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Mar 24, 2017

German scientists test world's 'largest artificial sun'

Scientists in Germany are testing what they describe as “the world’s largest artificial sun,” which they hope could pave the way toward creating hydrogen to use as a green fuel. The system called Synlight — being developed at the German Aerospace Center near Cologne ...

BOJ won't raise bond yield target: Kuroda

/ Mar 24, 2017

BOJ won't raise bond yield target: Kuroda

The Bank of Japan’s chief said Friday the central bank would not raise its long-term government debt yield target despite upward pressure from recent rises in overseas interest rates. The central bank’s “monetary policy should be designed to achieve the price stability target of ...

First Japanese food court opens to Myanmar diners

Mar 24, 2017

First Japanese food court opens to Myanmar diners

Myanmar’s first Japanese food court opened this week in Yangon under a joint venture between Tokyo-based trading giant Sojitz Corp. and local retail chain City Mart Holdings. Dubbed “Tokyo Dining City,” the facility has six restaurants that bring together the authentic culinary arts of ...

Aso, Pence plan first economic dialogue April 18 in Tokyo

Mar 24, 2017

Aso, Pence plan first economic dialogue April 18 in Tokyo

Japan and the United States plan to hold the first round of their high-level economic dialogue in Tokyo on April 18 to discuss infrastructure investment, trade rules and macroeconomic policy, sources have said. The framework, to be led by Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso, ...

CIA hacked Apple devices in ways users can't fix: WikiLeaks

/ Mar 24, 2017

CIA hacked Apple devices in ways users can't fix: WikiLeaks

New documents from WikiLeaks point to an apparent CIA program to hack Apple’s iPhones and Mac computers using techniques that users couldn’t disable by resetting their devices. Security experts say the exploits are plausible, but suggest they pose little threat to typical users. They ...

Mar 24, 2017

Nissan snubs talks with UAW after rally at Mississippi plant

Nissan Motor Co. is declining to talk to union supporters about conditions at its Mississippi assembly plant. A March 14 letter from Nissan executive Scott Becker to the United Auto Workers union declines to address demands presented after a March 4 pro-union rally. Becker ...