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Japanese man jailed for smuggling insects from Ecuador

11-May-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 7:53 AM

A Japanese man was sentenced to two years in prison in Ecuador for attempting to smuggle a massive haul of creepy crawlies out of the country, officials said Thursday. The [...]
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Russia’s Lavrov says ‘extremely significant’ differences with Japan on peace deal RIA

11-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:53 AM

Moscow and Tokyo still have “extremely significant” differences over a World War Two peace deal that Japan hopes will end a territorial row between them, RIA news [...]
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Japan’s wage tumble overshadows spending growth, keeps BOJ under pressure

11-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:53 AM

Japan’s household spending rose more than expected in March but real wages tumbled the most in nearly four years, dashing hopes consumer sector activity may soften the [...]
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Japan’s Rakuten profit jumps fourfold on $1 billion Lyft stake gain

11-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:53 AM

Japanese e-commerce firm Rakuten Inc’s first-quarter operating profit jumped fourfold as it booked a $1 billion gain on its stake in US ride-hailing company Lyft [...]
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Japanese Foreign minister Heading To Russia For Peace Deal Talks

Japanese Foreign minister Heading To Russia For Peace Deal Talks

10-May-2019 Intellasia | RFERLl | 6:00 AM

Japanese Foreign minister Taro Kono is heading to Russia for a new round of talks on a decades-old territorial dispute that has prevented Moscow and Tokyo from signing a [...]
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Toyota, Panasonic form joint venture in housing for Japan

10-May-2019 Intellasia | FoxBusiness | 6:00 AM

Japanese automaker Toyota and electronics giant Panasonic are forming a joint venture combining their housing businesses in Japan to showcase technologies such as connected [...]
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US Navy abandons salvage mission for Japanese F-35A fighter jet with pilot still missing and presumed dead

US Navy abandons salvage mission for Japanese F-35A fighter jet with pilot still missing and presumed dead

10-May-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

The US Navy has withdrawn its salvage team assisting in the search for the wreckage of a Japanese Air Self-Defence Force F-35A fighter that was lost off northern Japan last [...]
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US, Japan, India and Philippines challenge Beijing with naval drills in the South China Sea

US, Japan, India and Philippines challenge Beijing with naval drills in the South China Sea

10-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

In fresh show of naval force in the contested South China Sea, a US guided missile destroyer conducted drills with a Japanese aircraft carrier, two Indian naval ships and a [...]
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Warm on North, chilly to South: Japan’s Korea strategy could pose risks

10-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe is reaching out to North Korea in the hope of arranging a summit, a strategy critics say poses risks given doubts about chances of a [...]
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US ends search for Japan’s F-35 that crashed in April

10-May-2019 Intellasia | StarTribune | 6:00 AM

The U.S Navy said Thursday it has suspended its search for a Japanese air force F-35A stealth fighter that crashed off Japan’s coast last month, after the allies [...]
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BOJ chief rejects idea of Japan as ‘Modern Monetary Theory’ model

10-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda rejected an idea gaining traction in some US circles that governments can spend more aggressively without causing hyper-inflation, [...]
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Searchers recover parts of lost Japanese F-35A’s canopy and flight data recorder

09-May-2019 Intellasia | Stars& Stripes | 6:00 AM

A monthlong search has recovered more pieces of a lost Japanese F-35A stealth fighter, including part of the aircraft’s canopy and flight data recorder, according to [...]
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Japan April services PMI slips as new business growth slows

09-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Activity in Japan’s services sector expanded at a slightly slower pace in April than the previous month as growth in new business slowed, a business survey showed on [...]
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Car hits 13 children, kills 2 in western Japan

09-May-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A car slammed into a group of 16 mostly kindergarten children who were strolling on a sidewalk in the lakeside city of Otsu in western Japan, leaving two dead, police said [...]
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Car ploughs into young children in Japan, killing two

Car ploughs into young children in Japan, killing two

09-May-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A car ploughed into a group of kindergarten children in western Japan’s Shiga region on Wednesday, killing two toddlers and injuring others, police said. Police said [...]
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