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Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 6, 2019
Taiwan negotiating with Japan on 'acceptable' solution to food ban
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen says her government is seeking an “acceptable” solution to the thorny issue of the island's import ban on Japanese food products imposed after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.
Japan Times
Aug 24, 2017
Export demand for Fukushima produce grows in Malaysia, signaling subsiding food safety fears
Fukushima Prefecture aims to export 100 tons of rice and 15 tons of peaches to Malaysia by next year, its governor said Wednesday, evidence of fading concern over the safety of food products from the site of the 2011 nuclear disaster.
Japan Times
Feb 5, 2017
Japan's imports pressure nearly 800 endangered species: study
Japan's imports of foodstuffs, wood products and other commodities affect 792 endangered species in Southeast Asia and around the world, according to a study on the impact of Japanese consumer habits.
Aug 20, 2015
Tokyo asks for ruling on Seoul import ban
The Japanese government on Thursday asked the World Trade Organization to set up a panel to rule over South Korea's import ban on Japanese fishery products following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis that Tokyo says violates international trade rules.
Japan Times
Jul 1, 2015
Looming U.S. Ex-Im halt has exporters, from Boeing to GE to Caterpillar, groping to save deals
U.S. exporters large and small scrambled on Tuesday to urge foreign customers not to abandon deals supported by the U.S. Export-Import Bank, which will be forced to halt new business at midnight as its charter expires.
Jan 30, 2015
Japan TPP offer chops beef tariffs to 9% over 15 years
Japan has proposed during negotiations with the United States to slash its 38.5 percent tariff in imported beef to 9 percent over 15 years under an envisioned Pacific Rim free trade deal, negotiation sources said Thursday.
BUSINESS / Economy
Dec 22, 2014
Abe's election victory means gain for big companies, pain for smaller ones
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's victory in the snap Lower House election earlier this month, an endorsement of his economic policies, may help the nation's biggest companies get richer while extending a surge in bankruptcies among smaller ones.
Japan Times
Nov 28, 2014
Crude oil slide thorn in BOJ's side
When a country imports almost all its energy, a slide in oil prices to a four-year low should be helpful — cutting costs for companies and households. For Japan, it may not be so simple.
BUSINESS / Economy
Aug 8, 2014
Japan logs largest six-month current account deficit ever
Japan logged a current account deficit of ¥507.5 billion in the first half, the biggest for any six-month period on record, government data showed Friday, underscoring its diminishing ability to earn money abroad.
Apr 4, 2014
Sales of imported vehicles up 12.7%
Sales of new imported vehicles, including those built abroad by Japanese automakers, rose 12.7 percent from the year before to 362,052 units in fiscal 2013, an industry body said Friday.
BUSINESS / Economy
Nov 29, 2013
Weak yen, costly fuel to fuel record trade deficit
Japan is likely to post a record trade deficit in fiscal 2013 because the weaker yen and soaring demand for energy have driven up the cost of importing fossil fuels, according to a projection by a trade business group.
Japan Times
Oct 1, 2013
South Korea is asked to lift ban on seafood
A fisheries federation asks South Korea to lift an import ban imposed because of radiation-contaminated water reaching the sea at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.
Mar 9, 2013
Japanese food still banned in 44 states
Two years on from the nuclear crisis, 44 economies are still banning or restricting imports of Japanese foods due to concerns over residual radiation.
Feb 8, 2013
EU member states to lift ban on imports of Japanese beef
The European Commission said Wednesday that European Union member states have decided to allow imports of Japanese beef, a move that will enable Japan's beef producers to tap into the bloc of some 500 million people.
BUSINESS / Economy
Feb 2, 2013
Eased limits now allow sale of U.S. beef below 30 months
Japan eases its limits on U.S. beef imports, permitting retailers to begin selling meat from cattle less than 30 months old.
Japan Times
Jan 27, 2013
Time to stop nonsense on import rule, expand to 48-minute game
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