Japan

Japan

19 Dec 2014
The Japanese government has recently expressed concern to the U.S. government regarding the delays of U.S. forage exports because of U.S. West Coast port congestion, according to an agriculture shipper group.
17 Dec 2014
Japan’s trade surplus with the United States expanded by a whopping 20.4 percent in November on a year-on-year basis, as exports grew relatively strongly while imports fell, according to preliminary trade figures released by the Japanese Finance Ministry on Wednesday
16 Dec 2014
A free trade agreement (FTA) between Japan and Australia will begin on Jan. 15, either eliminating or drastically cutting import tariffs on most products traded between the two Asia-Pacific nations, the Japanese government announced today.
14 Dec 2014
The long running investigation into Asia forwarders fixing fees and surcharges on Japan-Singapore routes between 2002 and 2007 was finally brought to a close with the Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS) handing out $5.4 million in fines.
08 Dec 2014
Singapore-based Global Logistic Properties took a break from its rapid China expansion to partner with GIC in acquiring one of the largest logistics real estate portfolios in the US for $8.1 billion.
02 Dec 2014
Japan and Turkey have kicked off negotiations on a bilateral free trade agreement, as Tokyo sees the newly industrialized country as a potentially lucrative market and strategic gateway to other markets in Europe, the Middle East and elsewhere.
01 Dec 2014
Nippon Express Co., Japan’s largest international freight forwarder, said on Monday that it has acquired a controlling stake in Nittsu NEC Logistics Ltd., its joint venture with electronics maker NEC Corp.
21 Nov 2014
All Nippon Airways Co. and United Airlines, both members of the Star Alliance global airline network, plan to launch a strategic air cargo joint venture on trans-Pacific routes, the first of its kind between the U.S. and Asia.
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20 Nov 2014
Japan’s trade surplus with the United States expanded for the second consecutive month in October on a year-over-year basis despite a double-digit rise in imports, as exports also posted robust growth, according to preliminary trade figures released by the Japanese Finance Ministry.
10 Nov 2014
Major Japanese international freight forwarder Kintetsu World Express saw its group net profit tumble in the first half of fiscal 2014, which started on April 1, because of an extraordinary loss related to an antitrust class-action lawsuit in the United States.
07 Nov 2014
Japan’s Parliament gave the green light to a free trade agreement with Australia on Friday, paving the way for the trade pact to take effect early next year.