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Japan’s Defense Policy Decisions in 2018

Japan’s Defense Policy Decisions in 2018

04-Jan-2018 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

How will Japan make the most of a limited defense budget amid rising threats? On December 15, Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe delivered a speech at a conference held at [...]
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Who Wants to Operate Carrier-Based F-35Bs in Asia? Apparently, Japan and Korea

04-Jan-2018 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

What to make of recent reports that Japan’s Izumo-class and South Korea’s Dokdo-class vessels may operate these fighters? Suddenly, navies seem to be getting [...]
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Japan launches super-low-orbit satellite to test ion engines

04-Jan-2018 Intellasia | New Scientist | 6:00 AM

A satellite designed to orbit the earth at the lowest altitude ever has been successfully launched by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). The 400-kilogram [...]
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N Korean Threat Prompts New Japan, Korean Buys

04-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Japan Times | 6:00 AM

Given the rapidly growing threat posed by North Korea, the government is considering revising for the next decade the basic national security plan adopted in 2013, government [...]
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Abuses still abound in labour-strapped Japan’s foreign ‘trainee’ worker system

04-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Japan Times | 6:00 AM

Nan, a 28-year-old woman from a village in the Magway region of Myanmar, came to Japan in November 2016 under the government-backed Technical Intern Trainee Programme to work [...]
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Japanese climber, S African guide die on Table Mountain

04-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Time Sunion | 6:00 AM

In a dramatic overnight operation, emergency responders early Tuesday descended on ropes from a cable car on South Africa’s Table Mountain to recover the bodies of two [...]
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Korea appears to be alienating Japan right as they face the same nuclear threat

Korea appears to be alienating Japan right as they face the same nuclear threat

04-Jan-2018 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

South Korean President Moon Jae-In has stirred up a decades-old dispute with Japan, a move that risks disrupting the international effort to contain North Korea. For years, [...]
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Bitcoin could be adding 0.3pct to Japanese GDP

03-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Businessinsider | 6:00 AM

The rise in the value of bitcoin could be adding 0.3 percent to Japanese GDP growth, according to Nomura analysts Yoshiyuki Suimon and Kazuki Miyamoto. In a recent note to [...]
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Japan’s Nippon Life eyeing M&A for foreign boutique bond and alternative funds

03-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s Nippon Life Insurance Co [NPNLI.UL], which recently struck a deal to buy about a quarter of US investment firm TCW Group, is scouting for opportunities to buy [...]
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Japan eyes aircraft carriers to counter N Korea, China

03-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Dw.com | 6:00 AM

Concerns over N. Korea’s unpredictable regime and China’s expansionist policies have forced Japan to seek reinterpretation of parts of the constitution that ban [...]
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China proposes talks aimed at easing Fukushima-linked food import ban

03-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Japan Today | 6:00 AM

China has proposed talks with Japan on whether to ease or lift an import ban on food from 10 Japanese prefectures imposed after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, [...]
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Japan liberalises visa regime for Ukraine from January 1

03-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Unian.info | 6:00 AM

Japan on January 1, 2018, simplified visa requirements for short-term stay of Ukrainian citizens in that country, according to the news outlet 112.ua. “The number of [...]
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Japan, France arranging ministerial security talks in Tokyo

03-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Japan Today | 6:00 AM

Japan and France are planning to hold security talks between their foreign and defense ministers in Tokyo this month, a Japanese government source said. The [...]
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Japan emperor greets New Year well-wishers as prepares to abdicate

03-Jan-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japan’s Emperor Akihito on Tuesday delivered his traditional New Year address with tens of thousands of well-wishers flocking to the Imperial Palace for one of the last [...]
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Abe Sends Representative to Invite Xi to Japan Again

Abe Sends Representative to Invite Xi to Japan Again

02-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Thediplomat | 6:00 AM

The relationship between Japan and China is steadily moving toward a rapprochement. On December 28, Chinese President Xi Jinping met with a Japanese delegation led by [...]
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