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US extraditing two men charged in Ghosn escape to Japan-lawyer

02-Mar-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:49 AM

An American father and son accused of helping former Nissan Motor Co Ltd Chair Carlos Ghosn flee Japan while awaiting trial on financial charges were handed over to Japanese [...] » More

2 Americans handed to Japan over Ghosn’s escape

02-Mar-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 10:20 AM

An American father and son were handed to Japanese officials on Monday, their lawyer said, after losing an extradition battle over accusations they helped former [...] » More

COVID-19 vaccine worth 1,032 shots wasted in Japan due to freezer malfunction

02-Mar-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:18 AM

More than 1,000 shots of coronavirus vaccine went to waste in Japan after storage temperatures deviated from a required range due to a freezer malfunction, the health [...] » More

FOCUS: Side with citizens, not military, Burma expat tells Japan, Asean

02-Mar-2021 Intellasia | KyodoNews | 5:02 AM

With the turmoil in Myanmar showing no signs of abating a month after the coup, some Myanmar people living in Japan are urging their host country to suspend aid to the [...] » More

Japan’s factory activity grows at fastest pace in two years as output, orders rise: PMI

02-Mar-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

Japan’s factory activity expanded at the fastest pace in over two years in February, a private-sector survey showed on Monday, as strong orders led to the first output [...] » More

Japan emperor’s great-aunt Princess Yuriko hospitalised for heart trouble

02-Mar-2021 Intellasia | KyodoNews | 5:02 AM

Princess Yuriko, the oldest member of Japan’s imperial family and great-aunt of Emperor Naruhito, has been hospitalised after being diagnosed with having an abnormal [...] » More

Japan travel campaign to remain suspended even after emergency is fully lifted

02-Mar-2021 Intellasia | JapanTimes | 5:02 AM

Japan will continue to suspend its subsidy programme aimed at promoting domestic tourism after the government fully lifts the coronavirus state of emergency on March 7, [...] » More

Moon: Korea, Japan must look to future to improve ties

Moon: Korea, Japan must look to future to improve ties

02-Mar-2021 Intellasia | AP | 5:02 AM

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Monday that his government is eager for talks with Japan to improve relations following years of bitter feuding over historical [...] » More

Moon says Korea ready for talks with Japan to mend ties

02-Mar-2021 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 5:02 AM

President Moon Jae-in on Monday reaffirmed his willingness to mend ties with Japan long strained over wartime history and trade, saying issues of the past should not drag [...] » More

Japanese collaborators sued over real estate assets

02-Mar-2021 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 5:02 AM

The South Korean government has started a legal challenge to confiscate 11 land properties from descendants of four Japanese collaborators, the Ministry of Justice said [...] » More

Japan government officials debate fresh cash payouts to help the poor cope with pandemic: sources

02-Mar-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

Japanese government and ruling party officials are discussing possible additional cash payouts to low-income households to help them cope with the coronavirus pandemic, two [...] » More

Japan receives third batch of Pfiser COVID-19 vaccine

02-Mar-2021 Intellasia | JapanTimes | 5:02 AM

The third batch of Pfiser Inc.’s COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Japan on Monday as the country is preparing to expand its inoculation programme for health care workers. [...] » More

Japan’s Suzuki runs East Asia’s fastest ever marathon

02-Mar-2021 Intellasia | Xinhua | 5:02 AM

Japan’s Kengo Suzuki became the first runner from East Asia to run a men’s marathon in under two hours and five minutes, as he claimed the 76th and final Lake [...] » More

Centuries-old pagoda in Japan opens after 1st renovation in over 100 yrs

02-Mar-2021 Intellasia | KyodoNews | 5:02 AM

A national-treasure pagoda at Yakushiji, a Buddhist temple listed as a World Heritage site in Japan’s ancient capital of Nara, was partially opened to the public Monday [...] » More

SoftBank’s internet business to invest $5 billion to resist overseas tech giants

02-Mar-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

SoftBank’s internet subsidiary Z Holdings outlined plans on Monday to invest 500 billion yen ($4.7 billion) in technology over five years to resist an onslaught from [...] » More