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JGBs capped by firmer Tokyo shares, weaker Treasuries

07-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese government bond prices were capped on Monday by rebounding Tokyo shares and a weakening in Treasuries in the wake of robust US nonfarm payrolls. The benchmark [...]
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What’s Behind Japan’s Profit Rebound? Unsexy Companies Like Toray

07-Oct-2014 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

Corporate Japan is posting record profits again. It has companies like Toray to thank, again. Toray isn’t a household name outside Japan. But unlike some such as Sony [...]
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US military officials feared dead as typhoon slams into Japan

US military officials feared dead as typhoon slams into Japan

06-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 9:12 AM

Strong typhoon Phanfone made landfall in central Japan on Monday, slamming into the archipelago with winds of 180 kilometres (112 miles) per hour and making a beeline for [...]
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Typhoon bears down on Japan, could hit this weekend

06-Oct-2014 Intellasia | USA today | 6:00 AM

Typhoon Phanfone is forecast to impact Japan over the weekend, bringing heavy rain and howling winds to the nation still reeling from its deadliest volcano eruption in nearly [...]
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Typhoon Phanfone Approaches Japan With Heavy Rains

06-Oct-2014 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

Typhoon Phanfone, characterised as extremely strong by the Japan Meteorological Agency, is expected to approach Okinawa and southwestern Japan over the weekend while [...]
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Japan, America and the Trans-Pacific Partnership

06-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Economist | 6:00 AM

AMERICA and Japan are the two biggest participants in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), an ambitious “21st-century” proposal for a free-trade area involving a [...]
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Japan Growth Must Come First to Fix Debt Woes, Says S&P Analyst

06-Oct-2014 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

A tax increase that undermined growth would be a minus for Japan’s economy, says an analyst at Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, suggesting that growth [...]
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Japan police: Volcanic rocks killed most victims

04-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Doctors have determined that almost all of the dozens of people killed on a Japanese volcano died of injuries from being hit by rocks that flew out during its eruption, [...]
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Japan to Address Weak-Yen Concern With Aid to Small Firms

04-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Japan’s government moved to address mounting concerns about a weakening yen by pledging assistance for small companies hurt by cost increases spurred by the falling [...]
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Japan’s Obuchi: Political ‘princess’ could be first female PM

Japan’s Obuchi: Political ‘princess’ could be first female PM

04-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

With a telegenic presence, powerful ruling party mentors and a talent for avoiding making political enemies, Japan’s new trade and industry minister, Yuko Obuchi, may [...]
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Japan, Korea can stop GMO testing -wheat group official

04-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan and South Korea are continuing to test the US wheat they buy to make sure the grain is not contaminated with an experimental version developed by Monsanto Co, but could [...]
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First a Volcano, Now a Typhoon: It’s a Really Bad Week for Japan

04-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Slate.com | 6:00 AM

Just days after a deadly volcanic eruption in Japan, a coming typhoon threatens to complicate rescue efforts and threaten destruction of its own. Saturday’s eruption of [...]
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Power Companies in Japan Move to Restrict Solar

04-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Scientific American | 6:00 AM

Japan’s electric utilities are putting the brakes on the country’s fast-growing renewable energy sector as concerns mount that the addition of large amounts of [...]
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16 still missing on Japan volcano, typhoon threatens recovery

16 still missing on Japan volcano, typhoon threatens recovery

04-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Sixteen people remain unaccounted for on a still-smouldering Japanese volcano that erupted at the weekend, officials said Friday, as a typhoon looming off the coast [...]
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Japan parliament rocked by red scarf row

Japan parliament rocked by red scarf row

04-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japan’s upper house of parliament, often called the chamber of wisdom, has been rocked by a dress code row after a minister appeared sporting a red scarf. Justice [...]
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