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Japan’s Ruling LDP Promises ‘Bold’ Tax Breaks for Investment

22-Jun-2013 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party will enact “bold” tax breaks for corporate investment, according to a policy platform unveiled today ahead of an [...]
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Japan-Taiwan pact will not contain China

22-Jun-2013 Intellasia | Atimes | 6:00 AM

Japan and Taiwan concluded a fisheries agreement in April 2013. In Japan, there has been a tendency to stress that this agreement will drive a wedge into cooperation between [...]
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Japanese corporates might be eyeing Malaysia as operational hub

22-Jun-2013 Intellasia | The Star | 6:00 AM

Japanese corporations may be looking at Malaysia, among other Southeast Asian countries, as a hub for their operations in certain sectors moving forward, an expert said. [...]
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US seeks Japan, Korea meeting to improve ties

US seeks Japan, Korea meeting to improve ties

22-Jun-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The United States is trying to arrange three-way talks with the foreign ministers of Japan and South Korea to boost cooperation after strife between the two US allies, an [...]
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BHP sells iron ore mine stake to Japan for $1.5 billion

22-Jun-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The world’s biggest miner BHP Billiton said on Friday it has sold a 15 percent stake in one of its key iron ore mines in Australia to two Japanese conglomerates for [...]
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Tokyo court says Samsung infringed on Apple ‘bounce-back’ patent

22-Jun-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A Tokyo court ruled on Friday that Samsung Electronics Co Ltd had infringed on rival Apple Inc’s patent for a “bounce-back” feature on earlier models of its [...]
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More Japan firms expect profit growth this year – Reuters survey

22-Jun-2013 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A rising number of Japanese firms are expecting profit growth this business year on a weaker yen and improving consumer sentiment, with recent volatility in financial markets [...]
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Japan vice finmin: JGB yields not high from long-term perspective

22-Jun-2013 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese long-term interest rates are not necessarily spiking when seen from a long-term perspective, vice Finance minister Shunichi Yamaguchi said on Friday. Yamaguchi, [...]
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US inventor of DRAM tech honored with Japan award

22-Jun-2013 Intellasia | Pcworld | 6:00 AM

A US researcher at IBM who invented the basic building block of the modern DRAM has been honored with a prestigious Japanese award and a $500,000 prize. Robert Dennard was [...]
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How to Contain Japan – China Tensions

22-Jun-2013 Intellasia | Thediplomat | 6:00 AM

A recent Economist magazine cover portrays Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe clad in superhero costume, flying through the air flanked by fighter jets under the banner, [...]
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Japan Tobacco Shareholders Reject UK Hedge Fund’s Proposals

22-Jun-2013 Intellasia | Wall Street Journal | 6:00 AM

Shareholders of Japan Tobacco Inc. 2914.TO -0.44 percent Friday voted down a set of proposals by a UK-based activist hedge fund, including a sharp dividend hike. The company, [...]
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Japan’s Largest Bank to Pay $250 Million Fine for Iran Deals

Japan’s Largest Bank to Pay $250 Million Fine for Iran Deals

22-Jun-2013 Intellasia | Nytimes | 6:00 AM

It took just $8.6 million for Japan’s largest bank to settle with federal regulators in Washington who accused it of routing tainted money through the United States. A [...]
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Japan becoming the land of the setting sun

21-Jun-2013 Intellasia | Marketwatch | 6:00 AM

The frenetic activity of the government of Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe has prompted optimism that Japan can reverse its economic drift. But activity shouldn’t be [...]
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Japan Inc. Holds Italy-Sized Cash Pile as Abe Urges Spending

21-Jun-2013 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Japan’s companies stockpile of cash reached a record in the first quarter as they poured investment abroad, underscoring prime minister Shinzo Abe’s challenge to [...]
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Japan manufacturers’ mood best since March 2011 -Reuters Tankan

21-Jun-2013 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese manufacturers’ mood improved further in June and its gauge reached its highest level in more than two years, a Reuters poll showed, a sign government’s [...]
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