Tag - silk-road



Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / Women of Taste
Aug 9, 2020
Masayo Funakoshi: Making a place for art in the kitchen
Chef Masayo Funakoshi has cooked all around the world, blending art, artists, music and community around her eclectic mix of dishes.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 13, 2019
Japan Display inks deal for ¥80 billion bailout by Chinese and Taiwanese firms
Japan Display Inc. has signed a deal to receive an ¥80 billion ($715 million) capital injection from a group of Chinese and Taiwanese firms, leaving its revival, initially planned under a Japanese government-backed fund, in the hands of foreign companies.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 1, 2019
LCD maker Japan Display, a key Apple supplier, plans ¥110 billion bailout deal this week
Display panel maker Japan Display Inc., a key supplier of Apple Inc., said Monday it is aiming to agree this week on a bailout of more than ¥110 billion ($989 million) from a group of Chinese and Taiwanese companies and an investment fund backed by the Japanese government.
Japan Times
Sep 17, 2018
Pakistan's army chief visits Beijing after tensions over 'Silk Road' projects
Pakistan's army chief, Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa, began a three-day visit to China on Sunday, Pakistan's military said, days after a Pakistani minister stirred unease about Chinese Silk Road projects in the South Asian nation.
Japan Times
May 10, 2018
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang urges Japan to join 'One Belt, One Road' infrastructure project
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang urged Japan to join China's "Belt and Road" infrastructure initiative on Thursday, saying its participation would likely contribute to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic stimulus policy.
Mar 28, 2018
Greenland shortlists Chinese firm for airport construction despite strategic concerns by Denmark and U.S.
Greenland's state-owned Kalaallit Airports has shortlisted a Chinese construction company to help expand three airports despite concerns in the Danish government that Chinese involvement could upset its ally, the United States.
Japan Times
Mar 23, 2018
'Polar Silk Road': Greenland's courting of China for airport projects worries Denmark
Greenland is courting Chinese investors and construction firms to help expand three airports, causing concerns in the Danish government that Chinese involvement on the Arctic island could upset the United States, a close ally.
Japan Times
May 26, 2017
China's imperial overreach
According to a Chinese proverb, 'To feed the ambition in your heart is like carrying a tiger under your arm.' The further Xi carries China's 'one belt, one road' initiative, the more likely it is to bite him.
May 26, 2017
Beijing has a patchy record on projects
China's drive to build its political influence in Africa and Asia through infrastructure has been plagued by quality-control issues and cost overruns.
Japan Times
May 26, 2017
The TPP's second act
India and Japan are demonstrating that Asia's major powers can frustrate Chinese ambitions without the U.S.
Japan Times
Mar 2, 2017
Yo-Yo Ma and Silk Road Ensemble build bridges between cultures one note at a time
Even before the Grammy award for best world music album was announced during a pre-telecast ceremony on Feb. 12, Haruka Fujii was awestruck.
Nov 7, 2016
China's sole ally in Asia might get more than it wished for
The implications of China's growing strategic penetration of Pakistan are ominous for the region and for Pakistan's own future.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Sep 1, 2015
Ex-U.S. Secret Service agent admits $800,000 bitcoin theft during Silk Road drug probe
A former U.S. Secret Service agent pleaded guilty on Monday to diverting to his personal account over $800,000 worth of bitcoins during an investigation into online drug marketplace Silk Road.
Jul 1, 2015
China's new international growth agenda
China now has a strategy to ensure its economic transformation benefits other countries in Asia and beyond.
Jun 22, 2015
China's answer to Europe's needs
Europe would do well to remember that China's investments are a cumulative means to a geopolitical end — one at odds with some of the West's own principles.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
May 30, 2015
Manhattan court hands Silk Road website creator life term over drug sales
The accused mastermind behind the Silk Road underground website was sentenced on Friday to life in prison for orchestrating a scheme that enabled more than $200 million of anonymous online drug sales using the digital currency bitcoin.
Mar 9, 2015
The silk glove for China's iron fist
China is trying to disguise its South Asia 'string of pearls' encirclement strategy with claims that it wants to create a 21st-century maritime Silk Road to improve trade and cultural exchange.
Jul 4, 2014
With one eye on Washington, China plots its own Asia 'pivot'
The Silk Road, an obscure Kazakh-inspired security forum and a $50 billion Asian infrastructure bank are just some of the disparate elements in an evolving Chinese strategy to try to counter Washington's "pivot" to the region.
Nov 13, 2013
Spotlight on the Deep Web
It's hard to believe that the prodigious talents at America's National Security Agency cannot apply themselves to the problems of the unregulated dark domain of the 'Deep Web.
Japan Times
LIFE / Digital
Oct 5, 2013
Online drug bazaar's alleged boss paired eBay-style site with heroin, murder plot
The Silk Road website, before being shut this week by the U.S., was a cyber-bazaar of the criminal underworld that connected buyers and sellers of heroin, cocaine and hacking services. It combined eBay-style customer reviews and shipping tips with an open disregard for the law.


Later this month, author Shogo Imamura will open Honmaru, a bookstore that allows other businesses to rent its shelves. It's part of a wave of ideas Japanese booksellers are trying to compete with online spaces.
The story isn't over for Japan's bookstores