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Trump dumps business, policy councils after CEOs quit in protest

Aug 17, 2017

Trump dumps business, policy councils after CEOs quit in protest

U.S. President Donald Trump disbanded two high-profile business advisory councils on Wednesday after corporate CEOs quit in protest over his remarks blaming violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, not only on white nationalists but also on the protesters who opposed them. A parade of prominent Republicans and ...

Aug 16, 2017

Heiwa plans new business complex near Tokyo Stock Exchange

Heiwa Real Estate Co. plans to build a business complex near the Tokyo Stock Exchange in the first round of its project to redevelop the Nihonbashi Kabutocho district, Japan's equivalent to Wall Street. The realtor, which owns the TSE building, will begin construction by March ...

/ Aug 16, 2017

Kagome looking to exit U.S. family food business

Kagome Co. has announced a plan to sell its stake in U.S.-based subsidiary Preferred Brands International Inc. to Effem Holdings Ltd, an investment firm under U.S. food giant Mars Inc., in a move to withdraw from family food operations in the United States. The Japanese ...

Labor-short Japan embraces robot takeover

Aug 16, 2017

Labor-short Japan embraces robot takeover

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Thousands upon thousands of cans are filled with beer, capped and washed, wrapped into six-packs, and boxed at dizzying speeds — 1,500 a minute, to be exact — on humming conveyor belts that zip and wind in a sprawling factory near Tokyo. Nary a soul ...