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Guam hits record tourism numbers despite decrease in Japan arrivals

19-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Guampdn | 6:00 AM

Guam ended fiscal 2017 with a record-breaking 1.56 million visitors the most in a fiscal year to date, according to the Guam Visitors Bureau. Fiscal 2017 saw 3.2 percent more [...]
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US, Japan agree to maximise diplomatic pressure on N Korea

19-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Pbs.org | 6:00 AM

US and Japanese diplomats agreed Tuesday to maximise pressure on North Korea to resolve tensions over its nuclear programme, while citing the need to be prepared for the [...]
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Japanese military helicopter loses contact off central Japan

19-Oct-2017 Intellasia | News Observer | 6:00 AM

A Japanese military helicopter carrying four crewmembers lost radar contact Tuesday while on a nighttime search and rescue flight training mission in central Japan and is [...]
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ASDF helicopter loses contact off central Japan

19-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Japan Today | 6:00 AM

A Japanese defense helicopter carrying four crew members lost contact during flight training in central Japan on Tuesday evening and is feared to have crashed. The UH-60J [...]
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Japan is Perplexed By The Sudden US Fervor Over McDonald’s Szechuan Nugget Sauce

19-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Geek | 6:00 AM

While people are taking packets of McDonald’s Szechuan McNugget dipping sauce and smashing them on the ground for other people to scoop up and eat, the rest of the [...]
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Underdog centre-left party may outperform expectations in Japan snap poll

Underdog centre-left party may outperform expectations in Japan snap poll

19-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A new centre-left party pledging to bring “bottom up” democracy to Japan may prove the surprise success story of an election on Sunday, although the party is [...]
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Japan ruling coalition seen winning around 2/3 majority: Kyodo

19-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe’s coalition is on track for a roughly two-thirds majority in Sunday’s general election, a survey by Kyodo news agency showed, [...]
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US looking to Japan for help in boosting LNG exports to Asia

19-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Sacbee | 6:00 AM

The US is keen to work with Japan in expanding exports of US liquefied natural gas in Asia, and hopes for more Japanese investment in American natural gas infrastructure, a [...]
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Japan PM Abe sends offering to war shrine

Japan PM Abe sends offering to war shrine

18-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering to a controversial war shrine on Tuesday, risking protest from China and South Korea which see it as a painful [...]
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Japanese PM Abe sends ritual offering to Yasukuni shrine for war dead

Japanese PM Abe sends ritual offering to Yasukuni shrine for war dead

18-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering to the Yasukuni Shrine for war dead, seen in China and the two Koreas as a symbol of Japan’s past militarism, [...]
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US, Japan fail to bridge gap on trade in economic talks

18-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The United States and Japan agreed to work together against the rising threat from North Korea but failed to bridge differences on thorny issues of trade during economic [...]
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Abe sends ritual offering to Yasukuni Shrine for war dead

18-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Japan Today | 6:00 AM

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering to the Yasukuni Shrine for war dead, seen in China and the two Koreas as a symbol of Japan’s past militarism, [...]
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China-Japan Rivalry Deepens as Abe and Xi on Pace for More Power

18-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Asia’s two biggest economies both have their most powerful leaders in decadesand neither one has much incentive to mend a relationship that has long been volatile. [...]
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Japanese Communist Party says dialogue, not pressure will work on N Korea

18-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Japan Times | 6:00 AM

The leader of the Japanese Communist Party says Japan should shift from pressure to dialogue in its effort to curb North Korea’s nuclear development programme. JCP [...]
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Japanese Defense Ministry: ‘Unusual’ Chinese Military Air Activities Increase Near Japan’s Airspace

18-Oct-2017 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

Total Air Self-Defense Force scrambles dropped slightly from 2016, but Japan remains concerned. The Japanese Ministry of Defense released new data concerning the scope of [...]
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