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Japan govt, Fukushima operator told to pay over nuclear disaster

Japan govt, Fukushima operator told to pay over nuclear disaster

21-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A Japanese court Wednesday awarded nearly $4 million in fresh damages to scores of residents forced to flee their homes after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear meltdown. The [...]
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Japan trade deficit expands in January as China-bound exports fall

21-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japan’s trade deficit for January grew from a year earlier with exports to China tumbling in their worst decline in three years, government data showed Wednesday. Japan [...]
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Korea, China to join Japan-hosted naval meeting

Korea, China to join Japan-hosted naval meeting

21-Feb-2019 Intellasia | NHK | 6:00 AM

China and South Korea will each send a senior naval officer to an annual meeting of Asian-Pacific countries hosted by Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense Force. The meeting [...]
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A ship has left the UK for Japan with no guarantee of unloading its cargo due to Brexit

21-Feb-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

* The UK business minister has confirmed that a trade agreement with Japan won’t be in place by the time Britain leaves the European Union. * Cargo leaving Britain by [...]
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Three months on, Carlos Ghosn reloads his legal team, hires ‘Japan’s Johnnie Cochran’

21-Feb-2019 Intellasia | NBC News | 6:00 AM

Carlos Ghosn, the ousted chair of Nissan and Renault, marked his third month in custody this week, but is hoping to fight his way to freedom in the coming days with a new [...]
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Japanese plant eaten by Samurai may hold key to slowing down ageing

21-Feb-2019 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 6:00 AM

A Japanese plant which folklore suggested was the key to a long, healthy life, could really be the secret to slowing down ageing, a new study suggests. The rare angelica [...]
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Japan trade deficit highest in 5 yrs, hit by China doldrums

21-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Japan reports its exports tumbled 8.4 percent in January from a year earlier, as slowing Chinese growth pushed its monthly trade deficit to the highest level in nearly five [...]
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Japan’s constitutional revision debate isn’t asking the right questions

21-Feb-2019 Intellasia | EastAsiaForum | 6:00 AM

After Shinzo Abe was re-elected for another term as president of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and thus as Japanese prime minister in September 2018, he made it [...]
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As medical costs mount, Japan to weigh cost-effectiveness in setting drug prices

21-Feb-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Japanese doctor Yasushi Goto remembers prescribing the cancer drug Opdivo to an octogenarian and wondering whether taxpayers might object to helping fund treatment, which at [...]
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Japan frets over ‘nightmare’ outcome from Trump-Kim summit

20-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

When US President Donald Trump sits down to talk peace with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un later this month, one of America’s closest alliesJapanwill be looking on [...]
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Japan keen to do post-Brexit trade deal quicklyUK trade minister Fox

20-Feb-2019 Intellasia | euro News | 6:00 AM

British trade minister Liam Fox said on Monday that Japan was keen to agree a post-Brexit trade deal and believed it could be done “quite quickly”. The Financial [...]
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Honda to close UK plant in 2022, risking 3,500 jobs: reports

20-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japanese car giant Honda is expected to announce the shutdown of its plant in south west England in 2022, putting 3,500 jobs at risk, media reports said Monday. The carmaker [...]
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As medical costs mount, Japan to weigh cost-effectiveness in setting drug prices

20-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese doctor Yasushi Goto remembers prescribing the cancer drug Opdivo to an octogenarian and wondering whether taxpayers might object to helping fund treatment, which at [...]
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106 foreigners went missing in 2018 after arriving in Japan on cruise ships

20-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Mainichi | 6:00 AM

A total of 106 foreigners who came to Japan on cruise ships went missing after their arrival in 2018, surpassing the 100-person mark for the first time, according to the [...]
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Nissan and OPUS team up to create smart camper concept

20-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Nissan has teamed up with OPUS to create a smart camper that uses second-life EV batteries to keep you connected even when you’re off the map. Just like Nissan created [...]
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