Archive for January 22nd, 2019

Why China isn’t ready to invade Taiwan yet

22-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Global News | 6:00 AM

President Xi Jinping wants to restore China to its former glory and that means bringing Taiwan under the Communist Party’s control, one way or another. That was the [...]
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Chinese pro-market economist Wu Jinglian warns of ‘state capitalism’ dangers

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

An influential Chinese pro-market economist has warned of the dangers of “state capitalism”, joining a chorus of liberals who say state intrusion is eroding [...]
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Japan’s squid industry in crisis amid record low catches

22-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Telegraph | 6:00 AM

Grilled, raw, stewed, dried, fermented, fried: squid has long been consumed with abundance in Japan, appearing in countless everyday dishes. Now, however, Japan’s [...]
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Use your noodle: Tokyo metro offers free food to ease crowding

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

One of Tokyo’s most crowded subway lines is hoping the way to reach their customers’ hearts is through their stomachs, and offering free food to ease rush hour [...]
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Japanese tidying guru sparks joy with cluttered Americans

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

After experiencing homelessness in 2011, Sarah Eby found herself constantly collecting things so she would never again feel she had nothing to call her own. “When I [...]
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World’s Oldest Man Dies at 113 Years Old in Japan

22-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Time | 6:00 AM

The world’s oldest man has died at his home a hot springs inn in northern Japan at the age of 113. Masazo Nonaka died in the early hours of Sunday while sleeping at [...]
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Japan manufacturers’ mood slips to two-year low: Reuters Tankan

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

Confidence among Japanese manufacturers dropped for a third straight month in January to a two-year low, a Reuters monthly poll showed, as worries over the health of the [...]
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Japan recession risk rises on US-China trade war, global slowdown: Reuters poll

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

Chances that Japan will slide into a recession this coming fiscal year have grown over the past three months, a Reuters poll of economists found, pressured by a global [...]
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Japan’s Olympic chief ‘did not know’ of lobby firm’s links to controversial middle man: Investigators

22-Jan-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

The head of Japan’s Olympic Committee told French investigators he had not known that a consultancy firm used by the 2020 Tokyo bid committee had links to a [...]
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It’s a fake cop: Japan gold robbers get jail terms

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

Thieves who dressed up as police officers to con victims out of nearly 160 kilogrammes of gold worth $7 million were handed lengthy prison sentences on Monday. In 2016, the [...]
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Ghosn vows to stay in Japan if granted bail

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

Carlos Ghosn, the ousted Nissan boss detained in Tokyo on charges of financial misconduct, on Monday vowed to remain in Japan if granted bail and again proclaimed his [...]
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Russians protest Kuril islands handover to Japan

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

Hundreds of Russians protested against a feared giveaway of strategic islands to Japan on Sunday, two days before a key summit between the countries’ leaders in Moscow. [...]
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Singapore, Malaysia making headway on disputes: Ng Eng Hen

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

Minister says leaders from both sides are communicating, even as Republic’s security agencies remain ever vigilant Singapore and Malaysia are “making [...]
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Dr M: Singapore’s reaction to Johor MB’s maritime visit ‘severe’, as if going to war

22-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

Singapore’s reaction to the Johor mentri besar’s visit near disputed waters between Malaysia and Singapore was disproportionately “severe”, prime [...]
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Singapore and Malaysia ‘making headway’ on airspace, maritime disputes: Defence minister Ng Eng Hen

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

Singapore and Malaysia are “making headway” and communicating over the ongoing maritime and airspace disputes. At the same time, the Singapore’s security [...]
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