Sep 6, 2017

Japan sales of foreign-brand vehicles rise 5.5% in August

Sales nationwide of new imported foreign-brand cars, trucks and buses rose 5.5 percent in August from a year before to 20,878 units, with 10 makers recording their highest sales for the reporting month, an industry body said Wednesday. The 10 include Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi and ...

Aug 17, 2017

Japan asks Hong Kong to lift 3/11 food import ban

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Ken Saito has called on Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam to abolish the Chinese region's import ban on food from five prefectures in eastern Japan. "I asked the Hong Kong leader to scrap the ban based on scientific grounds," ...

Japan expected to slap higher import tariff on frozen U.S. beef

Jul 27, 2017

Japan expected to slap higher import tariff on frozen U.S. beef

Japan is likely to impose an emergency tariff on frozen beef from the United States — starting next month — in response to a spike in imports, a government source said. The measure, designed to protect domestic farmers from sudden increases in imports, would remain ...