Archive for December 22nd, 2016

The $70B Japanese Project Foreign Firms Just Can’t Land

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

Cleaning up the Fukushima nuclear plant – a task predicted to cost 86 times the amount earmarked for decommissioning Japan’s first commercial reactor – is [...]
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Japan’s top court deals blow to opponents of US base on Okinawa

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

Japan’s top court on Tuesday ruled in favour of a government plan to relocate a US military base on the island of Okinawa, dealing a blow to islanders’ efforts to [...]
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EU calls on Japan to abolish the death penalty

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

The European Union called on Japan on Monday to abolish the death penalty, saying “it is a key priority of our external human rights policy” to work toward its [...]
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Japan cautiously hikes its economic assessment

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

The Japanese government raised its overall assessment of the domestic economy for the first time in 21 months Wednesday, though it still took a cautious line on uncertainties [...]
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Someone named Sammy Uy came to the Duterte-Abe summit

22-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Rappler | 6:00 AM

Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay wasn’t there. Instead, it was a friend of Duterte and donor to his campaign who was present. Something unusual happened during the [...]
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New Japan bird flu outbreak brings fresh cull of chickens as Asia spread fears grow

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

A virulent strain of airborne bird flu extended its shadow across northeast Asia as Japan launched a new chicken cull on a southern island, days after gassing hundreds of [...]
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Lessons from past haunt BOJ as yield rise sparks talk of tightening

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

- For the first time in a decade the Bank of Japan is prepared to contemplate the possibility of a future rate rise – a radical shift for an extremely dovish central [...]
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US envoy criticises Japan on S.Sudan sanctions

22-Dec-2016 Intellasia | NHK | 6:00 AM

The US ambassador to the United Nations has criticised Japan’s reluctance to support a resolution that would ban arms shipments to South Sudan. Samantha Power is [...]
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N Korea boat carrying skeletal remains found near Japan coast

22-Dec-2016 Intellasia | UPI | 6:00 AM

Another wooden boat possibly of North Korean origin was found near the coast of Japan, Tokyo’s coast guard said Monday. Two bodies were found on board the vessel [...]
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Japan Inc on the hunt for post-Brexit deals

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

Japanese firms have snapped up 37 UK companies so far this year For more than 60 years, Nagatanien has quietly got on with being Japan’s premier maker of instant powder [...]
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Japan resisting frustrated US lobbying for S.Sudan arms embargo

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

After threatening South Sudan with a UN arms embargo to encourage steps toward peace, the United States wants to impose the measure, but the 15-member Security Council is [...]
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Japan plans to curb drug spending with more-frequent pricing review

22-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Marketwatch | 6:00 AM

Japan said Tuesday it plans to review drug prices annually instead of once every two years in an attempt to curb rising health care spending, rebuffing criticism from the US [...]
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Fewer Singapore employers plan to increase headcount next year: Survey

22-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Today | 6:00 AM

Fewer companies in Singapore plan to increase headcount next year, initial findings from a survey showed on Tuesday (December 20), a reflection of the current uncertain [...]
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New roadmap to offer more support to caregivers of persons with disabilities

22-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Today | 6:00 AM

Amid growing concern that ageing caregivers would find it harder to care for their grown-up children and themselves, those providing care will be given greater attention [...]
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Singapore condemns ‘senseless act of violence’ in Berlin: PM Lee

22-Dec-2016 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Singapore’s prime minister Lee Hsien Loong on Tuesday (December 20) condemned an attack on one of Berlin’s most-visited Christmas markets as a “senseless [...]
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