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Russia summons Japanese ambassador over disputed islands comments

08-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Tuesday it had summoned the Japanese ambassador in Moscow to complain about what it said was criticism from Tokyo that [...]
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Oh rats! Japan convenience store apologises after viral rodent video

08-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Japanese convenience store chain FamilyMart apologised after video went viral on social media of rats scurrying about one of its stores in Tokyo’s popular Shibuya [...]
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Toshiba quarterly profit jumps on cost cuts, but misses estimates

08-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Japan’s Toshiba Corp reported on Wednesday a 10-fold jump in first-quarter operating profit as it stepped up cost cuts across divisions, but the profit missed analyst [...]
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America, Australia, And Japan Try To Limit China’s Rare Earth DominanceIt Won’t Be Easy

America, Australia, And Japan Try To Limit China’s Rare Earth DominanceIt Won’t Be Easy

08-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:02 AM

The US, Australia, and Japan have joined forces recently to limit China’s dominance in rare earths. That’s according to a Nikkei Asian Review article, which [...]
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Japan-Korea feud explained: Why are the two Asian Nations at loggerheads?

07-Aug-2019 Intellasia | NewsWeek | 6:02 AM

This weekend, thousands of protesters took to the streets of Seoul, South Korea, to voice their anger over a growing trade dispute with Japan, tinged with a century of bitter [...]
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Decades of distrust: Japanese firms may suffer in Korea row

07-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:02 AM

Tokyo’s curbs on tech exports to South Korea may score political points at home, but could hurt some top Japanese firms. This is the second of a two-part series looking [...]
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Japan urged to sign UN nuke ban on Hiroshima anniversary

Japan urged to sign UN nuke ban on Hiroshima anniversary

07-Aug-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

The mayor of Hiroshima urged Japan to sign a landmark UN treaty banning nuclear weapons as the city Tuesday marked 74 years since being targeted in the world’s first [...]
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Hiroshima marks 74th anniversary of atomic bombing

07-Aug-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Hiroshima marked the 74rd anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city with its mayor renewing calls for eliminating such weapons and demanding Japan’s government do [...]
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‘No Japan’ banners scrapped in Seoul after outcry

07-Aug-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

A Seoul district was forced to backtrack within hours of starting to put up more than 1,000 anti-Japan banners in the centre of the South Korean capital on Tuesday as a trade [...]
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Cyber defense firm Cybereason raises $200 million from Japan’s Softbank

07-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

US-Israeli cyber security provider Cybereason said on Tuesday it raised $200 million from Japan’s Softbank and its affiliates, bringing the company closer to an initial [...]
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SDF space unit to be created in FY2020

06-Aug-2019 Intellasia | JapanNews | 6:02 AM

The government is making final arrangements to create a space unit in the Self-Defense Forces the first SDF unit of this kind in fiscal 2020, according to several government [...]
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Negotiation files reinforce Japanese govt arguments against Seoul

06-Aug-2019 Intellasia | JapanNews | 6:02 AM

Amid the accelerating deterioration of Japan-South Korea relations, the Japanese government is intensifying its arguments against the South Korean Supreme Court ruling [...]
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Japan service sector growth eases on tempered optimism, job creation: PMI

06-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Activity in Japan’s services sector expanded again in July, albeit at a fractionally slower pace than the previous month, a revised survey showed on Monday, indicating [...]
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Japan, US target broad bilateral trade deal by September: Nikkei

06-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Japan and the United States have agreed to target a broad deal on bilateral trade by September, seeking to bridge differences of opinion over tariffs on beef and the [...]
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Japan wants to arrange a visit by PM Abe to Russia in September

Japan wants to arrange a visit by PM Abe to Russia in September

06-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Japan would like to arrange a visit by prime minister Shinzo Abe to Russia in September, its chief government spokesman said on Monday. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga [...]
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