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Japan final September factory PMI shows fastest expansion in activity in four months

03-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese manufacturing activity in September expanded at the fastest pace in four months, a revised survey showed on Monday, as domestic and export orders picked up in a sign [...]
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Japanese Megabanks’ Tight Spot

03-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

No joy at home, and little more abroad. That’s the situation facing Japan’s megabanks, which have bet big expanding overseas only to find gains elusive. At the [...]
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Macau casino scion rolls dice on Japan venture

03-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Japan Today | 6:00 AM

Casino magnate Lawrence Ho — son of Macau gaming legend Stanley Ho — is eyeing a major foray into Japan as he seeks to broaden his family’s reach beyond the [...]
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Japan’s demographic sweet spot

03-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Japan Times | 6:00 AM

Dynamic employment opportunities are leading to the creation of a new middle class Japan is in a demographic sweet spot. In fact, I predict Japan will emerge as the only [...]
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Japan has taken a key step to cement its position as a leader for cryptocurrencies

02-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Business Insider | 6:00 AM

(Bitcoin was trading up.02 percent Friday morning.MI) China is moving forward with a plan to crack down on cryptocurrencies, but Japan is singing a different tune. [...]
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N Korea WARNING: Japan terrified of huge provocation on October 10

02-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Express | 6:00 AM

JAPAN has chillingly warned North Korea are planning to ratchet up provocation in just days. Defence minister Itsunori Onodera urged caution as Japan’s start of lower [...]
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Japan’s inflation, labour demand and factory output signal solid economic recovery

02-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s core inflation accelerated in August, industrial output rose more than expected and demand for labour remained at its strongest in over 40 years in a further [...]
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Japan’s FSA gives official endorsement to 11 cryptocurrency exchanges

02-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s Financial Services Agency said on Friday it has approved 11 companies as operators of cryptocurrency exchanges, in a move that sets the country apart from its [...]
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As China cracks down, Japan is fast becoming the powerhouse of the bitcoin market

02-Oct-2017 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

A decision by Japanese authorities is helping the country cement its place as a driving force for bitcoin, at a time when China is turning its back on virtual currencies. On [...]
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‘Seismic tremors’ in Japanese politics as opposition joins forces against Abe

02-Oct-2017 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

Two of Japan’s key political opposition vehicles combined on Thursday in a bold attempt to win power from prime minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling Liberal Democratic [...]
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Abe Makes a Surprise Appearance, Hails 45 Years of Japan-China Relations

02-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Thediplomat | 6:00 AM

On September 28, Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, accompanied by Foreign minister Taro Kono, attended a ceremony marking China’s upcoming National Day as well as the [...]
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Japan has taken a key step to cement its position as a leader for cryptocurrencies

02-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Businessinsider | 6:00 AM

China is moving forward with a plan to crack down on cryptocurrencies, but Japan is singing a different tune. Japan’s Financial Services Agency on Friday granted 11 [...]
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Japanese coastal species rode tsunami debris to the US

02-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Arstechnica | 6:00 AM

Well after the massive 2011 tsunami that swept across the Japanese coast, reminders of the event started appearing on the US-side of the Pacific. Various forms of debris, [...]
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Japan’s defense chief warns of possible N Korea provocation on October 10

Japan’s defense chief warns of possible N Korea provocation on October 10

02-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese Defense minister Itsunori Onodera urged caution on Friday because more provocation was possible from North Korea on October 10, when the start of lower house [...]
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Looming election may be nail in coffin for Japan’s fiscal reform

30-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Even as a new party under a populist female leader scrambles the outlook for Japan’s general election next month, one thing is clear: the winner will loosen a grip on [...]
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