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Nissan Takes On Tesla With Hands-Free ProPILOT 2.0

Nissan Takes On Tesla With Hands-Free ProPILOT 2.0

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Only available in Japan for the moment, Nissan’s new hands-free driver assistance system will eventually be available across the automaker’s lineup. Positioning its newly announced ProPILOT2.0 as “the world’s first next-gen driver assistance system,” Nissan today massively triggered Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk and his many fans (if they were paying attention.) “We are talking of…

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Toyota considers offering self-driving technology to ride-hailing firms in Asia

Toyota considers offering self-driving technology to ride-hailing firms in Asia

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A Toyota Motor Corp. GR Supra vehicle stands on display at the company’s office in Tokyo on May 8. Toyota Motor Corp. is considering to offer autonomous driving technologies to ride-hailing firms, sources close to the matter said Thursday, in its latest push to become a company offering not only cars but also various mobility…

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‘Step-change’ in energy investment needed to meet climate goals: IEA

‘Step-change’ in energy investment needed to meet climate goals: IEA

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The world must double spending on renewable power and slash investment in oil and coal by 2030 to keep the Paris climate treaty temperature targets in play, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said Tuesday. For that to happen, however, trend lines on both fronts moved in the wrong direction last year, the agency reported in…

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Regional bank in Japan battles ultra-low rates with wine bar, sea urchins

Regional bank in Japan battles ultra-low rates with wine bar, sea urchins

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Local products that Yamaguchi Financial helps distribute in Japan are displayed at Yamaguchi Financial’s headquarters in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture.  As years of near-zero interest rates in Japan make traditional lending barely profitable, one regional bank is seeking to drum up business through less conventional enterprises, from opening wine bars to helping local fishermen farm sea…

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The Japanese sector driving market returns over the next ten years

The Japanese sector driving market returns over the next ten years

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In a portfolio that is driven by a stockpicking investment process, there is rarely any merit in trying to ascribe thematic reasons to the performance of specific stocks within it. However, in March and more importantly over longer time periods, it is noteworthy that companies that operate platform, outsourcing and intermediaton-related businesses feature prominently in…

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G20 farm ministers urge high-tech push, cross-sector cooperation to feed world’s hungry

G20 farm ministers urge high-tech push, cross-sector cooperation to feed world’s hungry

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Farm minister Takamori Yoshikawa speaks during at a news conference Sunday in Niigata after a G20 ministerial meeting on agricultural issues.  NIIGATA – The Group of Twenty Agriculture Ministers Meeting concluded Sunday with calls to feed a growing global population and promote sustainable agriculture through new technologies, such as artificial intelligence, robotics and drones, and to…

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Honda logs ¥18 billion fiscal quarterly loss, will streamline models

Honda logs ¥18 billion fiscal quarterly loss, will streamline models

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Takahiro Hachigo, president and chief executive officer of Honda Motor Co., attends a news conference in Tokyo on Wednesday. Honda’s annual operating profit fell short of the automaker’s own forecast, dragged down by a loss in the fourth quarter. Honda reported a loss for January-March Wednesday, despite growing sales, as an unfavorable exchange rate, income…

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Tokyo stocks plunge further amid U.S.-China trade war fears

Tokyo stocks plunge further amid U.S.-China trade war fears

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Elementary schoolchildren walk past an electronics stock indicator in the window of a securities firm in Tokyo displaying the closing numbers for the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Wednesday. | AFP-JIJI Stocks sank deeper across the board on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Wednesday, as heightened trade tensions between the United States and China continued to chill…

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Japanese companies set goal of 30% female executives by 2030

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Male-dominated business community aims to replicate British success story TOKYO — Major Japanese companies will work to increase the number of female executives at blue chips to 30% from single digits by the end of 2030, joining an ambitious international effort, as the government seeks to promote women in the workforce. Japan’s chapter of the 30% Club…

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Japan’s Economy Is Getting a Lot of Things Right

Japan’s Economy Is Getting a Lot of Things Right

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As Japan’s emperor Akihito prepares to abdicate, what’s known as the Heisei period — Jan. 8, 1989, through April 30, 2019 — draws to a close. Those 30 years will forever be associated with the spectacular asset bubble that burst right at the beginning, and the economic lost decade that followed. Heisei was also when…

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