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Japan Slashes Treasury Purchases as Demand for US Debt Wanes

11-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Japanese investors are slashing their purchases of US government bonds, the latest sign of waning demand for Treasuries as the Federal Reserve starts to rein in its balance [...]
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Japan Inc.’s Overseas Profits and Tourism Buoy Current Account

11-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Japan’s current-account has been in the black every month since June 2014, reflecting the size of the nation’s overseas investments and its trade surplus, which [...]
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N Korea sends chilling threat to Japan amid World War 3 fears: ‘You can NEVER BE SAFE’

11-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Express | 6:00 AM

NORTH Korea has issued a chilling threat to Japan, warning the country “can never be safe” amid fears a global conflict is about to break out. Pyongyang’s [...]
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Thai air safety upgrade opens up growing China, Korea, Japan markets

11-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Japan Today | 6:00 AM

Thai airlines can now add flights to the growing China, South Korea and Japan markets after the UN International Civil Aviation Organisation removed a red flag against [...]
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Japan’s Abe takes aim at new parties in opening shots of election campaign

11-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Election campaigning began in earnest in Japan on Tuesday with conservative prime minister Shinzo Abe aiming to shake off suspected cronyism scandals and repulse the [...]
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Factbox: Japan main parties’ key election pledges ahead of October 22 vote

11-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Campaigning began on Tuesday in an election that pits prime minister Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party against the fledgling Party of Hope led by Tokyo Governor [...]
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Gloves off as Japan election campaign starts

Gloves off as Japan election campaign starts

11-Oct-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Tokyo’s popular governor Yuriko Koike launched a bitter attack on prime minister Shinzo Abe Tuesday as the gloves came off for the official start of a snap election [...]
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Japanese steelmaker Kobe becomes latest to admit fabricating data, warning car and jet makers

11-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Investors looked set bail out of Kobe Steel Ltd on Tuesday, after Japan’s third-biggest steelmaker revealed it had fabricated data to show its products met customer [...]
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Campaigning begins for October 22 election; 1176 register candidacies

11-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Japan Today | 6:00 AM

Campaigning began Tuesday for the October 22 House of Representatives election, pitting the ruling coalition led by prime minister Shinzo Abe against a recently reorganised [...]
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Report: NBA set to cash in with $225M deal with Japanese tech company Rakuten

11-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Cbssports | 6:00 AM

Rakuten is also the sponsor for the Golden State Warriors’ jersey patch Fresh off a few preseason games in China between the Golden State Warriors and the Minnesota [...]
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Abe vows to tackle N. Korea threat ahead of Japan election

Abe vows to tackle N. Korea threat ahead of Japan election

10-Oct-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Tokyo Governor and head of the Party of Hope Yuriko Koike (R) answers questions beside Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe vowed Sunday to [...]
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In Trailblazing Tokyo Governor, Japan Meets Its Great Disrupter

10-Oct-2017 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

For decades, she has been a Japanese woman breaking barriers. As a young television newscaster fluent in Arabic, she interviewed the Libyan dictator Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi. [...]
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Japan’s Koike says her party offers centrist choice to voters

Japan’s Koike says her party offers centrist choice to voters

10-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike said on Sunday her new party aims to offer voters a “middle of the fairway” choice, seeking to differentiate her group from ruling, [...]
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4-year-old boy found after going missing Saturday in Shizuoka

10-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Japan Today | 6:00 AM

Police on Monday said they had found a 4-year-old boy who was reported missing from a resort in Ito, Shizuoka Prefecture, on Saturday. According to police, the boy, Reiki [...]
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Japan fully backs Trump on N Korea, Abe says

Japan fully backs Trump on N Korea, Abe says

10-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Foxnews | 6:00 AM

President Donald Trump’s “all options on the table” stance regarding North Korea has the full support Japan’s government, prime minister Shinzo Abe [...]
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