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Japan’s Abe cruises to party vote win, to stay as PM

21-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Shinzo Abe won comfortable re-election as leader of his ruling party Thursday, setting him on course to become Japan’s longest-serving premier and [...]
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Japan’s PM Abe wins party vote, on track for extended term

21-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Shinzo Abe won a ruling party leadership vote on Thursday, setting him on track to become Japan’s longest-serving premier and try to cement his legacy, [...]
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$60 million in virtual currency hacked in Japan

21-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Bitcoin and other digital currency worth around 6.7 billion yen ($60 million) has been stolen in Japan following a hacking attack, a virtual exchange operator said on [...]
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Japan’s Abe likely to win party vote but faces Trump trade challenge

Japan’s Abe likely to win party vote but faces Trump trade challenge

21-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Shinzo Abe won a ruling party leadership vote on Thursday, setting him on track to become Japan’s longest-serving premier and try to cement his legacy, [...]
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Abe’s third term: A chance for constitutional change?

Abe’s third term: A chance for constitutional change?

21-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe was re-elected Thursday to a third term as leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, paving the way for him to serve as prime minister [...]
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Trade war ‘pushes rivals China and Japan closer’ on imports, talks and overseas infrastructure

Trade war ‘pushes rivals China and Japan closer’ on imports, talks and overseas infrastructure

21-Sep-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

China is expected to team up with Japan on infrastructure investment in Southeast Asia, a sign that Beijing’s escalating trade war with Washington is pushing the two [...]
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5 foreign chambers of commerce in Japan call for marriage equality

21-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Mainichi | 6:00 AM

Five foreign chambers of commerce in Japan on Wednesday called on the Japanese government to legalise same-sex marriage. The American, British, Canadian, Irish, and [...]
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Japan trade surplus with US shrinks for second month

20-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japan’s sensitive trade surplus with the United States shrank sharply for the second consecutive month, according to official data published Wednesday, as Tokyo [...]
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Ageing Japan: Military recruiters struggle as applicant pool dries up

20-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

As a Japanese military recruiter sat patiently at a booth outside a supermarket in northern Tokyo one recent weekend, she welcomed a rare visitor, high school student Kazuaki [...]
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Japan: South China Sea sub drill not a warning to Beijing

20-Sep-2018 Intellasia | ABS-CBN | 6:00 AM

The top Japanese government spokesman said Tuesday a drill held last week in the South China Sea by a Japanese submarine and destroyers was “not at all” intended [...]
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Toshiba Memory chief shrugs off price concerns, sticks with IPO plans

20-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The chief executive of Toshiba Memory Corp, the world’s No. 2 producer of NAND flash memory chips, on Wednesday brushed aside concerns about falling memory chip prices [...]
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Japan mayor loses job over sexual harassment allegations

20-Sep-2018 Intellasia | ABS-CBN | 6:00 AM

The mayor of the eastern Japan town of Minakami, facing sexual harassment allegations, lost his job Tuesday after passage of a second no-confidence motion against him by the [...]
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SpaceX’s 1st traveler is moonstruck Japanese fashion tycoon

20-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The Japanese billionaire who Tesla chief Elon Musk says plans to blast off on the first-ever private commercial space trip aboard the SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket often makes [...]
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Abe eyes new term, reform of Japan’s pacifist constitution

Abe eyes new term, reform of Japan’s pacifist constitution

19-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Shinzo Abe is poised to win a third term as head of his political party on Thursday, putting him on track to become Japan’s longest-serving premier and realise his [...]
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Japan calls for early solution to US-China trade war

Japan calls for early solution to US-China trade war

19-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese policymakers on Tuesday called for an early solution to the escalating US-China trade war and warned of the potential damage to global growth in the wake of [...]
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