Archive for December 29th, 2016

Why Japan’s prime minister Abe should apologise at Pearl Harbor

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Foxnews | 6:00 AM

The 70th anniversary of the end of WWII yielded many symbolic, even cathartic moments. There were aging Holocaust survivors crossing one last time the gates of hell that was [...]
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Japan auto production up 6.6pct on year in November

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

Production of cars, trucks and buses in Japan increased 6.6 percent year over year in November, the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association said Wednesday. Vehicle output [...]
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Japan November industrial output up 1.5pct

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Mercury | 6:00 AM

Industrial production in Japan climbed 1.5 per cent in November from the previous month for the first rise in two months, the government says. The reading on Wednesday was [...]
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Suga says currency policy a top Abe priority

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

Currency policy is a top priority of prime minister Shinzo Abe’s administration in creating a favourable business environment for Japanese companies, the [...]
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Japan firms ramp up output, signs economy brightening

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

Japan’s factory output rose in November and manufacturers expect to ramp up production in coming months, data showed on Wednesday, underscoring the central bank’s [...]
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Japan Back in Deflation Doesn’t Mean All Prices Fall

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

Shinzo Abe and Haruhiko Kuroda promised to drag Japan out of decades of deflation in 2013. That hasn’t happened yet, with core inflation dropping in November for a [...]
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MoF: Japan’s steel exports declined 3.2pct in November, imports surged

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Metal | 6:00 AM

According to data, the export quantity of steel products totalled 3.228 million tonnes (Mt) during November 2016. The recent trade statistics released by the Japanese [...]
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Philly garden to honor man who challenged internment of Japanese Americans

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Philly | 6:00 AM

A feeling of “peace and serenity” enveloped 6-year-old Kenneth Finkel that day in 1958 as he walked the grounds of the Shofuso Japanese House and Garden with his [...]
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Abe’s Pearl Harbor pilgrimage underlines US-Japan tie

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

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe travels Tuesday (December 27) to Hawaii’s Pearl Harbor, the site of a sneak attack by his country that provoked America into entering [...]
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Toshiba reportedly to log over JPY 100 billion loss for 2016

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

Toshiba Corp. may post a loss of more than JPY 100 billion for the year through March in connection with its nuclear plant business in the United States, sources familiar [...]
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Man fined $30,000 for conducting unlicensed employment agency activities: MOM

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

A 45-year-old man was on Tuesday (December 27) fined $30,000 in default of eight weeks’ imprisonment for conducting employment agency activities without a valid [...]
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83-year-old female pedestrian dies after accident involving van in Tampines

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

An elderly woman died on Monday (December 26) after she was allegedly hit by a van in Tampines Avenue 7. Shin Min Daily News reported that the 83-year-old woman was crossing [...]
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Buildings that blend with nature: why Singapore has them in abundance and HK doesn’t yet

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

Architects in Lion City have embraced the idea that humans have an innate desire to connect with nature and incorporated it in building design; Hong Kong’s green walls [...]
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Babies born to Zika patients to be monitored until age 3: MOH

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

Babies born to women who were infected with Zika during pregnancy will be monitored until they reach the age of three, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Tuesday (December [...]
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Analysing labour statistics in Singapore

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Online Citizen | 6:00 AM

After writing “407,400 earn less than $1,200 after CPF?” (December 27) – Terry Xu, the Editor of TOC sent me an email regarding the labour statistics. It [...]
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