Category Archive: Business

Western powers need to support Myanmar and the path of democracy under Aung San Suu Kyi

Western powers need to support Myanmar and the path of democracy under Aung San Suu Kyi Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The State Counsellor of Myanmar, Aung San Suu… Continue reading

Will quantum computing cripple the cryptocurrency?

Will quantum computing cripple the cryptocurrency?  Horace C. White Modern Tokyo Times Quantum computing: the underrated cryptocurrrency threat Cryptocurrency is a crypto-asset that uses secure cryptography to process financial transactions. Last week, blockchain service enabler… Continue reading

Nikkei index in Japan declines by 5% in one day: The long shadow of America

Nikkei index in Japan declines by 5% in one day: The long shadow of America Noriko Watanabe and Sawako Uchida Modern Tokyo Times The Nikkei index in Japan fell by 5% based on… Continue reading

Lack of diversity at U.S. tech companies stifles innovation

Lack of diversity at U.S. tech companies stifles innovation Horace C. White  Modern Tokyo Times  The US tech industry stifles innovation To lots of millennials out there, the Internet was the best thing… Continue reading

Can e-money become the new global standard?

Can e-money become the new global standard? Horace C. White Modern Tokyo Times E-money set to become the new world order amid setbacks Digital revolution is currently sweeping through the global financial services… Continue reading

Is China ratcheting up its cyber attacks on U.S. interests?

Is China ratcheting up its cyber attacks on U.S. interests? Horace C. White Modern Tokyo Times   China fingered in Marriott International cyber attack By now, you are probably aware that hackers have… Continue reading

Ripple may change the calculus in Huawei fiasco caught in the US-China trade crossfire

Ripple may change the calculus in Huawei fiasco caught in the US-China trade crossfire Horace C. White Modern Tokyo Times Huawei caught in the US-China trade crossfire The trade dispute between the United… Continue reading

United States tech companies failing to heave Trump’s stance on China

United States tech companies failing to heave Trump’s stance on China Horace C. White Modern Tokyo Times When U.S. President Donald Trump came into office, he left no one in doubt regarding his stance on China. Through actions,… Continue reading

Quad Restrictions: Addressing PRC Investment Concerns in the Indo-Pacific (Australia, India, Japan, and US)

Quad Restrictions: Addressing PRC Investment Concerns in the Indo-Pacific By: Ashley Feng, Sagatom Saha The Jamestown Foundation Washington has recently taken a tougher tack to growing inbound investment from the People’s Republic of… Continue reading

Nissan scandal involving the under-reporting of 5 billion yen in income: Ghosn and greed

Nissan scandal involving the under-reporting of 5 billion yen in income: Ghosn and greed Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   The Chairman of Nissan Motor Co., Carlos Ghosn, is… Continue reading

Myanmar leader says, “Southeast Asia’s final frontier market” but based on “social cohesion”

Myanmar leader says, “Southeast Asia’s final frontier market” but based on “social cohesion”  Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The State Counsellor of Myanmar, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, touted… Continue reading

South Caucasus Eyes Becoming a Hub Along EU–China Transportation Route

South Caucasus Eyes Becoming a Hub Along EU–China Transportation Route Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 15 Issue: 158 By: Ayaz Rzayev, Vasif Huseynov The Jamestown Foundation On October 15, the European Union adopted… Continue reading

Prime Minister Abe of Japan meets President Xi of China: A wary eye remains

Prime Minister Abe of Japan meets President Xi of China: A wary eye remains Sawako Utsumi and Chika Mori Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan is on a visit to… Continue reading

Japan and Mekong nations of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam to strengthen ties

Japan and Mekong nations of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam to strengthen ties Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker                   Modern Tokyo Times Japan and five nations connected to the Mekong Delta have… Continue reading

PM Shinzo Abe of Japan says that the United Kingdom would be welcome to join the TPP

PM Shinzo Abe of Japan says that the United Kingdom would be welcome to join the TPP Noriko Watanabe and Kanako Itamae Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan notified the… Continue reading

Japan to welcome State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar and discuss bilateral issues

Japan to welcome State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar and discuss bilateral issues Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan invited State Counsellor… Continue reading

Trump highlights the threat of tariffs that forced a U-turn by Japan unlike the weakness of Obama

Trump highlights the threat of tariffs that forced a U-turn by Japan unlike the weakness of Obama Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times President Donald Trump of America is highlighting… Continue reading

Myanmar to allow visa-free visitors from Hong Kong and Macau following on from Japan and South Korea

Myanmar to allow visa-free visitors from Hong Kong and Macau following on from Japan and South Korea Sawako Utsumi and Chika Mori Modern Tokyo Times Political leaders in Myanmar are keen to open… Continue reading

Bilateral talks on tariffs between America and Japan agreed by Trump and Abe

Bilateral talks on tariffs between America and Japan agreed by Trump and Abe Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan agreed to enter bilateral talks… Continue reading

US and Japan trade talks set back after fresh tariffs imposed on China: Beijing today, Tokyo tomorrow?

US and Japan trade talks set back after fresh tariffs imposed on China: Beijing today, Tokyo tomorrow? Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Important trade talks between America and Japan… Continue reading

Xi’s Grip Loosens Amid Trade War Policy Paralysis

Xi’s Grip Loosens Amid Trade War Policy Paralysis By: Willy Wo-Lap Lam The Jamestown Foundation A spate of unusual reports in Hong Kong and overseas Chinese-language media lend credence to the idea that,… Continue reading

US Tariffs and political pressure is tipping the Turkish lira over the edge in Turkey

US Tariffs and political pressure is tipping the Turkish lira over the edge in Turkey Nuray Lydia Oglu, Noriko Watanabe, and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey… Continue reading

Myanmar is hoping to attract more tourists from China, Japan, and South Korea: Eco-tourism

Myanmar is hoping to attract more tourists from China, Japan, and South Korea: Eco-tourism Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Myanmar is hoping to increase the numbers… Continue reading

Japan and EU trade deal is a sign that both entities oppose protectionism and Trump’s America First

Japan and EU trade deal is a sign that both entities oppose protectionism and Trump’s America First Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The signed economic agreement between Japan and… Continue reading

President Trump threatens further tariffs on China: Trade war in the offing

President Trump threatens further tariffs on China: Trade war in the offing Chika Mori and Sawako Uchida Modern Tokyo Times Political elites in China seem to be waking up to the possibility of… Continue reading

The United States under Trump calls on G-7 nations to drop subsidies and tariffs

The United States under Trump calls on G-7 nations to drop subsidies and tariffs Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times The United States under President Donald Trump is becoming increasingly… Continue reading

Japan’s economic splutter in the first quarter bodes ill for Prime Minister Abe

Japan’s economic splutter in the first quarter bodes ill for Prime Minister Abe Noriko Watanabe and Sawako Uchida Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan needs some good news because of… Continue reading

UK, Japan Companies Help China to Counter US’s Tech Leverage

UK, Japan Companies Help China to Counter US’s Tech Leverage By: Matt Schrader The Jamestown Foundation With the help of major tech companies from the UK and Japan, China may be poised to… Continue reading

China and Japan at “unmentioned swipe” at Trump in America: Russian Federation

China and Japan at “unmentioned swipe” at Trump in America: Russian Federation Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Aspects of the President Donald Trump administration in America seriously worry elements… Continue reading

More Japanese companies to invest in Myanmar: Thilawa Special Economic Zone

More Japanese companies to invest in Myanmar: Thilawa Special Economic Zone Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Increasing numbers of Japanese companies are investing in the Thilawa Special Economic Zone… Continue reading

China ups the ante by stating America is bedeviled by an “anxiety disorder” under Trump

China ups the ante by stating America is bedeviled by an “anxiety disorder” under Trump Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Donald Trump of America declared that tariffs would… Continue reading

Japan warns about tit-for-tat trade tariffs between America and China

Japan warns about tit-for-tat trade tariffs between America and China Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times Japan is focused on a “quietist approach” to tariffs being put on many nations… Continue reading