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Japan, N Korea in 2nd Day of Abduction Talks

Japan, N Korea in 2nd Day of Abduction Talks

30-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AP | 2:21 PM

North Korean and Japanese officials ended two days of talks Wednesday with Japan repeating its request to focus and speed up the investigation over the fates of Japanese [...]
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Japan nuclear plant gets approval to restart, over three years after Fukushima

Japan nuclear plant gets approval to restart, over three years after Fukushima

30-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A town in southwest Japan became the first to approve the restart of a nuclear power station on Tuesday, a step forward in Japan’s fraught process of reviving an [...]
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Softbank ready to splash $10B on India investments

30-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Japanese telecommunications company Softbank Corp. said Tuesday it bought stakes in two Indian technology companies and could splash $10 billion on investments in the country [...]
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Japan, N Korea in 2nd day of abduction talks

Japan, N Korea in 2nd day of abduction talks

30-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The second and final day of talks was underway Wednesday between North Korean and Japanese officials assessing progress into an investigation of the fates of Japanese [...]
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Hello Kitty at 40, giving adults a ‘licence to play’

30-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

As a Japanese schoolgirl in the 1970s, Kazumi Kaminaga had never seen something as cute as Hello Kitty when she first laid eyes on the moon-faced, mouthless character in a [...]
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Japan’s Rakuten Inc launches cheap smartphone service

30-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten Inc said it will offer a cut-rate smartphone service for about a third of the monthly fees charged by the country’s three dominant [...]
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Australia expects EPA with Japan to take effect early next year

30-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Mainichi | 6:00 AM

Australia’s economic partnership agreement with Japan is expected to enter into force early next year, Trade and Investment minister Andrew Robb said. Robb unveiled the [...]
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Japan hears from N. Korea about probe into remains, wives of Japanese

30-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Mainichi | 6:00 AM

Japan on Wednesday began the second of two days of talks with North Korea about a probe into missing Japanese, with the focus to shift to issues such as the remains of [...]
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Japan’s Rakuten Inc launches cheap smartphone service

30-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten Inc said it will offer a cut-rate smartphone service for about a third of the monthly fees charged by the country’s three dominant [...]
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Japan’s Softbank sees India Snapdeal venture as another Alibaba

30-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japanese technology giant SoftBank said it is hoping to replicate its success with China’s Alibaba through its $627 million investment in leading Indian online [...]
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Honda profit rises on weak yen, lowers forecast

30-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Honda’s net profit for the July-September quarter surged nearly 18 percent but the Japanese automaker lowered its earnings forecast for the full year Tuesday, pointing [...]
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Japan September industrial output rises 2.7 pct mth/mth

30-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s industrial output rose 2.7 percent in September, bouncing from the prior month’s decline, government data showed on Wednesday, a result that could ease [...]
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Japan and N Korea meet over abductions

30-Oct-2014 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Japanese and North Korean officials held talks in Pyongyang for the first time in 10 years on Tuesday, meeting to assess progress into North Korea’s investigation into [...]
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Japan remains near bottom of gender gap ranking

30-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Japan Times | 6:00 AM

Japan has one of the worst levels of gender equality in the developed world, below that of Tajikistan and Indonesia, coming in 104th out of 142 assessed countries in 2014, [...]
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Last Chance for Japan?

30-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Project-Syndicate | 6:00 AM

Japan is the petri dish for the struggle against the secular stagnation that is now gripping most major developed economies. And, notwithstanding all of the fanfare [...]
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