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Ethiopian coffee farmers are betting on blockchain to make trade fairer and boost business On a bustling street near the shiny new international airport in Ethiopia’s capital is a small coffee roastery with big dreams.Nearly 40 Ethiopians — a … Posted: February 19, 2019 4:47 am by The Japan Times
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JR East to end on-board sales of food and goods on Yamabiko shinkansen between Tokyo and Tohoku East Japan Railway Co. said Monday that it will not offer on-board sales of foods and goods, such as bento, after March 15 on the … Posted: February 19, 2019 2:37 am by The Japan Times
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Struggling Norwegian Air sets big discount for share sale after U.K. carrier drops bid Norwegian Air will sell new shares at just a third of the current market price when the loss-making airline seeks to raise money from its … Posted: February 18, 2019 11:03 pm by The Japan Times
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U.S. auto industry lines up against possible Trump tariffs on imports, slams secret report The U.S. auto industry urged President Donald Trump’s administration on Monday not to saddle imported cars and auto parts with steep tariffs, after the U.S. … Posted: February 18, 2019 10:34 pm by The Japan Times
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Report: Honda to shut U.K. Swindon plant, imperiling 3,500 jobs Honda will close a car factory in western England with the potential loss of 3,500 jobs, British media and a local lawmaker said Monday, in … Posted: February 18, 2019 9:05 pm by The Japan Times
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Carlos Ghosn readies trial counterpunch with new dream team of defense lawyers Can Carlos Ghosn beat the rap?With a trial looming this year on charges of aggravated breach of trust and filing false statements to regulators regarding … Posted: February 18, 2019 8:51 pm by The Japan Times
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China accuses U.S. of trying to block its tech development China’s government on Monday accused the United States of trying to block its industrial development by alleging that Chinese mobile network gear poses a cybersecurity … Posted: February 18, 2019 6:18 pm by The Japan Times
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Facebook behaving like ‘digital gangsters’ who spread fake news: British lawmakers A scathing British parliamentary report on Monday branded Facebook “digital gangsters” who failed to fight the spread of fake news and violated data privacy.Lawmakers’ 18-month … Posted: February 18, 2019 6:14 pm by The Japan Times
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U.S. sanctions force Russia to delay MC-21 jetliner roll-out: Rostec CEO Production of the MC-21 plane, which Russia hoped could revive its civil aviation industry, has been delayed for a year due to U.S. sanctions, the … Posted: February 18, 2019 6:08 pm by The Japan Times
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Toyota-SoftBank venture to start taxi ride-sharing trial in Tokyo A joint venture set up by Toyota Motor Corp. and SoftBank Corp. will launch a trial taxi ride-sharing service for business commuters using a smartphone … Posted: February 18, 2019 11:33 am by The Japan Times
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