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Construction app offers fix for Japan's supertight labor market

| Jun 20, 2018

Construction app offers fix for Japan's supertight labor market

One of Yosuke Kobayashi's biggest headaches has been finding enough workers to build hotels, restaurants and bath houses for his construction company. That was until the manager at construction company Luckland Co. found Sukedachi, a mobile app that connects contractors and tradespeople. Nowadays, he's hiring ...

U.S. allies push Trump for change of heart as trade war looms

Jun 4, 2018

U.S. allies push Trump for change of heart as trade war looms

U.S. President Donald Trump is headed for a showdown with America's allies at a Group of Seven summit this week in Quebec, with the European Union and Canada threatening retaliatory measures unless he reverses course on new steel and aluminum levies. China, meanwhile, is warning ...