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Japan asks wrong question about Olympic Games

01-Mar-2018 Intellasia | Japan Times | 6:00 AM

The amazing Olympics extravaganza South Korea just pulled off in Pyeongchang is raising stress levels in Tokyo. How, oh how, do we top that? The geopolitical kumbaya moment [...]
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Japan’s financial regulation shake-up seen as a game changer for banks

01-Mar-2018 Intellasia | Japan Times | 6:00 AM

The Financial Services Agency is laying the groundwork for a regulatory overhaul that could lead to a shake-up in Japan’s JPY 1 quadrillion banking industry. The agency [...]
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Japan firm seeks to spawn salmon farm revolution

01-Mar-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japan may be an island nation surrounded by the bounty of the sea, but businessperson Tetsuro Sogo is looking inland to raise one of the country’s most loved sushi [...]
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From prison to condoms: Japan has a mascot for that

01-Mar-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Representing everything from prisons to safe sex, Japan has literally thousands of mascots, ranging from the uber-cute to the frankly disturbing. As Tokyo 2020 organisers [...]
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Japan January industrial output falls 6.6pct month-on-month

01-Mar-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s industrial output tumbled 6.6 percent in January from the previous month, government data showed on Wednesday, in a sign of a dip in corporate activity. The [...]
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Officials Admit Japan’s ‘Helicopter Destroyers’ Were Also Designed For Jets

01-Mar-2018 Intellasia | The Drive | 6:00 AM

Japanese Ministry of Defense executives have outright admitted that despite the Japanese government’s past denials that the Izumo class “helicopter [...]
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Japan rejects Korea mention of wartime ‘comfort women’ at UN

Japan rejects Korea mention of wartime ‘comfort women’ at UN

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

Japan formally complained on Monday after South Korea’s foreign minister raised the issue of wartime “comfort women” at the top UN rights body, while [...]
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Airasia aircraft makes emergency landing in Okinawa

28-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Bernama | 6:00 AM

An AirAsia aircraft made an emergency landing on Monday at Okinawa’s Naha Airport because of engine trouble, China’s Xinhua news agency quoted Japan’s [...]
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Police in Japan Have Found a Severed Head Inside an American Tourist’s Rental Apartment

28-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Time | 6:00 AM

Police in Osaka have discovered a suitcase containing a Japanese woman’s severed head inside an apartment rented by an American citizen. New York resident Yevgeniy [...]
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N Korea threatens Japan with ‘disaster’ claiming it’s ‘sharpening sword’ for INVASION

N Korea threatens Japan with ‘disaster’ claiming it’s ‘sharpening sword’ for INVASION

28-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Express | 6:00 AM

NORTH Korea has accused Japan of plotting to invade the country, warning Tokyo such a scheme would result in “disaster”. North Korea said Japan was [...]
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Japan, US agree to keep pressuring N Korea

28-Feb-2018 Intellasia | NHK | 6:00 AM

Japan and the US have agreed that it’s important to continue to put pressure on North Korea to get the country to abandon its nuclear and missile development [...]
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Source: Japan’s Largest Warship Was Designed as an Aircraft Carrier

28-Feb-2018 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

Blueprints reveal that Japan’s latest class of helicopter destroyers has been designed to operate the F-35B. The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force’s (JMSDF) [...]
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These are the diagrams that help users operate electronic toilets in Japan

28-Feb-2018 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 6:00 AM

Have you ever been confused about how to operate a robotic lavatory? Japanese-designed pictograms have been accepted as the global standard for how to operate [...]
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5.7-magnitude quake strikes off Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture, no tsunami warning issued

27-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.7 struck off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture in Japan’s northeast at 1:28 a.m. local time on Monday, the weather [...]
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Breaking: Another Earthquake Just Struck Offshore Of Fukushima In Japan

Breaking: Another Earthquake Just Struck Offshore Of Fukushima In Japan

27-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

A major 7.5 magnitude earthquake rattled Papua New Guinea Sunday, a little over an hour after another temblor hit beneath the ocean floor off Japan, not far from the place [...]
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