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Japan tells IWC it will resume whaling despite international court’s halt order

19-Sep-2014 Intellasia | Japan Times | 6:00 AM

Japan told an International Whaling Commission meeting Wednesday that it will resume its so-called research whaling in the Antarctic next fiscal year, while vowing to improve [...]
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Japanese woman feels at home in central Taiwan

19-Sep-2014 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

If you visit Lishan, scenic resort at an altitude of 2,000 meters in central Taiwan, you might bump into a young Japanese woman telling you about the history of the place, [...]
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Japan to file new research whaling plan ‘this year’

19-Sep-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japan said Wednesday it would file a plan by the end of the year for the resumption of its controversial Antarctic whaling programme, ruled invalid by the UN’s highest [...]
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Tokyo equality chief under fire for marriage comments

19-Sep-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The Tokyo politician tasked with preventing sexism in the city’s assembly ran into trouble Wednesday after making light of an episode of sexist jeering that drew [...]
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Japan manufacturers’ mood falls most in 2 yrs, weak bounce seen -Reuters Tankan

19-Sep-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Confidence at Japanese manufacturers fell the most in nearly two years in September as a tax increase hit the economy harder than expected, a Reuters poll showed, suggesting [...]
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Japan logs trade deficit for 26th month in a row

19-Sep-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Japan logged a 948.5 billion yen ($8.7 billion) trade deficit in August, the 26th straight month of red ink, as slack demand from China and the US stymied exports, the [...]
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Toshiba says to cut 900 jobs in PC restructuring

19-Sep-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s Toshiba Corp said it would cut 900 jobs in a restructuring of its PC business that will include an exit from business-to-consumer operations in some regions. [...]
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Japan’s frail business mood, exports show economy straining under tax hike

19-Sep-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Confidence at Japanese manufacturers fell the most in nearly two years in September as a tax increase hit the economy harder than expected, while exports slid in August in a [...]
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Nikkei posts biggest daily gain in two weeks as weak yen powers exporters

19-Sep-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s Nikkei share average closed at a new eight-month high and posted the biggest daily rise in two weeks on Thursday, with a weak yen giving exporters a boost [...]
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Suzuki Motor to recall 453,000 minivehicles in Japan

19-Sep-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Suzuki Motor Corp on Thursday issued a recall of 453,225 minivehicles in Japan to fix a defect in the blower fan motor of the air-conditioning unit that has resulted in three [...]
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JGBs track lower US Treasuries as BOJ buying supports

19-Sep-2014 Intellasia | IFR | 6:00 AM

Japanese government bond prices dipped on Thursday on the back of a relatively sharp rise in US Treasury yields and the dollar overnight after the US Federal Reserve stuck to [...]
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Japan Wants N Korea Abductions Report Soon

19-Sep-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A Japanese Cabinet minister on Wednesday urged North Korea to quickly release the results of a new investigation into the fate of dozens, possibly hundreds, of Japanese [...]
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Japan exports knocked by weak US shipments, hurt economic recovery

19-Sep-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s exports declined in August as shipments to the United States contracted, another sign the economy is struggling to rev up after a deep slump in April-June. A [...]
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Japan announces plan to restart whaling in Southern Ocean

19-Sep-2014 Intellasia | ABC | 6:00 AM

Japan has announced it will resume its whaling programme in the Antarctic at the International Whaling Commission meeting in Slovenia. In March the International Court of [...]
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Can Dating Apps Solve Japan’s Sex Crisis?

19-Sep-2014 Intellasia | FC | 6:00 AM

Onuki was 15 when he had his first experience with online dating, getting together with a girl who he’d met on a gaming site. He was shy. She, it turned out, was not. [...]
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