Archive for December 13th, 2016

Japan’s Consumers Are More Resilient Than We Thought

13-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Decades of economic stagnation have taken a toll on Japanese consumers, who went from being big spenders before the economic bubble burst in the 1990s to masters of thrift [...] » More

Japanese Empress Michiko diagnosed with acute bronchitis

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

Japanese Empress Michiko, 82, was diagnosed with acute bronchitis last Friday after suffering a slight fever and cough, an official at the Imperial Household Agency said on [...] » More

The Man They Call ‘ BOJ’ Is Shaping Policy Behind the Scenes

13-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Masayoshi Amamiya is viewed as so essential to operations at the Bank of Japan that he’s known inside the central bank as ” BOJ.” With the shift in recent [...] » More

Japan protests against China’s allegations of dangerous conduct by fighter jets

Japan protests against China’s allegations of dangerous conduct by fighter jets

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

Japan said on Monday it had protested strongly against China’s allegations its fighter jets had engaged in “dangerous and unprofessional” behaviour when [...] » More

Japan’s Honda ties up with ride-hailing service Grab

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

Southeast Asian ride-hailing service Grab disclosed on Monday that Japan’s Honda Motor Co had invested in the firm, as part of a $750 million funding announced [...] » More

Long-dated JGBs tumble, 10-year yield hits 10-month high

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

Long-dated Japanese government bond prices tumbled on Monday, driving the benchmark 10-year yield to its highest in 10 months, on the back of continuing gains in US bond [...] » More

Abe, Putin to improve Japan-Russia ties but breakthrough on islands unlikely

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

Japan and Russia look set to improve ties and clinch some business deals when their leaders meet this week, but both sides are scaling back expectations of a big breakthrough [...] » More

Accessible Japan: Information About Travelling in Japan With a Disability

13-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Globalvoices | 6:00 AM

With inbound tourism to Japan rising by 30 percent annually from 2011 to 2015, the Japanese government has set an ambitious target of attracting 40 million overseas visitors [...] » More

Exclusive: Japan authorities fear rising condo loans could lead to bad debts

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

Japan is stepping up its supervision of bank lending amid growing concerns a spurt of construction financing for new apartment blocks could be sowing the seeds for bad debts [...] » More

China-Japan Relations Worsen Ahead of 79th Anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre

13-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Huffington Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Soon-do, Beijing correspondent, AsiaToday – The China-Japan relationship, which has been deteriorating due to Japan’s recognition of historical issues and [...] » More

Japan’s frugal millennials a bad omen for economy

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

Japan’s millennials have grown up in an economy that never seems to grow. Accustomed to stagnant wages, jobs without benefits and a debt-burdened government, they came [...] » More

For the Bank of Japan, a Tightening Squeeze

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

In a Trump-fueled turnaround, the BOJ may have to lift its 10-year government-bond target from the recently set zero One of central banking’s most aggressive easers [...] » More

Japan Watches Uneasily as Trump Shakes Taiwan-China Ties

13-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

US President-elect Donald Trump’s apparent willingness to engage with Taiwan could spur Chinese retaliation that draws in Japan, complicating the geopolitical landscape [...] » More

China urges Japan to stop interfering with its high sea training

13-Dec-2016 Intellasia | CCTV | 6:00 AM

China has expressed concern and lodged a solemn representation to Japan after Japanese jets interfered with a PLA Air Force routine training exercise in the Western Pacific. [...] » More

Dyson expands investment in new research centre in Singapore

13-Dec-2016 Intellasia | FT | 6:00 AM

Company to plough resources beyond vacuum cleaners and deepen presence in Asia Dyson is to invest GBP 330m in a new research and development centre in Singapore, as the UK [...] » More