22nd May 2017
The government is considering the possibility of imposing further sanctions on North Korea, which has been repeatedly conducting acts of provocation, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida suggested Sunday. “We need to consider what is the most effective action against North Korea, while keeping a close watch on moves by the reclusive… Read More
12th April 2017
G7 foreign ministers agree on one thing: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has to go. Rex Tillerson arrived in Moscow Tuesday carrying a message from a G7 united on that point — but divided on how far they are willing to push the Syrian dictator’s ally and sponsor, Russia, to achieve that goal. Read More
7th April 2017
Japan decided Friday to extend a trade embargo and other unilateral sanctions against North Korea for two years beyond their expiration date of April 13. The decision was made because there is no solution in sight on the abduction issue and because the communist nation is continuing to hold provocative… Read More
3rd February 2017
Global in-flight connectivity provider Panasonic Avionics of California is the subject of a U.S. corruption and securities probe, parent company Panasonic Corp. of Japan disclosed Feb. 2. Read More
17th January 2017
The World Economic Forum has released its 2017 "Inclusive Growth and Development Report" — a major look into how nations around the world can best ensure that their businesses and institutions function as efficiently as possible. Read More
3rd January 2017
The Treasury Department targeted three members of a Japanese organized crime network for their connections to United States-based money-laundering and illegal drug sales, it announced Friday. Read More
6th October 2016
Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Japan’s biggest lender, will join foreign peers in using advanced technology to spot illegal activity, sources close to the matter said. The bank will partner with British giant HSBC and Singapore’s OCBC Bank in using the latest information technology and financial services software to prevent money… Read More
28th June 2016
Olympus Corp. said Monday its group firm in China was involved in wining and dining a customs official as well as giving gifts to the person but said no illegal act such as bribery had occurred. An internal investigation found that an employee of Olympus (Shenzhen) Industrial Ltd. had spent… Read More
16th June 2016
Japan’s financial regulator plans to survey banks to determine how they manage the risk of currency-trading partners failing to honor payments, according to a document obtained by Bloomberg News. The Financial Services Agency survey will ask banks, brokerages and certain regional lenders whether they use foreign-exchange settlement services that reduce… Read More
24th May 2016
Japanese police are investigating a nationwide ATM heist after nearly 1.4 billion yen was illegally withdrawn from 1,400 cash machines in the space of two hours. Read More