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Toshiba decides on Westinghouse bankruptcy, sees $9 billion in charges – sources

28-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s Toshiba Corp has informed its main lenders it is planning for US nuclear unit Westinghouse Electric Co LLC to file for bankruptcy on March 31, people briefed on [...]
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Japan sends highest-ranking official since ’72 to Taiwan

28-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Asahi | 6:00 AM

Jiro Akama became the highest-ranking Japanese government official to visit Taiwan on official duties since diplomatic ties were severed in 1972, a trip that could spark a [...]
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Bank of Japan March meeting summary: Policy will remain easy for some time

28-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Bank of Japan board members said easy monetary policy will be in place for some time because consumer price growth is still distant from the central bank’s 2 percent [...]
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Several feared dead in Japan avalanche

28-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Dhaka Tribune | 6:00 AM

Six people were showing no vital signs, and three others were missing, according to Japan’s Kyodo news agency An avalanche in a ski resort north of Tokyo has hit a [...]
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JGBs little changed as investors count down to fiscal end of the year

28-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese government bond prices were steady across the board as investors were reluctant to stake out positions ahead of the looming domestic fiscal end of the year. The [...]
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Nikkei tumbles as safe-haven yen surges on Trump healthcare reform rout

28-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s Nikkei share average skidded on Monday, battered by a resurgent yen and deepening last week’s 1.3 percent loss. The dollar came under pressure after the [...]
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Students Feared Dead After an Avalanche at a Japanese Ski Resort

28-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Time | 6:00 AM

Several high school students are feared dead after an avalanche at a ski resort in Japan’s Tochigi Prefecture Monday morning local time. Japan’s Kyodo news agency [...]
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Japan avalanche: eight high school climbers feared dead

28-Mar-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Eight Japanese high school students are feared dead after being caught in an avalanche on Monday during a mountain climbing outing at a ski resort, authorities said. Tochigi [...]
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Navy gets two patrol planes from Japan

28-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Inquirer | 6:00 AM

The Navy acquired two TC-90 patrol aircraft from Japan on Monday in a bid to boost its maritime patrol capabilities. Japan’s State minister of Defense Kenji Wakamiya [...]
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Toshiba’s Westinghouse may file bankruptcy Tuesday, seeks Kepco aid: Nikkei

28-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Westinghouse Electric Co, the US nuclear unit of Japan’s Toshiba Corp , could file for bankruptcy protection as early as Tuesday and is seeking support from South [...]
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Ping An Targets Japan in Bid to Diversify Outside of China

28-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Ping An Insurance (Group) Co. plans to invest $100 million a year in Japanese companies as it seeks to diversify its investments outside of China. China’s [...]
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7 signs Japan has become a ‘demographic time bomb’

28-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Independent | 6:00 AM

Japan is dealing with what economists call a “demographic time bomb.” Through a vicious cycle of low fertility and low consumer spending, the country’s [...]
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Japan’s standing-room-only steak houses

28-Mar-2017 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

At Ikinari restaurants, in Tokyo and several other cities, low cost but high-quality cuts of beef – including prized wagyu – are eaten at communal standing [...]
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Japan needs to bolster ‘maritime coalition’

28-Mar-2017 Intellasia | The-Japan-News | 6:00 AM

The world situation is increasingly confusing. In northeast Asia, North Korea has become more reclusive and hostile to the international community. Across the Pacific, US [...]
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Japanese manufacturers brace for possible US import tax: Reuters poll

28-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese manufacturers are wary of a possible US border tax, with just over half expecting profits to take a hit if the United States slaps a 20 percent levy on imports, a [...]
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