Shinzo Abe sought to reinvigorate Japan with bold economic policies, strong armed forces

Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, Shinzo Abe, was shot and killed on Friday. He was 67. — Image via Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff/Flickr/CC BY 2.0 TOKYO — Shinzo Abe, Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, who sought to lift the economy out of chronic deflation with his bold “Abenomics” policies, beef up the military and […]

JCB and GB Prime Pay announce partnership to expand online merchant network in Thailand

Bangkok and Tokyo, Apr 27, 2021 – (JCN Newswire via – JCB International, Co., Ltd., the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd., Japan’s only international payment brand, and Global Prime Corporation Company Limited (GB Prime Pay: GBP), an online payment platform provider, are pleased to announce the enablement of JCB payment acceptance at […]

Singapore deputy PM unexpectedly steps aside as future premier, in succession setback

Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat will step aside as the designated successor to current premier Lee Hsien Loong, in an unexpected decision that disrupts the city-state’s succession plans. “We need a leader who will not only rebuild Singapore post-COVID-19, but also lead the next phase of our nation-building effort,” Mr. Heng said in […]