November 12, 2019

Japan is experimenting with robotic bulldozers and drones for construction because there aren’t enough workers

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Danielle Muoio, Tech Insider From Business Insider As Japan prepares for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, its become clearer that their massive labor shortage is becoming a big problem. So Komatsu, the second largest construction company in the world based in Japan, is turning away from human workers to robotics. Restrictions to visas for blue-collar workers […]

One size does not fit all

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By Sarah Spigelman Richter From Mashable How some Asian cultures use chopsticks differently If you thought people using chopsticks follow the same protocol in cultures throughout Asia, start taking notes. For instance, in Japan people don’t stick their chopsticks straight up in a bowl of Japanese oyako don. In Thai cultures chopsticks aren’t used to […]

Fuel surcharge, what fuel surcharge?

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By Jamie Robertson From BBC Remember the fuel surcharge imposed by the airlines when oil prices started to rise? Now with oil at a 12 year low, below $30 a barrel, how can airlines possibly be hitting passengers with a surcharge for jet fuel? The point is they aren’t. But before you crack open the […]

e-Shang Cayman Ltd merges with Redwood Group Asia, Pte. Ltd.

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By Michael Patrini From Global Legal Chronicle Walkers has acted as Cayman Islands counsel to Shanghai-based e-Shang Cayman Ltd and its private equity investor Warburg Pincus in connection with the all-stock merger with Singapore’s Redwood Group Asia, Pte. Ltd. Two of the leading developers, owners and operators of logistics real estate in Asia, e-Shang Cayman Ltd […]

6 ways the robot revolution will transform the future of work

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By Hope Reese From TechRepublic TechRepublic spoke to Alec Ross, author of The Industries of the Future, about the global impact AI and robotics will have on the future of work. We are on the brink of a major technological moment, with global, economic, and social implications, according to Alec Ross, author of The Industries […]

e-Shang and the Redwood Group announce strategic merger

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Creates Foremost Pure-play Pan-Asia Logistics Real Estate Platform SHANGHAI, SINGAPORE and TOKYO, Jan. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Two of the leading developers, owners and operators of logistics real estate in Asia, e-Shang Cayman Ltd (“e-Shang”) and the Redwood Group Asia, Pte. Ltd. (“Redwood”), announced today that the two companies have completed an all-stock merger. Upon […]

Javier Hernandez and Carli Lloyd Named 2015 CONCACAF Players of the Year

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Miami (Friday, January 22, 2016) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) announced today that Javier Hernandez and Carli Lloyd are the 2015 CONCACAF Male and Female Players of the Year, respectively, as winners in eleven different categories for the annual CONCACAF Awards were revealed. In an equally-weighted vote among […]

SoftBank’s cutesy Pepper robot

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SoftBank’s cutesy Pepper robot sells out in one minute By Steve Dent From engadget JAPAN-LIFESTYLE-TECHNOLOGY-ROBOTICS-OFFBEAT If you always wanted a robot butler to greet guests, amuse kids or be a live-action version of Cortana, you’re way too late. The Pepper robot that does all that sold out exactly one minute after it went on sale […]

Japan floods send raging rivers

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Japan floods send raging rivers through homes as thousands flee By Johnny Simon And Andrew Freedman From Mashable Tropical Storm Etau may have been a weak storm in terms of its winds, but it swamped some of the most populated areas of Japan with nearly two-feet of rain, yielding catastrophic flooding that has washed away […]

China seen as next boom for cruise industry

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By Hannah Sampson From Miami Herald In early 2014, the cruise industry was steaming ahead with few surprises. New ships were on the horizon, including Royal Caribbean International’s Quantum of the Seas, which was headed where most new ships from North American companies sail: the Caribbean. But seven months before the ship’s launch, the Miami-based […]