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Aug 17, 2017

Japan asks Hong Kong to lift 3/11 food import ban

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Ken Saito has called on Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam to abolish the Chinese region's import ban on food from five prefectures in eastern Japan. "I asked the Hong Kong leader to scrap the ban based on scientific grounds," ...

Cerberus sells off stake in Seibu Holdings

/ Aug 17, 2017

Cerberus sells off stake in Seibu Holdings

Seibu Holdings Inc. has disclosed that U.S. investment firm Cerberus has sold its entire stake in the major railway and hotel operator. Cerberus invested in the company when the Seibu Railway Co. group was reorganized into Seibu Holdings in 2006, after the railway was delisted ...

Cool, soggy summer curtails leisure-based profits in Tokyo

Aug 17, 2017

Cool, soggy summer curtails leisure-based profits in Tokyo

Persistent rain and low temperatures are putting a damper on summer business at Tokyo's leisure facilities and retailers as expectations for a hot summer rapidly shrink. Many water parks and beer garden businesses in the capital are struggling with low attendance, and rumors are beginning ...

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 ...