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China and Japan seek to mend diplomatic fences

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

Politicians from both countries warn of dangerous climate of public antagonism Years of diplomatic sparring between China and Japan have created a dangerous public antagonism [...]
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After BOJ hesitates over easing, markets test its resolve by driving up yen

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

The Bank of Japan’s shock decision this week not to provide additional stimulus to the struggling Japanese economy has prompted some investors and traders to bet that [...]
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Japan doesn’t want the US to apologise for bombing Hiroshima. Here’s why

02-May-2016 Intellasia | LA Times | 6:00 AM

For years, the question has lingered: Should the US apologise for dropping the atomic bomb on Hiroshima? The opportunity could present itself if President Obama visits the [...]
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How France sank Japan’s $40 billion Australian submarine dream

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

In 2014, a blossoming friendship between Australian prime minister Tony Abbott and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe looked to have all but sewn up a $40 billion submarine [...]
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Opinion: Japan’s prosperity is holding it back from making needed reforms

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

The Japanese economy is a paradoxical mixture of prosperity and failure. And, in a significant way, its prosperity makes its failures difficult to address. Japan’s [...]
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An islet the size of your bedroom has Japan and Taiwan fighting

02-May-2016 Intellasia | LA Times | 6:00 AM

Normally close allies Japan and Taiwan are locked in a dispute over fishing rights off a small rocky outcropping in the Pacific Ocean, a rare disagreement that is being cast [...]
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As Japan’s electricity reform kicks off, Germany serves as warning

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

Four weeks into Japan’s power market shakeup aimed at boosting choice and energy security, the utility at the centre of the 2011 nuclear crisis has borne the brunt of [...]
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SPAD, Japan ink deal to train Malaysians for railway services

02-May-2016 Intellasia | The Malay Mail Online | 6:00 AM

Japan today agreed to train Malaysians for railway services as part of its joint initiative with the Land Public Transport Commission of Malaysia (SPAD). Junzo Yamamoto, [...]
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A Hidden Opportunity for Russia and Japan

02-May-2016 Intellasia | Nationalinterest | 6:00 AM

Japanese foreign minister Fumio Kishida recently met his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov ahead of an upcoming meeting between Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe and Russian [...]
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Nation protests Japan seizure of fishing boat

02-May-2016 Intellasia | China Post | 6:00 AM

Foreign Minster David Lin (???) on Friday protested Japan’s seizure of a Taiwanese ship, which occurred near an atoll claimed by Japan. Lin reiterated the R.O.C. [...]
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Japan’s corpse hotels upset some of the neighbours

02-May-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Tucked away in a quiet residential street in Kawasaki city in Japan is a refurbished workshop with a plain silver exterior and black draped windows that residents describe as [...]
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Japan sees Chinese hand in decision to overlook Soryu

02-May-2016 Intellasia | The Australian | 6:00 AM

Australia’s standing in Japan, our most important geo-strategic partner in Asia, is deeply diminished as a result of the decision to reject its offer to build 12 new [...]
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US Puts China, Japan on New Watch List for FX Practices

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

The US put economies including China, Japan and Germany on a new currency watch list, saying their foreign-exchange practices bear close monitoring to gauge whether they [...]
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Why Japan gave up on fixing lost satellite Hitomi

02-May-2016 Intellasia | Csmonitor | 6:00 AM

The end of the mission is a blow to astronomers who had hoped Hitomi’s mission could shed shed light on black holes. Efforts to restore Hitomi, the nearly $290 million [...]
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Ahead of Kishida visit, Beijing says ties with Japan improving

30-Apr-2016 Intellasia | Asahi | 6:00 AM

With Japan’s top diplomat making a rare visit to Beijing later this week, China’s Foreign Ministry said Wednesday that frequently tense relations with Tokyo have [...]
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