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China says ‘no change’ in policy on improving ties with Japan

China says ‘no change’ in policy on improving ties with Japan

30-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China on Thursday rejected remarks by former Japanese prime minister Yasuo Fukuda that Beijing had expressed willingness to improve ties between Asia’s two biggest [...]
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Crafty expats take the home brew to Japan

30-Aug-2014 Intellasia | FT | 6:00 AM

Nestled next to an 80-year-old bamboo restaurant festooned with noren, the traditional Japanese fabric dividers, Campion Ale is a surprising addition to Asakusa, [...]
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‘I am confident that India will be Japan’s largest investment partner, says Japan’s envoy to India

30-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Dna India | 6:00 AM

Minister Akio Isomata is currently attached to the Embassy of Japan in India. He took up this position this month itself, and has been on the Japanese foreign service for [...]
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Crisis, renewal and the prospects for science advice in Japan

30-Aug-2014 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Public and political confidence in Japan’s science system collapsed after the devastating earthquake, tsunami and Fukushima nuclear disaster in March 2011. Tateo [...]
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Japan’s brokerages seize opportunity as death tax set to rise

30-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

As Japanese families gathered earlier this month for the traditional “Obon” festival honoring ancestors, some elderly parents broached an awkward but increasingly [...]
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India’s Modi Visits Japan to Deepen Defense and Commercial Ties

30-Aug-2014 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

The Premier and Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe Are Expected to Discuss Regional Security India’s prime minister Narendra Modi starts a five-day visit to Japan on [...]
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Japan defence ministry asks for record budget

30-Aug-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japan’s defence ministry on Friday made its biggest ever budget request, as Tokyo bolsters its military amid worries over China’s expanding naval reach. The [...]
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Japan hangs gangster and killer arsonist

Japan hangs gangster and killer arsonist

30-Aug-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japan executed a mobster and a killer arsonist on Friday, bringing to 11 the total number of death sentences carried out since prime minister Shinzo Abe took power in 2012. [...]
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India’s Modi heads to Japan with trade and China in mind

30-Aug-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

India’s new prime minister Narendra Modi heads to Japan Saturday seeking to capitalise on a close relationship with his like-minded counterpart Shinzo Abe to boost [...]
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Japan household spending slumps, output flat as tax pain persists

30-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese household spending fell much more than expected and factory output remained weak in July after plunging in June, government data showed, suggesting that soft exports [...]
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JGBs slip on profit-taking after probing highs

30-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese government bond prices slipped on Friday as participants sold into a recent rally to take profits, forcing debt yields away from recent troughs. The benchmark [...]
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Hello Kitty not a cat, has never been: company

30-Aug-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Hello Kitty is not a cat, the company behind Japan’s global icon of cute insisted Thursday, despite an uproar from Internet users who spluttered: “But she’s [...]
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Japan’s July Output Misses Estimates as Spending Slumps

30-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Industrial production in Japan rose less than expected in July while household spending slumped and the inflation rate remained unchanged, highlighting the challenge of [...]
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Japan’s Abe faces another bruising debate over raising sales tax

30-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Shinzo Abe faces a hard choice in coming months: whether to hike Japan’s sales tax again, raising the risks of damaging a fragile recovery, or to back [...]
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Japan could become a cornerstone of Modi foreign policy

30-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Hindustan Times | 6:00 AM

When Narendra Modi arrives in Japan on Saturday, it will mark the beginning of a relationship that could be one of the cornerstones of his foreign policy. Officials are [...]
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