Global elites sample sushi, sake at Japan Night in Davos

Jan 19, 2017

Global elites sample sushi, sake at Japan Night in Davos

More than 500 guests sampled Wagyu beef and sushi made with Uonuma Koshihikari rice Wednesday at an event to promote Japan's produce on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Dishes featuring yellowtail and scallops were also served at Japan Night, held ...

Sep 28, 2016

Japan slips to eighth in WEF competitiveness ranking

Japan has ranked eighth in the World Economic Forum's annual global competitiveness rankings covering 138 countries and regions, down from the previous year's sixth, the WEF said Wednesday. Japan's overall competitive performance was dragged down by lower evaluations on innovation and higher education, according to ...

/ Jan 26, 2014

Tokyo, Washington agree to stay course on sealing TPP

Japan and the United States have agreed to continue to work closely on speedily concluding the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade talks, trade minister Toshimitsu Motegi said after meeting Saturday with the U.S. trade chief on the fringes of the World Economic Forum in Davos, ...

WEF chief does more than talk the talk

Nov 14, 2013

WEF chief does more than talk the talk

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As a child growing up in Germany during the war, Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, witnessed the consequences of all-out conflict, and the stark contrast between war and peace. "My father was working for a Swiss company, so he ...

/ Sep 4, 2013

'Abenomics' stifles debt cure: WEF

Japan ranks ninth in terms of global competitiveness, up one place from last year, thanks to the performance of its companies and research institutions, the World Economic Forum announced Wednesday. In its Global Competitiveness Report 2013-2014, the WEF cited Japan's national debt and budget deficit ...