Japan Says China Exports Fell In 1st Half

Japan says China exports fell in 1st half

Japan's exports to China fell in the first six months of the year as companies shifted production elsewhere to avoid trade tariffs. About 20 percent of Japan's exports go to China.

Finance Ministry statistics show China-bound shipments in January-to-June fell 8 percent to about 66 billion dollars from the same period last year. Exports to China in July also dropped by 9 percent on year to 12 billion dollars.

Japan Monitoring High-tech Exports

Japan monitoring high-tech exports

Japan's government has been closely monitoring exports of its advanced technologies and expertise since April. That's when the Trade and Industry Ministry set up a special section.

The government doesn't want the country's expertise in fields such as artificial intelligence and biotechnology used in military applications after it's been exported.

Japan To Tighten Material Exports To S. Korea

Japan to tighten material exports to S. Korea

The Japanese government says it will tighten restrictions on exports of high-tech materials to South Korea.

Relations between the two countries have deteriorated since late last year over a wartime labor issue. But Japanese officials did not say if the restrictions were retaliatory.

Japan To Tighten Material Exports To S.korea

Japan to tighten material exports to S.Korea

Japan's trade ministry has said it will tighten restrictions on exports of high-tech materials to South Korea. Relations between the two countries have worsened since late last year over a wartime labor issue. But officials said the export restrictions should not be seen as retaliation.

The Economy, Trade and Industry Ministry says the tougher rules will apply to three materials used in high-tech products.

Japan Slaps Temporary Ban On Exports Of Rare Turtles

Japan slaps temporary ban on exports of rare turtlesExports of Japanese pond turtles have been increasing sharply since early this year, prompting the government to impose partial restrictions to conserve the species.
The "nihon ishigame" (Japanese stone turtle) is in strong demand in China and Hong Kong as an ingredient of health food. It is also popular as a rare pet from Japan.

Nissan Mexico Exports Its Five-millionth Vehicle, A Red Nissan Np300 Frontier Pickup, To Colombia

Nissan Mexico exports its five-millionth vehicle, a red Nissan NP300 Frontier pickup, to ColombiaNissan Mexico has achieved the significant milestone of exporting five million vehicles since the start of its exports operations in 1972, confirming again Nissan Mexico's position as the company's largest vehicle exporter worldwide. The five-millionth unit was a red Nissan NP300 Frontier pickup shipped from Veracruz and destined for Colombia, one of the top export markets for Nissan from Mexico.