Archive for December 10th, 2016

China Commits $36 Billion To Further Build The 110 Million Person Jing-Jin-Ji Megaregion

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

A new $36 billion rail plan was recently approved by China’s National Development and Reform Commission which will further integrate the cities of Beijing and Tianjin [...]
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Interview: Chinese cardinal says Vatican must stand up to Beijing

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Cardinal Joseph Zen, the most senior Chinese Catholic cleric, says the participation of an excommunicated prelate at two bishop ordinations in China was a “slap in the [...]
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Model Farm in China to Highlight Xi’s Ties to Iowa, Donald Trump’s Beijing Envoy

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

Terry Branstad, whose ties with Xi Jinping date back to the 1980s, is considered an ‘old friend’ of China Donald Trump’s selection of Iowa Gov. Terry [...]
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Slam Dunk: Michael Jordan Wins Trademark Dispute In China

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | NPR | 6:00 AM

China’s top court has handed basketball legend Michael Jordan a victory in a long-running trademark dispute over the use of his name by a Chinese company. [...]
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Body of US Marine Corps pilot recovered in Japan after ejecting from jet

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | CBS News | 6:00 AM

The body of a Marine Corps pilot who ejected from an F/A-18 jet in southern Japan has been recovered, military authorities said Thursday. US Marine Corps pilot Capt. Jake [...]
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Japan tracks dementia patients with QR codes attached to fingernails

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

A Japanese city is keeping track of elderly dementia sufferers by attaching barcodes containing personal information to their fingers and toes, officials say. A company in [...]
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Powerful signals of reconciliation between the US and Japan

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Jamaicaobserver | 6:00 AM

Yesterday, people around the world, particularly in the United States, marked the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour. December 7, 1941 was, as US [...]
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Correction: Japan-US-Burying Ghosts story

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

In a story December 6 about the US and Japanese leaders visiting Hiroshima and Pearl Harbor, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Shinzo Abe will be the first [...]
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Japan, US burying World War II ghosts after 70 years

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Japan Times | 6:00 AM

An American president in Hiroshima. A Japanese prime minister at Pearl Harbor’s USS Arizona Memorial. One longtime taboo has already fallen this year, and the other [...]
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Japan Ready for Launch as Station Crew Focuses on Space Research

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Spacefellowship | 6:00 AM

Japan is getting ready to roll out its H-IIB rocket today at the Tanegashima Space centre for a launch Friday at 8:26 a.m. EST to the International Space Station. Riding atop [...]
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Why ‘Bill Gates of Japan’ Is Betting Big on Trump

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Barrons | 6:00 AM

Masayoshi Son’s $50 billion investment in America’s tech industry is a big win for Donald Trump. The president-elect was quick to brag that the Bill Gates of [...]
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Tokyo rallies after ECB but Asia traders cautious

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japanese stocks pushed ever higher Friday as a weaker yen provided further support to exporters, while the euro struggled after the European Central Bank extended its [...]
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Fukushima costs to double to nearly $190 bn: government

Fukushima costs to double to nearly $190 bn: government

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The estimated cost of dealing with the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis has doubled to nearly $190 billion, the government said Friday, underlining the challenge Japan faces in [...]
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Japan swinging into 2017 with Trumped-up good luck charm

Japan swinging into 2017 with Trumped-up good luck charm

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Donald Trump only wants to make America great again, but one Japanese firm hopes that painting his face on a traditional good luck charm will make the whole planet a better [...]
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Japan nearly doubles Fukushima disaster-related cost to $188 billion

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) said on Friday it has nearly doubled its projections for costs related to the Fukushima nuclear disaster, [...]
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