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Caroline Kennedy’s Challenges in Tokyo

Caroline Kennedy’s Challenges in Tokyo

26-Jul-2013 Intellasia | Wall Street Journal | 6:00 AM

When Caroline Kennedy’s father, John F. Kennedy, became president in 1960, it was the height of the Cold War. The post-World War II US occupation of Japan had ended in [...]
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Japan Seen Needing $50 Billion Package to Cushion Sales-Tax Rise

26-Jul-2013 Intellasia | Boomberg | 6:00 AM

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, now sitting on the biggest parliamentary majority in six years, faces the threat of political dissent within months as a planned sales-tax [...]
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Japan scrambles jets after China military plane flies by disputed islands

26-Jul-2013 Intellasia | Nbcnews | 6:00 AM

Japan scrambled fighter jets on Wednesday after a Chinese military aircraft flew for the first time through international airspace near its southern islands out over the [...]
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Japan Posts Record Trade Deficit

26-Jul-2013 Intellasia | Wall Street Journal | 6:00 AM

Japan racked up its largest-ever trade deficit for the first six months of the year as the economic policies of prime minister Shinzo Abe helped raise demand for imported [...]
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Japan’s Leader Urges Swift Action to Strengthen Economic Recovery

26-Jul-2013 Intellasia | Brisbanetimes | 6:00 AM

The runaway upper house election victory for Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party gives prime minister Shinzo Abe a mandate unmatched by any Japanese leader in [...]
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Japan files WTO dispute against Russia over car import levy

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

Japan has filed a trade complaint against Russia over a fee it levies on car imports, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) said on Wednesday, following a similar move by the [...]
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January-June foreign visitors to Japan hit record 4.95 million

26-Jul-2013 Intellasia | Japan Times | 6:00 AM

The number of foreign visitors to Japan in the first half of 2013 reached a record high of 4.95 million, up 22.8 percent from a year earlier, helped by the yen’s [...]
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US should support a trade deal with Japan

26-Jul-2013 Intellasia | Financial Times | 6:00 AM

Shinzo Abe’s clear victory in Japan’s upper house election last weekend is a turning point for world trade. The Japanese prime minister has made commitments at [...]
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Japan’s ANA removing locator beacons from domestic Boeing 787s

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

Japan’s ANA Holdings Inc (9202.T), which operates the world’s biggest fleet of Boeing Co (BA.N) 787 Dreamliners, said it is removing built-in locator beacons from [...]
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Peres thanks Japan for its contribution to the Middle East Peace Process

Peres thanks Japan for its contribution to the Middle East Peace Process

26-Jul-2013 Intellasia | Jpost | 6:00 AM

Japanese minister for Foreign Affairs Fumia Kishida met on Wednesday with President Shimon Peres, who praised Japan’s role in joint projects with Israel. Kishida is in [...]
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China coastguard near disputed islands: Japan

China coastguard near disputed islands: Japan

26-Jul-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

China’s coastguard approached disputed islands in the East China Sea for the first time Wednesday and a Chinese military plane made an unprecedented journey between [...]
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Taiwan’s Chinatrust bank to buy Japan lender Tokyo Star: Nikkei

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

Taiwan’s Chinatrust Commercial Bank Co Ltd CTRUSC.UL has agreed to buy Japanese lender Tokyo Star Bank for 52 billion yen ($519 million) from US investment fund Lone [...]
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AirAsia chief says new Japan venture possible

26-Jul-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Malaysia-based budget carrier AirAsia could enter into a new venture in Japan, its chief executive Tony Fernandes said Wednesday. His comments came a month after AirAsia [...]
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Japan firms spend record amounts in Southeast Asia

26-Jul-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japanese firms have spent record amounts scooping up assets in Southeast Asia this year, part of a trend that has seen Tokyo moving to boost its presence in the fast-growing [...]
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Japan PM to talk Abenomics with M’sia, S’pore, Philippines

26-Jul-2013 Intellasia | Channelnewsasia | 6:00 AM

Fresh off his coalition’s upper house victory, Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe is setting off on a three-nation tour on Thursday that will take him to Malaysia, [...]
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