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China, Japan investments up, Korea down

05-Dec-2017 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

Korean investments in the Philippines are shrinking, while Chinese investors are making their big comeback and the Japanese continue to see the country as an investment [...]
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Calls for same-sex marriage legalisation growing in Japan

05-Dec-2017 Intellasia | Japan Today | 6:00 AM

Calls are growing in Japan for same-sex marriage to be legalised so such couples can enjoy the same benefits that heterosexual couples do. While six local governments [...]
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Japan’s cancer-hit employees continue to battle for system to reduce workload: survey

05-Dec-2017 Intellasia | Japan Times | 6:00 AM

More than 70 percent of Japan’s major companies do not have a system that lets employees with cancer work a reduced schedule or at home while undergoing treatment, a [...]
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Global citizen keen to take on new environments

05-Dec-2017 Intellasia | Japan Times | 6:00 AM

Fikdanel Thaufik cannot pinpoint exactly how many languages he speaks. “For sure, Indonesian,” Thaufik said laughing. “And English that’s [...]
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Japan may cut corporate tax rate to 20pct through incentives

05-Dec-2017 Intellasia | Nikkei | 6:00 AM

Tax breaks contingent on wage hikes, productivity-enhancing investment The Japanese government is considering rewarding businesses that increase wages and invest in [...]
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Tokyo 2020 to feed IOC food from disaster-hit regions

05-Dec-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

International Olympic officials will be fed produce from northern Japan hit by the 2011 tsunami and nuclear disaster, as Tokyo 2020 organisers aim to dispel fears over food [...]
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Why Japan’s HPV vaccine rates dropped from 70pct to near zero

04-Dec-2017 Intellasia | Vox | 6:00 AM

A doctor who has been battling anti-vaccine campaigners in Japan just won a prestigious award for standing up for science. Riko Muranaka, of Kyoto University, was awarded the [...]
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Former US Marine jailed for raping and murdering woman on Japanese island of Okinawa

04-Dec-2017 Intellasia | Usatoday | 6:00 AM

A US military contractor was found guilty of raping and murdering a Japanese woman on Okinawa and sentenced to life imprisonment Friday. The case caused outrage among locals [...]
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Okinawa rape and murder: US military base worker Shinzato jailed in Japan

04-Dec-2017 Intellasia | BBC News | 6:00 AM

A US army base worker has been jailed for life for rape and murder in Okinawa, in a case that sparked anti-US protests in Japan. Kenneth Franklin Shinzato was found guilty of [...]
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Japan urged to scrap law forcing transgender people to be sterilised before they can transition

04-Dec-2017 Intellasia | Independent | 6:00 AM

The Japanese government is being urged to end a rule requiring transgender people to undergo sterilisation to legally change gender. People who seek to alter their legal sex [...]
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Corporate Japan looking too Chinese for comfort

04-Dec-2017 Intellasia | Japantimes | 6:00 AM

The strangest thing is accompanying Japan’s humiliating quality-control crisis: complete silence from on high. When Olympus tarnished the national brand with a $1.7 [...]
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Businesses await new era name to follow emperor’s abdication

04-Dec-2017 Intellasia | Japantoday | 6:00 AM

Calendar, diary and fortune-telling businesses are anxiously awaiting the announcement of the name of Japan’s next imperial era, as the government said Friday it is [...]
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Japan emperor to abdicate on April 30, 2019

02-Dec-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japan’s Emperor Akihito will step down on April 30, 2019, the prime minister announced Friday, the first retirement in more than two centuries in the world’s [...]
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Japan struggles to attract immigrants as shrinking population time bomb keeps on ticking

02-Dec-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Skilled workers say Tokyo the last place in Asia they would want to live Even as the Donald Trump administration tries to think up ways to keep talented foreigners out of the [...]
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Japan sets date for Emperor Akihito’s abdication

02-Dec-2017 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 6:00 AM

Japan’s Emperor Akihito will step down on April 30, 2019, the prime minister announced on Friday, the first retirement in more than two centuries in the imperial family [...]
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