Archive for September 12th, 2018

‘Naive’ to expect quick settling of island dispute with Japan: Putin

‘Naive’ to expect quick settling of island dispute with Japan: Putin

12-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Russia’s territorial dispute with Japan over the Kuril islands was unlikely to be settled soon, President Vladimir Putin said Monday, seeming to pour cold water on his [...]
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Landslide risk as heavy rains hit western, eastern Japan: JMA

12-Sep-2018 Intellasia | The Mainichi | 6:00 AM

Thunderstorms and heavy rain are hitting a wide swath of the Japanese archipelago from west to east on September 10, raising the risk of landslides in areas where the ground [...]
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Japan trade minister days Hokkaido power supply to remain tight until Friday

12-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese trade minister Hiroshige Seko said on Tuesday that electricity supply will remain tight in Hokkaido in the wake of last week’s powerful earthquake until [...]
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Japan culls 546 hogs after detecting first swine fever outbreak in 26 years

12-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Following Japan’s first outbreak of swine fever in 26 years, a local government said on Tuesday it had culled 546 hogs in the centre of Honshu, the country’s [...]
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Japan proposes end to commercial whaling ban, faces pushback

12-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Japan proposed an end to a decades-old ban on commercial whaling at an international conference Monday, arguing there is no longer a scientific reason for what was supposed [...]
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Japan tourism: The polite Japanese are finally getting sick of tourists

12-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Traveller | 6:00 AM

Japan’s traditional sense of “omotenashi”, meaning wholeheartedly looking after guests, is wearing decidedly thin. Residents of many of the nation’s [...]
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Japan’s Renesas to buy US chipmaker IDT for $6.7 billion

12-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s Renesas Electronics Corp said it had agreed to buy Integrated Device Technology Inc (IDT) for $6.7 billion, its second major acquisition as it deepens its push [...]
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Activist Jolovan Wham’s application to travel overseas before trial approved by court

12-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

The application by activist Jolovan Wham to travel overseas later this month before the start of his trial was approved in the State Courts on Monday (10 September). The [...]
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Singapore mum describes escaping M’sia bus crash with family

12-Sep-2018 Intellasia | TNP | 6:00 AM

The passengers screamed as the bus ploughed into the back of a truck.When it finally came to a stop, the back of the truck had been crunched to where the first five rows on [...]
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Today’s top tech news, September 11: Singapore’s transport authority may let ride-hailing firms trial courier services

12-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Also, Grab to accelerate cashless payment adoption in Vietnam with Moca partnership, and more Singapore’s transport authority may let ride-hailing firms trial courier [...]
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10 restorative innovation initiatives from Singapore that you should know

12-Sep-2018 Intellasia | E27 | 6:00 AM

Restorative Innovation refers to ventures, products or businesses that restore health, humanity and help protect the environment Singapore is home to many corporate [...]
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55 per cent of Singapore residents still support gay law: Poll

12-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

33 percent more accepting of same-sex relationships, compared with 5 years ago, online survey finds A little more than half of the people in Singaporeor 55 per centstill [...]
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Singapore recovers $11.1m linked to 1MDB Malaysia Fund

12-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A Singaporean court has ordered the return of 15.3 million Singapore dollars ($11.1 million) linked to the indebted 1MDB Malaysian state investment fund. Law firm Tan Rajah [...]
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Singapore’s small builders seen facing debt troubles amid curbs

12-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Singapore’s small construction firms are likely to face more difficulties repaying debt as a clampdown on property speculation worsens their already tight liquidity. [...]
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Singapore political office-holders got 4.1 months average performance bonus in 2017

12-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

Singapore’s political office-holders received 4.1 months of performance bonus on average in 2017, according to figures cited by prime minister Lee Hsien Loong in a [...]
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