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Skynet sends a Terminator to Tokyo’s Shinjuku Station to freak out commuters

05-Nov-2019 Intellasia | JapanToday | 6:02 AM

There are a lot of busy train and subway stations in Japan, but Tokyo’s Shinjuku is the busiest, thanks to a full dozen rail lines that meet up there. That makes [...]
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Hydroelectric dams to further serve as flood controls

05-Nov-2019 Intellasia | JapanNews | 6:02 AM

Dams for hydroelectric power and other purposes will be further used to prevent floods in case of heavy rain. This comes in response to the collapse of many riverbanks caused [...]
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Microsoft Japan experiments with 3-day weekend, productivity increases by nearly 40pct

05-Nov-2019 Intellasia | FoxNews | 6:02 AM

Japan is known for having some of the longest working hours in the world, with nearly a quarter of Japanese companies previously requiring employees to clock in more than 80 [...]
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Moon, Abe hold ‘friendly’ talks on Asean sidelines

Moon, Abe hold ‘friendly’ talks on Asean sidelines

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

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe on Monday held their first talks for more than a year on the sidelines of a regional summit in [...]
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Japan to step up monitoring of defense firms’ financial condition

05-Nov-2019 Intellasia | JapanToday | 6:02 AM

The Defense Ministry will strengthen its surveillance of the financial conditions of domestic equipment suppliers to Japan’s Self-Defense Forces, in an effort to ensure [...]
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Japan’s NSC launches economic team focusing on China, N Korea

05-Nov-2019 Intellasia | JapanToday | 6:02 AM

Japan’s National Security Council has launched a team in charge of economic affairs in response to alleged intellectual property violations and technology theft by [...]
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Japan to tighten tax rules on wealthy people

05-Nov-2019 Intellasia | JapanToday | 6:02 AM

The government is set to tighten rules on disclosure by wealthier residents in Japan about their overseas assets in a bid to prevent tax avoidance, sources close to the [...]
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Japan’s rising sun flag has a history of horror. It must be banned at the Tokyo Olympics

04-Nov-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 8:09 AM

Beloved of the far right, the former imperial standard dishonours the memory of the second world war dead Imagine if, at the opening ceremony of the 2028 Los Angeles [...]
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EU-Japan trade deal: the opportunities for small business

04-Nov-2019 Intellasia | euro News | 6:02 AM

Business Planet focuses on the world’s biggest bilateral trade deal between the EU and Japan and asks how small European firms can maximise business opportunities. [...]
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Japan retailers to charge for plastic bags from 2020

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

The move to charge for plastic bags brings Japan in line with many other countries that have already adopted the environmentally friendly measure Japanese retailers including [...]
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Use of neonicotinoids on rice paddies linked to fishery collapse in Japan

04-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Phys.org | 6:02 AM

A team of researchers with members affiliated with several institutions in Japan has found what they describe as compelling evidence of two fisheries collapsing due to use of [...]
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Police believe Japan’s castle fire unlikely caused by arson Kyodo

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

Police believe a fire that tore through World Heritage-listed Shuri Castle in Japan’s southern-most island of Okinawa this week was not likely to have been caused by [...]
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Japan retailers to charge for plastic bags from 2020

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

Japanese retailers including supermarkets and convenience stores will be required to charge for plastic bags from next summer ahead of the Tokyo Olympics, a government panel [...]
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Government kicks off Warm Biz energy-saving campaign

02-Nov-2019 Intellasia | JapanToday | 6:02 AM

The Japanese government on Friday kicked off its annual Warm Biz energy-saving campaign by encouraging people to dress warmly. However, temperatures remained unseasonably [...]
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Nintendo first-half sales leap on strong demand for Switch games

Nintendo first-half sales leap on strong demand for Switch games

02-Nov-2019 Intellasia | JapanToday | 6:02 AM

Japanese gaming giant Nintendo said Thursday its first-half sales were boosted by demand for its a smaller, cheaper version of its popular Switch console. Sales for [...]
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