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China slams US, Japan for ‘provocative’ remarks at Singapore forum

03-Jun-2014 Intellasia | The Straits Times | 6:00 AM

“It was completely out of my expectation,” the Chinese general blasted. In his keynote address at the opening of the forum on Friday, Abe had outlined his vision [...]
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Japan, Vietnam agree on strong defense ties amid China threats

03-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Global Post | 6:00 AM

Japanese Defense minister Itsunori Onodera and Vietnamese Defense minister Gen. Phung Quang Thanh agreed Sunday to strengthen defense cooperation amid alarm in both countries [...]
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GPIF’s $200 Billion Bombshell to Aid Abe Inflation: Japan Credit

03-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Shinzo Abe’s inflation drive may get a boost as Nomura Holdings Inc. forecasts as much as $200 billion in foreign asset purchases by Japan’s [...]
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Snubs, harsh words at Asia security meet as US and Japan rile China

03-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

When Japan’s defence minister greeted the deputy chief of staff of China’s army at a regional security forum this weekend, he was undiplomatically snubbed. [...]
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Former ‘comfort women’ demand apology from Japan

Former ‘comfort women’ demand apology from Japan

03-Jun-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Six former “comfort women” joined an international activist meeting in Tokyo Saturday to demand Japan formally atone for sexual slavery in its wartime military [...]
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The temperatures are big in Japan

03-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

Japan is currently in the grips of a heatwave that has swept right across the country. Two women have died from heat related illnesses and over 300 people were admitted to [...]
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Can Abenomics Part 3 Save Japan?

03-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

Next month, Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe will unveil additional details about the third of his “Three Arrows” meant to jolt an anemic Japanese economy back [...]
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Dai-ichi Life in advanced talks to buy Protective Life-source

03-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s Dai-ichi Life Co is in advanced talks to buy Protective Life Corp of the United States, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said, in what would be the [...]
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Copper Climbs as Japan Stock-Index Futures Rise After China Data

03-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Business Week | 6:00 AM

Stocks gained in Europe and Asia while copper and oil advanced as manufacturing in China expanded at the fastest pace in five months. The euro weakened after European [...]
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Will economic empathy shared by Narendra Modi and Shinzo Abe enable Japan to play key role in India’s growth?

03-Jun-2014 Intellasia | The Economic Times | 6:00 AM

It is the hottest cross-border bromance India has seen in a long time. Newly elected prime minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe have been buddies [...]
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Japan Bolsters Its Military Spending

Japan Bolsters Its Military Spending

03-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

Troubled with increasingly belligerent regional overtures by China, Japan continues expanding its defense spending and building a legal framework for new wartime [...]
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JGBs slip as Japan capex data helps boost stocks

03-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese government bond prices slipped on Monday as stocks rallied, sending yields up ahead of a 10-year sale on Tuesday. In the morning session, several regional banks [...]
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Japan Q1 revised GDP seen little changed after solid capex growth

03-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s companies raised capital expenditure in January-March for a third straight quarter, suggesting that revised data will show the economy maintained its fastest [...]
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Beijing hits out at US and Japan alliance

03-Jun-2014 Intellasia | FT | 6:00 AM

A top Chinese general has lashed out at the US and Japan, accusing the two countries of teaming up against China and making “provocative” comments amid escalating [...]
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US Has to Manage China-Japan Relations: O’Connor

03-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

The United States Studies Centre Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor discusses the escalating tensions between China, Japan and the US over disputed islands in the [...]
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