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Japan court rejects demand to evacuate children while…

26-Apr-2013 Intellasia | Foxnews | 6:00 AM

A Japanese court has rejected a demand that a city affected by the fallout of the country’s 2011 nuclear disaster evacuate its children. The unusual lawsuit was filed [...]
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Getting Japan to Guzzle American Gas

26-Apr-2013 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe expected a sharp debate at home when he said his country wanted to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership. He may not have anticipated a sharp [...]
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White House formally notifies Congress of Japan free-trade talks

26-Apr-2013 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

President Barack Obama’s administration on Wednesday notified Congress it will start free-trade talks with Japan, bringing the world’s third-largest economy into [...]
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Japan PM’s plans to break with past threaten more friction ahead

Japan PM’s plans to break with past threaten more friction ahead

26-Apr-2013 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

When prime minister Shinzo Abe holds a ceremony on Sunday to mark a day in history that few voters give much thought, he will also be quietly pushing his agenda to break free [...]
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Tokyo says open to dialogue with China despite tensions

Tokyo says open to dialogue with China despite tensions

25-Apr-2013 Intellasia | AFP News | 9:30 AM

Japan said Wednesday it had a “window of dialogue” open with Beijing, and hopes to hold senior defence official talks, despite vowing to forcibly expel any [...]
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Canon Q1 operating profit dips on weaker compact camera sales

25-Apr-2013 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s Canon Inc said first quarter operating profit fell 34 percent year-on-year, hurt by weaker demand for compact cameras as consumers switched to smartphones. The [...]
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Japan may restart nuclear reactors from fall: Motegi

25-Apr-2013 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Industry minister Toshimitsu Motegi said that some of the country’s idled nuclear reactors might resume operations this autumn at the earliest after undergoing a new [...]
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Japan casino lobby in legalisation push

25-Apr-2013 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

After Singapore, Japan? A pro-casino group of Japanese lawmakers has tapped an influential member of the ruling Liberal Democratic party as its leader and plans to submit [...]
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Japan PM to visit Russia in new push for improved ties

25-Apr-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe will visit Moscow next week for talks with President Vladimir Putin, on his first visit to Russia of his current stint in office, the [...]
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Japan government warns Mitsubishi Motors over recall delays

25-Apr-2013 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s transport ministry told Mitsubishi Motors Corp (7211.T) on Tuesday that it must conduct vehicle recalls more quickly after discovering multiple problems in past [...]
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Japan vows to use force if Chinese land on islands

25-Apr-2013 Intellasia | Ndtv | 6:00 AM

Japan’s prime minister today vowed to “expel by force” any Chinese landing on islands at the centre of a territorial row, after eight government vessels [...]
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Old Sore Spots Flare Up In China-Japan Disputes

Old Sore Spots Flare Up In China-Japan Disputes

24-Apr-2013 Intellasia | Nytimes | 8:11 AM

Japanese lawmakers paid their respects at a shrine to those killed in war, including those executed as war criminals, in what the local news media described as the biggest [...]
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S&P says more than one-third chance of Japan downgrade, cites risks to Abenomics

24-Apr-2013 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Rating agency Standard & Poor’s said on Tuesday it saw more than a one-third chance that it would downgrade Japan’s sovereign ratings because of uncertainty [...]
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Japanese airlines start replacing Dreamliner batteries

24-Apr-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines said Monday they had begun replacing the powerpacks on their troubled Dreamliner aircraft. Japan’s two biggest airlines said [...]
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Japan’s government: Permission to resume Boeing’s 787 may come Thursday

24-Apr-2013 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s Civil Aviation Authority said final permission to resume Boeing Co’s grounded Dreamliner flights may come as early as Thursday. Boeing engineers on Monday [...]
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