Despite President-elect Donald J. Trump’s vow to kill the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Japan shouldn’t be looking for a way forward on the trade deal without the U.S. just yet.
In mid-November, following the Nov. 8 U.S. presidential election, elementary students at the Seigakuin Atlanta International School were surprised by the concerns of their counterparts in a Mexican elementary school with whom they were having a Skype visit. “Would we be safe?” was the question on the Mexican children’s minds should they visit the United Read more
Osaka, Japan-based Yanmar Co., Ltd., a global company with its U.S. regional headquarters in Adairsville, Ga., is to open a new training and customer experience facility. According to a Nov. 1 release of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, the expansion of the Yanmar America Corp. in Cherokee County, is to create 25 jobs and Read more
Despite rhetoric on the campaign trail about the U.S. being “ripped off” in its trading relationships, the top American officials in charge of trade and commerce said Friday that trade rules are being enforced more stringently than ever. And beyond that, trade deals are a way to adjust global trading rules that can sometimes work to Read more
At the end of this month, JapanFest’s silent auction will expire, and along with it the chance to fly anywhere in the world on Delta Air Lines Inc. Right now, the prices are a steal with systemwide tickets currently bid up to just $1,050. Tickets to Asia and Japan are starting at $1,000. JapanFest was Read more
One makes contact lenses with layers thinner than a human hair. Another produces sensors that help cars avoid collisions. And one makes grown-up “toys” — golf cars, Waverunners and four wheelers. What linked three companies presenting at the Sept. 22 Next Generation Manufacturing annual conference? Foreign ownership and a commitment to efficient manufacturing through the use Read more
The problem is that opposition to trade usually goes down well with voters — especially now that trade-bashing has gone mainstream in both political parties.
Home to the city of Gainesville in North Georgia, Hall County already has attracted the Japanese company that employs the most workers in the state. But as tractor and heavy machinery manufacturer Kubota Manufacturing America Corp.’s recent expansion in the county attest, it pays not to rest on your laurels when dealing with foreign investors, and often Read more
Editor’s note: Paul Varian, retired CNN writer, editor and senior executive producer, visited Japan on a trip hosted by the Mie prefecture and organized by the Japan Foreign Ministry. Bucking the trend of urban migration, many young people in Japan are returning to smaller communities preserve or even revitalize cherished traditions in a country beset by Read more
Visiting the Metro Atlanta Chamber, Steve Haro asked how many attendees thought the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a controversial free trade deal, would be ratified by Congress this year. Only a few hands went up.