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Shinzo Abe Is Expected to Delay the Balancing of Japan’s Budget

Shinzo Abe Is Expected to Delay the Balancing of Japan’s Budget

21-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Fortune | 6:00 AM

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe is set to delay the timing for balancing a primary budget from the current fiscal 2020 to later in the decade, sources told Reuters on [...]
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Jitters and surprise in Korea and Japan over Trump’s speech to the UN

21-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Washington Post | 6:00 AM

The United States’ closest allies in Asia seemed blindsided by President Trump’s latest outburst against North Korea, in which he threatened not just to act [...]
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Study tallies cancer cases and deaths across Japan

21-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Japan Times | 6:00 AM

In the most recent study of its kind, the National Cancer centre said Wednesday that new cancer diagnoses in Japan totalled 862,000 people in 2013, a slight drop. Tallying [...]
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BOJ Goes From Stopping Advance in Yields to Battling Decline

21-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

After spending a year trying to prevent benchmark yields from rising above zero percent, the Bank of Japan now faces the challenge of stopping them from falling too low. [...]
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JapanFiscal & monetary policy (& a new BOJ head?) if Abe wins an early election

21-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Forexlive | 6:00 AM

I posted first thing Monday: Japan press: “Abe set to call October election” But, What if there is? What if Abe wins (will he?) What does it mean for economic [...]
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Japan Post pushes the envelope with share sale

21-Sep-2017 Intellasia | FT | 6:00 AM

Retail investors are target for latest pitch but lessons from IPO may hinder efforts “This is completely pointless,” grumbles a pensioner from Kanagawa, marching [...]
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US, Japan, India Hold Trilateral ministerial Meeting on UN Sidelines

US, Japan, India Hold Trilateral ministerial Meeting on UN Sidelines

21-Sep-2017 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

The second US-India-Japan ministerial-level Trilateral Dialogue was convened in New York. On Monday, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Indian minister of External Affairs [...]
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Japan Deploys Missile Interceptor Near NKorea Flight Path

21-Sep-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Japan is deploying a mobile missile defense system on the northern island of Hokkaido following two recent North Korean missile flyovers. Japan on Tuesday moved a mobile [...]
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This is Japan’s answer to N Korea’s missile threat

21-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Economic Times | 6:00 AM

Taking cover Japan deployed an additional missile defence system on its northern island of Hokkaido, days after North Korea launched a missile over the island, sparking [...]
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Abe’s free-school spending to delay Japan’s debt reduction

21-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Nikkei | 6:00 AM

Prime minister eyes diverting 1tn yen to free preschool, elsewhere Prime minister Shinzo Abe will put fiscal consolidation on the back burner by pushing a plan to divert part [...]
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N Korea Tests 2nd Missile Over Japan: 3 Key Defense Picks

20-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Zacks | 6:00 AM

In a bid to exhibit North Korea’s escalating nuclear strength, President Kim Jong-Un fired an intermediate range ballistic missile on Sep 15, which flew over [...]
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Abe Says He’ll Decide on Snap Japan Election After US Trip

Abe Says He’ll Decide on Snap Japan Election After US Trip

20-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe said he’ll decide on calling a snap election after he returns from a trip to the US, confirming media reports that he was considering [...]
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Japan’s Abe to pledge something for all generations in snap election: source

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

Pledges to spend on education and child care, stay tough on North Korea and revise the pacifist constitution are likely to be pillars of Japanese prime minister Shinzo [...]
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Japan: ‘More dialogue with N Korea would be a dead end’

20-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Axios | 6:00 AM

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe urged in a New York Times op-ed Sunday for the international community to ramp up pressure against North Korea, zeroing on the notion that [...]
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Room for Progress on the Japanese Abductees Issue With N Korea?

20-Sep-2017 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

How Japan can play the role of offering the carrot. September 17 marks the fifteenth anniversary of the talks between Tokyo and Pyongyang on the return of Japanese citizens [...]
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