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  • China up close

    Why Chinese province is warning citizens of nuclear war

    TOKYO -- A Chinese Communist Party newspaper in Jilin, a northeastern province on the border with North Korea, has published a full-page instructional package warning residents to prepare for a possible nuclear strike.The Dec. 6 splash on page 5 of

    December 18, 2017 08:00 am JST
  • US merchants adopt Chinese app payments to draw big spenders

    NEW YORK -- In China, Zhang Youtian does not carry cash or credit cards. Instead, he pays for everything using the Alipay and WeChat Pay apps on his smartphone. When he heard that merchants in New York, where he has lived for seven years, were adopt

    December 17, 2017 05:45 pm JST
  • Tens of thousands of Indonesians rally over Trump's Jerusalem stance

    JAKARTA (Reuters) -- Tens of thousands of Muslims marched from the main mosque in Indonesia's capital to a square in Jakarta on Sunday to protest against U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. It was

    December 17, 2017 03:21 pm JST
  • Tesla electric truck barrels down on Isuzu stock

    TOKYO -- With the unveiling of the Tesla Semi in November, the disruption that electrification caused in the passenger car sector well and truly announced its entrance on the commercial vehicle scene.Given the greater carbon dioxide emissions, the n

    December 17, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Mitsui Mining making more 5-micron copper foil for smartphones

    TOKYO -- Mitsui Mining & Smelting is again scaling up production of electrolytic copper foil, which lets the latest smartphones become lighter and packed with more features every year, to meet surging demand.The Japanese manufacturer also known as M

    December 16, 2017 04:00 pm JST
  • Final Republican tax bill slashes US corporate rate

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- Congressional Republicans' final tax legislation proposes cutting taxes as expected for businesses, the wealthy and some middle-class Americans, according to a summary seen by Reuters on Friday, with decisive votes expected n

    December 16, 2017 08:55 am JST
  • P&G appoints Peltz to board despite losing proxy battle

    Procter & Gamble Co said it appointed Nelson Peltz to its board despite the activist investor narrowly losing a months-long proxy fight, the biggest ever involving a U.S. company.The company's shares were up 1 percent in after-market trading on Frid

    December 16, 2017 08:44 am JST
  • Mattis says North Korean ICBM not yet a 'capable threat' against US

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday that analysis continued on North Korea's most recent missile test, but he did not believe its intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) posed an imminent threat to the United S

    December 16, 2017 07:34 am JST
  • Wall St closes at records with tax overhaul in sight

    NEW YORK (Reuters) -- Wall Street's three major indexes climbed to record closing highs on Friday with broad-based gains as a long-awaited bill to cut corporate tax rates looked like it would win enough support from lawmakers to pass.U.S. congressio

    December 16, 2017 07:19 am JST
  • Kono, Tillerson on same page over North Korea

    NEW YORK (Kyodo) -- Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday reaffirmed the need to step up pressure on North Korea with an eye on denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula.Kono also asked Tillerson to fully

    December 16, 2017 07:18 am JST
  • North Korea must 'earn its way back' to negotiations: Tillerson

    UNITED NATIONS -- A sustained pause in North Korea's threatening behavior is needed before it can enter into talks with the U.S., Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told a U.N. Security Council meeting Friday on Pyongyang's nuclear and missile develop

    December 16, 2017 06:41 am JST
  • Baseball star Ohtani hits financial home run for NH Foods

    OSAKA -- Japanese meat processor NH Foods expects to add $20 million to its group performance this fiscal year after a Major League Baseball team signed two-way sensation Shohei Ohtani away from the company's ballclub in Sapporo.Ohtani, who played f

    December 16, 2017 06:29 am JST
  • US still demands action from North Korea before any talks

    WASHINGTON -- Although U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson caused a stir this week when he suggested a possible dialogue with North Korea "without preconditions," Washington's official stance -- that the Pyongyang regime must first take action tow

    December 16, 2017 04:26 am JST
  • China's Li gives no promise to end retaliation over THAAD

    BEIJING -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday called for better business conditions for South Korean companies hit by retaliatory measures over the deployment of a U.S.-developed missile shield, only to see Chinese Premier Li Keqiang not o

    December 16, 2017 04:21 am JST
  • US chopper accident casts shadow on Okinawa base move

    TOKYO -- The Japanese government is growing concerned that a Wednesday accident near the U.S. Marines' Futenma air base in Okinawa, where a window from a military helicopter fell on the grounds of a local elementary school, could lead to further pus

    December 16, 2017 01:41 am JST
  • McDonald's Malaysia fends off allegation of link to Israel

    KUALA LUMPUR -- McDonald's Malaysia is fighting back accusations in the Muslim-majority country of a link to Israel following a police report on Thursday. The company said over 20 individuals and nongovernmental organizations have called for a publi

    December 15, 2017 11:42 pm JST
  • Tata links with GE to make jet engine parts

    MUMBAI -- India's Tata group has partnered with General Electric of the U.S. to manufacture jet engine parts in the south Indian city of Hyderabad, starting a broader plan to pursue military engine and aircraft system opportunities for the local mar

    December 15, 2017 09:16 pm JST
  • Ex-German minister named as head of HNA's biggest shareholder

    CHONGQING, China -- Former German economy minister and vice chancellor Philipp Roesler was named head of Hainan Cihang Charity Foundation Inc, the Nikkei learned Friday. The New York-based nonprofit organization is the largest shareholder of HNA Hol

    December 15, 2017 07:56 pm JST
  • North Korea to make rare appearance at UN Security Council meeting

    NEW YORK -- North Korea's ambassador to the United Nations, Ja Song Nam, is expected to attend a ministerial-level meeting of the Security Council on Friday, according to Japan's Permanent Mission to the world body.It is highly unusual for the North

    December 15, 2017 03:16 pm JST
  • US North Korea negotiator says direct diplomacy needed

    BANGKOK (Reuters) -- The chief U.S. negotiator for North Korea said on Friday the United States should engage in direct diplomacy with Pyongyang alongside sanctions imposed over its nuclear programme.U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered on

    December 15, 2017 01:29 pm JST