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Japan court hands Mt. Gox founder 2-1/2 years suspended sentence: Kyodo

16-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A Tokyo court on Friday handed the founder of the now-defunct Mt. Gox bitcoin currency exchange a 2-1/2-year suspended sentence for his role in the loss of hundreds of [...]
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Japan court rejects bid to shut Shikoku Electric nuclear reactor Kyodo

16-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A high court in western Japan on Friday rejected a lawsuit to shut down Shikoku Electric Power Co’s only operating nuclear reactor, Kyodo News reported. A branch of the [...]
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Global gloom may force Japan central bank to temper its outlook

16-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady on Friday but tempered its optimism that robust exports and factory output will underpin growth, a nod to heightened overseas [...]
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Bank of Japan gloomier on economy but maintains policy

16-Mar-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The Bank of Japan issued a more downbeat assessment of the world’s third biggest economy Friday, as a broader global slowdown impacts exports and production. The [...]
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Japan announces over $30 million in aid to Palestinians: report

16-Mar-2019 Intellasia | I24news | 6:00 AM

In 2017, Japan donated a total of about $43.5 million to the UN’s aid agency for Palestinians Japan on Thursday announced it will contribute over $30 million to [...]
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Japan has plutonium, rockets and rivals. Will it ever build a nuke?

16-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Interactive | 6:00 AM

here are few substances more freakish than plutonium. Seldom found in nature, the metal is pewter gray, absurdly heavy and so radioactive that, if you held a lump on a cold [...]
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RPT-Japan firms wary of wage hike as economy wobbles amid trade war, global slowdown

14-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

* Annual wage hikes seen short of last year’s 2.26 percent * Cautious Japan firms wary of committing to fixed costs * Work-style reform shifts focus away from pay hike [...]
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Japan not to submit UN resolution condemning N Korean rights abuses

Japan not to submit UN resolution condemning N Korean rights abuses

14-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan has decided for the first time in years not to submit to the United Nations a joint resolution condemning North Korea’s human rights abuses, given US efforts to [...]
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Japan’s machinery orders weaken as trade war hits spending plans

14-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s machinery orders fell in January at the fastest pace in four months as the US-China tariff war hit global trade, knocking demand from the country’s auto [...]
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Russia begins military drill on disputed islands off Japan

14-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Mainichi | 6:00 AM

Russia on Tuesday began a military exercise on two of the four disputed islands to Japan’s north, the Interfax news agency reported. The drill on Etorofu and Kunashiri [...]
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Japan Announces Plans to Send Toyota to the Moon

14-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Fortune | 6:00 AM

Japan’s Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is looking to take Toyota to the moon. Instead of a family sedan, the car manufacturer is making a pressurised self-driving [...]
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Japan eyes 2020 Olympics to retake place on tech podium

14-Mar-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Driverless cars, robot volunteers and ultra high-definition TV: Japan Inc. hopes to use the Tokyo 2020 Olympics to show the world it has regained its touch for innovation and [...]
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Japan marks 8th anniversary of devastating 9.0 mag earthquake and tsunami

13-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Kitv | 6:00 AM

Japan marked the 8th anniversary of 2011 devastating magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami Monday. During a ceremony in Tokyo, prime minister Shinzo Abe said reconstruction [...]
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Japan firms wary of wage hike as economy wobbles amid trade war, global slowdown

13-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Big Japanese firms are set to offer smaller pay increases this year at annual wage talks on Wednesday as the economy sputters, tempering hopes that domestic consumption will [...]
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Japan’s female future

13-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Strategy | 6:00 AM

Demographic realities and the growing number of women in higher education are changing the male-dominated management structures of Japan Inc. The Japanese corporation, like [...]
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