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Japanese coalition partner raises doubt about higher defence spending

16-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

The junior partner in Japan’s ruling coalition raised doubt on Friday about prime minister Fumio Kishida’s plan to double defence spending, saying the public [...] » More

Back from the brink: how Japan became a surprise Covid success story

16-Oct-2021 Intellasia | TheGuardian | 5:02 AM

Just days after the Tokyo Olympics drew to a close, Japan appeared to be hurtling towards a coronavirus disaster. On 13 August, the host city reported a record 5,773 new [...] » More

New Nintendo Switch’s Japan debut bodes ill for global sales

16-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 5:02 AM

Nintendo Co.’s pricier new Switch console made a weak debut at home in Japan despite pre-orders selling out in a matter of minutes everywhere in the nation, a [...] » More

Japan government keeps economic view in October but exports downgraded

16-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Kyodo | 5:02 AM

Japan’s government on Friday retained its view that the pace of economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic-caused shock has “weakened” in its monthly [...] » More

Kishida tells Johnson he may attend UN climate summit

16-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Kyodo | 5:02 AM

Prime minister Fumio Kishida told his British counterpart Boris Johnson on Wednesday that he is considering whether to attend the leaders’ session of UN climate change [...] » More

Japan cuts export view for 1st time in 7 months in October report

16-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

Japan slashed its view on exports in its October economic report for the first time in seven months as Asia-bound shipments of cars and electronic parts peaked out amid [...] » More

M3.6 quake shakes western Japan, no tsunami warning issued

16-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Kyodo | 5:02 AM

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.6 struck the western Japan prefecture of Wakayama on Friday but there was no threat of a tsunami, the weather agency said. The [...] » More

Japan’s Q3 growth forecast trimmed further on COVID-19 drag

16-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

Japan’s economy likely grew at a slower pace than previously expected last quarter and faces ongoing risks from soaring raw material prices and coronavirus-linked [...] » More

Stable currency is vital, says Japan Finance minister, as yen descends to 3-year low

16-Oct-2021 Intellasia | CNA | 5:02 AM

Currency stability is “very important” and Japan’s government will scrutinise the economic impact from the foreign exchange moves, Finance minister Shunichi [...] » More

Women more likely to suffer from long COVID-19, study shows

16-Oct-2021 Intellasia | JIJI | 5:02 AM

Women are more likely than men to have long-term COVID-19 symptoms such as fatigue and taste disorders, a survey by the National centre for Global Health and Medicine has [...] » More

BOJ’s Amamiya warns of impact on economy from supply disruptions

16-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

Bank of Japan deputy Governor Masayoshi Amamiya said on Friday the central bank must be vigilant to the impact that supply chain disruptions in Asia could have on the [...] » More

Yuriko Koike’s political ambitions overshadow new party ahead of Lower House election

16-Oct-2021 Intellasia | JapanTimes | 5:02 AM

Political observers bristled and buzzed earlier this month when Tomin First no Kai a regional party founded in 2017 by Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike created a national party, First [...] » More

Japanese billionaire Maezawa trains in Russia ahead of space trip

16-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

For Japanese fashion magnate Yusaku Maezawa, training in zero gravity ahead of his planned trip to space later this year was not always easy. “I’ve been alive for [...] » More

Stable currency is vital, says Japan finmin, as yen descends to 3-year low

16-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

Currency stability is “very important” and Japan’s government will scrutinise the economic impact from the foreign exchange moves, Finance minister Shunichi [...] » More

Nippon Steel sues Toyota, Baoshan for patent infringement

16-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

Japan’s biggest steelmaker Nippon Steel Corp (5401.T) said on Thursday it had filed patent infringement lawsuits against Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) and China’s [...] » More