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Japan Docks Top Finance Bureaucrat’s Pay for Sexual Harassment

30-Apr-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s finance ministry said on Friday it would dock the pay of its top finance bureaucrat for sexual harassment and apologised for betraying public trust in a scandal [...]
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BOJ removes timeframe for price goal, keeps policy steady

30-Apr-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s central bank kept policy unchanged on Friday but ditched a timeframe it had set for hitting its inflation target, in a surprise move analysts say is aimed at [...]
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Japan’s Coincheck posts $433 million writedown in year to March

28-Apr-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck Inc recorded an estimated writedown of 47.3 billion yen ($432.56 million) for the year ended March, its parent Monex Group Inc said [...]
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Honda net profit surges 70pct on US tax cuts, brisk sales

28-Apr-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Honda Motor on Friday said its annual net profit grew more than 70 percent thanks to strong growth in sales of its cars and motorcycles, as well as US corporate tax cuts. [...]
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Bank of Japan drops inflation timeframe

28-Apr-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The Bank of Japan on Friday removed reference to a timeframe for achieving its longstanding inflation target, as it struggles to hit the elusive goal despite steady economic [...]
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The Latest: Japan hopes for progress on N. Korea abductions

The Latest: Japan hopes for progress on N. Korea abductions

28-Apr-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The Latest on the summit between the leaders of North Korea and South Korea (all times local): 5:20 p.m. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon [...]
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Bank of Japan keeps its monetary policy steady, removes time frame for price goal

28-Apr-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady on Friday and removed a phrase on the time frame for achieving its 2 percent inflation target, suggesting it is no rush to reach [...]
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Asia a bright spot for Japan carmakers facing sluggish US sales, trade concerns

27-Apr-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese automakers that rely heavily on exports to sell their models in the United States would be hardest hit by trade restrictions the country is threatening to impose, as [...]
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Japan can’t stomach dish on menu for Kim Jong Un summit

Japan can’t stomach dish on menu for Kim Jong Un summit

27-Apr-2018 Intellasia | CBS News | 6:00 AM

One of the sweets South Korea plans to serve up to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at an historic summit on Friday is already proving too bitter for Japan to swallow. The [...]
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Japan Worries It’ll Be Forgotten as Its Allies Talk to N Korea

27-Apr-2018 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

Amid hurried preparations for the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s upcoming meetings with the presidents of South Korea and the United States, even the dessert menu is [...]
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Japan eyes Franco-German maritime patrol aircraft requirement despite export setbacks

27-Apr-2018 Intellasia | Defense News | 6:00 AM

Japan is offering its Kawasaki P-1 maritime patrol aircraft for a Franco-German requirement for a new aircraft. The move is part of the island nation’s efforts to [...]
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Japan angry over ‘distasteful’ dessert to be served at N Korea summit

27-Apr-2018 Intellasia | Foxnews | 6:00 AM

A dessert dish that South Korea plans to serve at Friday’s summit with the North has enraged Japan, which is demanding the “distasteful offering” not be [...]
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Japan’s education minister apologises for using ministry car to visit ‘sexy yoga’ studio

27-Apr-2018 Intellasia | Telegraph | 6:00 AM

apan’s education minister has been accused of using an official ministry car to attend a “sexy yoga” studio, the latest in a string of scandals to hit the [...]
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Japan Should Moderate Reaction to Russia’s Move in the South China Sea

27-Apr-2018 Intellasia | Chatham House | 6:00 AM

Moscow’s new agreement with Vietnam is not worth spoiling relations over. Russia’s new military agreement with Vietnam, which maps out cooperation between the [...]
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Japan Is Replacing Its Aging Construction Workers With Robots

27-Apr-2018 Intellasia | Futurism | 6:00 AM

Japanese companies are facing a workforce automation problem. It’s not the kind you normally hear about, though workers aren’t afraid they’ll lose their [...]
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