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 ...

Sep 6, 2016

Imported vehicle sales in Japan rose 5.3% in August

Sales of new imported cars, trucks and buses, including those made abroad by Japanese carmakers, rose 5.3 percent in August from a year earlier to 23,531 units, an industry body said Tuesday. While sales of foreign-brand vehicles added a mere 0.5 percent to 19,782 ...

Aug 4, 2016

Auto imports rise for fourth month in row

Sales of imported foreign-brand vehicles in July rose 5.9 percent from a year earlier to 21,828 units, up for the fourth straight month, industry data showed Thursday. The rise reflects the continuing popularity of clean-diesel models despite Volkswagen’s fuel-efficiency scandal, the Japan Automobile Importers ...

Aug 1, 2016

Tokyo Gas in talks with European firms to swap LNG cargoes

Tokyo Gas Co., the nation’s second-biggest buyer of liquefied natural gas, is in talks with European companies to swap cargoes it owns from the U.S. with those in Asia to reduce shipping times and costs. The utility is offering cargoes from the Cove Point ...

American shale gas heads to East Asia for first time

Jul 28, 2016

American shale gas heads to East Asia for first time

East Asia, which imports more liquefied natural gas than any other region of the world, is preparing to receive its first supplies from America’s shale bounty. A tanker that loaded LNG at Cheniere Energy Inc.’s export terminal in Louisiana is bound for the Far ...