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Biden’s Trade Representative Expected to Be Assertive with China

WASHINGTON – If China’s leadership had any question about how the Biden administration would approach the ongoing trade disputes between the two countries, the appointment of Katherine Tai to be U.S. trade representative ought to have answered them pretty clearly. An attorney by training, Tai comes to the job from the U.S. House of Representatives […]

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US Judge Allows Extradition of Alleged Ghosn Accomplices

WASHINGTON – A U.S. federal judge on Thursday gave the go-ahead to extradite to Japan two Americans arrested in May 2020 on suspicion of having helped former Renault-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn flee Japan. Judge Indira Talwani ruled that Michael Taylor and his son Peter Taylor could not satisfactorily back up their claim that they would […]

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2021 Japan Prize Laureates Announced

TOKYO, Jan. 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The winners of the 2021 Japan Prize were announced on January 29 by the Japan Prize Foundation and its president, Hiroshi Komiyama. The newest laureates are Australian researcher Prof. Martin Andrew Green, honored for his work in the field of “Resources, Energy, the Environment, and Social Infrastructure,” and U.S. researchers […]