Kazuhiro Kurihara

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Business May 1, 2015

U.S., Japan close to TPP-clinching trade deal: ex-Obama adviser

The United States and Japan are "very close" to reaching a bilateral agreement seen as vital for sealing the 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, a former economic adviser to U.S. President Barack Obama says. Matthew Goodman, an expert on Asian economic matters at the Center ...

National Feb 26, 2009

Prefecture satellite shops proliferate in Ginza

Tokyo's glitzy Ginza district is becoming the new platform for satellite shops opened by various prefectures to introduce their local specialties and offer tourism information. Gunma and Tottori opened such shops last summer, and Yamagata will relocate its Tokyo outlet to Ginza this spring. A growing ...