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Japan’s Toho Gas to buy Cameron LNG from M’bishi Corp

24-Apr-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s third-biggest city gas supplier Toho Gas Co said it had signed a basic agreement with a unit of Mitsubishi Corp to buy 200,000 tonnes a year of liquefied [...]
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Japan April flash manufacturing PMI contracts for first time in 11 months

24-Apr-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese manufacturing activity contracted in April for the first time in almost a year as domestic orders and output fell, which could fuel concerns that the country’s [...]
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Japan Must Join China’s Bank

24-Apr-2015 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

Last week, 57 nations became founding members of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, the China-led regional development bank. Japan and the United States opted not to [...]
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Japan let top AIIB position slip away: Nikkei

24-Apr-2015 Intellasia | Want China Times | 6:00 AM

Beijing offered Japan a preferential post at the China-initiated Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in the hopes of getting it to join, yet Tokyo declined the offer [...]
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Yahoo Faces Tough Search for Japan Exit

24-Apr-2015 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

As Yahoo looks to unload its stake in its Japan affiliate, two candidates immediately spring to mind as potential buyers. But both have reasons to hold off. Yahoo Chief [...]
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Darth Vader gets golden makeover in Japan

24-Apr-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Darth Vader, the masked villain in the “Star Wars” sci-fi universe, has had a makeover. Japanese jeweler Ginza Tanaka unveiled a gold Darth Vader mask on [...]
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70 years later, a Korean ‘comfort woman’ demands apology from Japan

24-Apr-2015 Intellasia | Washington Post | 6:00 AM

Seated on a sofa in an embroidered silk costume, Yong Soo Lee is a study in grim dignity. She is 86 now, and the story of her long-ago wartime ordeal emerges slowly and [...]
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Japan April flash manufacturing PMI contracts for first time in 11 months

24-Apr-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese manufacturing activity contracted in April for the first time in almost a year as domestic orders and output fell, which could fuel concerns that the country’s [...]
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Japan’s Abe to visit US World War II memorial

Japan’s Abe to visit US World War II memorial

24-Apr-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe is expected to make a deeply symbolic visit to Washington’s World War II memorial next week, hoping to assuage stinging [...]
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Japan PM Abe meets China’s Xi, says to work for better ties

Japan PM Abe meets China’s Xi, says to work for better ties

24-Apr-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe held talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of a summit in Indonesia on Wednesday, the latest sign of a thaw between the [...]
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Japan PM: Agreed with China’s Xi to work for better ties-Jiji

Japan PM: Agreed with China’s Xi to work for better ties-Jiji

23-Apr-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:41 AM

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed on Wednesday to work on improving ties between the two countries, Jiji news agency quoted the [...]
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BOJ to keep policy steady April 30 unless big CPI forecast cut-sources

23-Apr-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Bank of Japan is expected to hold off on expanding monetary stimulus next week even though the bank is likely to slightly reduce its inflation forecast for this fiscal [...]
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Abe Bid to Turn Page on Japan’s War Legacy Scrutinised by Xi

23-Apr-2015 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

One potential audience member will be paying close attention to a five-minute speech by prime minister Shinzo Abe on Japan’s postwar contributions ‘ Chinese [...]
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Abe administration nominates former Toyota executive to BOJ Policy Board

23-Apr-2015 Intellasia | Japan Times | 6:00 AM

The Abe administration has picked a veteran executive of Toyota Motor Corp., one of the biggest beneficiaries of “Abenomics,” to replace a Bank of Japan board [...]
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Japan court approves restart of reactors in boost for Abe’s nuclear policy

23-Apr-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A Japanese court has rejected a legal bid to block the reopening of the Sendai nuclear power station on safety grounds, removing one of the last big hurdles to switching [...]
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