Archive for December 30th, 2016

Toshiba shares fall 20pct after it flags one-off loss

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

Toshiba shares dived more than 20 percent Wednesday in their second straight double-digit plunge, as the company said it may book a one-time loss of several billion dollars [...]
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Japan hails Pearl Harbor visit while bracing for Trump

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

Japanese on Wednesday hailed a historic visit by prime minister Shinzo Abe to Pearl Harbor, praising his message of reconciliation with the United States but wary of the [...]
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Japan ducks UN pension accounting rule to flatter its public debt

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

Tokyo will not follow new standard on disclosure of liabilities Japan plans to duck new UN rules on accounting for public pension liabilities while recognising pension assets [...]
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China-Japan Tensions Simmer Weeks Before Trump’s Inauguration

China-Japan Tensions Simmer Weeks Before Trump’s Inauguration

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

Tensions in North Asia are again heating up with less than a month to go before US President-elect Donald Trump takes office. A day after joining prime minister Shinzo Abe on [...]
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Japan ad agency head to quit after employee suicide

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

The president of Japan’s biggest advertising agency said he plans to step down, a year after an employee suicide linked to allegations of extreme overwork at the [...]
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Abe, Obama hail reconciliation at Pearl Harbor

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

The leaders of war-time enemies America and Japan made a poignant joint pilgrimage to Pearl Harbor Tuesday, issuing symbolic declarations about the power of reconciliation [...]
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Japan adds ‘Taiwan’ to name of representative office

30-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

Japan was changing the name of its representative office to ‘Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association’ from ‘Interchange Association, Japan’ in a move [...]
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S Korean politicians call for nullifying sex slave deal with Japan

S Korean politicians call for nullifying sex slave deal with Japan

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

South Korea’s opposition politicians on Wednesday called for nullifying a settlement reached between Seoul and Tokyo on compensation for South Korean women forced into [...]
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Japan’s stagnant economy sees daylight ahead

30-Dec-2016 Intellasia | RT | 6:00 AM

Factory output data released by Japan’s trade ministry shows signs of economic recovery after decades of stagnation. Industrial production grew by 1.5 percent this [...]
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Japan’s economy may see a light at the end of the tunnel, and it’s not a train

30-Dec-2016 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

Japan’s industrial production data, released on Wednesday, may have offered a light at the end of the tunnel for the long stagnant economy. In November, industrial [...]
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Abe stresses future of Japan-US relations/ Seeks to close book on WWII issues

30-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The-Japan-News | 6:00 AM

The key characteristic of prime minister Shinzo Abe’s speech delivered on Tuesday in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, was a focus on future-oriented phrases, such as “the [...]
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Dentsu referred to prosecutors for excessive working hours

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

The labour ministry referred advertising agency Dentsu Inc. and one of its executives to prosecutors on Wednesday on suspicion of having a 24-year-old employee work illegally [...]
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Japan PM Shinzo Abe offers Pearl Harbor condolences

Japan PM Shinzo Abe offers Pearl Harbor condolences

30-Dec-2016 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe has visited the US naval base at Pearl Harbor, where he offered “sincere and everlasting condolences” to the victims of Japan’s [...]
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Japan minister’s Visit to War Dead Shrine Prompts Anger in China, Korea

30-Dec-2016 Intellasia | NBC News | 6:00 AM

A senior Japanese official paid his respects at a controversial shrine for war dead on Wednesday, potentially marring prime minister Shinzo Abe’s earlier groundbreaking [...]
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Japan Is Finally Embracing Startups

30-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Fortune | 6:00 AM

A wave of start-ups is emerging in famously risk-averse Japan as cash-rich corporations increasingly delegate the task of keeping pace with technologies such as artificial [...]
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