Japan to Follow Own Path on Abductees
A senior Japanese official says Tokyo will stick with its policy of making its own overtures to North Korea on what it believes are abductions of its citizens, dismissing U.S. and South Korean concerns that the North may try to drive a wedge between the three allied nations.
Uber Prepares For Another Fight With DC Regulators
Just about six months ago, Uber won a big battle with D.C. regulators to have its on-demand car service approved for operation within the nation's capital. But new regulations from the D.C. Taxi Commission could severely hamper the company's ability to offer low-cost services in the nation's capital.
Abe Unveils Plan for Exports and Investment
The measures to promote growth in Japan constitute what the prime minister calls the third arrow in his policy quiver as the nation battles to end 15 years of deflation.
N. Carolina May Ban Tesla Sales To Prevent "Unfair Competition"
nametaken writes with this excerpt from Slate: "From the state that brought you the nation's first ban on climate science comes another legislative gem: a bill that would prohibit automakers from selling their cars in the state. The proposal, which the Raleigh News & Observer reports was unanimously approved by the state's Senate Commerce Committee on Thursday, would apply to all car manufacturers, but the intended target is clear. It's aimed at Tesla, the only U.S. automaker whose business model relies on selling cars directly to consumers, rather than through a network of third-party dealerships. ... [The article adds] it's easy to understand why some car dealers might feel a little threatened: Tesla's Model S outsold the Mercedes S-Class, BMW 7 Series, and Audi A8 last quarter without any help from them. If its business model were to catch on, consumers might find that they don't need the middle-men as much as they thought." State laws imposing restrictions on manufacturers in favor of ...
South Korea's President Presses Japan
South Korean President Park Geun-hye took advantage of a powerful audience in Washington to promote her ambitious vision of a grand dialogue among nations in East Asia, but said Japan must first accept its wartime wrongdoings.