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Japan, US, Korea must boost intelligence sharing over Pyongyang

04-Jun-2014 Intellasia | The Japan News | 6:00 AM

The Yomiuri ShimbunTo deal effectively with North Korea, which has repeatedly carried out nuclear tests and test-fired missiles, Japan, the United States and South Korea [...]
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Japan plans to invite N. Korean officials for abduction probe update

03-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Japan Times | 6:00 AM

The government plans to invite North Korean officials to Japan to receive updates and seek more information about Pyongyang’s promised reinvestigation of the [...]
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What is N. Korea offering Japan on the abductee issue?

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

Does North Korea have something to offer Japan on the abductee issue? On May 31, Japan’s Nikkei newspaper reported that North Korea had made statements at government [...]
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Vietnam expects Japan coastguard ships next year – vice defence minister

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

Vietnam expects to take delivery of coastguard ships from Japan early next year, the country’s vice defence minister said on Sunday, as Hanoi looks to boost its [...]
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Japan’s Dai-ichi Life Insurance Eyes US Acquisition

03-Jun-2014 Intellasia | The Wall Street Journal | 6:00 AM

Dai-ichi Life Insurance Co. 8750.TO -4.97 percent said Monday that it is considering buying a US life insurer, responding to a report that said it was considering spending [...]
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Japan says Chinese ships sail through disputed waters

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

Two Chinese coastguard ships sailed through disputed waters off Japan-administered islands in the East China Sea Saturday, officials said, as the United States warned Beijing [...]
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Japan seeks tax relief for its firms in Modi govt’s first Budget

03-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Indian Epress | 6:00 AM

The Japanese government has asked the Narendra Modi government to cut a $3 billion retrospective tax bill on Japanese companies operating in India, claiming it was [...]
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China denounces US, Japan for ‘provocative’ remarks

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

China on Sunday strongly denounced Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe and US defence chief Chuck Hagel for making “provocative” speeches against Beijing. [...]
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Abe’s Singapore address stresses need for ‘proactive contribution to peace’

03-Jun-2014 Intellasia | The Japan News | 6:00 AM

The Yomiuri ShimbunTo ensure freedom of navigation and overflights in Asia and the maintenance of the rule of law in the region, Japan must pursue to the fullest a policy of [...]
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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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Japan heatwave kills two, hundreds taken to hospital

Japan heatwave kills two, hundreds taken to hospital

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

Two people have been killed and hundreds treated in hospital after a weekend heatwave swept over Japan, officials and reports said Sunday. A 74-year-old women collapsed while [...]
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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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