Asia’s first patent arbitration centre to open in Tokyo

a project member and University of Tokyo professor specialising in intellectual property law, told Efe news. Technological progress and diversification of applications have resulted in more patent infringement disputes worldwide, raising the number of ... ( read original story ...)

Bank of Japan Cuts Bond Purchases Third Time in June

The Bank of Japan reduced debt purchases for a third time in June, taking advantage of the recent stability in bond yields and the yen. The BOJ lowered buying in the five-to-10 year segment by 20 billion yen ($181 million) to 410 billion yen at a regular ... ( read original story ...)

Japan passes bills to ratify trans-Pacific trade deal

TOKYO -- Japan's parliament passed bills ratifying a comprehensive trans-Pacific trade deal on Friday, paving the way for the pact to take effect, which its backers say will create a "trade deal for the 21st century." With ratification complete ... ( read original story ...)

Japan to start ship-to-ship LNG bunkering in Yokohama and Nagoya

Japan is starting up ship-to-ship LNG bunkering at the ports of Yokohama and Nagoya, as it works with Singapore for both countries to become hubs for LNG re-fuelling. Speaking at the launch reception of the Singapore-headquartered, Japanese joint venture ... ( read original story ...)

5 surprising etiquette differences between the US and Japan

When it comes to formal business engagements, foreigners sometimes miss the mark when trying to master the Japanese bow. For instance, greetings between US officials and Japanese prime ministers have occasionally sparked controversy, according to Reuters. ( read original story ...)

TOKYO | Asian shares mixed on trade conflict uncertainty

TOKYO— Asian shares were mixed and trading in a narrow range Friday as investors weighed how trade tensions between the U.S. and other nations might escalate. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 edged 0.1 percent lower to 22,265.14, while ... ( read original story ...)