial rebel polls and fighting flared in the separatist east. Elections in the pro-Russian separatist area deepened international tensions over Ukraine, raising fears that a shaky ...

Ukraine votes for pro-West parties, peace talks

Oct 27, 2014

Ukraine votes for pro-West parties, peace talks

Pro-Western and nationalist parties swept Ukraine’s parliamentary election Sunday, exit polls showed, in a boost for President Petro Poroshenko’s anti-corruption reforms and his promise to make peace with pro-Russian rebels. The results indicated overwhelming consensus on Ukraine’s bid to steer from Russia’s orbit onto ...

Oct 15, 2014

Ailing global economy could lead Fed to delay rate hike

Just as the U.S. job market has finally strengthened, the Federal Reserve now confronts a new worry: A sputtering global economy that’s spooked investors across the world. The economic slump could spill into the United States, potentially weakening job growth and keeping inflation well ...

Oct 14, 2014

Abe to attend ASEM summit in Italy this week

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will attend the two-day Asia-Europe Meeting summit in Milan starting Thursday, the government said Tuesday. Abe plans to meet bilaterally with other leaders and attend a meeting between Japan and the Nordic-Baltic Eight group for regional cooperation, Chief Cabinet Secretary ...