Africa gathering looks to 'historic' free-trade deal

Business Jul 5, 2019

Africa gathering looks to 'historic' free-trade deal

Ministers from across Africa began work Thursday ahead of a weekend summit to formally launch a free-trade agreement hailed by the continent's 55-nation bloc as "historic." Opening the meeting in the Niger capital Niamey, AU Commission chief Moussa Faki Mahamat lauded the newly minted African ...

War crimes continuing in Sudan's Darfur region, Amnesty warns

World / Crime & Legal Jun 12, 2019

War crimes continuing in Sudan's Darfur region, Amnesty warns

Sudanese security forces have continued to commit "war crimes and other serious human rights violations" in the Darfur region, Amnesty International said Tuesday, as the African country has been rocked by political turmoil following the military's ouster of autocrat Omar al-Bashir in April. Based on ...

Naoto Fukasawa: Between craft and design

Style & Design Feb 25, 2017

Naoto Fukasawa: Between craft and design

by Sachiko Tamashige

Naoto Fukasawa is probably best known internationally for his designs for Muji, in particular for the wall-mounted CD player he created in 1999, which was featured in Gary Hustwit's popular 2009 documentary "Objectified." Now he remains a creative adviser for Muji, while still designing ...

Business Jul 13, 2015

Email disruption hits millions of au mobile phone users after fire

A fire at a communications center has been blamed for crippling email services for millions of au brand mobile phone users since Sunday. KDDI Corp. and fire authorities confirmed the fire, which damaged equipment at the center, in Tochigi Prefecture, also caused its email servers ...

Business / Corporate Mar 7, 2014

Docomo's earnings may be derailed by price wars

NTT Docomo Inc., the nation's largest wireless operator, said a price war with other carriers and discounts on the latest iPhones may threaten its full-year forecast after adding the Apple Inc. devices to lure customers. Curbing subsidies on mobile phones will give competitors an advantage ...