Japan passes bill to promote farm exports under new body

Business Nov 20, 2019

Japan passes bill to promote farm exports under new body

The Diet passed a bill Wednesday to promote the country's agricultural exports through the creation of a single body that will handle farm export procedures and talks with trade partners over easing import restrictions. Under the new law, which takes effect April 1, the body ...

Sake pours into China amid shrinking consumption in Japan

Business Nov 12, 2019

Sake pours into China amid shrinking consumption in Japan

by Mina Kotani

Japanese sake sellers are looking to tap into China's growing taste for traditional rice wine to counter its falling consumption back home. Fueled by an increasing number of Japanese restaurants and rising Chinese household incomes, sake, while still considered a treat, can now be found ...

China's slowdown rolls on into October, early indicators show

Business / Economy Oct 28, 2019

China's slowdown rolls on into October, early indicators show

China's third-quarter slowdown continued into October, with only a few signs of stabilization evident amid the weakest pace of expansion in almost thirty years. Bloomberg Economics' gauge aggregating the earliest available indicators from financial markets and businesses showed the economy cooling for a sixth month, ...