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Japan’s Kobe Steel shares dive as quality scandal spreads

14-Oct-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Shares in Japan’s Kobe Steel dived Friday on a report that its widening quality scandal has spread to more than 30 foreign customers, including Boeing, general Motors, [...]
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‘Death by overwork’: occupational hazard for Japan’s media

14-Oct-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The news that a young reporter at Japan’s public broadcaster had worked herself to death came as little surprise to those inside the country’s media, where a [...]
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Bain Capital leads the charge as Japan’s private equity dealmaking picks up

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

Bain Capital is planning on further ramping up its dealmaking in Japan after it came out on top in the recent battle to purchase Toshiba’s semiconductors arm and as it [...]
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Kobe Steel CEO says data-cheating may have spread beyond Japan as government orders probe

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

Kobe Steel’s CEO said on Thursday the firm’s data-fabrication may have spread beyond Japan, as he was ordered by the government to report on how the misconduct [...]
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Japanese steel scandal could derail Modi’s bullet train project

14-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Economic Times | 6:00 AM

Kobe Steel Ltd’s fake data scandal penetrated deeper into the most hallowed corners of Japanese industry as iconic bullet trains were found with sub-standard parts [...]
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Erupting Japanese Volcano Sends Ash Falling Onto Four Cities

14-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Time | 6:00 AM

A volcano in southwestern Japan has erupted for the first time in six years and spread ash in nearby cities and towns. Japanese broadcaster TBS showed footage of elementary [...]
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US, Japan, Korea Conduct Nighttime Air Exercise

US, Japan, Korea Conduct Nighttime Air Exercise

14-Oct-2017 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

US strategic bombers for the first time carried out a nighttime training mission with Japanese, ROK fighter Jets near Sea of Japan. Two US B-1B strategic bombers conducted a [...]
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Cabinet nod for natural gas cargo-swap deal with Japan

14-Oct-2017 Intellasia | The Hindu | 6:00 AM

The Cabinet approved a cargo-swapping arrangement with Japan as part of a broader bilateral pact to create a gas exchange that could reduce India’s logistical costs for [...]
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More Japanese firms eager to recruit foreigners, disabled

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

Japanese companies have become more active in hiring foreigners and disabled people, in response to a chronic labour shortage, legal change on the employment of the disabled [...]
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Japan welcomes record 13.34 million visitors from overseas in first half

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

The number of foreigners who entered Japan in the first half of 2017 jumped 16.4 percent from a year earlier to 13.34 million, the highest level ever on a half-year basis, [...]
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Uniqlo, 7-Eleven Owners Bet Overseas to Counter an Aging Japan

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

Stagnant spending and soft wage growth in Japan are forcing two of Asia’s biggest retailers — Fast Retailing Co. and Seven & i Holdings Co. — to court [...]
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Volcanic eruption in Japan spreads ash in 4 cities, towns

13-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Foxnews | 6:00 AM

A volcano in southwestern Japan has erupted for the first time in six years and spread ash in nearby cities and towns. Japanese broadcaster TBS showed footage of elementary [...]
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Japan’s wholesale prices rise at fastest in nine years, bank lending up

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

Japanese wholesale prices rose in September at the fastest annual pace in almost nine years due to rising prices for gasoline, metals, and agricultural products, but the [...]
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Japan Emerges as the World’s Foremost Hotbed of Bitcoin Trading

13-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Bitcoin | 6:00 AM

Japan has emerged as the largest market for bitcoin trading by volume. This represents a shift from the market dominance controlled by China as a result of the Chinese [...]
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Toshiba off Tokyo bourse’s special watchlist, but ISS critical of accounting

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

The Tokyo bourse said on Wednesday it was taking Toshiba Corp off a special watchlist, citing improved internal controlsa move that lessens but does not completely remove the [...]
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