Archive for January 21st, 2017

China’s Xi, Preaching Openness Abroad, Clamps Down at Home

China’s Xi, Preaching Openness Abroad, Clamps Down at Home

21-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

As Chinese President Xi Jinping preached “openness” and “economic liberalisation” to global elites in Davos this week, his government was warning [...]
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China still dumping US debt – and so is Japan. But Russia is buying

21-Jan-2017 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

China’s love affair with Uncle Sam’s debt seems to be over. But that may not necessarily be a bad sign for the US economy as Donald Trump is about to be [...]
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Permanent residency in Japan now possible after just one year

21-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Rocketnews24 | 6:00 AM

Japan’s Ministry of Justice, which oversees immigration, announced new rules governing permanent residency this week, hoping to attract and keep more highly skilled [...]
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Japan Wants You to Understand How to Use Its Toilets

21-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Seeker | 6:00 AM

A new standardised system of of eight symbols is designed to help tourists navigate the country’s notoriously confusing high-tech bathrooms. As anyone who’s ever [...]
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Another sign of worrying revisionist trend in Japan

21-Jan-2017 Intellasia | ECNS | 6:00 AM

The news that the Japanese hotel chain operator APA Group has put books in its rooms that, in both English and Japanese, deny the Nanjing Massacre took place and that [...]
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Abe’s dollar diplomacy comes with strings attached

21-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Global Times | 6:00 AM

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe continues his dollar diplomacy as expected during his visit to Manila where he pledged an $8.7 billion aid package for the Philippines, as [...]
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Abe Seeks to Give Japan’s Temporary Workers a Lift

21-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

After limited success in convincing companies to raise wages, Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe has turned to improving the treatment of the nation’s legion of [...]
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BOJ’s Kuroda says closely watching Trump’s policy moves

21-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Thursday he would closely watch what policies US President-elect Donald Trump implements after he is sworn in. Speaking to [...]
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Japan to Strengthen Alliance With US, Establish Relations of Trust With Trump

21-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Sputnik News | 6:00 AM

Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said that Japan’s government is ready for strengthening the US-Japanese alliance and establishing trustworthy [...]
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Japan says mention of disputed islands on Korean Olympics site ‘unacceptable’

21-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese Foreign minister Fumio Kishida on Friday objected to mention on the Pyeongchang Olympics website of islands disputed by his country and South Korea, saying it was [...]
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Japan ratifies TPP despite bleak outlook under Trump

21-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Nikkei | 6:00 AM

Japan ratified the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement Friday, hours before the inauguration as US president of Donald Trump, whose pledge to withdraw from the 12-party [...]
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Japan business mood up on growth prospects, wary on outlook -Reuters Tankan

21-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese manufacturers’ morale rose for a fifth straight month in January to a 2-1/2 year high and the service sector’s mood jumped to its highest levels since [...]
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Japan PM pledges ‘unchanging’ allegiance to US under Trump

Japan PM pledges ‘unchanging’ allegiance to US under Trump

21-Jan-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe said Friday that he plans to visit the US as soon as possible to meet with incoming US President Donald Trump. Speaking on the eve of [...]
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Japan’s Aso: Need close communication with Trump administration for fx stability

21-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan wants to communicate closely with the new US administration under incoming President Donald Trump in order to maintain stability in currencies, Finance minister Taro [...]
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JGBs edge higher as BOJ debt-buying operation helps, Trump awaited

21-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese government bond prices edged higher on Friday as a regular debt-buying operation by the Bank of Japan helped offset pressure from an overnight drop in US Treasuries. [...]
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