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Lawsuits detail deadly US Navy collision off Japan’s coast

20-Nov-2019 Intellasia | JapanToday | 6:02 AM

A lawsuit filed Monday details a desperate scramble for safety as water rushed in when a container ship collided with a US Navy destroyer off Japan’s coast two years [...]
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China’s advanced tech presents ‘significant threat’

20-Nov-2019 Intellasia | JapanNews | 6:02 AM

At the 2019 GZERO Summit held in Tokyo on Monday, politicians and experts from Japan, the United States and Europe discussed a range of pressing issues, including the absence [...]
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Mario mugs, Zelda tote bags as Nintendo opens first Tokyo store

20-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Nintendo this week throws open the doors to its first bricks-and-mortar store in Tokyo, offering everything from Super Mario mugs to Zelda handbags as part of a new gaming [...]
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Abe matches record for longest-serving prime minister

20-Nov-2019 Intellasia | JapanNews | 6:02 AM

Prime minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday tied the record for the longest-serving prime minister in the history of Japan’s constitutional politics, matching Taro [...]
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Nearly 20pct of Japan households using e-money but cash still king

Nearly 20pct of Japan households using e-money but cash still king

20-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Almost a fifth of Japanese households use electronic money for small purchases, a survey by a central bank-affilated research institute showed, up from a year ago and a sign [...]
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Japanese contestants win top 2 spots at Paris piano contest

20-Nov-2019 Intellasia | JapanToday | 6:02 AM

Japanese contestants won the top two spots in the piano category of the Long-Thibaud-Crespin Competition for up-and-coming classical musicians in Paris on Saturday. Kenji [...]
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Japanese stocks retreat as firmer yen weighs on exporters

20-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Japanese shares slipped on Tuesday, with exporters pressured by a firmer yen against the dollar, while investors awaited clarity on the progress of negotiations to end the [...]
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Toyota employee’s suicide caused by workplace harassment

20-Nov-2019 Intellasia | JapanToday | 6:02 AM

Labour authorities have determined the suicide of a Toyota Motor Corp employee in 2017 was caused by harassment from his superior, a lawyer for the man’s family said [...]
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Yahoo Japan and Line are merging to fend off US tech giants

20-Nov-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

SoftBank founder Masaoyshi Son is trying to orchestrate a $30 billion merger of two Japanese internet companies to build a tech business that can survive in the [...]
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Japan considers issuing 50-year bonds to support yields

20-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Japanese policymakers are considering a 50-year government bond issue as a long-term means of putting a floor under super-long interest rates, sources say. Selling such bonds [...]
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Japan hosts first fully-fledged arms show looking for an edge in tech

Japan hosts first fully-fledged arms show looking for an edge in tech

20-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Japan’s first ever fully fledged arms show opened on Monday, creating a forum that Japan’s government hopes will help it tap technology it needs to counter [...]
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Japan’s Abe ties record for longest-serving PM as allegations of misdeeds persist

20-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Prime minister Shinzo Abe tied Japan’s record for longest-serving premier on Tuesdaya remarkable feat for a leader who once quit in humiliationamid economic worries and [...]
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Japanese prime minister’s approval rating wilts amid accusations of party funding

19-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Japan prime minister Shinzo Abe’s approval rating has taken a hit in the past month, a media poll shows, amid opposition accusations that his office may have violated [...]
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Insurance claims linked to typhoons in Sept, October may top JPY 2 tril

19-Nov-2019 Intellasia | JapanToday | 6:02 AM

Insurance claims linked to two powerful typhoons that hit Japan in September and October may exceed 2 trillion yen, according to a recent analysis by Standard & [...]
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US did not request five-fold increase for stationing troops in Japan, nation’s defense minister says

19-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Stripes | 6:02 AM

Japan’s government on Sunday denied a report it had been asked to fork over five times as much as it now pays to support United States forces stationed in the country. [...]
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