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Bamboo Forest vs. Stone Castle: The rival empires of Japanese whiskey

28-Mar-2014 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

The first thing offered to me at Suntory’s Yamazaki whiskey distillery — the birthplace of Japanese whiskey — is a glass of water. It’s so delicious [...]
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Reprimanded by his manager, frustrated real estate agent left to start Japan’s largest property portal

28-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Tech in Asia | 6:00 AM

Takashi Inoue (pictured below), founder and CEO of NEXT, is responsible for HOME’S, one of Japan’s largest real estate listings and housing information sites. [...]
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Japan orders longest-held death row inmate freed

Japan orders longest-held death row inmate freed

28-Mar-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A Japanese court on Thursday ordered the release of the world’s longest-serving death row inmate, saying investigators had likely fabricated evidence and ordering a [...]
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World’s ‘longest-serving’ death row inmate granted retrial in Japan

28-Mar-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A man believed to be the world’s longest-serving death row inmate was Thursday granted a retrial in Japan over multiple murders in 1966, decades after doubts emerged [...]
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JGBs dip as Tokyo equities advance

28-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese government bond prices slipped on Thursday as a sizable bounce by Tokyo stocks weighed on the bond market. The benchmark 10-year cash yield rose 0.5 basis point to [...]
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Australia set to finalise Japan FTA

27-Mar-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Australian prime minister Tony Abbott Tuesday said substantial progress had been made in securing free trade agreements with its three largest export markets and a pact with [...]
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Mt. Gox says working with police in missing bitcoin probe

27-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

In the first confirmation of a criminal investigation at Mt. Gox, the failed Tokyo-based bitcoin exchange said on Wednesday it was working with the police “with regard [...]
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JGBs inch lower on higher Tokyo stocks, softer Treasuries

27-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese government bond prices eased on Wednesday, weighed down by a bounce in Tokyo stocks and overnight weakening in US Treasuries. A regular bond purchasing operation by [...]
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The incredible shrinking country

27-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Economist | 6:00 AM

A QUIET but constant ticking can be heard from the demographic time bomb that sits beneath the world’s third-largest economy. This week it made a louder tick than [...]
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Japan’s Demographic Crisis: Any Way Out?

27-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Thediplomat | 6:00 AM

Since prime minister Shinzo Abe returned to power and “Abenomics” began demonstrating some success in lifting Japan out of its two-decade-long economic slump, [...]
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Japan agrees to hand over nuclear material to United States

Japan agrees to hand over nuclear material to United States

27-Mar-2014 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

Japan and the United States have co-signed an agreement to remove and dispose of hundreds of kilograms of highly enriched uranium (HEU) and separated plutonium from the Asian [...]
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The incredible shrinking country

27-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Economist | 6:00 AM

A QUIET but constant ticking can be heard from the demographic time bomb that sits beneath the world’s third-largest economy. This week it made a louder tick than [...]
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China says Japan nuclear stockpile move step in right direction

27-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China said on Tuesday that Japan’s agreeing to turn over sensitive nuclear material of potential use in bombs to the United States was a step in the right direction, [...]
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Obama hosts landmark Japan, S. Korea summit

Obama hosts landmark Japan, S. Korea summit

27-Mar-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

US President Barack Obama pledged “unwavering commitment” to Tokyo and Seoul’s security concerns in the face of nuclear-armed North Korea on Tuesday as [...]
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Obama brings leaders of Japan, SKorea together

27-Mar-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

President Barack Obama scored a small but significant diplomatic coup Tuesday by bringing together the leaders of key Asian allies Japan and South Korea for their first [...]
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