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China, US set to join groundbreaking talks at WTO aimed at limiting government snooping on private data

China, US set to join groundbreaking talks at WTO aimed at limiting government snooping on private data

China and the United States are to take part in groundbreaking talks on restricting government surveillance of private companies? e-commerce data. A proposal to this effect will be introduced by Australia, Japan and Singapore this month, according to the Nikkei Asia Review. The proposed ruling, which has been in the […]

?Flash crash? rips through Asia?s currency markets, exacerbated by algorithmic programming that sends the yen soaring

?Flash crash? rips through Asia?s currency markets, exacerbated by algorithmic programming that sends the yen soaring

It took seven minutes for the yen to surge through levels that have held through almost a decade. Traders are still seeking to piece together what happened just before 9:30am in Sydney, when orders came to sell Australia?s dollar and Turkey?s lira against the yen. While some pointed to risk […]

US plans to conduct first missile drill near divisive Okinawa base, countering China?s ballistic weapons

US plans to conduct first missile drill near divisive Okinawa base, countering China?s ballistic weapons

The US military will this year conduct its first missile drill around the Japanese island of Okinawa, according to a report on Thursday, as Washington seeks to counter an increasingly assertive China. The US military has told its Japanese counterpart it plans to deploy surface-to-ship missiles in the strategically important […]

Japan Ranks Worst Among G7 on Gender Gap Index

Japan Ranks Worst Among G7 on Gender Gap Index

The World Economic Forum?s (WEF) latest global gender gap index measuring the degree of gender equality has placed Japan at 110 out of 149 countries. Although the ranking improved four places from the previous year — mainly thanks to narrowing gender wage disparity — Japan faired the lowest among G7 […]

Japan?s Defense Budget Swells to Counter China?s Growing Military Threat

Japan?s Defense Budget Swells to Counter China?s Growing Military Threat

Japan?s cabinet ministers approved new long-term national defense guidelines that includes the largest ever defense budget for the next fiscal year. The latest guidelines express ?strong concern? over an ?uncertain regional security? situation posed from China?s military expansion in regional waters. A mid-term defense plan also endorsed setting aside $240 […]