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China, Japan, SKorea to hold first FM talks in three years

China, Japan, SKorea to hold first FM talks in three years

18-Mar-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

China, Japan and South Korea will this week hold the first meeting of their foreign ministers for three years, Tokyo said Tuesday, the latest sign of a gradual thaw in East [...]
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Japan launches initiative to boost rice exports to Singapore

18-Mar-2015 Intellasia | Japan Times | 6:00 AM

A rice export association has launched an initiative to sell more rice to Singapore, taking advantage of the wealthy city-state’s appetite for Japanese cuisine. The [...]
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Malaysia, Japan expand educational cooperation

18-Mar-2015 Intellasia | Bernama | 6:00 AM

Malaysia and Japan today signed a memorandum of cooperation especially in terms of higher education in both countries that will be extended to the lower level especially in [...]
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Bank of Japan to maintain aggressive stimulus, recovery view

18-Mar-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Bank of Japan is set to maintain its massive stimulus programme on Tuesday and signal its conviction that a steady economic recovery will help achieve its ambitious price [...]
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Japan’s Devaluation Warning for Europe

18-Mar-2015 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

Amid the excitement as the European Central Bank began sovereign bond buying last week, Europeans might have missed that real wages in Japan fell again in January. Japanese [...]
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Seoul, Tokyo agree on efforts to resolve sex slave issue

18-Mar-2015 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

South Korea and Japan on Monday agreed to continue their efforts to resolve the issue of Tokyo’s sexual enslavement of Korean women during World War II as the two [...]
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Who will look after Japan’s elderly?

18-Mar-2015 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

Several times a night, Midori Ide wakes up to help her 96-year-old grandmother use the toilet. To make sure she can assist immediately, Midori sleeps right next to her [...]
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Vanuatu president, heading home from Japan disaster conference, rues devastation from cyclone

17-Mar-2015 Intellasia | Startribune | 6:00 AM

Baldwin Lonsdale, president of Vanuatu, the Pacific island nation devastated by a powerful tropical storm last week, was attending a disaster conference in the Japanese city [...]
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France, Japan boost military ties directed against China

17-Mar-2015 Intellasia | WSWS | 6:00 AM

Visiting Tokyo on Friday, France’s foreign and defense ministers signed deals with their Japanese counterparts after “two-plus-two” talks on diplomatic and [...]
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Hedge Fund That Made 167pct on Japan Bonds Wagers on Policy Divide

17-Mar-2015 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

GCI Systematic Macro Fund, which earned 167 percent on Japanese government bond futures in 13 months, is scanning computer models to profit further as global monetary policy [...]
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JGBs dip after euro zone debt rally stalls, Fed awaited

17-Mar-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese government bonds dipped on Monday after a rally by euro zone debt stalled, with the market in a wait-and-see mode ahead of a closely-watched Federal Reserve policy [...]
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Japan’s Topix Falls as Investors Await Fed for US Rates

17-Mar-2015 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Japan’s Topix index fell as investors await a Federal Reserve meeting this week for an indication of when policy makers will raise US interest rates. Toyo Tire & [...]
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Interview: Japan needs to seek reconciliation with neighbours: ex-diplomat

17-Mar-2015 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

Japan needs to seek reconciliation with its neighbouring countries through facing up to its wartime past, just like what Germany has done, a Japanese former senior official [...]
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Japan reaffirms desire to build KL-Singapore high-speed rail – Bernama

17-Mar-2015 Intellasia | Bernama | 6:00 AM

Japan has reiterated its keenness to be involved in the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high-speed train project, the first in Southeast Asia, deputy prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin [...]
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China says Japan ties face test, opportunity this year

China says Japan ties face test, opportunity this year

17-Mar-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China’s relations with Japan face a “test” this year linked to whether Japan can properly atone for its wartime past, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on [...]
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