Tag - brazil



Oct 4, 2015
Brazil: cutting emissions by fighting deforestation
With an incredible 41 percent reduction in emissions since 2005, Brazil is creating an environmental model for the entire world.
Aug 19, 2015
Brazil's Olympic dig unearths a royal toothbrush
As Rio de Janeiro prepares to host the 2016 Summer Olympics, archaeology is enjoying a revival, thanks in part to an unlikely convergence of bureaucracy and sensibility.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 21, 2015
Honda to debut jet plane in Brazil
Honda Motor Co.'s first jet plane will soon debut in Brazil, where a new class of rich corporate executive is emerging on the back of brisk economic growth, the automaker's U.S. aircraft unit said Monday.
Japan Times
Jul 16, 2015
China crackdown on meat smuggling stokes risky underground, unfrozen trade
On a dusty industrial lot in northern Hong Kong, a group of travelers sheltered in the shade away from the pressing July heat, packing old cloth bags and backpacks with Styrofoam to protect a more precious cargo: smuggled meat.
Jul 2, 2015
Japan takes Brazil to WTO over taxes it says favor local firms
Japan launched a complaint against Brazil at the World Trade Organization on Thursday to challenge charges and taxes that it says illegally favor Brazilian-made goods over foreign competition, the WTO said in a statement.
Jun 18, 2015
Can the BRICS fulfill their former promise?
The ability of the BRICS countries to develop institutions that support greater economic freedom, with more reliance on market competition and less on government, will likely be the main determinant of their long-term success.
Japan Times
Jun 10, 2015
Telling the story of Japanese settlers in Brazil
Masayuki Fukasawa, a veteran journalist at a Japanese-language newspaper in Sao Paulo, has taken inspiration from his own migrant story to compile a history of Japanese settlement in Brazil over the past century.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Apr 29, 2015
Eight drug convicts go before Indonesia firing squad; Filipina spared at last moment
Eight drug-trafficking convicts from several countries were executed by an Indonesian firing squad in the early minutes of Wednesday, local media said, but a Filipina who was on death row with them was unexpectedly spared at the last minute.
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 6, 2015
Nippon Steel, Techint brawl in boardroom as company founders
What started as an alliance to bring balance and direction to Brazil's second-largest steel maker has become a feud spanning three continents that's diluting the company's efforts to navigate a global commodities rout.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 17, 2015
Workers' Party treasurer charged in Petrobras scandal
Prosecutors on Monday formally charged the treasurer of the ruling Workers' Party and 26 others with corruption linked to state-run Petrobras, in the latest blow to President Dilma Rousseff from the widening scandal.
Feb 24, 2015
Brazilians, Japanese and the virtues of integration
Japan can strengthen its future by integrating foreigners and rejecting voices that call for separation.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Feb 24, 2015
Indonesian president says no delay to executions despite mercy pleas
Indonesia's president said on Tuesday the planned execution of 11 convicts on death row, most on drugs charges, would not be delayed. He warned foreign countries not to intervene in Jakarta's right to use capital punishment.
Nov 27, 2014
Honda completes construction of wind power plant in Brazil
Honda Motor Co. has completed the construction of its wind power plant in Brazil to generate electricity matching the amount needed for the automaker's four-wheel vehicle production in the country.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 7, 2014
Mitsui announces Brazil rail joint venture
Mitsui & Co. announced Friday a joint venture with Brazil's Odebrecht TransPort S.A. which will focus on railway investments there.
Japan Times
Nov 2, 2014
Three elections that offer hope of better times
The results of each of three elections on Oct. 26 — in Brazil, Ukraine and Tunisia — at least offer the hope of better times.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Oct 27, 2014
Leftist Rousseff narrowly wins second term in Brazil presidential poll
Brazil's leftist president, Dilma Rousseff, narrowly won re-election Sunday after convincing voters that her party's strong record of reducing poverty over the last 12 years was more important than a recent economic slump.
WORLD / Science & Health
Oct 22, 2014
Brazil puts giant swath of rain forest under federal safeguard
The Brazilian government said Tuesday it has put an environmentally rich area of the Amazon rain forest under federal protection, creating a reserve larger than the U.S. state of Delaware.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Oct 14, 2014
Neymar's four goals overwhelm Japan
Neymar stole the show with all four goals as Brazil thrashed Japan 4-0 in a friendly in Singapore on Tuesday night to extend its perfect start under coach Dunga to four matches.
Japan Times
Oct 12, 2014
Tardelli scores pair as Brazil blanks Argentina
Lionel Messi had a penalty saved as Brazil continued its defensive rehabilitation under returning coach Dunga with a morale-boosting 2-0 win over old adversary Argentina in a feisty friendly on Saturday.
Sep 13, 2014
Brazil's contradictory election candidate
Candidate Marina Silva has put together a set of policies and a coalition of supporters that are sometimes downright contradictory, but they may deliver her into the Brazilian presidency.


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