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Craft Brewers Hoping To Crowdfund $213B To Buy Anheuser-Busch InBev.

With Anheuser-Busch InBev, MillerCoors, Sapporo, and other beer behemoths snapping up craft brewers left and right, the Craft Brewers Association is asking why this acquisition spree can't also go the other way, which is why it's trying to crowdfund a mere $213 billion to buy AB InBev, and then do… something, maybe, ...

- The Consumerist - US

What's at Stake in Japan's Snap Election? The Country's 'Peace Constitution', for One.

Japan votes on October 22. The campaign has seen the disintegration of one political party, and the birth of two new ones, plus plans to change the 'peace constitution.'

- Global Voices - US

More about Toyota AI: 2 smaller vehicles will join Concept-i car from CES.

Filed under: Green,Tokyo Motor Show,Toyota,Emerging Technologies,Coupe,Autonomous,Concept Cars,Electric 2-seater with gull wing doors, and a 3-wheel Segway-type scooter.Continue reading More about Toyota AI: 2 smaller vehicles will join Concept-i car from CES More about Toyota AI: 2 smaller vehicles will join Concept-i car ...

- Autoblog - US

Mitsubishi Electric unveils Emirai 4 autonomous EV concept for Tokyo.

Filed under: Green,Tokyo Motor Show,Mitsubishi,Green Automakers,Emerging Technologies,Technology,Autonomous,Concept Cars,Electric It's billed as a "Smart Mobility Concept Car."Continue reading Mitsubishi Electric unveils Emirai 4 autonomous EV concept for Tokyo Mitsubishi Electric unveils Emirai 4 autonomous EV concept for ...

- Autoblog - US

Trump to meet Japanese Emperor Akihito in Tokyo.

Visit will be part of Asia trip also taking in Beijing, Seoul, Manila and Vietnam

- Financial Times - US

U.S., Japan fail to bridge gap on trade in economic talks.

By Leika Kihara WASHINGTON - The United States and Japan agreed to work together against the rising threat from North Korea but failed to bridge differences on thorny issues of trade during economic talks on Monday, with Tokyo skirting U.S. demands to negotiate a two-way trade deal. In the second round of bilateral economic ...

- Sify - IN

SoftBank-Uber deal likely next week: Arianna Huffington.

New York: SoftBank's multi-billion-dollar investment into ridesharing app Uber will be finalised "very likely in the next week", Uber board member Arianna Huffington has said.Uber's board voted earlier in October to approve the Japanese tech conglomerate's cash infusion, which would add six more board seats and annul ...

- Sify - IN

Japan PM Abe sends offering to war shrine.

Shinzo Abe — who has been criticised for what some see as a revisionist take on Japan's wartime record — sent a sacred "masakaki" tree bearing his name to Yasukuni Shrine as it starts a four-day festival.

- Times Of India - IN

Hong Kong 'Ten Years' film to get Japan, Thai spin-offs.

BUSAN, Oct 17 — A controversial award-winning film that shook up Hong Kong with its bleak visions of the city's future is to be turned into a pan-Asian franchise, with Japanese, Taiwanese and Thai versions in the works. The original Ten...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Japanese PM Abe sends ritual offering to Yasukuni shrine for war dead.

TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering to the Yasukuni Shrine for war dead, seen in China and the two Koreas as a symbol of Japan's past militarism, to mark its annual autumn festival, the shrine said on Tuesday.

- Reuters - US

U.S. official says not ruling out eventual direct talks with North Korea.

TOKYO/UNITED NATIONS - The United States is not ruling out the eventual possibility of direct talks with North Korea, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan said on Tuesday, hours after Pyongyang warned nuclear war might break out at any moment.

- Reuters - US

Kobe Steel faked quality data for more than 10 years: source

TOKYO - Kobe Steel Ltd falsified data on product quality and specifications longer than the 10 years that the company had previously stated, a source with knowledge of the matter said.

- Reuters - US

Oil elevated as Iraq tensions escalate, Asian shares hold firm

TOKYO - Oil prices clung to this month's high on Tuesday after Iraqi forces seized the oil-rich city of Kirkuk from largely autonomous Kurdish fighters while Asian shares held firm on optimism about upcoming earnings.

- Reuters - US

SoftBank's giant investment in Uber will be finalized 'very likely in the next week'

WSJD LAGUNA BEACH, CA — SoftBank's multi-billion-dollar investment in Uber will be finalized "very likely in the next week," Uber board member Arianna Huffington said at the WSJD conference Monday. Uber's board voted earlier this month to approve the Japanese tech conglomerate's investment, which would add six more ...

- Business Insider - US

Japan's snap election looms, but should investors be worried?

There seems to be no end to the tidal wave of elections at the moment. And now it’s Japan’s turn to head to the polls after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe decided to call an election a year early. Abe hopes to bump up his parliamentary majority, and the general consensus is that he will remain in the driving seat. ...

- City AM - UK

AirAsia Japan to relaunch next week

SINGAPORE: Low-cost airline AirAsia Japan said yesterday that it would begin its first flights from Nagoya later this month, more than two years after Malaysia's AirAsia Bhd announced plans to re-enter the Japanese market with new partners.

- BangkokPost - TH

Moon, Trump to Hold Summit in Seoul Next Month

President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump will hold a bilateral summit in Seoul on Nov. 7, Cheong Wa Dae and the White House announced on Monday. Precise details of Trump's itinerary have not been released yet. Trump will visit Tokyo, Japan, where he starts his Asia tour on Nov. 5, bef...

- The Chosun Ilbo - KR

Abe sends ritual offering to Yasukuni during fall festival but visit seen as unlikely

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering Tuesday to the war-linked Yasukuni Shrine, which has been a source of friction with Japan's neighbors that ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Fuji TV apologizes over comedy show mocking gay men

A Japanese TV network apologized Monday for making viewers “feel unpleasant” over a comedy program that revived a 30-year-old stereotype character depicting a gay man.The ...

- The Japan Times - JP

New Zealand frozen beef exports to Japan slump after tariff hike

New Zealand exports of frozen beef to Japan have plummeted since the country lifted tariff rates, according to AgriHQ.From August 1, Japan increased its tariff on frozen beef to 50 per cent from 38.5 per cent under a World Trade...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Hong Kong cheaper than Beijing, Tokyo when it comes to cost of setting up offices, says CBRE

While Hong Kong has made headlines for having the most expensive prime office rents in the world, it is wrong to assume that it is the costliest location for businesses to set up their offices. Recent research by CBRE sets the record straight by uncovering that leasing costs account for less than half of a business’ ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

The next year will be very difficult for investors to predict

Spencer Platt/Getty ImagesDON’T FIGHT THE FEDS Last quarter, I began by saying, “It’s the QE, stupid.” Then, we had an environment of stretched valuations and central bank dominance. This quarter, I could just as easily say, “Ditto.” For the third time in the last four quarters, our base ...

- Business Insider - US

Oil prices firm as Iraq tensions escalate, shares extend rally

TOKYO - Oil prices held firm on Tuesday after Iraqi forces seized the oil-rich city of Kirkuk from largely autonomous Kurdish fighters while Asian shares look set to extend their bull run on optimism about upcoming earnings.

- Reuters - US

Will Japan’s financial stability survive the snap election?

There seems to be no end to the tidal wave of elections at the moment. And now it’s Japan’s turn to head to the polls on Sunday, after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe decided to call an election a year early. Abe hopes to bump up his parliamentary majority, and the general consensus is that he will remain in the ...

- City AM - UK

US pushes 'fair trade' as Japan economic talks advance

WASHINGTON, Oct 17 — The Trump administration is advocating for a more balanced trade relationship with Japan as high-level economic talks with the Asian nation advance this week in Washington, according to Vice President Mike Pence. Pence...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Asian stocks to gain as Fed chair talk hits bonds

TOKYO, Oct 17 — Gains in equity markets look set to extend to Asia after fresh US records, while Treasuries fell as the odds climbed of John Taylor becoming the next head of the Federal Reserve. The New Zealand dollar climbed after inflation...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Japan manufacturers' mood hits decade-high: Reuters Tankan | Reuters

The post Japan manufacturers' mood hits decade-high: Reuters Tankan | Reuters appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

Japanese PM Abe sends ritual offering to Yasukuni shrine for war dead | Reuters

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- Firstpost - IN

Trade, North Korea dominate U.S.-Japan economic talks

By Leika Kihara WASHINGTON - The United States and Japan made tentative progress on some long-standing trade irritants on Monday, during economic talks at which leaders emphasized cooperation at a time when North Korea is building up its nuclear capabilities. A month before U.S. President Donald Trump stops in Tokyo during ...

- Sify - IN

Zaccheroni confirmed as new UAE coach

Italian had won the Asian Cup in 2011 with Japan

- GulfNews - AE

Japan agrees to streamline tests for some U.S. auto exports: statement

WASHINGTON - Japan agreed to streamline noise and emissions testing procedures for certain U.S. auto exports during Monday's bilateral economic talks that were focused on trade, the two governments said in a statement. Japan also agreed to lift trade restrictions on U.S. potatoes from Idaho, while the United States agreed ...

- Sify - IN

U.S., Japan discuss trade, North Korea in White House talks

By Leika Kihara WASHINGTON - Top officials from the United States and Japan, holding negotiations on economic ties between the two nations, on Monday emphasized the importance of cooperation between them at a time when North Korea was building up its nuclear capabilities. The talks come a month before U.S. President Donald ...

- Sify - IN

Emerald Star capsize: 10 Indians still missing, says Swaraj

Oct 17 : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday night said that 10 Indian crew members were still missing from the Emerald Star capsize incident."There were 26 Indians on board the ship Emerald Star. Amongst them 16 have been rescued and 10 are still missing," Swaraj wrote on Twitter.Swaraj also said that Japan ...

- Sify - IN

Japan agrees to streamline tests for some U.S. auto exports: statement | Reuters

The post Japan agrees to streamline tests for some U.S. auto exports: statement | Reuters appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

Japan introduces cluster plan to spur aerospace competitiveness

Key Points Japan is set to launch an aerospace cluster programme by the end of 2017 The initiative is intended to improve efficiencies in downstream manufacturing The Japanese government has outlined plans to launch an “integrated production system” later this year to strengthen the

- Jane’s - US

China's Communist Party elders picked Xi Jinping because they thought they could control him. They were wrong

Two weeks after Xi Jinping ascended to China's most powerful post, he took his top lieutenants to a history museum. The seven men wore nearly identical black jackets. They stopped at an exhibit titled The Road to Rejuvenation.' Surrounded by images of Japanese invaders and British traders, Xi...

- Los Angeles Times - US

Japanese firm in mosquito nets deal

Sumitomo Chemical has handed the Tanzania-based A-Z Textile Mills a royalty-free right to produce new brands of bed nets as fresh malaria outbreaks hit places such as Kenya.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

Trump’s Asian trip through China, Japan, and other countries to be dominated by North Korea crisis

US President Donald Trump will meet several key Asian leaders next month, including controversial Philippines strongman Rodrigo Duterte, on a tour otherwise dominated by efforts to isolate North Korea. Trump’s first Asian tour as president will take him to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines, where ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Inside Singapore's vending machine mall, where piping hot pizza, pasta, and local cuisine are dispensed with the press of a button

Business Insider SingaporeVending machines for all sorts of things are big in Japan, and the craze seems to be coming to Singapore, too. And they’re not just selling stuff like canned drinks or cup noodles. With a reduced cost of labor, capital, and manpower needed to maintain a vending machine , we may soon witness ...

- Business Insider - US

A 747 'Supertanker' rains retardant on California's wildfires

A converted Boeing 747-400 used to fight fires is a great example of old technology reborn with a new purpose. The aircraft, the largest passenger model in Boeing's jumbo lineup, first entered service with Japan Airlines in 1991. After being converte...

- Engadget - US

Amazing images of Tokyo before it was a city

NYPLBefore Tokyo matured into the gleaming, dense city it is today, it was a small fishing village called Edo. Now home to over 13 million people, the Japanese capital has changed dramatically since its beginnings in the 12th century. These maps, woodcuts, and old-time photographs show the journey of Tokyo from small ...

- Business Insider - US

Polls show Japan PM Abe set for landslide win as support for Tokyo Governor Koike’s new party fades

Recent polls suggest Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is on track for a landslide victory in Japan’s upcoming election as a new party founded by Tokyo’s popular governor loses momentum. Abe’s conservative Liberal Democratic Party is projected to win as many as 303 of the 465 seats up for grabs in the October 22 ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Trump to visit Asia Nov. 3-14, focus on North Korea, alliances

US President Donald Trump will travel to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam, the Philippines and Hawaii between Nov. 3-14, the White House said on Monday, amid rising tensions over North Korea's nuclear and missile programs.

- GMA News - PH

U-17 World Cup: East Bengal's Katsumi spends time with Japan team

Kolkata, Oct 16 East Bengal's new Japanese recruit Yusa Katsumi on Monday spent time with the Japan U-17 team here to take part in the World Cup, a day after he landed in the city for the upcoming I-League season. Katsumi, who jumped ship from arch-rivals Mohun Bagan two months ago, was seen talking to Japan U-17 chief ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Japan could be in last-ranked pot for World Cup draw

Japan may be placed in Pot 4, the lowest-level lot in the draw for next year's World Cup finals in Russia, as it dropped four ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Japan Inc. scandals build case for corporate reform

Another big scandal is rocking corporate Japan. This time it's Kobe Steel Ltd., a major producer, which has confessed to faking data on the quality ...

- The Japan Times - JP

H.I.S. to open robot-themed hotels in Tokyo, other urban areas around Japan

Major travel agency H.I.S. Co. will open Henn na Hotels, or “strange” hotels, where humanlike robots greet guests at the reception desk, in Tokyo and ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Japanese Communist Party says dialogue, not pressure will work on North Korea

The leader of the Japanese Communist Party says Japan should shift from pressure to dialogue in its effort to curb North Korea's nuclear development program.JCP ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Zelous Wheeler blasts Eagles into Pacific League Climax Series Final Stage

Zelous Wheeler hit the ball so hard it might've landed somewhere in Fukuoka. Which is convenient, since he'll be able to stop by and pick ...

- The Japan Times - JP

White House announces details of Trump's first visit to Asia as U.S. leader

U.S. President Donald Trump will travel to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam, the Philippines on a whirlwind tour through Asia from Nov. 3-14 in a ...

- The Japan Times - JP

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