Feb 28, 2017

Asian imports of Iranian oil rise nearly 70%

Imports of Iranian crude by Asia’s four main buyers rose about two-thirds in January from a year ago, when levels were lower as Western sanctions on Tehran had only just been lifted. Iran’s top four Asian buyers — China, India, South Korea and Japan ...

Japan logged ¥152.51 billion trade surplus in November

/ Dec 19, 2016

Japan logged ¥152.51 billion trade surplus in November

Japan posted a goods trade surplus of ¥152.51 billion ($1.30 billion) in November after imports fell more than exports on cheaper crude oil prices and the yen’s strength, the government said in a preliminary report Monday. A breakdown of the third consecutive monthly surplus ...

Oct 27, 2016

Taiwan looks to ease Fukushima-linked curbs on Japan food products

Taiwan is considering phasing out restrictions on the import of food products from five Japanese prefectures banned in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima reactor meltdowns. Deputy Council of Agriculture Minister Chen Chi-chung told Kyodo News that the administration is working toward the direction ...