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Japan’s tax incentive for raising wages may have limited appeal

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

On the surface, it looks like an attractive deal: Raise your workers’ pay by 3 percent and your company qualifies for a substantial tax break. But a closer look [...]
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Japan ETFs in Focus as GDP Grows for 8 Straight Quarters

16-Feb-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

GDP growth in the world’s third-largest economy slowed in Q4, keeping with the initial estimate. It nevertheless grew for eight consecutive quarters, the longest streak [...]
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China needs to behave like ‘a big country’ with responsibility, says Japan’s foreign minister

16-Feb-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japan’s Foreign minister Taro Kono has slammed China for one-sided provocations over territorial disputes with its neighbours in the South and East China Seas. In an [...]
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Japan reports suspected N Korea sanctions violation

16-Feb-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japan has reported a new suspected sanctions violation by North Korea to the UN Security Council after spotting an apparent cargo transfer between a Belise-registered tanker [...]
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Mike Pence and Japanese Leader Shinzo Abe Rain on Korea’s Olympics Parade

16-Feb-2018 Intellasia | The Nation | 6:00 AM

But the pressure could backfire, a former Japanese prime minister tells The Nation. As the 2018 Winter Olympics began this month in Pyeongchang, vice President Mike Pence and [...]
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Japan’s Abe, Trump agree to keep up pressure on N Korea

Japan’s Abe, Trump agree to keep up pressure on N Korea

16-Feb-2018 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe and US President Donald Trump agreed to keep up pressure on North Korea until Pyongyang abandons its nuclear and missile programmes, [...]
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Is Japan About to Hit Its Nuclear Tipping Point?

16-Feb-2018 Intellasia | The Daily Beast | 6:00 AM

Tokyo almost built a bomb in 1945 and now has enough plutonium stockpiled for 5,000 nukes. North Korea may give its hawkish government an excuse to build them. [...]
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Japan thinks Brexit is an ‘act of self-harm’, says UK’s former ambassador

16-Feb-2018 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Sir David Warren says it is time for plain speaking on the impact of Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union Japan sees Brexit as an act of economic and political [...]
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Japan’s December machinery orders fall at fastest in three years, cast doubt on capex

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

Japan’s core machinery orders tumbled in December at the fastest pace in more than three years and companies expect orders to rise only marginally in January-March, [...]
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Japan Keeps the Right Person to Run Its Central Bank

16-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Abenomics required an end to timid monetary policy. Haruhiko Kuroda is providing it. It looks like one of the world’s best central bankers will get another term. [...]
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Japan reports suspected N Korea sanctions violation

16-Feb-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japan has reported a new suspected sanctions violation by North Korea to the UN Security Council after spotting an apparent cargo transfer between a Belise-registered tanker [...]
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China Sea crisis: Japan to bolster military base on island idyll that could become front line in event of war

15-Feb-2018 Intellasia | The Independent | 6:00 AM

Special report: Kim Sengupta reports from the disputed seas around China, where Japan is building radar, anti-aircraft guns and missile silos to counter what it sees as [...]
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Japan posts longest growth streak since 1980s bubble economy

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

Japan’s economy posted its longest continuous expansion since the 1980s boom as fourth quarter growth was boosted by consumer spending, moving prime minister Shinzo [...]
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Toshiba names ex-banker as CEO, seen tackling opposition to chip unit sale

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

Toshiba Corp appointed a former banker experienced in dealing with distressed companies as CEO, and forecast its first annual profit in four years, helped by a buoyant chip [...]
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Japan Display books fourth straight quarterly loss, no partner yet

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

Japan Display Inc reported a fourth straight quarter of loss and said its search for a global partnership was taking more time than expected, showing its growing struggles as [...]
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