May 18, 2017

EU looks to build alternative to London for capital market

Brexit has forced the European Union to rethink its flagship capital market union (CMU) project and urgently look for ways to create an alternative financial market to London, according to a draft EU document seen by Reuters. London is the bloc's biggest financial market by ...

Kanji meaning gold or money picked as best symbolizing 2016

Dec 12, 2016

Kanji meaning gold or money picked as best symbolizing 2016

The kanji for kin, meaning gold or money, has been picked as the character best symbolizing this year's social mood in Japan, a Kyoto-based kanji promotion organization said Monday. The selection came after Japan won 12 gold medals at the Rio Olympics and former Tokyo ...

Sep 29, 2016

U.S. cutting off North Korea's sources of foreign currency

The United States is focusing on cutting off North Korea's foreign currency sources to increase pressure on Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear program, a senior State Department official said Tuesday. "We're focusing our efforts on cutting off sources of revenue for the regime's unlawful nuclear ...

'Rikisha' disappearing; 'Storm day' forecast to be calm; ¥100 bills to be replaced by coins; 1991 white paper predicts sustainable growth

/ | Aug 6, 2016

'Rikisha' disappearing; 'Storm day' forecast to be calm; ¥100 bills to be replaced by coins; 1991 white paper predicts sustainable growth

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100 YEARS AGO Friday, Aug. 11, 1916 'Rikisha' disappearing from Tokyo's streets With the introduction of electric railways and automobiles, the number of rikisha in Tokyo has greatly decreased, and with the decrease of its number the romantic feature of rikisha has entirely disappeared. The rikisha of ...

Koch network refusing to help Trump

/ Jul 31, 2016

Koch network refusing to help Trump

From a luxury hotel on the edge of the Rocky Mountains, some of the nation's most powerful Republican donors are rebelling against Donald Trump. Billionaire industrialist Charles Koch, host of the exclusive weekend retreat, did not mention Trump by name as warned that political leaders ...