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Japan’s Abe suffers setback with Okinawa election loss

21-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A city mayor opposed to a plan to relocate a controversial US airbase on Japan’s Okinawa island was re-elected on Sunday, creating a political headache for prime [...]
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Between China and Japan, a Tug-of-War Over Africa

20-Jan-2014 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

Diplomatic tensions between China and Japan showed no signs of abating this past week as the two countries traded barbs over Africa. On Thursday, Lu Shaye, head of the [...]
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Japan, US security advisers agree on closer bilateral cooperation

20-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Japantimes | 6:00 AM

The Japanese and US national security advisers agreed Friday to boost mutual cooperation to deal with issues in East Asia, such as North Korea’s nuclear threat, a [...]
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Japan Grants Suffrage To Female Robots

20-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Theonion | 6:00 AM

Ending a decades-long struggle for gender equality at the ballot box, prime minister Shinzo Abe of Japan signed a new measure into law on Thursday extending the right to vote [...]
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Japan owns Senkakus: Taiwan’s Lee

20-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Japantimes | 6:00 AM

Former Taiwanese President Lee Teng-hui repeated Thursday that the Senkaku Islands belong to Japan. The islets are “Japanese territory based on international [...]
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Japan’s Peace Boat Journeys to Confront Buried Crimes of the Past & Build Ties for a Hopeful Future

18-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Democracynow | 6:00 AM

In 1983, a group of Japanese students formed Peace Boat as a response to government censorship of history books regarding Japan’s past military aggression in the Asia [...]
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China, Japan holdings of US Treasury debt advance to all-time highs

18-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Foxnews | 6:00 AM

Foreign buyers of US Treasury securities increased their holdings for a fourth straight month in November with holdings by China and Japan climbing to all-time highs. The [...]
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China’s propaganda campaign against Japan

18-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Washingtonpost | 6:00 AM

China has been conducting a global propaganda campaign against Japan, the most recent example of which was the January 10 Post op-ed by Cui Tiankai, China’s ambassador [...]
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Japan’s Topix Advances on Developers, Mitsubishi Motors

18-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Japan’s Topix index rose, paring the gauge’s second straight weekly decline in 2014, as developers climbed and Mitsubishi Motors Corp. surged. The Topix Real [...]
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Japan’s rocky January doesn’t deter bulls

18-Jan-2014 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

Japanese shares have gotten off to a rocky start this year, but the market’s bulls remain undeterred, expecting solid gains. After last year’s near 60 percent [...]
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Doomsday cult member’s murder trial starts in Japan

18-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Nbcnews | 6:00 AM

A famed former member of the notorious Japanese doomsday cult that carried out the 1995 Sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway system, faced trial Thursday almost 19-years [...]
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Japan machinery orders hit five-year high

18-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Financial Times | 6:00 AM

Japanese companies are gearing up for significant new investments in domestic factories, distribution networks and other infrastructure this year, government data suggested [...]
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Japan Remains Hotbed of TPP Protest as US Tries to Fast-Track Trade Deal, Crush Environmental Laws

18-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Democracynow | 6:00 AM

Japan has been a hotbed of protest against the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which would establish a free-trade zone stretching from Japan to the United States to Chile, and [...]
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UPDATE 2-Strong Japan machinery orders a shot in the arm to Abenomics

17-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s core machinery orders jumped to a five-year high in November, a sign companies may be ready to ramp up investment and increase wages – key elements in [...]
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Pilgrimage to Fire God at Temple Near Osaka, Japan

17-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Abcnews | 6:00 AM

With its bullet trains, electronic toilets that warm, clean and dry, and hyper-efficient delivery systems that bring online orders to the doorstep within hours, it’s [...]
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