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Africa caught up between Japan and China

27-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Standardmedia | 6:00 AM

This weekend Japan holds the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) VI in Nairobi, Kenya. Technically, this means, Africa hosts TICAD for the first [...]
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Japan’s ANA cancels Dreamliner flights over engine trouble

27-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s All Nippon Airways said Thursday it is cancelling some Boeing Dreamliner flights owing to a problem with the plane’s engine, and warned of more [...]
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Korea offers Tokyo-funded money to ‘comfort women’

Korea offers Tokyo-funded money to ‘comfort women’

27-Aug-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

South Korea said Thursday it will offer each surviving victim of Japan’s wartime sexual enslavement 100 million won (US$89,581) using funds provided by Tokyo, an offer [...]
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Japan’s CPI Falls for 5th Month, Raising Pressure on Kuroda

27-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Consumer prices in Japan fell for a fifth straight month, underscoring the central bank’s struggle to spur inflation to its 2 percent target. Friday’s figures are [...]
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More Houses in Japan May Actually Drag Down Inflation

27-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Rising housing investment is a sign that the Bank of Japan’s negative-rate policy is working, according to Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda. But it also has a lot [...]
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Apple Plans iPhone for Japan With Tap-to-Pay for Subways

27-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Apple Inc. is planning a new iPhone feature for Japan that will enable users to pay for mass-transit rides with their smartphones instead of physical payment cards. A future [...]
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Japan PM Shinzo Abe pays respects to former Singapore President S R Nathan

27-Aug-2016 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe and his wife made a stopover here on Thursday (August 25) to pay their respects to the late former Singapore President S R Nathan. They [...]
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JGBs slip as market tracks Treasuries ahead of Yellen speech

27-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese government bond prices slipped on Friday, with the market tracking an overnight fall in US Treasuries. Sentiment was cautious with some bracing for Federal Reserve [...]
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Nikkei falls on weak Wall Street, but firms in share buybacks shine

27-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese stocks fell on Friday morning in line with a dip on Wall Street and as investors stayed cautious before a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, but companies [...]
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Toshiba: Japan trunk bank sues it for $120 million over accounting scandal

27-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Toshiba Corp said on Friday a Japanese trust bank was suing it for 12 billion yen ($119 million) for losses stemming from the company’s $1.3 billion accounting scandal [...]
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Japan July consumer prices post biggest annual fall in 3 yrs

27-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s consumer prices fell in July by the most in more than three years as more firms delayed price hikes due to weak consumption, keeping the central bank under [...]
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Typhoon Lionrock may slam Japan following deadly impact from Mindulle

27-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Accuweather | 6:00 AM

On the heels of deadly Typhoon Mindulle, Japan is bracing for another threat from Typhoon Lionrock next week. Despite previously tracking away from Japan earlier this week, [...]
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Death in day care: Japan’s parents face nursery lottery

27-Aug-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

When Yuki Kai dropped her baby son off at nursery on her way to work he was his usual bright, exuberant self. Just hours later the 14-month-old was dead. Kai remains tortured [...]
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Japan’s deflationary spiral worsens as ‘Abenomics’ falters

27-Aug-2016 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Consumer prices fell by 0.5 percent in July – the biggest drop for more than three years – as markets await US hints on rate rise Japan’s consumer prices [...]
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World-Bond Funds Grapple With Japan’s Negative Yields

27-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Morningstar | 6:00 AM

Managing world-bond funds has become much more difficult because the overseas government debt market is awash with roughly $13 trillion in bonds sporting negative yields. [...]
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