Archive for December 24th, 2016

China begins daily civil flights to SCS outpost

China begins daily civil flights to SCS outpost

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

China has begun daily civilian charter flights to Woody Island in the disputed South China Sea after having approved the airport there for civil operations, state news agency [...]
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Japanese government says Monju will be scrapped

24-Dec-2016 Intellasia | World-nuclear-news.org | 6:00 AM

The Japanese government has made the formal decision that the Monju prototype fast breeder reactor (FBR) will not be restarted and steps will be taken to decommission it. [...]
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Japan Coast Guard to spend 27pct of budget on boosting Senkaku surveillance in 2017

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

The Japan Coast Guard will devote 27 percent of its fiscal 2017 budget to ramping up patrols near the disputed Senkaku Islands, the draft approved by the Cabinet said [...]
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Japan’s huge sex problem just hit a 117-year low

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

Ever since 1899 when Japan began collecting data on how many babies are born each year, the total has never fallen below 1 million. Until 2016. With a week left in the year, [...]
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Catastrophic fire engulfs 140 buildings in Japan

24-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Telegraph | 6:00 AM

A huge fire that spread to about 140 buildings in a small city on Japan’s western coast was brought under control Thursday night after authorities called in extra [...]
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Japan, US mark the return of military-used land to Okinawa

24-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Militarytimes | 6:00 AM

Japan and the US marked a partial return of the land used by American troops to Okinawa in a ceremony Thursday on the southern island, but there was no sign the move was [...]
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Abe is the rare bird of Japanese politics

24-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Globe and Mail | 6:00 AM

Shinzo Abe will mark two milestones when he arrives in Hawaii next Monday. On the eve of becoming the first postwar Japanese leader to officially visit Pearl Harbor, Abe will [...]
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Japan Is Developing a ‘Hydrogen Society’ in Mt. Fuji’s Shadow

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

A patch of land in the shadow of Mount Fuji is becoming a testing ground for energy storage, with some of Japan’s leading companies trying to develop technologies such [...]
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JGBs mostly flat, superlongs step back after recent gains

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

Japanese government bond prices were largely unchanged on Thursday but superlong bonds eased slightly in late trade on unwinding of recent buys after the Bank of [...]
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Britain and Japan sign nuclear energy cooperation agreement

24-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Telegraph | 6:00 AM

Britain and Japan have signed an agreement that significantly expands cooperation in the nuclear energy sector and paves the way Japanese companies to construct nuclear [...]
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Sea Shepherd finds Japanese whaler ‘hiding behind iceberg’

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

Activist group Sea Shepherd’s fast new patrol vessel Ocean Warrior Friday intercepted a Japanese harpoon ship “hiding behind an iceberg” in thick fog as its [...]
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Abe aims to send message of US alliance strength at Pearl Harbor

24-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Asahi | 6:00 AM

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 firm and [...]
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Japan ramps up military spending: A look at the evolution of Japanese pacifism

Japan ramps up military spending: A look at the evolution of Japanese pacifism

24-Dec-2016 Intellasia | IB Times | 6:00 AM

-Members of a tank unit of Japan’s Self-Defense Forces (SDF) riding on Type-10 armoured tanks take part in a military review during the annual troop review ceremony at [...]
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Singapore’s inflation flat in November, halting deflationary trend

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

Singapore’s headline consumer price index was flat in November from a year earlier, coming off a deflationary trend for the first time in two years, data from the [...]
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Singapore Industrial Output Jumps in November

24-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Nasdaq | 6:00 AM

Singapore’s industrial production jumped in November, helped by strong growth in electronics and pharmaceuticals output. Industrial production rose 11.9 percent from [...]
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