Archive for January 9th, 2019

Ghosn lawyer says bail ‘very difficult’ before trial

09-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

It will be “very difficult” to win bail for former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn before trial and it could take six months before his case reaches court, his lawyer [...]
» More

Yet another anti-LGBT gaffe: why are Japanese MPs so out of touch with modern society?

Yet another anti-LGBT gaffe: why are Japanese MPs so out of touch with modern society?

09-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A senior member of Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party has attracted criticism for declaring the “nation would collapse” if everyone was LGBT, the [...]
» More

Nissan’s ex-chair Ghosn appears in court, asserts innocence

09-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The former chair of Japan’s Nissan Motor Co., Carlos Ghosn, denied any wrongdoing and proclaimed his loyalty to the company at a court hearing in Tokyo on Tuesday. It [...]
» More

The Latest: Nissan’s Ghosn to tell Japan court he’s innocent

09-Jan-2019 Intellasia | The Newstribune | 6:00 AM

The Latest on the appearance of former Nissan Motor Co. chair Carlos Ghosn in Tokyo court (all times local): The former chair of Japan’s Nissan Carlos Ghosn will assert [...]
» More

Japanese ‘snow monsters’ have drawn tourists to Mount Zao for years but now they face extinction

09-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

The hugely popular “snow monsters” that inhabit the mountains of Zao are on the brink of extinction and it could spell disaster for the tourism industry in that [...]
» More

Carlos Ghosn: ‘le Cost Killer’ laid low in Japan

09-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A once-revered auto tycoon who flew around the world in a private jet while running three massive car companies, Carlos Ghosn entered a Tokyo court on Tuesday handcuffed, [...]
» More

Japan magazine apologises for women’s university ‘sex listing’

09-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A Japanese tabloid magazine apologised Tuesday for an article ranking women’s universities on how easy it is to convince students to have sex at drinking parties. The [...]
» More

SoftBank scaling back WeWork investment: report

09-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

SoftBank is scaling back plans for fresh investment in shared-office provider WeWork, reports said Tuesday, slashing a multi billion-dollar injection in the loss-making [...]
» More

‘Unfairly detained’: Ex-Nissan boss Ghosn protests innocence

09-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn said Tuesday he had been “wrongly accused and unfairly detained” at a high-profile court hearing in Japan, his first appearance [...]
» More

Carlos Ghosn: the allegations and the rebuttals

09-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Once a revered titan of the auto industry, Carlos Ghosn appeared in a Tokyo courtroom on Tuesday in handcuffs to offer his first public statement since his arrest. Here are [...]
» More

Singapore and Malaysia take immediate suspension steps over Seletar Airport and Pasir Gudang

09-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

Malaysia will immediately suspend its permanent restricted area over Pasir Gudang for one month while Singapore will immediately suspend the implementation of the Instrument [...]
» More

With farms atop malls, Singapore gets serious about food security

09-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Visitors to Singapore’s Orchard Road, the city’s main shopping belt, will find fancy malls, trendy department stores, abundant food courtsand a small farm. [...]
» More

FS-ISAC’s AP Executive director Kunal Sehgal Named a 2019 ‘Ones to Watch’

09-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Press release | 6:00 AM

Kunal Sehgal, executive director of the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Centre’s (FS-ISAC) Asia Pacific (AP) hub is a 2019 “Ones to [...]
» More

Singapore-Malaysia tensions put Lion City’s lawyers to the test

09-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Asia One | 6:00 AM

Singapore’s government lawyers played a crucial role in negotiations and providing advice to officials as the Lion City’s ties with Malaysia were “put to [...]
» More

Law an important tool for Singapore to manage relations with other states: Attorney-General

09-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Singapore needs to build and manage its network of relations with other countries, and as a small state, the law is an important tool which enables it to do so, [...]
» More