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Missing Marine Pilot Who Ejected off Japan Coast Confirmed Dead

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A US Marine pilot who ejected from an F/A-18 fighter jet off the eastern coast of Japan has been confirmed dead after being recovered earlier on Thursday by a Japanese naval [...]
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After Trump Meeting, SoftBank Billionaire Masayoshi Son Gains $2 Billion, Becomes Japan’s Richest

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

Talk about a Trump Bump. SoftBank’s CEO Masayoshi Son became $2 billion richer this week after his technology giant’s stock popped 6.1 percent upon news that [...]
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Commentary: Abe’s upcoming visit to Pearl Harbor won’t change Japan’s pursuit of militarism

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe’s planned trip to Pearl Harbor under the cloak of “peace” and “reconciliation” will not distract the world [...]
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Government reconsiders plan to change Japan’s iconic hot spring symbol after backlash

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Japan Today | 6:00 AM

Japan is extremely excited about hosting the 2020 Olympics. Since the Games were awarded to Tokyo three years ago, hardly a week goes by without an announcement or report [...]
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Japan’s big manufacturers’ mood improves as companies cut capex

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Large Japanese manufacturers turned more optimistic about economic conditions in the fourth quarter but they lowered their capital expenditure plans for the current fiscal [...]
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Japanese robotics startup ZMP to delay Tokyo listing

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese robotics startup ZMP Inc will delay its listing on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, originally set for December 19, the company said on Thursday, after it found client [...]
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Japan Q3 growth slashed as capex, inventories shrink

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s economy grew much slower than initially estimated in the third quarter, revised data showed, as capital expenditure dried up and companies ran down inventories [...]
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Japan Inc warns of global trade contraction under Trump presidency: Reuters poll

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Corporate Japan is bracing for a rocky ride under incoming US President Donald Trump, a Reuters poll showed, with well over a third of firms seeing a contraction in global [...]
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JGB yield curve slightly flatter, 30-year auction brings relief

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Japanese government bond yield curve flattened a touch on Thursday on relief after an auction of 30-year debt managed to attract some demand after early indications had [...]
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Japan to increase loan to Fukushima operator Tepco to $123 billion -source

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan will increase an interest-free loan to the operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant, Tokyo Electric Power, by more than a third to 14 trillion yen ($123 [...]
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US Marine pilot dead after Japan fighter crash

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A US Marine Corps pilot whose F/A-18 crashed into the Pacific Ocean has been confirmed dead, a US official said Thursday. Japanese rescuers earlier said they had found the [...]
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Japan’s frugal millennials a bad omen for its economy

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s millennials have grown up in an economy that never seems to grow. Accustomed to stagnant wages, jobs without benefits and a debt-burdened government, they came [...]
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Shale Revolution That Shocked US Markets Heads to Japan

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

The US shale revolution that turned North American energy markets upside down is finally headed to the world’s largest consumer of liquefied natural gas: Japan. Jera [...]
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Lost and found: Japan tags dementia sufferers with barcodes

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A Japanese city has introduced a novel way to keep track of senior citizens with dementia who are prone to getting lost – tagging their fingers and toes with scan-able [...]
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JGB yields hit 10-month high as super longs slump after auction

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The benchmark Japanese government bond yield hit a 10-month high on Friday as the super long maturities slumped following the previous day’s 30-year debt auction. The [...]
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