U.s. And Japan Eye Partial Trade Deal By September - Autoblog

U.S. and Japan eye partial trade deal by September - Autoblog

WASHINGTON — The United States and Japan are working on a trade deal involving agriculture and autos that could be agreed by President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe when they meet in New York in September, three industry sources familiar with the discussions said on Tuesday. An auto industry official said the deal could involve Japan offering U.S. farmers new access to its market in return for Washington reducing tariffs on certain Japanese auto parts. But he emphasized the talks remain fluid. Such a deal would give Abe a win on autos, while helping Trump shore up support among farmers, an important constituency ahead of the 2020 presidential election. A second source familiar with the discussions said the Trump administration was looking for increased access for U.S. beef and pork products. Improved access to the Japanese market would help the United States compete with members of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), a trade agreement among Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam. One of Trump's first acts as president was to pull the United States out of that agreement's predecessor, which killed the deal. Trump and Abe discussed trade in Osaka, Japan, during a Group of 20 meeting last month, but no details of their talks were released. Politico on Tuesday reported some sort of a deal was possible in September. Although Abe is one of Trump's closest allies on the world stage, the president has threatened to impose steep tariffs on car imports from Japan and the European Union to even out what he calls unfair trade imbalances. Abe is eager to see the threat taken off the table. Trump has repeatedly said he is unhappy with Japan's trade surplus with the United States, which was $67.6 billion in goods in 2018, with nearly two-thirds coming from auto exports, according to U.S. figures. Trump has threatened to impose 25% tariffs on imported Japanese cars on national security grounds but delayed those as trade talks continue. The leaders agreed last September to discuss an arrangement that protects Japanese automakers from further tariffs while negotiations are under way. The deal would not require congressional approval since the U.S. president can eliminate or reduce tariffs on products that have a duty of less than 5%, and most auto parts tariffs are roughly 3-6%. Asked about the possibility of such a deal, a Japanese government official declined to comment but said working level discussions on trade were under way. The official said no significant progress would come until after July 21 elections for Japan's upper house of parliament. "We have a mutual understanding that we should find common ground so we can find a final settlement," the official told Reuters. A source familiar with the Japanese government's position said the idea of a mini-trade deal was "interesting and reasonable", but another source said talks needed to cover "all items, not just auto and agriculture". Both spoke on condition of anonymity. The U.S. Trade Representative's office had no immediate comment on the possibility of a deal. A U.S. Commerce Department official also declined to comment.

Torchlight Ii Will Come To Ps4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch This September

Torchlight II Will Come To PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch This September

Back in the days of Diablo, some of the developers behind the game left Blizzard where they formed their own studio, Runic Games, which resulted in the Torchlight series, which many had hailed back then as a possible alternative to Diablo for those who enjoy this style of game.

The good news is that if you enjoyed the Torchlight series of games, you’ll be pleased to learn that Torchlight II has since been announced for the PS4, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Switch. For those unfamiliar, Torchlight II was originally launched on the PC back in 2012, which means that this is by no means a new game.

Tokyo Court Plans To Hold Ghosn Trial In September

Tokyo court plans to hold Ghosn trial in September

The Tokyo District Court plans to hold the first hearing for Nissan Motor's former chairman Carlos Ghosn in September.

Ghosn has been indicted for underreporting his executive compensation in Nissan's securities reports, in violation of the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act. He is also charged with aggravated breach of trust.

Xperia Xz2 Series Receive September 2018 Security Patches (51.1.a.11.51)

Xperia XZ2 series receive September 2018 security patches (51.1.A.11.51)

A quick heads-up for owners of the Xperia XZ2, XZ2 Compact and XZ2 Premium, Sony is now rolling a new firmware update adding the 1 September 2018 Android security patches. This follows-on from the Xperia XZ1 series/XZ Premium update this morning. The latest update moves the build number from 51.1.A.11.26 to version 51.1.A.11.51. If you've noticed any other changes, let us know in the comments below.

Xperia Xz1, Xz Premium And Xz1 Compact Get September 2018 Security Patches (47.1.a.16.20)

Xperia XZ1, XZ Premium and XZ1 Compact get September 2018 security patches (47.1.A.16.20)

Sony Mobile is now pushing the latest firmware update for the Xperia XZ Premium and XZ1 family, moving the build number from 47.1.A.12.270 to version 47.1.A.16.20. This latest update includes the 1 September 2018 Android security patches. So no Android Pie just yet, but it has been caught testing on the Xperia XZ Premium, so hopefully Sony will meet its November deadline.

Nintendo Direct Will Now Take Place On September 13th

Nintendo Direct Will Now Take Place On September 13th

Nintendo had previously announced that it would conduct a Nintendo Direct presentation on September 6th. It would have been the company’s first Direct presentation after E3 2018. However, it had to postpone the presentation following the unfortunate earthquake in Japan’s province of Hokkaido. The company has now confirmed that it has rescheduled the presentation on September 13th.

Nintendo Switch Online Service Launches September 18

Nintendo Switch Online Service Launches September 18

Nintendo had previously confirmed that its Switch Online service would be launching in September. However the company did not mention when exactly it would launch in September, but now it seems like we have a date to look forward to as Nintendo has confirmed that the service will officially kick off on the 18th of September.

Nintendo Direct Could Now Be Taking Place On The 13th Of September

Nintendo Direct Could Now Be Taking Place On The 13th Of September

Last week Nintendo announced plans for a Nintendo Direct presentation that would have taken place on the 6th of September. Unfortunately this did not come to pass as Nintendo decided to postpone the presentation due to the earthquake that took place in Hokkaido. The company was expected to reschedule it, but so far they have not mentioned anything.

Alleged Fujifilm Gfx 50r Specs Leaked, Rumored For September 25

Alleged Fujifilm GFX 50R Specs Leaked, Rumored For September 25

A couple of years ago Fujifilm launched the GFX 50S which marked the company’s first foray into the medium format business. Now fast forward two years later, it seems that the company has plans for a successor because in a report from Fuji Rumors, they are claiming that Fujifilm will be making an announcement on the 25th of September.

First Nintendo Direct Since E3 2018 Airs September 6th

First Nintendo Direct Since E3 2018 Airs September 6th

Nintendo fans, mark your calendars for September 6th. The company has confirmed that it’s going to be conducting its first detailed Nintendo Direct presentation since the E3 2018 gaming convention a couple of months ago on September 6th. There will be announcements concerning both the Nintendo 3DS and the Nintendo Switch during the presentation.

Nintendo confirms that the upcoming Nintendo Direct stream will air on September 6th at 6 pm ET. The event’s landing page mentions that new games are on the agenda for the 3DS and the Switch. The stream will run for about 35 minutes, the company has revealed.