EU, Japan reach ‘political agreement’ on free-trade deal

One detail still to be ironed out in the coming months is how disputes arising from the treaty will be settled – a touchy subject in Europe due to concerns that such pacts give too much power to big business. The accord, EU and Japanese officials say ... ( read original story ...)

Japan looks to trigger sales of weaponry

Until a few years ago, the idea of an international arms fair in Japan would have struck many as ludicrous. Japanese troops have not fired a weapon in war since the nation’s once-powerful military was defanged by the US occupation in 1945. Japan’s ... ( read original story ...)

Yokohama COO Focuses on ROI, UHP Tires, ATG and More

Question: Yokohama’s launched several new tires in all categories, including the highly anticipated Geolandar M/T G003 mud-terrain tire. Which segment presents the best opportunities for YTC? Barna: It’s good news across the board and we like all our ... ( read original story ...)

Magnitude 6.5 earthquake kills at least two in Philippines

TACLOBAN, PHILIPPINES – A strong earthquake damaged a power plant, caused landslides and cracked buildings and roads in the central Philippines, injuring scores of people and cutting off outlying villages. An east-central area of the archipelago was ... ( read original story ...)

Floods in Japan kill 6 as rescue efforts hampered by mud

TOKYO - Rescue workers have found four more bodies in southern Japan, bringing the death toll from heavy rain to six with about 20 more missing. Troops and rescuers gained access Friday to some of the villages that were cut off by torrential rain and ... ( read original story ...)