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Japan Won’t Alter Apology to World War II Sex Slaves

12-Mar-2014 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

Japan will not revise a landmark apology to women forced to work in military brothels during World War II even as it moves ahead with a review of the testimony used to create [...]
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Japan fourth-quarter growth, external balance suffer blow in test for Abenomics

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

Japan’s economic recovery suffered a blow at the end of last year and the current account deficit ballooned to a record in January, raising fears of a stumble in the [...]
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Japan Display sets IPO price at bottom of guidance

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

Japan Display Inc, the world’s biggest maker of screens for tablets and smartphones, set the price of its stock listing at the bottom of its guidance range after [...]
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Man learns diving to look for wife lost in tsunami

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

On a chilly morning last weekend, a 57-year-old Japanese man adjusted his diving mask before heading out to sea from the tsunami-hit northeast coast. Yasuo Takamatsu is [...]
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Japan parents near Fukushima nuclear disaster still too scared to let kids play outside

12-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Cbsnews | 6:00 AM

As indoor play centers go, “Pep Kids Koriyama,” in a former supermarket warehouse, is nothing short of lavish. The free, public facility is equipped with a [...]
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BOJ keeps stimulus in place, downgrades exports in warning sign

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

The Bank of Japan maintained its massive monetary stimulus on Tuesday on the view that growth in the economy and consumer prices remains on track, but it downgraded its view [...]
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JGBs little changed, BOJ stands pat as expected

12-Mar-2014 Intellasia | IFR | 6:00 AM

Japanese government bonds were little changed on Tuesday, drawing little impetus from the Bank of Japan which left monetary policy unchanged as widely expected. The benchmark [...]
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BOJ keeps policy on hold, downgrades exports

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

The Bank of Japan kept its monetary stimulus in place on Tuesday as the overall economy is recovering but downgraded its view of exports given recent weak shipments to Asia. [...]
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Nikkei rebounds ahead of BOJ, investors expect future easing

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

Japan’s Nikkei average gained on Tuesday, reflecting hopes that the Bank of Japan could signal later in the day its readiness to adopt more stimulus, although most [...]
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Yen-Pinching Undercuts Japan’s Push Against Years of Deflation

12-Mar-2014 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

The loose change in Yusa Nishimura’s purse could be undermining prime minister Shinzo Abe’s economic recovery plan for Japan. As often as she can, Nishimura tucks [...]
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BOJ Sticks With Easing Plan as Sales-Tax Bump Looms in Japan

12-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

The Bank of Japan maintained record easing, keeping ammunition as an April sales-tax bump threatens to trigger the deepest one-quarter contraction since the March 2011 [...]
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Japan Synthetic Warrant Fund Gains 398pct on Convertibles

12-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Matthew Lonergan says that from year to year, the Japan Synthetic Warrant Fund either makes big money – or loses it. “We’re usually either the hero or the [...]
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Thousands protest ahead of Fukushima anniversary

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

Banging on drums and waving “Sayonara nukes” signs, thousands of people rallied in a Tokyo park and marched to Parliament on Sunday to demand an end to nuclear [...]
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Japan’s Quake Survivors Still in Temporary Homes 3 Years On

12-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Chikako Nishihara, 64, has been living in a 215-square-foot (20-square-metre) temporary apartment in Sendai prefecture with her eldest son since Japan’s deadliest [...]
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India 2014 Elections: BJP Leader Narendra Modi’s Bromance With Japan’s Shinzo Abe

India 2014 Elections: BJP Leader Narendra Modi’s Bromance With Japan’s Shinzo Abe

12-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Ibtimes | 6:00 AM

If the prime minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, could vote in India’s upcoming elections, he would surely cast a ballot for Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate [...]
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