Mastercard Adds World Number One Tennis Player Naomi Osaka to Global Sponsorship Portfolio

May 24, 2019 Picture:  Osaka’s rise reflects the Asia Pacific region’s growing influence and impact internationally LONDON –( ASIA TODAY )–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mastercard, one of the world’s most active sponsors of major sporting events, today announced it is partnering with two-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka. It is the first time Mastercard has added a current … Continue reading “Mastercard Adds World Number One Tennis Player Naomi Osaka to Global Sponsorship Portfolio”

That Time US Bombers Burned Down a Japan-Occupied Chinese City Killing 20,000

By none other than Curtis LeMa in his first mission in the Asian theater One week before Christmas in 1944, nearly 200 American planes raided the Chinese city of Wuhan, dropping 500 tons of incendiary bombs. Thousands of Chinese lives were lost in this incident, which has received very little attention in the intervening decades. … Continue reading “That Time US Bombers Burned Down a Japan-Occupied Chinese City Killing 20,000”

Les gauches européennes renouent-elles progressivement avec le protectionnisme ?

La question du protectionnisme pourrait être un élément de recomposition du Parlement européen. Ikars/ShutterstockLa récente approbation de l’accord de libre-échange entre l’Union européenne (UE) et Singapour, le premier signé avec un pays appartenant à l’Association des nations de l’Asie du Sud-Est (ASEAN), ne constitue pas une nouveauté dans la pratique commerciale européenne de ces dernières … Continue reading “Les gauches européennes renouent-elles progressivement avec le protectionnisme ?”

Asahi chooses smartTrade for their precious metals trading platform

May 23, 2019 TOKYO–(ASIA TODAY / BUSINESS WIRE)–Asahi Pretec, a precious metals recycling company, has selected smartTrade Technologies, a global leader in multi-asset, end-to-end trading solutions, as technology provider to deliver their next generation precious metals trading platform, with NTTData, a major Japanese system integrator, as a partner. Asahi Pretec was searching for a solution … Continue reading “Asahi chooses smartTrade for their precious metals trading platform”

CyberLink to Showcase FaceMe® AI Facial Recognition Engine at Computex 2019

May 23, 2019 Picture:  TAIPEI, Taiwan–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW), a pioneer of AI and facial recognition technologies, will once again be at Computex 2019 from May 28th to June 1st. CyberLink will showcase the latest enhancements to FaceMe®, the leading AI facial recognition engine, and one of the world’s top solutions. The company will demonstrate … Continue reading “CyberLink to Showcase FaceMe® AI Facial Recognition Engine at Computex 2019”

Morpho to Receive EVA Award in Two Consecutive Years

May 23, 2019 Morpho Video Processing Solutions is Awarded Best Software/Algorithm TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Morpho, Inc. (hereinafter, “Morpho”), a global leader in image processing solutions and imaging AI solutions, has been named as the winner of “Best Software/Algorithm” for “Morpho Video Processing Solutions™” as part of the 2019 Vision Product of the Year Awards at the Embedded … Continue reading “Morpho to Receive EVA Award in Two Consecutive Years”

Turkey Has Folded to US Pressure, Is No Longer Importing Any Iranian Oil

Turkey blasted US sanctions but decided not actually to run afoul of them Turkey has closed its ports to Iranian oil, fully complying with U.S. sanctions against its main supplier, despite Ankara publicly criticising the United States’ move to end import waivers and warning of a struggle to tap alternative producers. The U.S. decision to … Continue reading “Turkey Has Folded to US Pressure, Is No Longer Importing Any Iranian Oil”

From Indira Gandhi to APJ Abdul Kalam, Kerala’s ‘Pen’ Hospital Has Helped One & All

I still remember my first ink pen that an aunt gifted to me. It wasn’t the prized ‘hero’ pen, but for the nine-year-old me, this dollar-patterned pen marked a significant milestone: bidding goodbye to pencils forever and with that, inching closer to secondary school, officially. Trust me; it was a big deal back then. I’m … Continue reading “From Indira Gandhi to APJ Abdul Kalam, Kerala’s ‘Pen’ Hospital Has Helped One & All”

Today the US Is Waging a War on Huawei. In 1987 It Was Japan’s Toshiba

Toshiba yesterday, Huawei today! Thirty years ago, Toshiba exported precision instruments to Russia. The United States imposed the following penalties on Toshiba Group: 1.) The Japanese Police Department was ordered to arrest Erhe Lin, President of Toshiba Machinery Foundry, and Hiroshima Tanamura, President of Machine Tool Business, and sentenced to 10 years’imprisonment. 2.) Closing Toshiba’s … Continue reading “Today the US Is Waging a War on Huawei. In 1987 It Was Japan’s Toshiba”

ENTRETIEN AVEC… Seydou Diouf, président de la Fédé de handball : «Nous avons une équipe pour décocher la qualification aux Jo 2020»

Hôte du tournoi de qualification pour les Jeux Olympiques de Tokyo 2020 (Tqo), en septembre prochain, l’Equipe nationale féminine de handball est prête pour décrocher le ticket devant l’Angola, le Cameroun ou encore la Rd Congo. C’est la conviction du président de la Fédé, Seydou Diouf, heureux d’abriter un tel événement dans la nouvelle salle … Continue reading “ENTRETIEN AVEC… Seydou Diouf, président de la Fédé de handball : «Nous avons une équipe pour décocher la qualification aux Jo 2020»”

Cocorico (1) : la France dans le Top 5 des pays attractifs, pour les investissements !

La France, 5e pays le plus attractif, pour les investissements en 2019, au classement AT Kearney ! C’est le meilleur classement de la France depuis 20 ans (classement moyen depuis 2004 = 10e place), ayant cette année doublé la Chine (classement moyen depuis 2004 = 2.25), et le Japon ! Tombée à la 17e place … Continue reading “Cocorico (1) : la France dans le Top 5 des pays attractifs, pour les investissements !”

Big Blow for Huawei as Japanese, Korean, British Firms Reconsider or Suspend Cooperation as Well

Huaweis’s suppliers in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan (ROC), and Britain are examining if they can continue to make business with Huawei, while some have already declared a suspension in cooperation. The issue is that these non-American companies nonetheless use some American components of technology, and if they proceed they will be sanctioned by the US … Continue reading “Big Blow for Huawei as Japanese, Korean, British Firms Reconsider or Suspend Cooperation as Well”

NIPPON Platform Has Established the Ninth Overseas Branch “NIPPON Platform OÜ” in Estonia

May 22, 2019 TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NIPPON Platform Co., Ltd. (CEO: Jun Takagi, Tokyo, Japan) established the subsidiary “NIPPON Platform OÜ” in Estonia on 8 May 2019. This is the ninth overseas branch for NIPPON Platform. “Making Japan into a cashless society” and “Revitalizing local societies and rural development with small and medium-sized retailers” are the motto … Continue reading “NIPPON Platform Has Established the Ninth Overseas Branch “NIPPON Platform OÜ” in Estonia”

Thai Wah Public Company Limited Acquired 33.3% Shares in Tapioca Development Corporation Limited from Japan Corn Starch, Tokyo Japan

May 22, 2019 TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Thai Wah Public Company Limited (“TWPC”), a listed company in Thailand, informed Japan Corn Starch (“JCS”) of its intention to acquire JCS’s 33.3% shares in Tapioca Development Corporation Limited (“TDC”) in order to potentially relocate the factory located in Pattaya Beach, Thailand, based on the expiration of the original lease agreement … Continue reading “Thai Wah Public Company Limited Acquired 33.3% Shares in Tapioca Development Corporation Limited from Japan Corn Starch, Tokyo Japan”

KDDI and SUMITOMO to enter Myanmar’s Mobile Game Industry

May 22, 2019 Picture:  TOKYO, May 22, 2019 – (JCN Newswire) – KDDI CORPORATION and SUMITOMO CORPORATION plan to jointly operate a mobile game publishing business in Myanmar through FUNCREATE MYANMAR LTD. (FCM), a subsidiary of Singapore-based joint venture FUNCREATE PTE. LTD. (FC). Both FC and FCM are assembling a repertoire of mobile device games … Continue reading “KDDI and SUMITOMO to enter Myanmar’s Mobile Game Industry”

MOFA thanks allies for supporting Taiwan at WHA

Four diplomatic allies spoke up for Taiwan during the two-on-two debates held during the General Committee and plenary session on Day 1 of the World Health Assembly in Geneva, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs May 21.   The people and government deeply appreciate the backing of Honduras, Kingdom of Eswatini, Marshall Islands and … Continue reading “MOFA thanks allies for supporting Taiwan at WHA”

US Economic War on China Is a Godsend for Russia

Now Russia and China are brothers in arms June 22nd, 1941 when Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union was a happy day in Britain. They were no longer alone in the war against a power which could draw on the resources of entire Europe. And on December 11th, 1941 when Berlin declared war on the … Continue reading “US Economic War on China Is a Godsend for Russia”

Xi Was Ready for a Deal With Trump, But the Party and the Politburo Overruled Him

Early this month, the Chinese government sent the U.S. a trade deal draft that had been slashed from 150 pages — painstakingly assembled by both sides over five months of negotiations — to 105. The move riled U.S. President Donald Trump and brought progress on the trade talks to a screeching halt, as Beijing surely … Continue reading “Xi Was Ready for a Deal With Trump, But the Party and the Politburo Overruled Him”

Le fort impact sur la Turquie des sanctions internationales contre l’Iran

En Turquie, les importations de pétrole brut iranien ont diminué mais perdurent. Ovknhr / ShutterstockDe part et d’autre d’une frontière de 560 kilomètres, qui n’a pas changé depuis le traité de Qasr-e Chirin conclu en 1639 par l’Empire ottoman et la Perse des Séfévides, profondes sont les relations culturelles, institutionnelles et économiques qu’entretient la Turquie avec l’Iran. … Continue reading “Le fort impact sur la Turquie des sanctions internationales contre l’Iran”

VIPPOOL clerk and VIPPOOL storage Released as Open-Source Software to Facilitate the Development of Systems Using Blockchain Technology

May 21, 2019 Experiment with and develop blockchain products more easily than ever TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–VIPPOOL Inc. (head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Yuki Kojima) hereby announces the open-source release of VIPPOOL clerk—software for developing systems using blockchain technology—and VIPPOOL storage, a Python® library designed to make the software easy to use. With VIPPOOL clerk, a server-side … Continue reading “VIPPOOL clerk and VIPPOOL storage Released as Open-Source Software to Facilitate the Development of Systems Using Blockchain Technology”

Vietnam Startup Wins $1 Million Grand Prize at 2019 Startup World Cup

May 21, 2019 Picture:  Regional Winners from Around the World Competed for a $1 Million Investment at the Grand Finale Event in San Francisco SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Months of preparation and pitching by hundreds of entrepreneurs around the world came down to 12 finalists at the Startup World Cup Grand Finale event on Friday, May 17, … Continue reading “Vietnam Startup Wins $1 Million Grand Prize at 2019 Startup World Cup”

Armées oubliées de l’Asie britannique

On ignore généralement, en Occident, ce que fut la guerre en Asie. La colère que vient de susciter en Chine un nouveau manuel scolaire japonais a rappelé les crimes épouvantables commis par l’armée de Tokyo. Pourtant, celle-ci trouva des alliés dans les pays qu’elle occupait : des mouvements pour qui (…) / Asie, Asie du … Continue reading “Armées oubliées de l’Asie britannique”

EXPLIQUEZ-NOUS… Babacar Djileh Dieng, sur son entrée au Cio : «Une agréable surprise !»

Encore un Sénégalais au Comité international olympique. Il s’agit de Babacar Djileh Dieng qui est devenu membre de la Com­mission numérique et technologie du Cio. Agé de 25 ans, ce jeune informaticien, spécialisé dans l’administration de bases de données et la conception de systèmes d’informations, revient sur cette nomination-surprise. Comment avez-vous accueilli votre nomination à … Continue reading “EXPLIQUEZ-NOUS… Babacar Djileh Dieng, sur son entrée au Cio : «Une agréable surprise !»”

Diplomatic allies urge WHA observer status for Taiwan

A proposal urging Taiwan’s participation in the World Health Assembly as an observer was submitted by 14 of the country’s diplomatic allies to Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs May 20.   The government and people of Taiwan sincerely appreciate the backing of Belize, … Continue reading “Diplomatic allies urge WHA observer status for Taiwan”

Leçons d’histoire

Il y a soixante ans, le 8 mai 1945, avec l’effondrement du IIIe Reich allemand, la seconde guerre mondiale prenait fin en Europe. Elle devait encore se poursuivre en Asie jusqu’au 2 septembre 1945 lorsque, sur le pont du cuirassé américain Missouri, les représentants du Japon, assommés par les (…) / Allemagne, États-Unis, France, Japon, … Continue reading “Leçons d’histoire”

Three HKTDC initiatives boost local start-up ecosystem

May 20, 2019 Picture:  20 May 2019 – The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) ran three initiatives in May as part of its annual event, “International Start-up Week”, with the aim of cultivating a vibrant start-up ecosystem in Hong Kong. The HKTDC initiatives included the launch of the HK Startup Society’s online platform and … Continue reading “Three HKTDC initiatives boost local start-up ecosystem”

Xi Sounds ‘Long March’ Rallying Call From a Rare Earths Mine

China is not afraid of a struggle and will not capitalate. And oh yes, rare earth embargo is on the table. China supplies 90 percent of the global demand and is home 50 percent of the world’s discovered reserves. How do you like that picture? Chinese President Xi Jinping has sought to tap into the … Continue reading “Xi Sounds ‘Long March’ Rallying Call From a Rare Earths Mine”

Sous la pression de Trump, Google barre la route de Huawei aux évolutions d’Android

Google a suspendu ses activités avec Huawei nécessitant le transfert de technologie, à l’exception des applications accessibles via des licences libres, selon l’agence Reuters. Cette décision fait suite à un décret présidentiel signé le 16 mai qui donne au gouvernement des Etats-Unis le pouvoir de bloquer les transactions impliquant des technologies de l’information ou de … Continue reading “Sous la pression de Trump, Google barre la route de Huawei aux évolutions d’Android”

Geneva reception promotes need for Taiwan to participate in activities, mechanisms, meetings of WHO

A reception was hosted May 19 by Taiwan’s representative office in Geneva to promote the need for the country to participate in the activities, mechanisms and meetings of the World Health Organization.   Attended by Health Minister Chen Shih-chung and the visiting Taiwan delegation, the event also involved counterparts and officials from allies Belize, Guatemala, … Continue reading “Geneva reception promotes need for Taiwan to participate in activities, mechanisms, meetings of WHO”

Trump-Bolton Aggression Against Iran Contained by Russia, Japan, China, and EU

Vijay Prashad says the very dangerous statements, economic sanctions and military aggression unleashed by Washington this week against Iran was countered by cool headed diplomacy by Japan, Russia, EU and China The post Trump-Bolton Aggression Against Iran Contained by Russia, Japan, China, and EU appeared first on The Real News Network.

André Malraux : « la culture européenne n’existe pas »

Alors que la guerre, en Europe, vient de s’achever (la capitulation allemande date du 8 mai 1945) et que le conflit se poursuit en Asie (le Japon ne capitulera que le 2 septembre), l’écrivain antifasciste vénézuélien Miguel Otero Silva arrive en France en juillet 1945, envoyé par son journal, « El (…) / Europe, France, … Continue reading “André Malraux : « la culture européenne n’existe pas »”

Foreign military bases are threat to East Africa-Report

London, May 19, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Western nations such as US, China and emerging military powers such as India and Turkey are projecting their military might throughout East Africa rather than the interest of the region, a new report says. The study carried out by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Sipri) noted that some of these … Continue reading “Foreign military bases are threat to East Africa-Report”

Trump to Turn EU, Japan Into China’s Trade War Allies

In the trade war between the US and China, China has been making great efforts to form a united front with EU and Japan. Chinese President Xi Jinping’s recent visits to Italy and France were very successful. At the same time, he will have a summit meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, which Abe … Continue reading “Trump to Turn EU, Japan Into China’s Trade War Allies”

The Majority of the World’s Population Lives Inside This Circle

Where it’s at, and the periphery Back in 2013, a meme circulated quickly off of a Reddit post that showed the incredible population density of the southeast corner of Asia. As Visual Capitalist’s Jeff Desjardins notes, the satellite map showed, quite simply, that “more people live inside this circle, than outside of it”. THE POPULATION EPICENTER We are in the business of … Continue reading “The Majority of the World’s Population Lives Inside This Circle”

Thailand Soars to Asia’s No. 4 for International Conventions with Over 50 Billion Bt of Q2 2019 Revenue

May 18, 2019 Picture:  15 May 2019 Bangkok – Thailand’s MICE has soared to Asia’s no. 4 for international conventions with the number of meetings that reached 193. In Quarter 2, Thai MICE has continually grown in terms of volume and revenue. The number of domestic and foreign MICE travellers totalling 8 million has contributed … Continue reading “Thailand Soars to Asia’s No. 4 for International Conventions with Over 50 Billion Bt of Q2 2019 Revenue”

Mondial basket : Les Lions vont jouer trois tournois de préparation

L’Equipe masculine de basket va participer à trois tournois de préparation en perspective de la prochaine Coupe du monde de la discipline, prévue en Chine du 31 août au 15 septembre, annonce le président de la Fédération sénégalaise de basket, Me Babacar Ndiaye. «Nous envisageons d’avoir une quarantaine de jours de préparation avec trois tournois … Continue reading “Mondial basket : Les Lions vont jouer trois tournois de préparation”

The US Military-Industrial Complex Is a Giant Malignant Virus Eating Away at America’s Actual Military Power

“If we understand that the MIC exists purely to sustain itself and grow, it becomes easier to make sense of the corruption, mismanagement, and war, and understand why, despite warnings over allegedly looming threats, we remain in reality so poorly defended” For a country that spends such vast sums on its national security apparatus—many times … Continue reading “The US Military-Industrial Complex Is a Giant Malignant Virus Eating Away at America’s Actual Military Power”

POURQUOI L’AMERIQUE S’ATTAQUE À L’IRAN ?

Attention. D. Trump n’est un clown, ni un demeuré. Il sait parfaitement ce qu’il fait pourquoi il le fait et au service de qui il le fait. POURQUOI L’AMERIQUE S’ATTAQUE À L’IRAN ? Abdelhak Benelhadj, Le Quotidien d’Oran, J. 16 mai 2019 L’histoire bégaye. * Prenant prétexte de l’« attaque » de deux de ses … Continue reading “POURQUOI L’AMERIQUE S’ATTAQUE À L’IRAN ?”

Trump’s “Trade War” Is Morphing Into an Outright Economic War on China, A War the US Can’t Win

The Trump administration has made it known it is moving to control, limit and potentially ban Huawei from purchasing components in the US. Somebody explain to me how this serves the goals of Trump’s trade war? Supposedly the Chinese sin was to bring too much of their goods to the US, and not buy enough … Continue reading “Trump’s “Trade War” Is Morphing Into an Outright Economic War on China, A War the US Can’t Win”

Macro Digest : False Stabilisation & Trade war

The G-20 meeting in Japan is a very bad place to go looking for a trade deal between China and US (WTO is one of the main agenda points) The rhetoric change in China this week takes down our 75/25 for a deal odds to 50/50 – Remember: Nothing happens in vacuum in China Risk … Continue reading “Macro Digest : False Stabilisation & Trade war”

Huawei Stockpiles 12 Months of Parts Ahead of US Ban

Huawei Technologies told global suppliers six months ago it wanted to build up a year of crucial components to prepare for trade war uncertainties, even as it moved to secure new sources and become more self reliant, sources familiar with the plans told the Nikkei Asian Review. Meanwhile, concerns are mounting in Huawei’s Asian tech … Continue reading “Huawei Stockpiles 12 Months of Parts Ahead of US Ban”

BREAKING: Situation Worsens In Venezuela, Bolivia, U.S., Japan, Mexico, Iraq, Spain

WASHINGTON—Confirming recent reports of conditions approaching crisis levels, sources across the globe revealed Thursday that the situation continues to worsen in Venezuela, Bolivia, the United States, Japan, Mexico, Iraq, and Spain, in addition to South Sudan, India, Gabon, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Saudi Arabia. “What…Read more…