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Nuclear Power Has Saved 3 Million Lives

Going to nuclear power and uranium would be many times faster than replacing fossil fuels with renewables. There is a constant stream of death and sickness from fossil fuels. Japan and Germany went... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Japan, Germany, Innovation


Carlyle, Nomura plan joint bid for beer maker Orion - Nikkei

U.S.-based private equity firm Carlyle Group and Japan's biggest investment bank Nomura Holdings Inc are planning a joint takeover bid for beer maker Orion Breweries, the Nikkei reported on Friday.
Tags: Japan, Money, businessNews, Carlyle Group, Nomura Holdings Inc, Carlyle Nomura, Orion Nikkei, Orion Breweries the Nikkei


Japan's consumer inflation slows to 7-month low, adds to BOJ's travails

Japan's annual core consumer inflation slowed to a seven-month low in December as soft household spending kept firms from raising prices, a further sign of the growing challenge faced by the central bank in achieving its elusive 2 percent target.
Tags: Japan, Money, businessNews, BOJ


Amazon Prime membership has crested 100 million in the US — but it's unclear how much further it can go (AMZN)

More than 100 million people have access to Amazon Prime benefits as of December 31, according to a Consumer Intelligence Research Partners survey. The survey found that membership growth has been slowing over the last year, however, and more customers are opting for monthly payments over annual. Amazon's Prime membership program continues to reach a larger percentage of the US population. More than 100 million people have access to Amazon Prime benefits as of December 31, according to a Cons...
Tags: Amazon, Japan, US, Trends, Amazon Prime, Jeff Bezos, Jpmorgan, Bezos, Levin, Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, CIRP, Josh Lowitz, Mike Levin


The Henn na Hotel in Japan is firing most of its robotic workforce and hiring humans instead — highlighting the limits of automation

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers hours before it appeared on Business Insider. To be the first to know, please click here. T he Henn na Hotel in Japan, which from 2015 has employed almost 250 robots to meet guests’ needs, is cutting back on automation after its experiment failed to reduce costs or workload for employees, reports  The Wall Street Journal . The hotel will reduce its robotic workforce by more than half and return to more trad...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Japan, Trends, Lg, Wall Street Journal, Alexa, UBTech, Business Insider Intelligence, Henn na Hotel, Henn ha Hotel, Brookings Institution Though


Renault executives, French government officials to meet Nissan CEO: Nikkei

Renault executives and French government officials were planning to meet Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa in Japan on Thursday, Japanese media said, as the automakers consider their partnership in the wake of alliance Chairman Carlos Ghosn's arrest.
Tags: Japan, Money, businessNews, Nissan, Renault, Carlos Ghosn, Hiroto Saikawa


Work on UK nuclear power plant halted over financing impasse

LONDON (AP) — Work on a major new nuclear power station in Britain was suspended after the developer, Japan's Hitachi, said Thursday it had been unable to agree on financing with the U.K. government.Hitachi said Thursday that it... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Japan, UK, London, Ap, Britain, Hitachi


Hitachi halts work on UK nuclear power plant over financing

LONDON (AP) — Work on a major new nuclear power station in Britain was suspended after the contracted developer, Japan's Hitachi, said Thursday that it has been unable to agree on financing with the U.K. government.Hitachi said... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Japan, UK, London, Ap, Britain, Hitachi


Hitachi freezes UK nuclear project as Brexit crisis deepens

Japan's Hitachi Ltd decided on Thursday to freeze a 3 trillion yen ($28 billion) nuclear power project in Wales as Britain scrabbles for a way to exit the European Union, dealing a blow to UK plans for the replacement of ageing plants.
Tags: Japan, UK, Money, Wales, European Union, businessNews, Britain, Hitachi, Hitachi Ltd


Work on UK nuclear power plant stops as firm pulls plug

LONDON (AP) — Work on a major new nuclear power station in Britain has been suspended after the contracted developer, Japan's Hitachi, says it has been unable to agree on financing.Hitachi said Thursday that it wasn't continuing... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Japan, UK, London, Ap, Britain, Hitachi


Hitachi freezes British nuclear project, books $2.8 billion hit

Japan's Hitachi Ltd said on Thursday it has decided to freeze a 3 trillion yen ($28 billion) British nuclear power project and will consequently book a writedown of 300 billion yen ($2.75 billion) on its British nuclear unit.
Tags: Japan, Money, businessNews, Hitachi, Hitachi Ltd


Japan finance minister urges G20 to renew commitment against protectionism

Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso on Thursday urged the Group of 20 major economies to renew their commitment to sustaining the international order based on cooperation and openness that has come under threat from protectionism.
Tags: Japan, Money, businessNews, Taro Aso


BOJ warns Japan faces new risks as population shrinks

TOKYO (AP) — Japan faces unforeseen risks in guiding economic policy as its population of about 126 million ages and declines, the governor of its central bank said Thursday.Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda told fellow financial... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Japan, Ap, Tokyo, Haruhiko Kuroda, BOJ, Thursday Bank of Japan


Japan's shrinking, ageing population could hinder its economic growth

Japan faces unforeseen risks in guiding economic policy as its population of about 126 million ages and declines, the governor of its central bank said Thursday.Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda told fellow financial leaders Thursday... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Japan, Haruhiko Kuroda, Thursday Bank of Japan


Forget fireworks. Japan will soon have artificial meteor showers on tap

Tokyo-based startup Astro Live Experiences is preparing to launch its first artificial meteor shower over Japan, serving as a showcase of its prowess in the space entertainment sector. The post Forget fireworks. Japan will soon have artificial meteor showers on tap appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Japan, News, Trends, Tokyo, Meteor Shower, Emerging Tech


A Japanese hotel fires half its robot staff for being bad at their jobs

Japan’s oddball Henn na Hotel has fired half of its 243 robot staff. The reason? Because these labor-saving machines turned out to be causing way more problems than they were solving. The post A Japanese hotel fires half its robot staff for being bad at their jobs appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Japan, News, Trends, Robots, Emerging Tech, Henn na Hotel


Japan's November machinery orders stall in worrying sign over business spending

Japan's core machinery orders slowed sharply in November in a sign corporate capital expenditure could lose momentum as a bruising U.S.-China trade war spills into the global economy.
Tags: Japan, Money, China, businessNews


IndyCar lands communications company NTT as title sponsor

IndyCar announced a multi-year title sponsorship deal Tuesday with NTT, a global information technology and communications company based in Japan.The series will be called the NTT IndyCar Series. NTT Data, a subsidiary of parent... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Japan, NTT, NTT Data


IndyCar lands communications leader NTT as title sponsor

IndyCar has signed a multi-year title sponsorship deal with NTT, a global information technology and communications company based in Japan.The partnership was revealed Tuesday at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Japan, Detroit, North American International Auto Show, NTT


German, Japanese leaders to attend Davos as Trump sits out

GENEVA (AP) — World Economic Forum executives say government leaders like Germany's Angela Merkel, Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu and Shinzo Abe of Japan will be among those attending its annual Davos event.Forum executives offered... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Japan, Germany, Angela Merkel, Israel, Ap, Davos, Shinzo Abe, Geneva, Benjamin Netanyahu, Trump, World Economic Forum


Japan’s SoftBank to lead $700 million funding in U.S. startup Katerra: The Information

Japan’s SoftBank Corp (9984.T) plans to lead another investment round in Katerra that would value the California-based construction company at more than $4 billion, the Information reported on Monday. The $700 million investment will be led by SoftBank’s Vision Fund and will pull Katerra’s total equity capital past $2 billion, the Information reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Katerra declined to comment on the matter, while SoftBank was not immediately available to comment. SoftB...
Tags: Japan, California, Softbank, Trends, Information, WeWork, Reuters, VC Deals, Vision Fund, Katerra, SoftBank Corp 9984 T


Macquarie Captial appoints Bayer and Singh as co-heads of industrials in the Americas

Macquarie Capital has named Robert Bayer and Ajay Singh as co-heads of industrials in the Americas. Previously, Bayer worked at Guggenheim Partners, where he was a senior managing director while Singh was at Credit Suisse, where he was a director in the firm’s industrials practice. PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Macquarie Capital, the corporate advisory, capital markets and principal investment arm of Macquarie Group (ASX:MQG; ADR:MQBKY), today announced that it is initiating expanded co...
Tags: Asia, Japan, UK, New York, Germany, Americas, US, Trends, People, Chicago, Credit Suisse, Ubs, Rob, Bayer, Steven, Jefferies Group


Macquarie Capital appoints Bayer and Singh as co-heads of industrials in the Americas

Macquarie Capital has named Robert Bayer and Ajay Singh as co-heads of industrials in the Americas. Previously, Bayer worked at Guggenheim Partners, where he was a senior managing director while Singh was at UBS, where he was managing director, global head of chemicals. PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Macquarie Capital, the corporate advisory, capital markets and principal investment arm of Macquarie Group (ASX:MQG; ADR:MQBKY), today announced that it is initiating expanded coverage of th...
Tags: Asia, Japan, UK, New York, Germany, Americas, US, Trends, People, Chicago, Credit Suisse, Ubs, Rob, Bayer, Steven, Jefferies Group


A Japanese startup created a 55-question test that uses AI to pinpoint exactly what makes employees tick, and companies are paying thousands to use it

The Japanese startup Attuned devised a 55-question test for companies to give their employees to find out exactly what motivates them. The test uses AI to score each employee by how much they are motivated by competition, autonomy, feedback, financial needs, and seven other values. Companies are paying thousands of dollars to use the service, which can also track when workers are becoming less motivated over time. If you've ever led a team at work before, you know how hard it can be to keep p...
Tags: Japan, Trends, United States, Ikea, San Diego, Tokyo, Rakuten, Middle East Russia, Harvard Business School, Rancho Bernardo, Wahl, DENSO, DON T MISS, Casey Wahl


Ford and VW just announced a global alliance — the first collaborations will be commercial vans and pickup trucks (F)

Ford and VW provided details on a new alliance. Initially, the Ford and VW alliance will develop commercial vans and pickup trucks. Future collaborations could entail electric and autonomous vehicles. DETROIT — On Tuesday, Ford and Volkswagen revealed details of a global alliance.  In a joint statement, the automakers said that "Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess and Ford CEO Jim Hackett confirmed that the companies intend to develop commercial vans and medium-sized pickups for global markets begin...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Japan, Africa, US, Trends, Tesla, Vw, Ford, Volkswagen, Nissan, Detroit, Carlos Ghosn, Farley, Herbert Diess, Jim Hackett


American Express acquires Japan-based restaurant booking service Pocket Concierge

American Express has made an acquisition in Japan after it picked up restaurant booking service Pocket Concierge in an undisclosed deal. The acquisition was announced in Japanese and in English by James Riney, the head of 500 Startups Japan which invested in Pocket Concierge as one of its first deals in the country. The service was launched in 2013 to help book quality restaurants, including those that are Michelin-starred and others that have months-long waitlists for reservations. It curren...
Tags: Cake, Fundings & Exits, Asia, Chef, Japan, Money, Finance, Funding, Tech, Economy, American Express, Michelin, 500 Startups, Head, James Riney, Opentable


Magenta Venture Partners targets $100 mln for maiden fund

Magenta Venture Partners is seeking to raise $100 million for its new fund. The fund will focus on early-stage investments in Israeli tech startups. PRESS RELEASE HERZLIYA, Israel, Jan. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Israeli VC firm Magenta Venture Partners announced today a new venture capital fund targeting $100 million. The new fund had its initial closing in October 2018 and is planning its final closing in 2019. Magenta Venture Partners is an equal partnership between Mitsui & Co. Ltd., one of the...
Tags: Japan, Usa, Israel, US, Trends, Funds, Fintech, Enterprise Software, Magenta, Mitsui Co Ltd, Mitsui, Herzliya Israel, Ori, Ori Israely, Giza Venture Capital, Verint Systems


Carlyle Group announces promotions

Carlyle Group said Jan. 14 that it promoted 60 professionals to senior positions, including five to partner, 22 to managing director and 33 to principal and director. PRESS RELEASE Washington, DC – Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) today announced the promotions of 60 professionals to senior positions: five to Partner, 22 to Managing Director and 33 to Principal/Director. (Principals and Directors are the same level in Carlyle parlance; Principal is the title used ...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Japan, New York, London, Washington, Americas, US, Trends, People, Beijing, Ireland, Washington Dc, Paris, Shanghai, Tokyo


Israel's Magenta Venture Partners launches tech fund

Magenta Venture Partners, a partnership between Japan's Mitsui & Co and two Israeli venture capitalists, said on Monday it has launched a new fund targeting $100 million to invest in early-stage Israeli tech startups.
Tags: Japan, Money, Israel, businessNews, Mitsui Co, Magenta Venture Partners


Wife of ex-Nissan boss urges action on 'harsh' detention

The lengthy detention of executive Carlos Ghosn has drawn some criticism of Japan's justice system.
Tags: Business, Japan, Nissan, Carlos Ghosn



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