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N Korea slams door on Japan PM Abe visit, calls him a ‘moron’

N Korea slams door on Japan PM Abe visit, calls him a ‘moron’

08-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

North Korea on Thursday called Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe a moron who should not even dream of setting foot in Pyongyang in a state media commentary laden with [...]
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N. Korea slams Japan’s Abe as ‘idiot’ over missile criticism

08-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

North Korea slammed Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe as an “idiot and villain” on Thursday and warned he will never set foot in Pyongyang after he condemned the [...]
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USA, China, Japan and Korea to dominate 5G: study

08-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

China, the United States, Japan and Korea will account for more than half of the world’s subscribers to super-fast 5G mobile networks by 2025, leaving Europe lagging, a [...]
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Japan’s Softbank posts big losses after WeWork debacle

08-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

SoftBank, the Japanese technology conglomerate famous for seismic and visionary bets, has lost $4.7 billion in the WeWork debacle, the company said Wednesday. SoftBank posted [...]
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Korea deports two fishermen from the North accused of killing 16 crew members

08-Nov-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

South Korea on Thursday deported two North Koreans who crossed the inter-Korean sea border to the South to avoid justice after killing 16 fellow crew members on their fishing [...]
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Japan marks 50 years of LNG imports with eye on Asia growth

08-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Japanese gas buyers on Wednesday marked the 50th anniversary since the first cargo of liquefied natural gas (LNG) arrived in Japan, now the world’s biggest importer of [...]
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BYD, Toyota to set up research venture to develop electric vehicles

08-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Chinese electric car maker BYD Co and Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp said on Thursday they planned to set up a joint venture to design and develop battery electric cars, as [...]
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If N Korea and Japan went to war, more Koreans would back Kim Jong Un poll shows

08-Nov-2019 Intellasia | NewsWeek | 6:02 AM

If North Korea and Japan went to war, more South Koreans would back their immediate neighbour, a new poll by a state-sponsored think tank in Seoul showed. The survey, [...]
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Toyota reports record first-half net profit, sales

08-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Japanese car giant Toyota on Thursday reported record net profit and sales for the first half, with cost-cutting efforts helping to boost its balance sheet. The maker of the [...]
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Dozens of endangered turtles disappear from Japan zoo

08-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

More than 60 endangered turtles have disappeared from a zoo in Japan’s southernmost province in a suspected theft, officials said Thursday. “We feed them twice a [...]
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Japan’s power prices fall to 6-mth lows amid higher temperatures, renewables supplies

08-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Prices for electricity traded on Japan’s power exchange for delivery on Thursday fell to six-month, lows as seasonally high temperatures reduced heating demand, amid [...]
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Shelling out: Japan crab fetches record $46,000 at auction

08-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

A Japanese bidder may be feeling the pinch after forking out $46,000 at auction for a snow craba price that “probably set a new world record”, local officials [...]
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Software behind self-driving Uber crash didn’t recognise jaywalkers

07-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

An Uber self-driving car that struck and killed a woman last year in Arizona failed to recognise her as a pedestrian because she was jaywalking, US transport regulators said [...]
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SoftBank’s Son humbled after Vision Fund’s $8.9 billion loss

07-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

SoftBank reported its first quarterly loss in 14 years on Wednesday, whiplashed by an $8.9 billion hit at its giant Vision Fund and marking a rare, humbling moment for CEO [...]
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SoftBank Group plunges to $6.5 billion quarterly loss as tech bets stumble

07-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

SoftBank reported its first quarterly loss in 14 years on Wednesday, whiplashed by an $8.9 billion hit at its giant Vision Fund and marking a rare, humbling moment for CEO [...]
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