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Japan, China ties ‘critical’ for Asia: Indonesia

16-Dec-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A working relationship between Tokyo and Beijing, embroiled in a bitter territorial row, is “critical” for the region, the president of Southeast Asia’s [...]
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Japan readies cash as it seeks Asean backing on China

16-Dec-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japan will pledge billions of dollars in aid and loans to Southeast Asia on Saturday, the latest stage of a charm offensive to woo global public opinion in a dispute with [...]
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Japan ‘to pledge $20 bn aid to Asean’

Japan ‘to pledge $20 bn aid to Asean’

16-Dec-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japan will pledge $20 billion in aid to Southeast Asian countries at a 11-nation summit this weekend as it looks to shore-up ties in a region increasingly dominated by China, [...]
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Japan in currency deals with Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore

16-Dec-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japan has expanded currency swap agreements with Indonesia and the Philippines, officials said Friday, as Tokyo looks to bolster regional relations to counter the growing [...]
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China focus as Japan hosts Asean leaders

16-Dec-2013 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

Leaders of South East Asian nations are in Japan for a summit likely to focus on China amid regional tensions. The three-day summit comes weeks after China’s [...]
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Hello Kitty Embraced by Western Pop Stars Seeking Japan Sales

14-Dec-2013 Intellasia | Businessweek | 6:00 AM

In late November, Lady Gaga showed up at the Tokyo TV studio of the Music Station programme in a tricked out, cutie-pie outfit featuring a big cartoonish wig, pink bow, and [...]
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JGBs drop on weaker yen, 10-yr yield matches 2-month high

14-Dec-2013 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese government bond prices fell across the curve on Friday, with 7- to 10-year maturities hit most heavily, following a fall in the yen to six-month lows against the [...]
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Apple’s Asia Breakthrough

14-Dec-2013 Intellasia | Businessweek | 6:00 AM

As Apple (AAPL) and Samsung (005930:KS) rumble for leadership in the global smartphone market, the Korean electronics giant has enjoyed a big advantage. In China and Japan, [...]
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Japan’s Topix Falls Third Day as Data Boost Tapering Bets

14-Dec-2013 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Japan’s Topix index fell for a third day, paring its weekly advance, as positive US economic data increased speculation the Federal Reserve will start cutting stimulus [...]
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Abe Breaks Micro-Farms to End Japan Agriculture Slide: Economy

14-Dec-2013 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Takashi Nakajima earns $100,000 a year growing lettuces, employs Chinese labourers to harvest them, and has four months off in winter to indulge his passion for speed [...]
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Japan revised October factory output +1.0 pct m/m

14-Dec-2013 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s industrial output rose 1.0 percent in October from the previous month, revised government data showed on Friday, marking a second straight month of gains and [...]
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New Type of Great Power Relations For China and Japan: A True Lie?

14-Dec-2013 Intellasia | Thediplomat | 6:00 AM

It’s true – Chinese high-ranking officials and scholars in national think tanks do believe that “new type of great power relations,” or “new [...]
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Japan, Korea hold joint sea drill in China air zone

Japan, Korea hold joint sea drill in China air zone

14-Dec-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The navies of Japan and South Korea said Thursday they had carried out a joint maritime rescue drill in international waters covered by China’s new air defence [...]
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Najib urges Japanese investors to explore opportunities in country – Bernama

14-Dec-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said today Malaysia will continue to carry out investment-friendly policies and provide a conducive investment climate. He urged [...]
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Japan, Philippines committed to assuring freedom of flight over international skies-Aquino

14-Dec-2013 Intellasia | The Star | 6:00 AM

Japan and the Philippines reaffirmed their commitment to assuring the freedom of flight in international airspace, Philippines President Benigno Aquino said on Friday, as [...]
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