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Japan, Malaysia seal $3 billion currency swap deal

19-Sep-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Japan and Malaysia sealed on Friday a mutual currency swap arrangement to allow each side to provide the other up to $3 billion to prevent a financial crisis, the Japanese [...] » More

Two-thirds of Japan public support new PM SugaKyodo poll

19-Sep-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

New Japanese prime minister Yoshihide Suga’s government was backed by at least two-thirds of respondents in domestic polls taken in the early days of his [...] » More

Japan’s August consumer prices fall at fastest pace in four years

19-Sep-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Japan’s core consumer prices fell at their fastest pace in almost four years in August, dragged mostly by government-sponsored discounts for domestic travel aimed at [...] » More

Japan PM Suga aims to get flagship digital agency running by autumn 2021-Nikkei

19-Sep-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Newly elected Japanese prime minister Yoshihide Suga will work to get his flagship new digital technology agency running by autumn 2021, the Nikkei newspaper reported on [...] » More

Japan top court sides with tattoo artist in test case

Japan top court sides with tattoo artist in test case

19-Sep-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Japan’s top court has sided with a tattoo artist who was fined for practising without a medical licence, in a case that revived debate about the country’s uneasy [...] » More

Tokyo logs 220 coronavirus cases, breaching 200 after five-day lull

19-Sep-2020 Intellasia | JapanTimes | 6:02 AM

The number of novel coronavirus cases newly confirmed in Tokyo came to 220 on Friday, topping 200 for the first time in six days, the metropolitan government said. [...] » More

Challenging year awaits Japan’s new prime minister Suga

19-Sep-2020 Intellasia | AA | 6:02 AM

A challenging year awaits Yoshihide Suga, who has been elected the Japanese prime minister in the shadow of a new period of domestic and foreign policy difficulties along [...] » More

Japan sending team to probe Mauritius ship grounding

19-Sep-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Japan said on Friday it will send a five-person team to Mauritius to investigate the grounding of a Japanese-owned ship off the country’s coast that led to an [...] » More

Japan’s reappointed finance minister Aso says will prod regional banks to pursue reforms

19-Sep-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Japanese Finance minister Taro Aso said on Wednesday he will encourage regional banks to push through reforms to survive headwinds such as a dwindling population. [...] » More

BOJ’s Kuroda says globalisation will be sustained despite COVID-19

19-Sep-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Globalisation will be sustained and supply chains will be diversified as firms adjust to novel coronavirus disruption, Japan’s central bank governor said on Friday, [...] » More

Japan new PM begins 1st full day, vows to push reforms

19-Sep-2020 Intellasia | TheIndependent | 6:02 AM

Japan’s new prime minister Yoshihide Suga started his first full day in office Thursday with a resolve to push forward popular reforms. “I’m determined to [...] » More

Complaints overwhelm Japan red-tape hotline hours after launch

19-Sep-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Just nine hours after Japan’s new minister for administrative reform launched an online system for reporting excessive bureaucracy and red tape, it hit a snag: too many [...] » More

Yoshihide Suga Is Japan’s New prime minister. Here’s What That Means for the US

Yoshihide Suga Is Japan’s New prime minister. Here’s What That Means for the US

19-Sep-2020 Intellasia | Time | 6:02 AM

As Japan’s new prime minister, Yoshihide Suga, takes the reins of the world’s third-largest economy this week, he inherits a domestic agenda swamped by the [...] » More

Japan’s ‘Suganomics’ will target quick wins, not grand visions

Japan’s ‘Suganomics’ will target quick wins, not grand visions

19-Sep-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Japan’s new prime minister will pursue economic structural reforms through a mixed bag of policies that target specific industries, rather than a grand strategy to [...] » More

Virus wrecks once-in-a-lifetime job chance for Japan’s new grads

19-Sep-2020 Intellasia | JapanTimes | 6:02 AM

The nation’s college graduates get one shot at their dream job. That’s it. And this year, they might not even get that. Big companies have long preferred to hire [...] » More