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Abe: Japan to lead UN action on N Korea

Abe: Japan to lead UN action on N Korea

24-Sep-2016 Intellasia | The-Japan-News | 8:58 AM

Prime minister Shinzo Abe vowed Wednesday that Japan will lead discussions at the UN Security Council toward its adoption of a fresh resolution calling for tougher sanctions [...]
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Japan official says it will act if speculative moves seen in yen

24-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s top currency diplomat said on Thursday that Japanese financial authorities are watching for speculative currency market moves and would respond if needed. [...]
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Japan PM raises N Korea nuclear programme with Cuba’s Fidel Castro

Japan PM raises N Korea nuclear programme with Cuba’s Fidel Castro

24-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Shinzo Abe, the first Japanese leader to visit Communist-ruled Cuba, called for a strong and unified international response to North Korea’s nuclear [...]
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Japanese PM in Cuba to ‘open new page’ in ties

24-Sep-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Shinzo Abe arrived in Cuba for the first visit to the country by a Japanese premier, saying he wants to “open a new page” in relations. Abe met [...]
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‘Bragging Rights’ Seen Winnable on Japan Clean Power Exchange

24-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

A renewable power exchange in Japan would give companies a chance to tout their clean energy credentials, even if it costs more than electricity from fossil fuels, according [...]
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6.3-magnitude earthquake strikes near Japan

6.3-magnitude earthquake strikes near Japan

24-Sep-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck near Japan on Thursday, according to the United States Geological Survey. The USGS reported the earthquake hit about 138 miles southeast of [...]
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Japan grows more open to foreign workers as population declines

24-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Japan Times | 6:00 AM

Two aides to prime minister Shinzo Abe said the nation is planning to bring in more overseas workers to bolster the shrinking labour force. Masahiko Shibayama, a lawmaker in [...]
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Analysts Are Trying to Persuade Traders That the Bank of Japan’s Plan Will Fail

24-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Yield-curve targeting could further fuel deflation, analysts fear. When you try to say “Don’t fight the Fed” in Japanese, something gets lost in [...]
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Japan’s New Special Relationship With the Federal Reserve

24-Sep-2016 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

What matters for the yen, the dollar and interest rates in both the US and Japan, is what the Fed does next When central banks start playing a game of catch, there is cause [...]
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Japan move shows limit of central bank powers

24-Sep-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japan’s central bank has revealed yet another exotic weapon to generate growth, but skeptics say all it shows is that the armoury is empty and a long battle against [...]
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Why the Bank of Japan may be praying for a Fed rate hike

24-Sep-2016 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

The Bank of Japan has lost its grip on the country’s currency, and an interest rate hike from the US Federal Reserve may be the only fix for Japan’s economy. [...]
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Russia to open Japan business support centre in Far East

24-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Japan Times | 6:00 AM

Russia will open a facility to support Japanese business activities in its Far East, according to a senior official of the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far [...]
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Abe becomes first Japanese leader to visit Communist-ruled Cuba

24-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Shinzo Abe, the first Japanese leader to visit Communist-ruled Cuba, called for a strong and unified international response to North Korea’s nuclear [...]
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Duterte plans China, Japan visits in October

24-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Japantimes | 6:00 AM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is planning separate visits to China and Japan next month, his first foreign trips outside southeast Asia since assuming the leadership [...]
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BOJ overhauls policy focus, sets target for government bond yields

23-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Bank of Japan made an abrupt shift on Wednesday to targeting interest rates on government bonds to achieve its elusive inflation target, after years of massive money [...]
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