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Tokyo-Seoul row hits economies

Business / Economy Aug 23, 2019

Tokyo-Seoul row hits economies

by Kana Nishizawa and Heejin Kim

The escalating feud between South Korea and Japan is heightening concerns about the fallout for global supply chains, financial markets and economic growth. What started as a dispute over colonial-era grievances has snowballed over the past two months, with relations deteriorating to the lowest point ...

Toyota has plenty for robots to do during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Business Aug 23, 2019

Toyota has plenty for robots to do during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

When athletes and organizers descend on Tokyo for the 2020 Olympic Games they'll be ferried around in autonomous cars, while torch relay runners will be accompanied by vehicles equipped with artificial intelligence. Robots will ferry javelins and hammers. All told, Toyota Motor Corp. will provide ...

International giraffe trade to be regulated for the first time

World / Science & Health Aug 23, 2019

International giraffe trade to be regulated for the first time

Countries voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to regulate international trade in giraffes, an endangered species, and in their skins and other parts, overcoming objections by southern African states and drawing praise from conservationists. The provisional decision, taken in a key committee of the Convention on International ...

Japan's baby food market growing steadily despite low birthrate

National Aug 23, 2019

Japan's baby food market growing steadily despite low birthrate

Japan' baby food market is on a steady expansion track despite a falling number of children thanks to growing demand from working parents seeking convenient, precooked baby food. Japanese parents generally start to wean their babies when they are 5 or 6 months old, first ...

Trump's message to G7 leaders this weekend: Be more like U.S.

World / Politics Aug 23, 2019

Trump's message to G7 leaders this weekend: Be more like U.S.

President Donald Trump will highlight U.S. economic policies under his stewardship at meetings with other G7 leaders this weekend in France and encourage allies to follow the American model to stave off problems with the global economy, officials said. Trump will attend the G7 summit ...