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Prince William set to begin visit to Japan and China

Prince William set to begin visit to Japan and China

27-Feb-2015 Intellasia | CBS News | 6:00 AM

Details of Prince William’s visit to Japan and China have been revealed, ahead of the start of his seven-day tour of the two countries. The Duke of Cambridge – [...]
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Japan’s Tug-of-War Over World War II Statement

27-Feb-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Diplomatically speaking, they may be the most important words Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe utters this year. So much so that he convened a panel of experts this week to [...]
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Weak spending to show Japan consumers unconvinced by Bank of Japan’s stimulus

27-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese households cut spending further and retail sales fell for the first time in seven months in January, data on Friday is likely to show, a sign the central [...]
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Japan: Volcano island grown 11 times size in 15 months

27-Feb-2015 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

A remote Japanese island in the Pacific Ocean has grown more than 11 times in size since an underwater eruption started about 15 months ago. The eruption started in November [...]
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Wary of China, India and Japan set to forge aircraft deal

Wary of China, India and Japan set to forge aircraft deal

27-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Times of India | 6:00 AM

India is getting set to acquire the massive ShinMaywa US-2i amphibious aircraft from Japan as part of their expanding bilateral strategic partnership, with both nations wary [...]
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6.2 magnitude earthquake strikes off southern Japan – USGS

27-Feb-2015 Intellasia | RT | 6:00 AM

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake has struck off the southern coast of Japan, according to the US Geological Survey. The quake, with its epicenter around 290km (175 miles) southeast [...]
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Britain’s Prince William set to arrive in Japan

27-Feb-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Prince William was due to arrive in Japan Thursday for his first visit to a country that adores the British Royal family and was smitten with his late mother, Diana. The [...]
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Japanese PM urged to clearly uphold historic statement on war apology

27-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe has been urged recently many times to clearly uphold the 1995 Murayama Statement. The 1995 Murayama Statement offers an apology over the [...]
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The Japanese Aren’t Benefiting from Cheaper Oil – The Yen Is the Reason Why

27-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Spare a thought for Japan – the nation imports almost all its energy and stood to make windfall gains from the collapse in oil prices, only to see the benefits slip [...]
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JGBs firm after decent demand in 2-year auction

27-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese government bond prices were little changed on Thursday, with the market relieved after witnessing decent investor demand for newly auctioned two-year debt. The [...]
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Bank of Japan board member Ishida says focus on economic stability

27-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Nasdaq | 6:00 AM

Bank of Japan board member Koji Ishida said Thursday that any “necessary adjustment” to monetary policy should be saved for ensuring longer-term economic [...]
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Cash rich lenders bankroll Japan Inc’s shopping spree

27-Feb-2015 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

Flush with cash from the Bank of Japan’s (BOJ) stimulus effort, lenders won’t be put off from financing Japan Inc’s habit of paying too much for overseas [...]
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Japan FSA finds regional banks unprepared for interest-rate spike – sources

26-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Stress tests by Japanese financial regulators have found that many of the country’s regional banks are unprepared for a possible spike in bond yields, sources familiar [...]
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Japanese media self-censorship seen growing during Abe’s reign

26-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Japan Times | 6:00 AM

Worries are growing in Japan about a trend of media self-censorship as journalists and experts say news organisations are toning down criticism of prime minister Shinzo [...]
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World War II Should Not Be Forgotten, Japan’s Prince Naruhito Says

26-Feb-2015 Intellasia | NBC News | 6:00 AM

Japan’s Crown Prince has spoken about the need to “correctly” remember World War II in an extremely rare public statement that comes amid a chorus of calls [...]
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