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Japan’s machinery orders tick up but factory demand patchy

10-Jul-2020 Intellasia | JapanTimes | 6:02 AM

Japan’s machinery orders unexpectedly rose in May, offering policymakers some comfort that capital expenditure has held up despite the hit to corporate profits from the [...]
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‘Economy watcher’ survey got record lift in June as sentiment rebounded

10-Jul-2020 Intellasia | JapanTimes | 6:02 AM

Business sentiment among people with jobs sensitive to economic trends rose by a record in June as expectations for recovery grew after the lifting of the state of emergency [...]
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Retail giant Aeon logs quarterly JPY 53.9 billion loss, worst since 2005

10-Jul-2020 Intellasia | JapanTimes | 6:02 AM

Aeon Co. logged a consolidated net loss of JPY 53.9 billion in the March to May period, its largest loss since the retail giant began releasing quarterly net balance [...]
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Japan: Capital Tokyo new hotspot of coronavirus

10-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AA | 6:02 AM

Japanese capital on Thursday reported a single-day record of novel coronavirus infections with 224 more cases reported by health authorities. Tokyo has recorded over 7,000 [...]
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Is that hand strap clean? Tokyo Metro sprays silver to fend off coronavirus

10-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

As global public transport operators look for ways to keep the coronavirus at bay on planes, trains and buses, one of Japan’s biggest rail firms is betting on the [...]
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Heavy rain hits scenic central Japan, more damage in south

Heavy rain hits scenic central Japan, more damage in south

10-Jul-2020 Intellasia | ABC | 6:02 AM

Flooding and mudslides have stranded hundreds of people in scenic hot springs and hiking areas in central Japan, while rescue workers searched on Thursday for more people [...]
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Japan to develop offshore wind farms at 30 sites in 10 years, Nikkei says

10-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Japan will craft new rules and support infrastructure in a drive that aims to build offshore wind farms at 30 sites during the next decade, the Nikkei business daily said on [...]
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Japan June machine tool orders plunge 32.0pct y/yindustry association

10-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Japan’s machine tool orders in June slumped 32.0 percent compared with a year earlier, a preliminary estimate from the Japan Machine Tool Builders’ Association [...]
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Japan to promote year of intensive reforms toward digitalised society

10-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Mainichi | 6:02 AM

The government on Wednesday pledged to promote a year of intensive reforms toward the digitalisation of Japanese society in a draft of its annual economic policy guideline, [...]
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Bank of Japan downgrades all regional economies due to coronavirus

10-Jul-2020 Intellasia | JapanTimes | 6:02 AM

The Bank of Japan downgraded its assessments Thursday of all nine regional economies for the second straight quarter, as the novel coronavirus pandemic has continued to [...]
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Tokyo coronavirus cases hit record daily high of 224, NHK says

10-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Tokyo confirmed 224 new cases of coronavirus infection on Thursday, marking a record high for the Japanese capital in a single day as authorities focused testing on the [...]
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Japan’s June business failures hit monthly high for the year

10-Jul-2020 Intellasia | JapanTimes | 6:02 AM

The number of corporate bankruptcies in Japan in June grew 6.3 percent from a year before to 780, hitting the highest monthly total for this year, Tokyo Shoko Research Ltd [...]
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Ex-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn may have paid over $860K for his escape

10-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Cnet | 6:02 AM

They say you can’t put a price on freedom, but that may not be entirely trueat least in former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn’s case. A recent court filing found that [...]
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Koike calls for caution as Tokyo logs record 224 coronavirus cases

10-Jul-2020 Intellasia | JapanTimes | 6:02 AM

The Tokyo Metropolitan government reported 224 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Thursday, an all-time high for the capital following a surge in infections that began [...]
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Japan’s Amusement Parks Warn Coaster Riders: Screaming Can Spread COVID-19

10-Jul-2020 Intellasia | HuffPost | 6:02 AM

Japan’s amusement parks may not be as amusing as they used to be. Currently many of the country’s parks are open or reopening in the midst of the coronavirus [...]
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