Archive for March 11th, 2017

China: N Korea could suspend nuclear activities if US halts military exercises

11-Mar-2017 Intellasia | USA Today | 6:00 AM

China on Wednesday proposed that North Korea could suspend its nuclear and missile activities in exchange for a halt in joint military drills conducted by the US and South [...]
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Shock and praise for groundbreaking sex-ed textbook in China

11-Mar-2017 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

A big step forward for a country long criticised for depriving children of necessary sex education, or graphic bordering on pornographic? That’s the question being [...]
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Britain owes EU 2 billion euros after China import fraud: probe

11-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Dw.com | 6:00 AM

The EU’s anti-fraud office wants Britain to repay billions in lost customs duties after failing to stop a Chinese import scam. False invoices were used to allow [...]
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Trumpeting the alliance: How much will the United States and Japan lean on each other?

11-Mar-2017 Intellasia | AEI | 6:00 AM

If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware. If you are at an office or [...]
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Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike: the most powerful woman in Japan?

11-Mar-2017 Intellasia | FT | 6:00 AM

She is a popular, no-nonsense politician unafraid to take on even her own party, and tipped to be Japan’s next prime minister It was a bit of local trouble in Tokyo, [...]
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In Japan, female lawmakers in short supply, annual global survey shows

11-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Japan Times | 6:00 AM

Despite repeated calls by prime minister Shinzo Abe to bolster women’s roles in society, Japan fell further in a ranking of female lawmakers, dropping seven slots to [...]
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French envoy to Japan says he would not serve under Le Pen

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

France’s ambassador to Japan has pledged not to serve under far-right leader Marine Le Pen if she becomes president, saying her policies are at odds with French [...]
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Apple’s floating solar island brings renewable energy to Japan

11-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Zdnet | 6:00 AM

Apple has been committed to using renewable energy to power both its factories and supply chain for years, and in a new milestone for the company, renewable energy will be [...]
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Japan, EU to share satellite navigation systems

11-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Nikkei | 6:00 AM

Collaboration to improve accuracy for range of technological applications Japan and the European Union agreed Wednesday to share satellite navigation systems, as both sides [...]
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Japan’s economy gets an upgrade

11-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Business Insider | 6:00 AM

Japan’s economy grew faster than first thought in the final three months of 2016. According to Japan’s Cabinet Office, real GDP grew by 0.3 percent in the [...]
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Does US Share Japan’s Grim Future?

11-Mar-2017 Intellasia | CNS News | 6:00 AM

When I warn about the fiscal and economic consequences of America’s poorly designed entitlement programmes (as well as the impact of demographic changes), I regularly [...]
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Millennial Movers Breathe New Life Into Japanese Mountain Towns

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

High-speed broadband. An award-winning brew pub built with recycled materials as part of a “zero waste” mission. An artist-in-residence programme. Organic pizza [...]
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JGBs retreat on weaker Treasuries, subdued 5-year auction

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

Japanese government bond prices fell on Thursday, weighed down by a slide in US Treasuries and subdued response to a five-year debt auction. The benchmark 10-year JGB yield [...]
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Japan hopes to leave farms out of US economic talks – sources

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

Japan will push to leave agriculture out of its first economic talks with the Trump administration next month, sources said, hoping to prevent thorny topics such as its [...]
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Japan asks WTO to set up settlement panel in India steel dispute

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

Japan on Thursday asked the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to set up a dispute settlement panel to examine India’s safeguard duties on steel imports which it says may [...]
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