Strategies: Japan Starts to Recharge After Two Lost Economic Decades
It’s hard to tell if Japan’s new experiments in economic policy will work in the long run, but they have already caused world markets to take notice.
United States puts Japan on notice in currency report
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration on Friday put Japan on notice that it was watching its economic policies to ensure they were not aimed at devaluing the yen to gain a competitive advantage.
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Apple Changes The Way It Breaks Out China, App Store, Accessory Revenue
If you look at the data sheet that Apple reports along with its standard earnings release, you’ll notice a few changes this quarter. The company adjusted how it reports revenue for different geographic regions and product categories as China and app store revenue have become significant in their own right over the last few years. (You can compare how this past quarter’s reporting looks compared to the one before with the images at the top and bottom of this post.) The company started breaking out China as a standalone region, after including it for years in a group called “Asia-Pacific,” which excluded Japan. Because Apple’s business has blown up there over the past few years, and China contributed $6.8 billion last quarter, the company is showing it as its own category. That’s more than the $4.4 billion in revenue Japan produced last quarter. “We have established a new operating segment for China, given the contribution of that region to our business,” said chief financial ...
Operation Zero Tolerance: Sea Shepherd's Paul Watson Gears Up for Biggest Fight Yet Against Japanese Whaling
Captain Paul Watson is gearing up for Sea Shepherd's biggest fight yet against Japanese whaling in the Antarctic, despite a second "red notice" being issued by Interpol for the oceans defender. Sea Shepherd Conservation Society 's Operation Zero Tolerance campaign this year will be the ninth year the marine conservation group has fought to stop Japan's killing of whales in the Southern Ocean, with this year set to be the biggest campaign yet, the group says.