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South Korea is betting it can stay out of the US and China's intensifying rivalry

South Korean President Moon Jae-in, right, greets US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Seoul, March 18, 2021. Kim Hong-Ji/Pool Photo via AP Seoul is seeking more agency and maneuverability as competition heats up between the US and China. South Korean President Moon Jae-in and fellow progressives are not alone in seeking a middle ground. See more stories on Insider's business page. South Koreans often refer to their country with a famous proverb: "...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Japan, Vladimir Putin, Washington, North Korea, White House, China, Defense, US, Trends, European Union, Beijing, United States, Asia Pacific, Moon


80 clever and thoughtful gifts for him - at every budget

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Hollis Johnson/Crystal Cox/Business Insider Whether he's your brother, partner, dad, or friend, you're probably looking for a gift for him. To make shopping easier, we came up with a list of 80 thoughtful gifts for the special man in your life. Our picks cover all budgets and tastes, from a Cameo video message to a charcoal grill. Need more gift ideas? Check out all of our Insider Reviews gift g...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Google, Amazon, Spotify, Nordstrom, Gift Guide, Japan, California, Office, Disney, US, Trends, Walmart, Amazon Prime, Features


Singapore Airlines is betting big that Asia will open to Americans by starting flights between the US and Japan this summer

A Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-300ER. Thiago B Trevisan/Shutterstock.com Singapore Airlines is resuming flights on the Singapore-Los Angeles via Tokyo, Japan route in June. Flights will operate with a premium-configured Boeing 777-300ER offering first class and business class, premium economy class, and economy class cabins. Japan is still closed to Americans but the airline hopes that the US' vaccination progress will see international borders open quickly to its citizens. See more...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Asia, Europe, Japan, News, Greece, Singapore, Planes, Americas, US, Los Angeles, Trends, European Union, Flying, Tokyo


Pfizer is donating COVID-19 vaccines to Tokyo Olympics athletes

A man wearing a protective face mask in front of the Olympic rings in Tokyo. Eugene Hoshiko Pfizer and BioNTech announced they are donating vaccine doses to Tokyo Olympics athletes. The president of the International Olympic Committee said it would protect athletes and Japan. Japan is facing a surge of infections ahead of this summer's games. See more stories on Insider's business page. Pfizer and BioNTech announced on Thursday that are donating vaccine doses to vaccinate athletes ...
Tags: Japan, Science, Sports, Trends, Speed, News UK, Tokyo, Pfizer, International Olympic Committee, Paralympics, Japan Japan, Tokyo 2020, COVID, Sinead Baker, Eugene Hoshiko Pfizer


59 thoughtful gifts for your wife, from sweet personalized items to romantic grand gestures

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. AUrate Thoughtful gifts for your wife are key, whether it's for a birthday, anniversary, or just because. We rounded up unique gift ideas for her, whether you want a grand gesture or a personalized memento. Looking for more gift ideas? Check out all of Insider Reviews' gift guides here. Putting extra care into picking out thoughtful gifts for your wife shows her just how how special she is and ...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Europe, Nordstrom, Gift Guide, Japan, London, Instagram, Shopping, Disney, Trends, Gifts, Aclu, Patagonia


Becoming Top Dog in the U.S. Export World of Pet Foodwith Katie McCarron, Founder of Portland Pet Food CompanyJune 2nd, 2021

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Tags: Japan, Sales, Portland, Katie, Poppins, USA Canada, Weggs, Academic Network LLC, Foodwith Katie McCarron, Katie McCarron Katie McCarron, Portland Pet Food Company PPFC, Portland Oregon Katie, PPFC, Rosie Today, Rosie PPFC, PPFC Katie


79 years ago, Japan suffered its first setback of WWII in a battle that changed naval warfare

USS Lexington during the Battle of the Coral Sea, seen from USS Yorktown, May 8, 1942. US Navy Japanese was on the offensive in spring 1942, sweeping across the Pacific after attacking Pearl Harbor. But in May that year, an overextended Japanese navy met the US Navy in the battle of the Coral Sea. It was the first battle in naval history where the two sides never saw each other during the fighting. See more stories on Insider's business page. In the spring of 1942, things weren't g...
Tags: Japan, Minneapolis, Australia, Navy, Trends, Hawaii, Portland, World War Ii, New Orleans, Tokyo, Pacific, Pearl Harbor, US Navy, Nagano, Sims, Coral Sea


A NASA probe detected a strange radio signal in Venus' atmosphere last year. Astronomers have figured out where it came from.

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe snapped an up-close view of Venus when it flew by the planet in July 2020. NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Naval Research Laboratory/Guillermo Stenborg and Brendan Gallagher NASA's Parker Solar Probe detected a strange radio signal while flying by Venus in July. The probe flew through Venus' upper atmosphere, where such signals naturally occur, to collect data. The data show Venus' atmosphere has thinned, a process linked to solar activity. See more stories on ...
Tags: Space, Japan, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Jupiter, Venus, Michelle Starr, Parker, Galileo, Brendan Gallagher, University of Colorado Boulder, Goddard Space Flight Center, Akatsuki


5 military weapons that are way older than you think

US Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey fires a Tomahawk missile in the Pacific Ocean, August 17, 2018. US Navy/MCS 2nd Class Devin M. Langer The hardware used on modern battlefields is only getting more sophisticated. But some of those weapons have been in use in some form for hundreds of years. See more stories on Insider's business page. Modern wars are defined by a number of technologies like guided missiles, helicopters, and submarines.Except all three of those military techno...
Tags: Japan, US, Trends, Burma, Cambodia, John F Kennedy, Pacific Ocean, Helicopter, US Navy, Submarine, US Air Force, Devin, Mediterranean Sea, Josh Smith, Orville Wright, New Jersey National Guard


US commanders say 5th-gen fighters will be 'critical' in a war. Here's how F-35s and F-22s stack up to Russia's and China's best jets.

Two US Air Force F-22s, top, and two F-35s. USAF The US's newest fifth-generation fighter, the F-35, is again under fire from Congress. Despite lawmakers' displeasure with it, US military commanders say the jet is indispensable. The commanders all see Russia's and China's fifth-generation fighters as major concerns. See more stories on Insider's business page. The F-35's cost and procurement issues have once again put the advanced fighter jet in Congress' sights...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Japan, Florida, UK, Congress, Indonesia, Senate, China, Iraq, Russia, US, International, Trends, Spain, Syria


US markets dip after a lag in high-flying tech stocks, while European stocks trade higher on reopening confidence

Xinhua via Getty US stocks slipped on Tuesday after lagging mega-cap tech stocks dragged the Nasdaq lower. An investment chief said investors should be careful to avoid over-allocation of tech mega-caps. European stocks traded higher over a plan to reopen the continent to holidaymakers. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. US markets edged lower on Tuesday after mega-cap technology stocks dropped despite largely upbeat quarterly results over the past w...
Tags: Hong Kong, Japan, UK, London, Microsoft, France, China, US, Trends, Eu, Bank Of England, Ubs, European Commission, Deutsche Bank, Quantitative Easing, Nasdaq


Progress to Opto-Spintronics

Researchers from Sweden, Finland and Japan have now constructed a semiconductor component in which information can be efficiently exchanged between electron spin and light – at room temperature and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Japan, Innovation, Sweden Finland, Opto Spintronics


28 Mother's Day food gifts she'll want to dig into immediately

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Milk Bar Food, be it decadent sweets or a hearty steak, is a nearly foolproof gift option for Mother's Day. In a stomach growl-inducing search, we found 28 food and drink gifts she'll want to dig into immediately. If you're looking specifically for chocolates, check out our guide for the best chocolates you can get for Mother's Day.Browse all our Mother's Day gift guides here to find ...
Tags: Reviews, Health, Coffee, Food, Gift Guide, Japan, New York, Mexico, New York City, Los Angeles, Trends, Georgia, Gifts, Atlantic, Brooklyn, Food And Drink


Kimetsu no Yaiba Movie Surpasses Mortal Kombat Film in the West

Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Train has continued its spree of achievements as the movie has now reached Western shores, successfully pushing past the new Mortal Kombat and raking in $6.42 million in ticket sales last weekend. The film achieved the title of highest-grossing movie of all time in Japan and it is now set to […]
Tags: Japan, Usa, Movies, Sales, Anime, Comparison, Mortal Kombat, Kimetsu no Yaiba, Kimetsu, Mugen Train


Military families are 'going to lose every time' in the hot real-estate market, as sellers shun government-backed loans for veterans

PeopleImages/Getty Images PeopleImages/Getty Images Military members and veterans hoping to buy a house with a VA loan are struggling to compete. Misperceptions about the VA loan are putting military buyers at a disadvantage to conventional offers. "We're going to lose every time," said one broker near the Fort Bragg Army base in North Carolina. See more stories on Insider's business page. Real-estate agent Melissa McHarney was told to make an offer on a house in Durham, North Caro...
Tags: Japan, Trends, Va, North Carolina, US Army, Fort Bragg, Durham North Carolina, Fayetteville, Fayetteville North Carolina, Research Triangle, Raleigh Durham, Chapel Hill North Carolina, Fort Bragg Army, Chris Birk, Natasha Dailey, Melissa McHarney


53 Mother's Day gifts under $50 that still feel thoughtful and personal

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Mother's Day is this weekend, but there's still plenty of time to get a nice gift for her. It's a great opportunity to show thanks for your mom or guardian with a thoughtful gesture. You don't have to spend a fortune - there are plenty of great gift ideas for mom under $50. See more Mother's Day gift ideas here. Mother's Day is this weekend, but there's still plenty of time to get mo...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Amazon, Japan, Trends, Netflix, New York Times, Serena Williams, Mom, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sephora, Alexa, Birchbox, Gift Ideas, Mother's Day, Belkin


54 Mother's Day gifts under $50 that still feel thoughtful and personal

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Mother's Day is this weekend, but there's still plenty of time to get a nice gift for her. It's a great opportunity to show thanks for your mom or guardian with a thoughtful gesture. You don't have to spend a fortune - there are plenty of great gift ideas for mom under $50. See more Mother's Day gift ideas here. Mother's Day is this weekend, but there's still plenty of time to get mo...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Amazon, Japan, Trends, Netflix, New York Times, Serena Williams, Mom, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sephora, Alexa, Birchbox, Gift Ideas, Mother's Day, Belkin


The Coast Guard is taking a frontline role against US foes on the other side of the world

US Coast Guard cutter Hamilton in the Bosphorus on its way to the Black Sea, April 27, 2021. REUTERS/Yoruk Isik In April, Coast Guard ships had close encounters in the Persian Gulf and sailed into the Black Sea. The missions reflect the Coast Guard's role overseas, set to grow amid competition with China. But that will add to the service's responsibilities as it balances current missions and future needs. See more stories on Insider's business page. Encounters far from home in ...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Navy, China, Russia, Africa, Defense, US, International, Trends, Iran, Ukraine, Atlantic, Department Of Homeland Security, Bahrain, Black Sea


Tundra Versus the F-150 – What’s Wrong with Toyota?

Can the Toyota Tundra go toe-to-toe with the Ford F-150, and does it make sense to try? The F-150 is the most popular vehicle in the U.S., despite a 12 percent drop in sales. Ford still managed to sell 787, 422 F-150s in 2020. Toyota sold a little over 109,000 Tundras in 2020, down two […] The post Tundra Versus the F-150 – What’s Wrong with Toyota? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Technology, Sales, Quality, Production, Ford, Ram, Autos, F-150, Toyota, Trucks, Chevrolet, Nissan, New Cars, Titan, Silverado


Fears of a Chinese attack on Taiwan are growing, and Taiwan isn't sure who would help if it happened

A concrete bunker and anti-landing barricades on a beach facing the Chinese city of Xamen, on the Taiwanese island of Little Kinmen, April 20, 2018. Carl Court/Getty Images China has been expanding its influence and taking a more aggressive posture toward Taiwan. That has raised concerns that Beijing will attempt to retake the island by force. Whether the US and other countries would help, and what help they would offer, remains in doubt. See more stories on Insider's business page. T...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Japan, Australia, Washington, North Korea, Senate, China, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Taiwan, Beijing, Tokyo


Japan is rethinking how to use its tanks to prepare for a potential clash with China

Japanese tanks during a live-fire exercise at the foot of Mount Fuji, August 22, 2019. Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images Japan built a large and capable armored force to counter the Soviets during the Cold War. But a rising China poses a new challenge, and Japan is changing how it designs and uses its armor. See more stories on Insider's business page. Despite a few successes early in World War II, Japanese armor was hopelessly outclassed by Allied tanks as soon as they arrived in large num...
Tags: Japan, China, Germany, International, Trends, Tank, Senkaku Islands, Allies, Soviet Union, Mount Fuji, Tomohiro Ohsumi Getty, Hornung, Camp Fuji, JSDF, Diaoyu Islands, Maritime Self Defense Force


Watch live: SpaceX's Crew Dragon spaceship is bringing 4 astronauts back to Earth, ending NASA's longest human spaceflight

Flying aboard SpaceX's Crew-1 mission for NASA are astronauts (from left) Mike Hopkins, Soichi Noguchi, Shannon Walker, and Victor Glover. SpaceX; NASA; Samantha Lee/Business Insider SpaceX's Crew-1 mission for NASA is flying four astronauts back to Earth overnight. The Crew Dragon spaceship must plummet at high speed, deploy parachutes, and land in the ocean early Sunday. Watch NASA's livestream below to see the astronauts fly aboard Crew Dragon and fall to Earth. See more sto...
Tags: Transportation, Japan, Spacex, Florida, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Live, International Space Station, Spaceships, Astronauts, Iss, Gulf of Mexico


Is Washington prepared for a geopolitical ‘tech race’?

When Secretary of State Antony Blinken and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan sat down with Chinese officials in Anchorage, Alaska for the first high-level bilateral summit of the new administration, it was not a typical diplomatic meeting. Instead of a polite but restrained diplomatic exchange, the two sides traded pointed barbs for almost two hours. “There is growing consensus that the era of engagement with China has come to an unceremonious close,” wrote Sullivan and Kurt Campbell, the ...
Tags: Google, Startups, Asia, South Korea, Europe, Japan, UK, Sweden, Obama Administration, Washington, France, Government, Senate, White House, China, Germany


Global stocks ease as investors take profit after record highs on the back of strong economic data and robust earnings

Brendan McDermid/Reuters Global stocks slid on Friday after trading near record highs on solid earnings and economic data. Markets can expect bouts of turbulence as uneven global progress rattles investors, UBS said. India posted 386,000 new COVID-19 cases, while fatalities rose by more than 3,400. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Global stocks edged lower on Friday as investors digested a fusion of strong US economic data, continued Federal Reserv...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Hong Kong, Europe, Japan, London, China, Germany, India, US, Trends, Spain, Austria, Shanghai


Disneyland is reopening today after being closed for over a year. These are the most expensive spots in Disney Parks, including Cinderella Castle Suite.

Disney park tickets are getting more expensive, but some experiences at Disney World and Disneyland come with their own price tags, especially if you're looking for the royal treatment. An 11-course meal at Victoria and Albert's will cost $250, while a night in the Cinderella Castle Suite is so exclusive, not even money can book your stay - you'll have to get an invitation. Watch the video above to see just how luxurious a trip to Disney can be. Visit Business Insider's homepag...
Tags: Japan, Florida, Disney, America, Trends, Victoria, Cinderella, Disneyland, Tom Cruise, Mariah Carey, Walt Disney, Disney World, Albert, Markham, Disney Springs, Magic Kingdom


Australia live news: Covid breach at Brisbane airport after traveller tests positive; Brittany Higgins to meet with PM

Traveller tests positive after inadvertently entering airport’s ‘green zone’; former Liberal staffer to speak with Scott Morrison in Sydney. Follow the latest updatesSome 16% of public servants have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace, survey findsIndia wants access to cheap copies of Covid vaccines. So why is Australia holding out?Coronavirus WA: Perth Covid lockdown rules and Western Australia’s coronavirus restrictions explained 7.24am BST Former prime minister Julia Gillard is...
Tags: Health, Business, Japan, Labor, Abc, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Brisbane, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Julia Gillard, Tasmania


Ford dives 10% after warning 2nd-quarter production will be halved by a chip shortage

Workers build Ford F-150 trucks. Associated Press Ford shares fell as much as 10% on Thursday as the company expects a 50% hit to second-quarter production. The company said a global shortage of semiconductors will be a potential drag on its output. Ford said a fire at a Japanese chip supplier worsened the shortage situation. See more stories on Insider's business page. Ford shares tumbled to a two-month low Thursday after the vehicle maker said a worldwide shortage in semiconductor...
Tags: Apple, Japan, Cars, Trends, Markets, Vehicles, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Tim Cook, F-150, Trucks, F, Ev, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Associated Press Ford, Carla Mozee


#635 How to Get Your Customers’ Trust Back

Listen to “#635 How to Get Your Customers’ Trust Back” on Spreaker.       On this episode of The Small Business Radio Show… SEGMENT 1, starting at 0:00: Trust and credibility are under attack throughout our society and this cynicism hurts every small business, regardless of their industry. What can a small business do to counter this trend and build trust with their customers and prospects? SEGMENT 2, starting at 18:30: Most small business owners are ill prepared for retirement. They expect se...
Tags: Japan, Leadership, Small Business, Retirement, Trust, Sales, Entrepreneur, Customers, Portland, Panama Canal, Shark Tank, Radio Show, Women Leaders, Jen, Anchorage, U S Navy


Get Ready For Blob Girl Summer

A detail of Sandro Botticelli's "Birth of Venus" on view at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy. Franco Origlia/Getty Images The writer Talia Lavin reflects on emerging from our Covid quarantines with the same perceived flaws and insecurities as before. What if the coming season is less "Hot Vaxxed Girl Summer" and more "Blob Girl Summer"? See more stories on Insider's business page. As the petals drop to the pavement and shots slip into arms, we're rolling inexorably towa...
Tags: Gender, Japan, New York, Life, Women, Lifestyle, Trends, Walmart, Weight, Florence, Essay, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Tatcha, Penelope, Odysseus, Camellia Cleansing Oil


A petition is calling for Jill Biden to undo all of Melania Trump's changes to the White House Rose Garden

Members of the media view the renewed White House Rose Garden, August 22, 2020. Erin Scott/Reuters A petition signed by 40,000 people called for First Lady Jill Biden to undo Melania Trump's changes to the White House Rose Garden. The petition said Melania Trump had replaced Jackie Kennedy's original garden design 'with a boring tribute to herself.' Melania Trump's garden redesign involved removing some of the colorful flowers and trees that had previously been in place...
Tags: Japan, Politics, News, White House, Trends, Biden, Jackie, Kennedy, Trump, Reuters, Melania Trump, Rose Garden, Jill Biden, Jackie Kennedy, Trump White House, White House Rose Garden



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