Suzuki indonesia goes for SUV market with XL7
JAKARTA, NNA – PT Suzuki Indomobil Sales (SIS), an Indonesian sales unit of Japanese automaker Suzuki Motor Corp., has rolled out the new Suzuki XL7 medium SUV as it aims for a slice of Indonesia's burgeoning SUV market.Driven by smart technology and developed on Suzuki's sturdy Heartech platform, the seven-seater version will be sold in Indonesia as well as overseas.In the global launch on Saturday, Seiji Itayama, president director of SIS, said the three-row XL7 is poised to be a popular product as it has been specially designed to attract Indonesian motorists and promote consumer awareness ...
NNA Business News
Japanese oil refiner Idemitsu to invest in solar power project in Philippines
MANILA, NNA – Major Japanese oil refiner Idemitsu Kosan Co. is entering the solar power business in the Philippines to expand its renewable energy portfolio as the country endeavors to boost its clean energy output.The company said in a statement on Monday it will participate in PowerSource First Bulacan Solar, a solar power project with installed capacity of 80,900 kilowatts in San Miguel, Bulacan Province, north of Manila.The project costs at 4.25 billion pesos ($83.9 million). Construction began last month and the plant is scheduled to become operational in the fourth quarter of this year, ...
NNA Business News
Japan completes virus testing for quarantined ship
Tokyo (AFP) - All passengers and crew on board a ship quarantined off Japan have now been tested for the new coronavirus, the government said Tuesday, as more countries moved to evacuate citizens from the boat.South Korea became the latest to announce it would remove its citizens from the Diamond Princess, where more than 400 people have tested positive for COVID-19.Japan has faced criticism for its handling of the situation, with dozens of new infections detected almost daily since the ship arrived in early February.But it has defended its approach and health minister Katsunobu Kato insisted ...
1,868 dead, infections top 72,000: Virus update
Japan said it expected to remove all passengers from the stricken Diamond Princess by Friday and South Korea said it would evacuate its citizens from the luxury cruise liner, which remains docked at the port of Yokohama.Health authorities from the Netherlands to Thailand are tracking travellers from the Westerdamcruise liner as they fan out toward home, after an American passenger was found to be infected.The moves come as Hong Kong’s government seeks close to HK$28 billion ($3.6 billion) in funding from the city’s Legislative Council for virus control and prevention measures, leader Carrie La...
The Bangkok Post
Furious shareholders blast Nissan bosses
Tokyo (AFP) - Shareholders livid about the performance of struggling Japanese car giant Nissan on Tuesday blasted bosses over dividends, executive pay, the stock price, and even the type of vehicle they use.Shareholders voted to approve new chief executive Makoto Uchida in his post but he received a barrage of furious questions at an extraordinary shareholders' meeting after the most recent results showed a more than 87-percent plunge in net profit for the nine months to December."I've been a Nissan shareholder for close to 20 years. You need to review what you're doing. I have 3,000 Nissan sh...
5 Stylish (And Sometimes Flirty) Ways To Wear Uniqlo’s White Shirt
Is the white shirt the new mini black dress?! These 5 looks will surely convince you, follow us and try out the delicate art of the perfect white shirt lookMastering the office dress code is never easy, especially in a city like Tokyo where trends are always on the move. However, the business culture remains traditional, conservative, and sometimes very difficult to gauge. Still, there is an essential to your wardrobe when it comes to business attire: Uniqlo white shirts.A while ago, we looked at some great ways to style Zara’s signature pencil skirt. This month, we take a look at one of these...
Americans arrive home from virus-infected cruise ship
Travis Air Force Base (United States) (AFP) - More than 300 Americans rescued from a cruise ship quarantined off Japan because of the new coronavirus arrived back in the United States Monday for two more weeks of medical seclusion, as concern rose over passengers who dispersed around the globe after leaving another ship in Cambodia.The COVID-19 virus death toll exceeds 1,800 in China, where it has infected more than 72,000. Elsewhere, hundreds more have been infected and the virus has sparked panic buying, economic jitters as well as the cancellation of high-profile sporting and cultural event...
General Motors to exit Australia, New Zealand and Thailand in cost-cutting move
General Motors is exiting Australia, New Zealand and Thailand to save costs in the underperforming markets and better hone its focus on growth markets as well as on its electric vehicle and self-driving car strategies.As a result, GM said it expects to incur net cash charges of $300 million and to record total cash and noncash charges of $1.1 billion. These charges will primarily be incurred in the first quarter and continuing through the fourth quarter.But the move will not affect GM’s U.S. operations, a GM spokesman said. GM’s Spring Hill Assembly plant in Tennessee builds the Holden Acadia ...
Detroit Free Press
John M. Crisp: Where are we on the global catastrophe spectrum?
Many a gloomy doomsayer has gone to his grave disappointed because, despite threatening signs to the contrary, the ever-resilient earth persists. The sun still comes up, the seasons change and human beings endure.Sophisticated civilizations have come and gone, but you would have gone broke betting on catastrophe on a global scale, even during the 14th Century, when many thought the plague, raging through Europe, signaled the end of humanity. They were wrong.Still, is it just me or do you, too, have the nagging feeling that the potential for global catastrophe has increased in inverse proportio...
Tribune News Service
After season of tinkering, Mariners pitcher Yusei Kikuchi spent the offseason perfecting
PEORIA, Ariz. — In the days after the 2019 season mercifully came to an end, and before the offseason truly began for players not in the postseason, Scott Servais wanted to talk with Yusei Kikuchi.The manager and the rookie pitcher, along with Kikuchi’s translator at the time, met for breakfast in Seattle to discuss what went right and all that went wrong in the recent season and what was expected to be gained in the four months of freedom before this spring training.It was there that the seeds of a change both knew was needed were planted.“We were just going to talk through the year and get a...
The Seattle Times