Pikotaro rejiggers 'Apple-Pen' rhyme to support U.N. initiatives

Jul 12, 2017

Pikotaro rejiggers 'Apple-Pen' rhyme to support U.N. initiatives

"Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen" and the U.N. are rhyming. Comedian Pikotaro has adapted his catchy song to promote the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals. The original went viral last year after pop star Justin Bieber tweeted that it was his favorite video. Pikotaro, in his trademark leopard-lizard patterned outfit, ...

Japan and EU reach free trade accord in blow against protectionism

Jul 6, 2017

Japan and EU reach free trade accord in blow against protectionism

Senior European Union and Japanese officials reached a free-trade agreement on Wednesday, paving the way for leaders to conclude the political accord Thursday, European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said. "We've reached political agreement at ministerial level on an EU-Japan trade deal. We now recommend to ...