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Australia, Japan offer Typhoon Ompong assistance

17-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Rappler | 6:00 AM

The United States also says it is ready to help the Philippines deal with Typhoon Ompong’s effects Australia and Japan have offered help as Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) [...]
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In looking East, avoid Japan’s mistakes, says economist

17-Sep-2018 Intellasia | FMT | 6:00 AM

An economist has warned the authorities to avoid Japan’s mistake of focusing too much on economic growth in reviving the “Look East Policy” introduced in [...]
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Taiwan representative in Japan’s Osaka commits suicide

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

One of Taiwan’s representatives stationed in Japan’s western city of Osaka committed suicide this week, the government of the self-ruled island said. The official [...]
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Japan government more bullish on capex, eyes on US-China trade row

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

Japan upgraded its assessment of capital expenditure for the first time in nine months as companies ramp up spending on equipment and software to better cope with growing [...]
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Abe says will talk more on peace treaty, islands with Putin

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

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe said Friday he will meet again this year for more talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Putin’s proposal for the two [...]
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Japan takes Korea to WTO over antidumping duties on steel bars

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

The Japanese government requested Thursday that the World Trade Organisation set up a panel to settle its dispute with South Korea over the country’s antidumping duties [...]
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PM Abe says Putin’s comment shows desire for Japan-Russia peace treaty

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

Prime minister Shinzo Abe on Friday repeated Japan’s stance that a row over islands seized by Russian troops in the final days of World War Two must be settled before a [...]
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Japan proposes legalising commercial whaling

15-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

Tokyo considers ending the 33-year-old ban, saying most species have rebounded, but it’s facing opposition from the IWC. Japan is proposing an end to a 33-year-old ban [...]
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Capital spending boosts Japan economy amid disaster risks: government

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

Japan’s economy is on firm footing driven by robust capital expenditure, but a recent string of natural disasters pose downside risks to growth, the government said [...]
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Japan’s Abe gets middling marks on his economic performance from analysts: Reuters poll

Japan’s Abe gets middling marks on his economic performance from analysts: Reuters poll

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

Economists are giving Japanese prime Minster Shinzo Abe middling marks on his economic accomplishments, a Reuters poll showed, crediting him with boosting female worker [...]
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Japan shows China and N Korea it can shoot down ballistic missiles, with some help from the US

14-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Business Insider | 6:00 AM

A Japanese warship, using a US ship-based anti-missile system, successfully intercepted and destroyed an incoming ballistic missile over the Pacific Ocean Tuesday evening, [...]
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Russia, Japan committed to building closer energy ties despite geopolitical risks

14-Sep-2018 Intellasia | SP Global | 6:00 AM

Russian and Japanese companies signed several energy cooperation deals during the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok this week, committing to building closer ties despite [...]
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Japan has become the ‘obvious target’ for Trump’s next trade salvo

14-Sep-2018 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

* Trump described his good relations with the Japanese leadership but then added: “Of course that will end as soon as I tell them how much they have to pay.” * [...]
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Tokyo cuts ribbon on new fish market to replace Tsukiji

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

Tokyo’s mayor insisted Thursday that the city’s new fish market would be safe, as she inaugurated a “cutting-edge” facility to replace the [...]
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Japan, Vietnam urge US to rejoin Pacific trade deal

Japan, Vietnam urge US to rejoin Pacific trade deal

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

Japan and Vietnam on Thursday urged the United States to rejoin a sprawling Pacific trade deal, almost two years after President Donald Trump’s withdrawal dealt a major [...]
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