Archive for May 20th, 2017

China’s Strength and Its Shopping Lift Alibaba’s Results

20-May-2017 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

China’s vast ranks of consumers are finding ways to spend more money online and that’s good news for Alibaba. The Alibaba Group, the Chinese e-commerce giant that [...]
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President Moon’s special envoys depart for the US and Japan

20-May-2017 Intellasia | Hani.co.kr | 6:00 AM

Envoy to US will discuss THAAD deployment and North Korea; envoy to Japan held meeting on comfort women agreement Special envoys to the US and Japan bearing a personal letter [...]
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Trump’s Japan Envoy Pick Says He’s Optimistic on Trade Deal

20-May-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The businessperson in line to be American ambassador to Japan said Thursday that he was optimistic about reaching a deal with Japan that could mean equal or better results [...]
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In Japan, natural gas and innovation are changing the way homes are powered

20-May-2017 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is a crucial part of Japan’s energy mix: according to the US Energy Information Administration, the country is the largest importer of LNG [...]
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Japan’s Princess Mako gives up royal status for love

20-May-2017 Intellasia | Alarabiya | 6:00 AM

Princess Mako, the granddaughter of Japan’s emperor, will marry an ocean-loving legal assistant who can ski, play the violin and cook. Japanese nuptials tend to be [...]
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Japan’s Princess Mako Heading To Altar After 5-Year Romance

20-May-2017 Intellasia | NDTV | 6:00 AM

Princess Mako, the 25-year-old eldest daughter of Prince Akishino and his wife, Kiko, will become engaged to a man she met while attending International Christian University [...]
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Japan’s GDP Extends Run of Gains as Exports Support Growth

20-May-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Japan’s economy advanced for a fifth straight quarter, the longest expansion in a decade, supported by continued strength in exports. Domestic demand rebounded, but [...]
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Japan’s SoftBank invests $1.4 billion in Paytm

20-May-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s SoftBank Group has invested $1.4 billion in the parent of Paytm, giving the digital payments start-up a boost as it looks to expand its user base and maintain [...]
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Korea, Japan seek to lower tensions over ‘comfort women’

Korea, Japan seek to lower tensions over ‘comfort women’

20-May-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe met with a senior South Korean envoy on Thursday, as the two countries try to lower tensions over Tokyo’s wartime use of [...]
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China, Japan extract combustible ice from seafloor

20-May-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Commercial development of the globe’s huge reserves of a frozen fossil fuel known as “combustible ice” has moved closer to reality after Japan and China [...]
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Brazil Allure Was Already Fading for Japanese Before Crisis

20-May-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Japanese investors may be breathing a sigh of relief as they see political turmoil engulfing Brazil. The Asian nation’s money managers have been mostly net sellers of [...]
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Abe’s Policies Failing Women, Japan Opposition Chief Says

20-May-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

The most prominent leader of Japan’s beleaguered opposition is seeking to dent prime minister Shinzo Abe’s popularity, blasting his failure to uplift women and [...]
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Japan’s Cabinet OKs Bill to Let Emperor Akihito Abdicate

20-May-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Japan’s Cabinet approved Friday a bill to let 83-year-old Emperor Akihito abdicate and allow his elder son Crown Prince Naruhito to ascend the Chrysanthemum Throne. The [...]
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Japanese man held for wildlife smuggling in Indonesia

20-May-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A Japanese man has been arrested in Indonesia for allegedly trying to smuggle hundreds of reptiles out of the archipelago, including snakes, lizards and turtles, authorities [...]
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Japan scrambles jets after China allegedly flies drone

20-May-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japan said Friday it scrambled fighter jets after a Chinese vessel sailing in disputed waters launched a drone, the latest bout of tension in a longstanding territorial row. [...]
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