If you've eaten sushi, you might assume you've tried wasabi. But chances are it was an artificial version that Japanese growers say is a world away from their 'green gold'. About half of the fresh wasabi grown in Japan comes from Shizuoka, southwest of Tokyo. Wasabi grows naturally there and has been used in local cuisine for centuries.
It might seem like a flight of fancy, but a Japanese firm says it is one step closer to making flying cars a reality after testing a drone-like prototype. The Japanese company Skydrive, which develops urban air mobility solutions, carried out a test flight of its SD-03 electric flying car with a passenger on board. The vehicle, which operates with eight rotors and two propellers arranged at each corner, rose vertically into the air about three meters above the ground and circled a test field for four minutes.
Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, former Foreign Secretary of India and president of Global Corporate Affairs at Tata Sons Ltd., Luis Alberto Moreno, president of Inter-American Development Bank, Kevin Rudd, former Prime Minister of Australia and president of the Asia Society Policy Institute, and Yoriko Kawaguchi, former Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs and Environment, discuss how global businesses navigate political uncertainty.