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Toshiba moves to slash capital base to enable payout, get fresh funds

25-May-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s Toshiba Corp plans to more than halve its capital base, a move that may enable it to resume paying dividends quicker and get a fresh capital injection as it [...]
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The G-7 Agenda in Japan: Revive Global Prosperity

25-May-2016 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

The subjects we will address include terrorism, international maritime laws and global health. The G-7 Ise-Shima Summit we are hosting on May 26-27 could not come at a more [...]
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Japan to press Obama to get strict on crime from US bases

25-May-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan will ask US President Barack Obama to take strict measures to prevent crime by people from US military bases after the arrest last week of a US worker in connection [...]
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Obama’s trip to Vietnam and Japan isn’t just a friendly visit

25-May-2016 Intellasia | The Conversation | 6:00 AM

President Obama’s visits this week to Vietnam and Japan are his latest high-profile demonstrations of America’s enhanced focus on the Asia Pacific. As a scholar [...]
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Japan ATM heist reportedly involved 100 people who stole $12.7 million

25-May-2016 Intellasia | Arstechnica | 6:00 AM

On Sunday evening, Japanese newspapers reported that an ATM heist involving around 1,400 machines in convenience stores resulted in the loss of 1.4 billion yen ($12.7 [...]
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Slumping Japan exports, factory orders add to headaches for PM Abe, BOJ

25-May-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s exports fell sharply in April and manufacturing activity suffered the fastest contraction since prime minister Shinzo Abe swept to power in late 2012, providing [...]
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Sony sees near-flat growth in annual profit as quake damage weighs

25-May-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s Sony Corp on Tuesday forecast operating profit to rise just 2 percent this business year, after the electronics maker partially halted production of its [...]
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Japan willing to fund two more road projects in northeast India

25-May-2016 Intellasia | Hindustan Times | 6:00 AM

Japan is keen to fund two more road projects in India’s northeast, a priority area for the Narendra Modi government both in terms of domestic politics and strategic [...]
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Japan’s Aso says there’s no intention to devalue yen

25-May-2016 Intellasia | Marketwatch | 6:00 AM

Japan’s finance minister said Tuesday that the government has no intention to try to boost exports by undercutting the yen, countering suspicions among foreign [...]
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Goldman Sachs sells Japan’s negative yield bonds

25-May-2016 Intellasia | FT | 6:00 AM

A widening dollar-yen currency swap rate is turning the seemingly unpalatable idea of buying negative-yielding Japanese government bonds into a profitable investment for [...]
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JGBs little changed, limited response to Aso’s tax comments

25-May-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese government bond prices were little changed on Monday, largely shrugging off comments from Finance minister Taro Aso that a planned sales tax hike would go ahead. Aso [...]
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Negative Rates Prompt Japan Banks to Opt Out Via Derivatives

25-May-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Japanese banks reluctant to pay for the privilege of lending are opting out by using derivatives. The options set a floor on rates used to determine interest on loans, and [...]
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Japan’s Shinto Shines in Crisis Despite Abe Pushing Religion

25-May-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

In Japan, the Ise Grand Shrine is considered one of the holiest sites in the Shinto religion, a faith whose rituals have been woven into the nation’s culture for [...]
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Japan asks US to finally stop military-related rapes, deaths

Japan asks US to finally stop military-related rapes, deaths

25-May-2016 Intellasia | CBS News | 6:00 AM

Japan’s prime minister expressed his “strong indignation” Friday after an American working on a US military base in Okinawa was arrested on suspicion of [...]
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Okinawans protest murder by ex-Marine ahead of Obama’s Japan visit

25-May-2016 Intellasia | RT | 6:00 AM

Japanese authorities demanded a better response to crimes committed by US soldiers and contractors in Okinawa, as thousands protested the rape and murder of a young Japanese [...]
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