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First solar will target Japanese rooftops with TetraSun purchase

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

First Solar Inc. (FSLR), the solar manufacturer that gets almost two-thirds of sales from building and selling utility-scale power plants, agreed to buy TetraSun, a startup [...]
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Japan city mistakenly tweets N. Korean missile launch

Japan city mistakenly tweets N. Korean missile launch

11-Apr-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 11:16 AM

Officials in the Japanese city of Yokohama were left red-faced on Wednesday after mistakenly announcing the launch of a North Korean missile to 40,000 followers on Twitter. [...]
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Fukushima plant abandoning leaky underground pools

Fukushima plant abandoning leaky underground pools

11-Apr-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 11:13 AM

The operator of Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant said Wednesday it will abandon seven underground reservoirs storing radioactive water after three of them [...]
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Abe’s biggest test on economy, industrial reform yet to come

11-Apr-2013 Intellasia | Japantimes | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Shinzo Abe is about to find out that bending central bankers to his will was the easy part of jolting Japan’s economy out of its two decade slump. Since [...]
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Japan’s stimulus generates ripples

10-Apr-2013 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

Japan deployed missile-defense systems at three sites around Tokyo early Tuesday ahead of a possible missile launch by North Korea, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga [...]
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Whatever happened to the Goldman Sachs union?

10-Apr-2013 Intellasia | The Japan Times | 6:00 AM

In February 2012, a small band of sacked workers in Japan took on one of the world’s biggest investment banks, Goldman Sachs, unionising in a bid to keep their jobs and [...]
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Toyota going for looks, lean output

Toyota going for looks, lean output

10-Apr-2013 Intellasia | The Japan Times | 6:00 AM

Having drawn lessons from a series of predicaments since the 2008 global economic crisis, Toyota Motor Corp. is focusing on lowering production costs worldwide and improving [...]
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Japan goes for broke

10-Apr-2013 Intellasia | Foreignpolicy | 6:00 AM

One thing you can say for new Bank of Japan (BOJ) Governor Haruhiko Kuroda is that he’s not timid. As the late President Lyndon Johnson was fond of saying, [...]
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Japan deploys missile-defence batteries

Japan deploys missile-defence batteries

09-Apr-2013 Intellasia | CNN | 12:45 PM

Japan deployed missile-defense systems at three sites around Tokyo early Tuesday ahead of a possible missile launch by North Korea, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga [...]
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Japan rebounds to current-account surplus as yen slides: Economy

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

Japan rebounded to a current-account surplus in February as a depreciating yen and record monetary stimulus boost the outlook for a revival in the world’s third- [...]
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Japan posts first current-account surplus in four months

09-Apr-2013 Intellasia | Wall Street Journal | 6:00 AM

Japan posted its first current-account surplus in four months in February as a sharply weaker yen helped boost the value of income from investments overseas and the Chinese [...]
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Lagarde praises Japan’s easing programme

09-Apr-2013 Intellasia | Wall Street Journal | 6:00 AM

The head of the International Monetary Fund praised Japan’s latest massive monetary-easing programme – one that has drawn criticism from China – as a [...]
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Japan orders shooting down of N Korea missile

09-Apr-2013 Intellasia | Indiatimes | 6:00 AM

Japan has ordered its armed forces to shoot down any North Korean missile headed towards its territory, a defence ministry spokesman said Monday as speculation grows [...]
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Trade tops agenda for Mexico’s President Japan visit

09-Apr-2013 Intellasia | BBC News | 6:00 AM

Trade across the Pacific will be high on the agenda when Japan plays host to Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto on Monday. Prime minister Shinzo Abe is expected to [...]
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US and Japan agree on returning Okinawa land

09-Apr-2013 Intellasia | New York Times | 6:00 AM

The United States and Japan agreed Friday on a new timetable for the return to Japan of a Marine airfield and other military bases on Okinawa, moving to solve a [...]
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