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Japan takes S Korea to WTO over Fukushima-related food import restrictions(Japan Today)

Japan takes S Korea to WTO over Fukushima-related food import restrictions(Japan Today)

GENEVA —Japan launched a trade complaint at the World Trade Organization on Thursday to challenge South Korea’s import bans and additional testing requirements for Japanese food after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 7.China & Asia, 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

U.N. climate fund gears up to deploy cash after Japan signs $1.5 bil pledge(Japan Today)

U.N. climate fund gears up to deploy cash after Japan signs $1.5 bil pledge(Japan Today)

BARCELONA —The U.N.‘s Green Climate Fund can start deciding where to deploy its cash following the signing of an agreement with the Japanese government that means it will have enough money to begin operating. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 5.Climate Change & Carbon, 7.China & Asia

Japan banks help modernize Myanmar(Nikkei)

Japan banks help modernize Myanmar(Nikkei)

TOKYO — Myanmar has opened its banking sector to foreign players. Japan’s Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking were among the first to launch branches in the Southeast Asian nation earlier in April. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1. BANK, 7.China & Asia

Japan denies plan to join China-led development bank(Japan Today)

Japan denies plan to join China-led development bank(Japan Today)

TOKYO —Japan on Tuesday ruled out any immediate plan to join the Beijing-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), categorically denying a news report that its ambassador to China said Tokyo is likely to take part. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1. BANK, 7.China & Asia

Taiwan recalls food products thought to have come from five blacklisted prefectures(Japan Times)

Taiwan recalls food products thought to have come from five blacklisted prefectures(Japan Times)

TAIPEI – Taiwanese health authorities have ordered a recall of all food products illegally imported from five Japanese prefectures affected by the 2011 earthquake and consequent nuclear disaster. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 7.China & Asia, 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

First Santander and now ABN Amro refuse to renew loans to APRIL (BankTrack)

First Santander and now ABN Amro refuse to renew loans to APRIL (BankTrack)

ABN AMRO will not provide APRIL with new loans until the Indonesian pulp and paper company stops clearing rainforests and can prove that it is operating in a sustainable way. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1. BANK, 6CSR, 7.China & Asia