Archive for December 23rd, 2016

Japan’s Abe aims to send message of US alliance strength at Pearl Harbor

Japan’s Abe aims to send message of US alliance strength at Pearl Harbor

23-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Indian Express | 6:00 AM

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe wants to use next week’s visit to Pearl Harbor to send a message that the alliance between former foes Japan and the United States is [...] » More

Abe government 2017 Budget Rewards Companies That Play Ball

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

After the International Monetary Fund suggested a stick, prime minister Shinzo Abe chose carrots instead, offering incentives in the fiscal 2017 budget for companies that [...] » More

Japan’s 2016 births likely fell below 1 million for 1st time – media

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

The number of annual births in Japan is set to fall below 1 million this year for the first time since data became available in 1899, reflecting a fast-ageing society and the [...] » More

Japan plans record $830 billion spending in FY2017/18, budget-balancing goal elusive

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

Japan’s cabinet approved on Thursday a record $830 billion spending budget for fiscal 2017 that counts on low interest rates and a weak yen to limit borrowing, [...] » More

Japan Just Scrapped a $9 Billion Nuclear Reactor That Never Really Worked

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

The government of Japan has decided to decommission the experimental Monju nuclear reactor, which worked for just 250 days out of its total 22-year lifespan. Located in [...] » More

Japan to team with NGOs, UN to deter Asia terrorism by supporting women, youth, moderate Islam

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

Japan plans to work with UN bodies and nongovernmental organisations to discourage violent extremist groups from taking hold in Asia, eying Tokyo’s hosting of the [...] » More

Japan’s government approves record military spending

Japan’s government approves record military spending

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

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe’s government on Thursday approved an increase in defence spending to record levels to counter growing Chinese military power in the [...] » More

The $2,500 answer to Amazon’s Echo could make Japan’s sex crisis even worse

23-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Businessinsider | 6:00 AM

Japan has a sex problem. The country’s birthrate is shrinking year after year, to the point where deaths are outpacing births. Simply put, Japan’s population is [...] » More

Japan boosts coast guard fleet to defend disputed East China Sea islands

23-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Five large surveillance ships and three research vessels will be added, along with 200 extra security officials Japan’s government has announced it will bolster its [...] » More

Japan’s TDK to buy US chip maker InvenSense for $1.3 billion

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

Japanese electronic parts maker TDK Corp (6762.T) said it had agreed to buy InvenSense Inc (INVN.N), a US chip maker that produces motion sensors for Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and [...] » More

Winter bonuses at major Japanese companies rise for 4th straight year

23-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Japan Today | 6:00 AM

Winter bonuses at Japanese companies employing more than 500 people averaged 880,736 yen, up 0.02 percent from the previous year and rising for the fourth straight year, the [...] » More

Japan’s Big Bet on Casinos

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

For more than a decade, most of the action in the gaming industry has been centered on Macau. Fueled by Chinese high rollers’ seemingly insatiable desire to gamble, the [...] » More

Japan backs off pregnancy clause for Syrian refugees

23-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Japan Today | 6:00 AM

A Japanese programme aimed at accepting a small number of refugees from war-torn Syria promised Wednesday to remove language from documents which implied that pregnant women [...] » More

Japanese PM to Take Non-apology Tour to Pearl Harbor

23-Dec-2016 Intellasia | VOA News | 6:00 AM

Next week, Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe is expected to engage in a now familiar diplomatic offensive to reconcile lingering resentment over his country’s wartime [...] » More

Japan Coast Guard to be bolstered to defend East China Sea islets

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

The government announced Wednesday that it will bolster its coast guard capabilities to defend East China Sea islets that China also claims and regularly patrols near. Japan [...] » More