Taiji cove: Japan’s controversial dolphin hunt begins

Taiji cove: Japan’s controversial dolphin hunt begins

The dolphins that are captured are either sold into captivity, or slaughtered for their meat. Japan’s controversial annual dolphin hunt has begun in the coastal town of Taiji. The hunting season, which is fiercely criticized by animal rights activists around the world, started on Sunday in the town of Wakyama Prefecture and will continue for […]

Discover Japan, Eat Sushi for Breakfast

Discover Japan, Eat Sushi for Breakfast

Glimpse a fading cultural icon in Kyoto’s Gion neighborhood If Japan has a face, it’s to be found in this small district directly adjacent to Yasaka Shrine, for it’s here that the geisha, or geiko, as they are known in Kyoto live and work. Contrary to popular belief, geiko are not prostitutes. Yes, many of […]

Japan-South Korea spat an economic lose-lose

Japan-South Korea spat an economic lose-lose

A diplomatic spat that prompted Japan and South Korea to downgrade trade and military ties is an economic lose-lose, experts say, with both countries already feeling the impact. South Korean firms are now scrambling to find alternative suppliers beyond Japan, while Japan’s tourism industry is counting the cost of plunging visitor numbers from South Korea. […]

President Trump Not Considering Tariffs on Japanese Autos Now

President Trump Not Considering Tariffs on Japanese Autos Now

President Trump said the United States would not imminently impose new tariffs on autos imported from Japan as the largest and 3rd-largest economies continue negotiations to firm up a preliminary trade agreement. At a press conference during a G-7 Summit in Biarritz, France, President Trump was asked if he was still considering the levies, which […]

Traveling Etiquette

Traveling Etiquette

When it comes to travel, your manners are the carry on that matters most. Travel broadens the mind, but there are often an unwritten rules governing behavior. From the expectations of other tourists to ingrained traditions and customs, and you do not want to offend. To avoid making a faux pas that ruins your trip, […]

Osaka: Japan’s 2nd City, but 1st in the Hearts of Many Foodies

Osaka: Japan’s 2nd City, but 1st in the Hearts of Many Foodies

Japan’s second-largest city by population, Osaka is #1 in the hearts of countless visitors and natives. Some say it’s less conventionally beautiful than other major cities, but Osaka is bursting with character, not to mention more amazing food than you can shake a chopstick at, hence its long association with the word kuidaore meaning “to […]

Asia Remains On The Rise Despite The Trade War

Asia Remains On The Rise Despite The Trade War

Major Asia Pacific markets rose by the close on Friday, as investors looked ahead to an important speech from U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell later in the day. In Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 index gained 82.9 points, or 0.4%, to end the week at 20,710.91 Elsewhere, the Japanese yen traded at 106.64 versus the […]

Japan Tightens Exports on South Korea – Retaliation Has Led To Intel Cut Offs

Japan Tightens Exports on South Korea – Retaliation Has Led To Intel Cut Offs

South Korea said yesterday it will scrap an intelligence-sharing pact with Japan, drawing a swift protest from Tokyo and deepening a decades-old dispute over history that has hit trade and undercut security co-operation over North Korea. Seoul’s decision not to extend the General Security of Military Information Agreement (GSOMIA) shows how the political and trade […]

Tokyo Olympics Being Reconsidered Due To Heat and Water Quality

Tokyo Olympics Being Reconsidered Due To Heat and Water Quality

Searing heat and water quality issues have dogged Tokyo 2020 organisers in recent weeks but delegates to a Chef de Mission seminar yesterday said they are confident their hosts will find solutions ahead of next year’s Summer Olympics. The three-day visit by the National Olympic Committees (NOCs), which includes a progress update and venue tour, […]

Japan’s Trade Surplus With The US Calls For Trade Negotiations

Japan’s Trade Surplus With The US Calls For Trade Negotiations

Japan’s politically sensitive trade surplus with the United States grew more than 15 percent in July, data showed Monday, as negotiators from the two economic powerhouses prepare to restart talks over a free trade deal. According to Japanese finance ministry statistics, the trade surplus with Washington climbed to 579.4 billion yen ($5.5 billion) last month, […]

Wirex In The Process To Offer Full Services In Japan

Wirex In The Process To Offer Full Services In Japan

August 15, 2019, Wirex Japan Limited officially became a type II member of the Japan Virtual Currency Exchange Association (JVCEA). A vital and hard-earned step towards being able to offer the full range of Wirex services to customers in Japan. Wirex Japan Limited is a 100% subsidiary of payments innovator Wirex Limited. Today, it became only the 8th […]

Robot Delivered Room Service In Tokyo Shibuya Hotel

Robot Delivered Room Service In Tokyo Shibuya Hotel

The famed Shibuya district in Tokyo, long Tokyo’s center of youth fashion, pop-culture, and music, has been in a state of dramatic evolution since the late 1800s when it was just a sleepy suburb of downtown Tokyo. For the last 100+ years, due to easy access to major transport lines and inimitable youthful energy radiating in the streets, Shibuya […]

Wild Boar Infestation the Reason Hunters Use AR-15 Assault Rifles

Wild Boar Infestation the Reason Hunters Use AR-15 Assault Rifles

Countries around the world are being infested by wild boars – some carrying swine flu and some radioactive. “The wild boar problem has been progressing for decades,” Spanish scientist and Enetwild coordinator Joaquín Vicente Baños said. “It’s just that now we are seeing the consequences.” Damage from wild boars in the US is believed to be more […]

Some ‘Do Nots’ When Dining Overseas

Some ‘Do Nots’ When Dining Overseas

When planning for your overseas vacation, take a moment to familiarize yourself with local dining customs so you can blend in with locals and minimize any embarrassment. Here are the Top dining faux pas in popular destinations to avoid, as follows: Dining at the Wrong Time In some countries, like Portugal and Spain, supper does […]

‘Call of the Forest, The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees’

‘Call of the Forest, The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees’

Many of us have experienced the positive results of immersing ourselves in nature and being enveloped by trees. We experience an immediate relaxation, an ability to forget our problems and often a profound awe at nature’s secrets. The documentary ‘Call Of The Forest, The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees‘ adds to the scientifically supported psychological and […]

Presidents Trump and Xi Discussing Resolutions to Long Running Trade Dispute

Presidents Trump and Xi Discussing Resolutions to Long Running Trade Dispute

The long running trade dispute between the world’s 2 economic titans is a Key point Saturday. Then Presidents Trump and Xi meet, both leaders are signaling a desire to de-escalate the year-long dust-up, a good will compromise is needed in here it seems. The meeting takes place on the sidelines of the international G-20 Summit […]

President Trump Begins Talks on China Trade, Iran, and NKorea

President Trump Begins Talks on China Trade, Iran, and NKorea

Thursday, President Trump began his overseas trip of the year with dinner with the Prime Minister of Australia, a friendly opening act before the impending gauntlet of negotiations on international crises, trade wars and a growing global To-Do list. President Trump is in Osaka, Japan, for the annual G-20 Summit. As his re-election bid heats […]

President Trump, “Trade Deal Possible With China’s Xi, Tariffs Could Be Lowered”

President Trump, “Trade Deal Possible With China’s Xi, Tariffs Could Be Lowered”

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: Investors and Traders in a Wait & See mode for the G-20 Summit this weekend Wednesday, President Trump said that a trade deal with Chinese President Xi is possible this weekend, but he is prepared to impose US tariffs on virtually all remaining Chinese imports if the 2 countries […]

Trade Talks are Scheduled Between Presidents Trump and Xi at the G-20 Summit

Trade Talks are Scheduled Between Presidents Trump and Xi at the G-20 Summit

Late Monday, President Trump said he does expect Chinese President Xi to be at the G-20 Summit in Japan this month and the 2 world leaders are scheduled to talk at the gathering of leaders from the Top industrialized and emerging economies. Since the trade talks last month in Washington ended in a stalemate, President […]

If You are Not a Genius, You Cannot Get 3-Stars

If You are Not a Genius, You Cannot Get 3-Stars

The French tire maker, Michelin created the “Michelin Man” mascot back in Y 1894. But its most famous global brand is the highly respected Michelin Guide which is updated each year. Originally created in Y 1900 to stimulate demand for cars and tires, the Michelin Guide provided motorists with maps, tire repair instructions, hotels and gasoline […]

Cash is King, Retail Investors Nervous Ahead of Summer

Cash is King, Retail Investors Nervous Ahead of Summer

$DIA, $SPY, $SOX, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: Cash is King for investors heading into Summer Increasing a cash buffer is typical during times of economic and geopolitical uncertainty. But data from global wealth managers show that stashing cash has continued at unusually high rates even as global stocks have rallied this year on conflicting signals […]

Little Known Travel Destinations in Japan

Little Known Travel Destinations in Japan

The route from Tokyo to Kyoto is a well-trodden one, and it’s not difficult to understand why. These famous cities offer a wide variety of attractions and stunning scenery for visitors. But Japan is more than the sum of the busy Shibuya pedestrian crossing and Geishas shuffling down the lanes of Gion. If you are […]

NKorea’s Missile Testing ‘Isn’t Bothering’ President Trump

NKorea’s Missile Testing ‘Isn’t Bothering’ President Trump

NKorea’s weapons testing since the last Summit between President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un “isn’t bothering” our President, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Sunday. In a TV interview Ms. Sanders, who is accompanying the President in his visit to Japan this weekend, said President Trump’s “focus in all of this process is […]

President Trump Seeks Better Trade Deal with Japan

President Trump Seeks Better Trade Deal with Japan

President Trump urged Japanese business leaders to increase their investment in the United States, as he chided Japan for having a “substantial edge” on trade that negotiators were trying to even out in a bi-lateral deal. President Trump arrived in Japan Saturday for a largely ceremonial state visit meant to showcase strong ties even though […]

Japan’s Cherry Blossoms

Japan’s Cherry Blossoms

This year’s sakura forecast covers everywhere from cities in Hokkaido, the northernmost of Japan’s islands, to Kagoshima, a seaside prefecture on Kyushu. Cherry blossom season in Japan is a big deal: There are blogs, news reports, special menus, talk shows, and festivals following the trees as they go into full bloom across the country. There’s even […]

How Far South is China’s Rapid Growth Slowdown Headed?

How Far South is China’s Rapid Growth Slowdown Headed?

The growing mystery of where China’s rapid slowdown is headed may become the biggest risk on the horizon. The world economy. Recession Watch: The global economy’s in its weakest shape since the financial crisis 10 years ago. China got more affirming evidence of its Big slowdown, with industrial output and retail sales softening and a […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Up, USD Off, Crude Oil Firm, Stocks Up Notes: The Bank of Japan’s kept interest rates unchanged Chinese Vice Premier Liu He spoke by telephone with US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, with the 2 sides making further substantive progress on trade talks, China’s official Xinhua news […]

Economic Tell: Swiss Watch Exports + 6.3% in Y 2018

Economic Tell: Swiss Watch Exports + 6.3% in Y 2018

FLASH: Asia accounted for over 50% of that turnover According to The Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry FH, Swiss watch exports in Y 2018 grew 6.3% Y-Y to CHF 21.2-B. Although the value of exports was up, the total number of watches exported declined by 2.3% to 23.7-M items there were 570,000 fewer timepieces […]

New Years Eve Fireworks From Around the World

New Years Eve Fireworks From Around the World

Fireworks are with us a many major events world wide, they signify excitement and celebration. Here are some of the world’s best fireworks displays going off on New Year’s Eve. Reykjavík, Iceland For Midnight Fireworks You will hardly notice the cold or the just 5 hours of daylight when you celebrate with new friends and […]

When Skiing is Not Enough in the Winter

When Skiing is Not Enough in the Winter

When Skiing is Not Enough in the Winter Skiing and snowboarding dominate the Winter sports activity lists, there is a whole lot of other activities that will tempt you to get out and enjoy this picturesque time of the year. From running in the North Pole to spotting exotic animals and whizzing across snowy fields at […]

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Tailor Made Program Highlighted in Japan

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Tailor Made Program Highlighted in Japan

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Tailor Made Program Highlighted in Japan $RACE Some Ferrari clienti just do not want a standard Ferrari After introducing the gorgeous J50 Special Edition at the end of Y 2016 to mark 50 years in Japan, Ferrari is now showing its appreciation for the Land of the Rising Sun. Highlighting the company’s Tailor Made division by […]

A 2019 Bear Market Event May Trigger a DJIA Move to 40,000

A 2019 Bear Market Event May Trigger a DJIA Move to 40,000

A 2019 Bear Market Event May Trigger a DJIA Move to 40,000 $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $MTAFF, $GLGDF, $RGLD, $FNV,$WPM You may recall in January 2016, the DJIA was trading at the 16,000 mark, when Yves Lamoureux, President of macroeconomic research firm Lamoureux & Co., said DIA would top 25,000 within 3-4 years. It did not take […]

For Foodies: World’s Food Markets are a Must See

For Foodies: World’s Food Markets are a Must See

For Foodies: World’s Food Markets are a Must See Travel is not complete without the authentic local food experience, and food markets are a Key part of the Foodie experience, so planning your itinerary with authentic food in mind. Below are some of the world’s best food markets, as follows: Spice Bazaar, Istanbul, Turkey The […]

F1: Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Sebastian Vettel says, “we made it too easy” for MercedesAMG

F1: Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Sebastian Vettel says, “we made it too easy” for MercedesAMG

F1: Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Sebastian Vettel says, “we made it too easy” for MercedesAMG $RACE Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Sebastian Vettel has dropped from leading the Championship race to trailing Lewis Hamilton by 67 points in just 7 Grands Prix, with his rival winning 6 of those races and currently enjoying a 4-race victory streak. Mr. Hamilton can […]

New Tokyo Fish Market Starts Traditionally with Tuna Auction

New Tokyo Fish Market Starts Traditionally with Tuna Auction

New Tokyo Fish Market Starts Traditionally with Tuna Auction Tokyo’s famous fish market reopened Thursday at a new location but retained its most famous tradition: the tuna auction. The customary clanging of bells opened the auction for raw and frozen tuna, which crammed the huge warehouse wall-to-wall, at the waterfront Toyosu facility. The rhythmical shouts […]

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Team Boss says, “Not ready to give up Championship battle despite the odds

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Team Boss says, “Not ready to give up Championship battle despite the odds

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Team Boss says, “Not ready to give up Championship battle despite the odds” $RACE Ferrari’s F1 team  boss, Maurizio Arrivabene says that his team must “challenge the impossible” if it is to catch MercedesAMG in the Y 2018 standings. Looking at the championship standings, it’s very easy to surmise that MercedesAMG and Lewis […]

F1: Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Vettel Must ‘Hook it Up’ Sunday to Keep Champ Hopes Alive

F1: Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Vettel Must ‘Hook it Up’ Sunday to Keep Champ Hopes Alive

F1: Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Vettel Must ‘Hook it Up’ Sunday to Keep Champ Hopes Alive $RACE Suzuka Circuit Details Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) returns to the iconic Suzuka circuit, and it is a critical 1 for both driver and constructors’ championships, with just 5 races left in Y 2018’s schedule. Below are some Key facts and figures related with the […]

Useless IMF Changes Mind on Japan

Useless IMF Changes Mind on Japan

The head of the IMF Thursday called for an overhaul of Japan’s economic policy, as the world’s third-biggest economy battles stubborn low inflation, sluggish growth and a rapidly ageing population despite the fact that she was active in shaping Abenomics, and encouraged the printing of money at record rates. The hypocrite Christine Lagarde called for […]

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) the Japanese Grand Prix This Weekend

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) the Japanese Grand Prix This Weekend

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) the Japanese Grand Prix This Weekend $RACE 2018 F1 Japanese Grand Prix 30th Anniversary Suzuka, the most popular race track + the most copied Concerns about Typhoon Trami, which has caused serious damage in Japan, have now faded. The days leading up to the Grand Prix have been beautifully Sunny, with temperatures […]

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Makes Aggressive Tire Selection for Japan GP + Russia GP

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Makes Aggressive Tire Selection for Japan GP + Russia GP

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Makes Aggressive Tire Selection for Japan GP + Russia GP $RACE Pirelli arrives at the Suzuka circuit with these tires on offer: supersoft, soft and medium. Ferrari keeps true to form going with an aggressive tyire selection for the upcoming Japanese Grand Prix. Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen both chose 10 sets of the red […]

China’s Trade Policy Change “Not Going to Be Easy”

China’s Trade Policy Change “Not Going to Be Easy”

China’s Trade Policy Change “Not Going to Be Easy” Tuesday, US President Donald Trump’s top trade official said that changing China’s economic policies to become more market-oriented “is not going to be easy” even with tariffs now in place on $250-B worth of Chinese goods. US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, in rare public remarks at […]

“Iran’s Economy Is ‘Plummeting’ Under US Pressure”

“Iran’s Economy Is ‘Plummeting’ Under US Pressure”

Iran’s Economy Is ‘Plummeting’ Under US Pressure Iran’s economy is faltering after the US pulled out of a nuclear deal in May, and Europeans are deciding not to do business there, said Nikki Haley, the US Ambassador to the United Nations. The US position remains not to do business with any EU countries that engage […]

Bitcoin (BTC) and Other Digital Currencies Hacked in Japan to the Tune of $60,000,000

Bitcoin (BTC) and Other Digital Currencies Hacked in Japan to the Tune of $60,000,000

Bitcoin (BTC) and Other Digital Currencies Hacked in Japan to the Tune of $60,000,000 Bitcoin can be used for payment at 50,000 stores in Tokyo alone $BTCUSD Bitcoin (BTC) and other digital currency worth around Japanese Yen 6.7-B (or US$60-M) has been stolen in Japan following a hacking attack, a virtual exchange operator said Thursday. […]

Japan Marks a Record with 70,000 People Over 100

Japan Marks a Record with 70,000 People Over 100

Japan Marks a Record with 70,000 People Over 100 Japan has almost 70,000 centenarians and most of them are women, the health ministry said Friday. As of September, the nation’s centenarian population stood at 69,785, which is a new record high, and women accounted for 88.1 percent of the total. The number of male centenarians rose […]

Putin Makes his Play for North Korea as America Drags Feet

Putin Makes his Play for North Korea as America Drags Feet

Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed hope for a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at an early date, Pyongyang’s state media said Wednesday. The message was delivered to the North’s leader as Putin congratulated North Korea on the 73rd anniversary of Korea’s liberation from Japan’s 1910-45 colonial rule, according to the Korean Central […]

Japan Hit with Trade War Losses

Japan Hit with Trade War Losses

Japan Hit with Trade War Losses Japan’s politically sensitive trade surplus with the United States shrank sharply in July, according to official data published Thursday, as the two allies continue to cross swords over US trade policy. The surplus with the US shrank 22.1 percent with reduced shipments of motor vehicles and microchip-making equipment dragging […]

Travel Etiquette: What We All Should Know and Practice

Travel Etiquette: What We All Should Know and Practice

Travel Etiquette: What We All Should Know and Practice Travel is a super experience, but there is an unwritten set of rules governing the travelers behavior. From the expectations of other tourists to ingrained traditions and customs of the country or region we are visiting, and we do not want to offend. To avoid making […]

Russia Thrives in Hostile Environment

Russia’s economy saw year-on-year growth of 1.8 percent in the second quarter benefitting from rising oil prices and despite increasingly harsh US sanctions, the national statistic agency Rosstat said. Russia’s economy expanded by 1.3 percent in the first quarter of the year compared to the same period of 2017, after two years of recession in […]

Economic Update Japan

Japan bounced back to growth following its first contraction in two years, official figures showed Friday, but fears of US trade wars clouded the outlook for the world’s third-largest economy. The economy grew 0.5 percent quarter-on-quarter in the April-June period, compared with a 0.2-percent decline in January-March, according to data from the Cabinet Office. The […]

North Korea Aims for Economic Recovery

North Korea Aims for Economic Recovery

North Korea’s media on Sunday reported leader Kim Jong-un’s aggressive on-site inspections of key sites for economic reconstruction amid lackluster progress in denuclearization talks with the United States. The Rodong Sinmun, the daily of the North’s ruling Workers’ Party, said that since late June, Kim has traveled to some 20 sites in North Pyongan Province, […]

Has the Deep State Launched World War 3

Has the Deep State Launched World War 3

Has the Deep State Launched World War 3 US special forces have already deployed to 133 nations in the first half of 2018, signaling a sharp increase in the Pentagon’s shadowy operations when compared to previous years, according to a new report. America’s Special Operations forces (SOF) are stationed all around the world, where they […]

EU and Japan Free Trade Deal

EU and Japan Free Trade Deal

The European Union’s top officials arrive in Japan Tuesday to sign the single market’s biggest trade deal ever and present a united front as Washington upends the international trade order. EU Council President Donald Tusk and Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker land in Japan after talks in Beijing, where they urged global trade cooperation and warned […]

2017/18 Racing Season in Hong Kong was Exceptional

2017/18 Racing Season in Hong Kong was Exceptional

2017/18 Racing Season in Hong Kong was Exceptional World class sport and incredible global growth underpinned a memorable 2017/18 racing season in Hong Kong, which concluded today, Sunday, 15 July, with overall turnover of HK$124.2 billion, representing a 5.8% increase on the previous season. A crowd of 31,903 turned out at Sha Tin for this […]

Thailand Has New Pioneering Rules Covering Cryptocurrencies

Thailand Has New Pioneering Rules Covering Cryptocurrencies

Thailand Has New Pioneering Rules Covering Cryptocurrencies $BTC, $ETH Thailand’s leadership, innovation and clear rules has it right in the middle of the Cryptocurrency market Regulators around the world have grappled with the issue of what category digital currencies and assets fall into, Thailand has skipped that debate. Instead, Thai authorities wrote a new law to cover […]

Japan: Mikki Rocket Earns Breeders Cup Spot

Japan: Mikki Rocket Earns Breeders Cup Spot

Mizuki Noda’s 5-year-old Mikki Rocket (JPN), at odds of 13-1, held off former Hong Kong Horse of the Year, Werther (NZ), by a neck to win Sunday’s 59th running of the 1 3/8-mile, $2,955,000 Takarazuka Kinen (G1) at Hanshin Racecourse and earned an automatic berth into the Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) through the international Breeders’ Cup Challenge. The […]

Last Week in the Crypto World

Last Week in the Crypto World

Last Week in the Crypto World $BTCUSD Last week SKorean crypto exchange Bithumb experienced a major hack, and Japan’s Mt Gox, the most notorious exchange to be hacked in Bitcoin history, is back in the news. In Switzerland, the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) spread some misinformation about digital currencies and blockchains. In the US, […]

Cryptocurrencies: Japan ‘Clamps’ Down, Bitcoin ‘Falls’ Down

Cryptocurrencies: Japan ‘Clamps’ Down, Bitcoin ‘Falls’ Down

Cryptocurrencies: Japan ‘Clamps’ Down, Bitcoin ‘Falls’ Down $BTCUSD Bitcoin falls 8% after Japan watchdog orders exchanges to strengthen practices against money laundering The world’s largest digital currency hit a 4-month low of $6,092.38 and broke below $6,400 for the 1st time in a week. The order led bitFlyer, the largest crypto exchange in Japan to suspend […]

Japan Continues to Print Money

Japan Continues to Print Money

Bank of Japan head Haruhiko Kuroda defended its decision to press ahead with the country’s ultra-loose monetary policy Friday, even as the US Federal Reserve and European Central Bank tighten their policies. After a two-day meeting, the BoJ said it would retain its current framework, pointing to a disappointing lack of progress towards its longstanding […]

President Trump ‘Suspended Indefinitely’ Major US Military Exercises with SKorea

President Trump ‘Suspended Indefinitely’ Major US Military Exercises with SKorea

President Trump ‘Suspended Indefinitely’ Major US Military Exercises with SKorea As of Thursday, the US military has indefinitely postponed major joint exercises with SKorea acting on US President Donald Trump’s pledge to halt the “provocative” military drills following his summit with NKorea’s Chairman Kim Jong Un. The move, a significant break in how the US and […]

Trump Kim Singapore was a Victory for Everyone

Trump Kim Singapore was a Victory for Everyone

The US is hoping to achieve “major” North Korean nuclear disarmament within 2.5 years, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced. It comes just one day after President Donald Trump’s historic meeting with Kim Jong-un. Pompeo said he will be playing the lead role when it comes to ensuring progress with Pyongyang, and added […]

Ferrari(NYSE:RACE) Factory Team to Suzuka 10 Hours Race

Ferrari(NYSE:RACE) Factory Team to Suzuka 10 Hours Race

Ferrari(NYSE:RACE) Factory Team to Suzuka 10 Hours Race $RACE Ferrari to field factory-supported entry in Suzuka 10 Hours Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) is now the 8th manufacturer to officially enter Japan’s Suzuka 10 Hours round of the Intercontinental GT Challenge in August with a factory-supported entry. The Taiwanese HubAuto team has entered a 2nd Ferrari 488 GT3 for works […]

North Korea is in High Speed Reform Mode

North Korea is in High Speed Reform Mode

All of North Korea’s three top military officials are believed to have been replaced, an intelligence source said Sunday, in a move that could be aimed at taming the military ahead of a denuclearization deal with the U.S. No Kwang-chol, first vice minister of the Ministry of People’s Armed Forces, replaced Pak Yong-sik as defense […]

Trump Will Create History in North Korea

Trump Will Create History in North Korea

The US will have to assure North Korea it won’t seek to undermine its leader Kim Jong-un, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has implied. That comes after years of slamming him as a dictator and squeezing his country with sanctions. With less than a month left before the hugely-anticipated talks between US President Donald Trump […]

Cryptocurrency Regulation: New Laws, Big Changes Coming

Cryptocurrency Regulation: New Laws, Big Changes Coming

Cryptocurrency Regulation: New Laws, Big Changes Coming $BTCUSD There are Asian countries feeling the effects of inadequate cryptocurrency regulation, and others, like India, China and SKorea, have taken an uncertain or hostile stance to cryptocurrency. That frame is not likely to last too much longer Japan is building a clear framework for how virtual currency exchanges, and ICOs (initial coin […]

President Trump is Focused on Presidency

President Trump is Focused on Presidency

President Trump is Focused on Presidency Tuesday, the US House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said President Donald Trump does not seem impacted by any of the drama that’s plaguing his administration, including the Russia investigation and matters involving his attorney Michael Cohen. The California Republican appeared on TV and said our President is focused on […]

Cryptocurrency Trading Spikes in Japan

Cryptocurrency Trading Spikes in Japan

Cryptocurrency Trading Spikes in Japan $BTCUSD Japan’s financial watchdog agency has released data about the crypto boom in the country for the 1st time ever. The report from Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA), translated by Coindesk, indicated that at least 3.5-M people were trading on 17 domestic exchanges as of end of March 2018, solidifying Japan’s position as […]

World’s Oldest Man Likes Soaking in Hot Springs, Eating Sweets

World’s Oldest Man Likes Soaking in Hot Springs, Eating Sweets

World’s Oldest Man Likes Soaking in Hot Springs, Eating Sweets Masazo Nonaka has enjoyed soaking in northern Japan’s hot springs for many years, surely longer than most. He is a supercentenarian, whose family has run a hot springs inn for 4 generations, was certified Tuesday as the world’s oldest living man, at age 112 years, […]

Bitcoin Gains, Testing Key Resistance

Bitcoin Gains, Testing Key Resistance

Bitcoin Gains, Testing Key Resistance $BTCUSD Bitcoin marked gains Tuesday as new fund inflows into the industry continued to aid the popular digital currency’s move North as it moves to test Key overhead resistance. The total cryptocurrency market cap rose to about $460-B Vs the $450-B seen Monday, as traders appeared to downplay a recent […]

Bitcoin Seeing its Worst Monthly Decliner Since December 2013

Bitcoin Seeing its Worst Monthly Decliner Since December 2013

Bitcoin Seeing its Worst Monthly Decliner Since December 2013 $BTCUSD,$FB Cryptocurrencies are extending losses with Bitcoin headed for its worst monthly decliner since December 2013 on the last day of January trading as US regulators ramp up their scrutiny of one of the world’s largest digital currency exchanges while Facebook Inc. (NYSE:FB) is banning ads tied to […]

The Big Q: Why are Crypto Exchanges Vulnerable to Hacks?

The Big Q: Why are Crypto Exchanges Vulnerable to Hacks?

The Big Q: Why are Crypto Exchanges Vulnerable to Hacks? $BTCUSD Blockchain technology can make transactions safe and secure, but crypto-currency exchanges that trade Bitcoins and other virtual currencies that are based on this technology have been hacked because they are not working on secure networks. Late last week, the Tokyo-based Coincheck exchange reported a […]

SoftBank Group Corp (TYO:9984) on the Move

SoftBank Group Corp (TYO:9984) on the Move

SoftBank Group Corp (TYO:9984) on the Move Shares in Japan’s SoftBank Group soared nearly six percent early Monday on reports it could list its mobile unit, potentially raising some $18 billion in one of the country’s biggest public offering. In a statement, SoftBank group insisted no decision had been made, but acknowledged the listing was […]

Gold Up on Report China May Slow US Treasury Buys

Gold Up on Report China May Slow US Treasury Buys

Gold Up on Report China May Slow US Treasury Buys $GLD, $USD, $JPY Gold rose Wednesday, hitting its highest mark in 4 months, as the USD declines on a report that Chinese officials had recommended slowing or halting purchases of US Treasury securities, the Treasury market was flat to unchanged at its close Wednesday. USD […]

World War 3: North Korea Situation Report

World War 3: North Korea Situation Report

World War 3: North Korea Situation Report South Korea began preparations Wednesday for what would be the first military talks with North Korea in more than three years. The move is a follow-up to a deal at their high-level talks a day earlier on the North’s participation in the upcoming PyeongChang Winter Olympics. But it […]

World War 3: World Moves Closer to War

World War 3: World Moves Closer to War

North Korea regards this as having been a good year judging by the bombastic tone of its annual report, published by state-run Korean Central News Agency on Saturday. The article, headlined ‘No Force Can Prevail over Independence and Justice,’ hails this year’s ballistic and nuclear missile tests, including the tests of Pukguksong-2 intermediate-range ballistic missile […]

Luxury Stocks Rally, Heightened Spending Goes Global

Luxury Stocks Rally, Heightened Spending Goes Global

Luxury Stocks Rally, Heightened Spending Goes Global $RACE, $PPRUY, $MAR, $HLT, $AXP The rise of Chinese middle class is helping drive luxury ownership trend. Investors have driven up the price of luxury-brand stocks around the world, expecting opulent consumption to increase amid the global economic recovery, high stock prices and the growing ranks of the […]

World War 3: North Korea has Anthrax

World War 3: North Korea has Anthrax

World War 3: North Korea has Anthrax South Korean media have claimed that a North Korean defector was found to have developed antibodies to anthrax before his flight across the border. The report may likely play into the hands of those looking for a pretext for war. The news was broken by South Korea’s Channel […]

World War 3: North Korea Moves Closer to Destruction

World War 3: North Korea Moves Closer to Destruction

World War 3: North Korea Moves Closer to Destruction On Friday, the UN Security Council unanimously imposed a new round of sanctions on North Korea following its latest ballistic missile test launch on November 29. Pyongyang is already under an extremely harsh economic sanctions regime, but the latest round further slashed its refined petroleum product […]

World War 3: North Korea Situation Report

World War 3: North Korea Situation Report

World War 3: North Korea Situation Report Shot Fired A North Korean soldier fled to South Korea through the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), the inter-Korean land border, Thursday, followed by gunfire from both sides, the South’s military said. The “low-ranking” soldier appeared in front of a guard post on the mid-western front at around 8:04 a.m. […]

World War 3: USA Briefing

World War 3: USA Briefing

World War 3: USA Briefing The top U.S. military commander in South Korea traveled to Washington, D.C. and New York last week for briefings on World War 3, North Korea and the allies’ defense posture, his aides said Sunday amid growing attention to the Donald Trump administration’s response to the communist regime’s saber-rattling. The trip […]

World War 3 Threat has Increased

World War 3 Threat has Increased

World War 3 Threat has Increased ICBM adds to World War 3 Tensions North Korea’s latest missile test has brought the world closer to a military conflict with the belligerent regime, a U.S. senator said Sunday. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) was commenting on Tuesday’s launch of what North Korea claimed was an intercontinental ballistic missile […]

World War 3: Who Will Fall First

World War 3: Who Will Fall First

Japan and South Korea, whom the US is trying to involve in provocations against North Korea, will become the first victims if conflict breaks out in the region, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has warned. “While condemning Pyongyang’s nuclear missile adventurism, we cannot but condemn the provocative behavior of our American colleagues,” Lavrov said in […]

World War 3 Situation Report

World War 3 Situation Report

World War 3 Situation Report China Failed to Stop World War 3 Scenario U.S. President Donald Trump said Thursday that China’s special envoy to North Korea appears to have had “no impact” on reining in North Korea after the country fired a new long-range missile a day earlier. “The Chinese envoy, who just returned from […]

Olympian Boyd Martin Retraining Racehorses in Japan

Olympian Boyd Martin Retraining Racehorses in Japan

Tokyo, Japan: Two-time Olympian Boyd Martin is to host ‘retraining the racehorse’ clinics in Japan this December, in partnership with the National Riding Club Association of Japan (NRCAJ), the Japan Racing Association (JRA) and Godolphin, the global thoroughbred breeding and horseracing team founded by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and […]

World War 3: North Korea Can Strike Washington and New York

World War 3: North Korea Can Strike Washington and New York

The world waited to long, instead of dealing with the issue North Korea now have serious nuclear weapons that will guarantee a World War 3 scenario in the future. North Korea has fired a ballistic missile, which splashed down in the Sea of Japan, according to the South Korean, Japanese and US militaries. The Pentagon […]

World War 3: A New Challenge for North Korea

World War 3: A New Challenge for North Korea

World War 3: A New Challenge for North Korea President Donald Trump has declared North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism. The designation will impose further penalties on Pyongyang, as part of the US pressure campaign against North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs. “Today the United States is designating North Korea a state sponsor of […]

The 2017 Japan Cup Aidan O’Brien Takes on Asia

The 2017 Japan Cup Aidan O’Brien Takes on Asia

The 2017 Japan Cup Aidan O’Brien Takes on Asia Four foreign runners have accepted their invitations to run in the 2017 edition of the Japan Cup (G1, 2,400m) on November 26 at Tokyo Racecourse. Idaho (IRE, C4, by Galileo) guided by top Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien is a two-time group-two winner who also finished third […]

1 2 3 4