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Japanese official Tadashi Maeda dismisses China’s Belt and Road Initiative as just a ‘political show’

19-Oct-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

China’s multibillion-dollar infrastructure plan, the Belt and Road Initiative, is a “political show” that lacks real substance, the head of Japan’s [...]
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Fate of Japan’s imperial dynasty rests on shoulders of 13-year-old

19-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

When Japan’s youngest prince, Hisahito, visited Bhutan in August on his first overseas trip just months after his uncle Naruhito became emperor, his trip was regarded [...]
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IMF says Japan can ramp up fiscal stimulus if tax hike sinks growth

19-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Japan can ramp up fiscal stimulus if the hit to the economy from October’s sales tax hike proves bigger than expected, International Monetary Fund (IMF) deputy Managing [...]
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Japan’s inflation hits 2-1/2-year low, raises stimulus chance this month

19-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Japan’s core consumer inflation slowed to near 2-1/2-year lows in September, dragged down by sliding energy prices and raising the chance the central bank will top up [...]
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Japanese PM sends offering to war-dead shrine but will not visit  Kyodo

Japanese PM sends offering to war-dead shrine but will not visit Kyodo

18-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe sent an offering to Tokyo’s controversial Yasukuni Shrine for war dead on Thursday, prompting neighbouring South Korea to call on [...]
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A ‘Modern’ Depression Is Creeping Into Japanese Workplaces

18-Oct-2019 Intellasia | TheAtlantic | 6:02 AM

The city-government worker was just getting the hang of his job when a new hire upended everything. She became his mentee, and she asked him if he could put together a manual [...]
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Japanese minister visits Tokyo war shrine

18-Oct-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

A Japanese minister on Thursday visited the Yasukuni war shrine at the centre of long-running tensions with regional neighboursthe first cabinet-level official visit in over [...]
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Japan’s PM visits disaster zone; government to postpone emperor’s parade

18-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Japan’s prime minister visited communities on Thursday that were hit by a powerful typhoon, while the government said it was postponing a parade for Emperor [...]
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Japan plans to postpone imperial parade over typhoon

18-Oct-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Japan plans to postpone a major imperial parade celebrating the new emperor’s ascension to the throne because of a devastating typhoon, prime minister Shinzo Abe said [...]
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Typhoon death toll climbs in Japan with 8 still missing

Typhoon death toll climbs in Japan with 8 still missing

18-Oct-2019 Intellasia | CBS News | 6:02 AM

Japan’s government said Wednesday that the official death toll from a weekend typhoon that caused widespread flooding has climbed to 63, with another 11 presumed dead. [...]
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Tesla to start Powerwall home battery installations in Japan

17-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) will start installing its Powerwall home power storage batteries in Japan next spring, the US electric car and battery maker said on Tuesday, marking the [...]
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Outrage after homeless men denied refuge from Typhoon Hagibis

17-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:02 AM

A Japanese evacuation centre has come under intense criticism after it turned away two homeless men seeking shelter from a deadly typhoon. Shinzo Abe, the Japanese prime [...]
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Japan in non-stop search for typhoon survivors; toll at 74

Japan in non-stop search for typhoon survivors; toll at 74

17-Oct-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Rescuers in Japan worked around the clock Tuesday in an increasingly desperate search for survivors of a powerful weekend typhoon that killed more than 70 people and caused [...]
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FactboxHundreds of dignitaries to attend as Japan’s new emperor declares enthronement

17-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

New Japanese Emperor Naruhito is set to proclaim his enthronement to the world next week in a centuries-old ceremony attended by some 2,500 people, including heads of state [...]
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Temperatures taper off in typhoon-hit areas

17-Oct-2019 Intellasia | JapanNews | 6:02 AM

Evacuees were shivering in shelters on Wednesday after temperatures dropped to their lowest figures of the season across all of Miyagi Prefecture in the aftermath of the [...]
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