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Japan Airlines plane makes emergency landing in Honolulu

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

A Japan Airlines- operated Boeing 787 made an emergency landing at Honolulu Airport after oil pressure in its right engine dropped, the Japanese carrier said. The two-engined [...]
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CORRECTED – Japan, US differ on China in talks on ‘grey zone’ military threats

CORRECTED – Japan, US differ on China in talks on ‘grey zone’ military threats

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

As Japan and the United States start talks on how to respond to armed incidents that fall short of a full-scale attack on Japan, officials in Tokyo worry that their ally is [...]
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The children of Japan’s Fukushima battle an invisible enemy

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

Some of the smallest children in Koriyama, a short drive from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, barely know what it’s like to play outside – fear of radiation [...]
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Patience running out among Japan’s disaster refugees

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

The Takeyamas have tried to move on and forget the enormous waves that swept away relatives, their home and the lives they once had. But the couple, both in their seventies, [...]
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Japan Shares Retreat as Economic Growth Trails Estimates

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

Japanese shares fell, with the Topix (TPX) index dropping for the first time in five days, as data showed the economy expanded less than initially estimated and oil producers [...]
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Japanese astronaut becomes International Space Station commander

Japanese astronaut becomes International Space Station commander

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

Astronaut Koichi Wakata has become the first Japanese commander of the International Space Station, according to the country’s space agency. In a simple ceremony [...]
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Pilot on Way to Japan Says He Made Contact with Missing Malaysian Flight

11-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Theblaze | 6:00 AM

A Boeing 777 pilot flying 30 minutes from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane told the New Straits Times in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia that he made contact with MH370 minutes [...]
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Nikkei falls from 5-week high on China data, Ukraine worries

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

Japanese shares retreated from a five-week high on Monday as disappointing Chinese trade data and uncertainty over the crisis in Ukraine prompted investors to lock in recent [...]
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Japan Commemorates Two Disasters: Tohoku/Fukushima And The Firebombing Of Tokyo

11-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

This Tuesday, March 11, every community in Japan, and every Japanese person wherever living, will solemnly and mournfully commemorate the three year anniversary of the 2011 [...]
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BOJ to maintain stimulus; exports seen as a concern

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

The Bank of Japan is expected to maintain its massive monetary stimulus on Tuesday on a view the economy can weather a sales tax increase in April without extra support, [...]
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Japan: Thousands take part in anti-nuclear protests ahead of Fukushima anniversary

11-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Euronews | 6:00 AM

Three years after the Fukushima disaster, thousands of anti-nuclear demonstrators have filled the streets of Tokyo. They called on the government to pull the plug on nuclear [...]
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US readies for more ‘extremely tough’ trade talks with Japan

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

(Reuters) – The United States is finding talks with Japan on opening its agricultural market “extremely tough”, a senior US trade official said on Friday, [...]
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Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Japan’s Ukraine Dilemma

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Japan’s Ukraine Dilemma

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

The situation in Ukraine continues to have a geopolitical impact on the Asia-Pacific region. As I wrote earlier, China’s instinct to support Russia is resulting in some [...]
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Could Microsoft’s Xbox One Beat the PS4 in Japan?

10-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Fool | 6:00 AM

Sony’s (NYSE: SNE ) PlayStation 4 recently pulled into the lead in the eighth generation console race, beating out Microsoft’s (NASDAQ: MSFT ) Xbox One and [...]
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Japan just realised that it’s now the centre of the bitcoin universe

10-Mar-2014 Intellasia | QZ | 6:00 AM

Japan has become perhaps the world’s most important locale for bitcoin, the digital currency that was supposed to liberate its users from the tyranny of geography [...]
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