Archive for January 23rd, 2019

France pushes Japan to accept Renault-Nissan merger: reports

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

Japanese media reported Sunday that France wants a merger between Renault and Nissan following the arrest of former Nissan chair Carlos Ghosn, but according to France’s [...]
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Japan’s SBI Invests $15 Million In Crypto Card Wallet Maker Tangem

23-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Coindesk | 6:00 AM

Japanese financial services giant SBI Group has invested $15 million in Swiss startup Tangem, maker of a slimline hardware wallet for cryptocurrencies. Tangem describes its [...]
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Japan firms have no plans to strengthen governance after Ghosn arrest: Reuters poll

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

Three-quarters of Japanese companies have no plan to create committees overseeing compensation or executive nomination, a Reuters poll found, reflecting indifference to [...]
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Japan removes porn magazines ahead of Rugby World Cup and Olympics

23-Jan-2019 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 6:00 AM

Two of Japan’s largest 24-hour convenience store chains are to ban sales of pornographic magazines ahead of the Rugby World Cup later this year and the 2020 Olympic [...]
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Japan Princess Mako’s boyfriend bids to clear path for wedding

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

The boyfriend of Japan’s Princess Mako insisted Tuesday his family had no financial difficulties hanging over them, after reports of a unpaid loan apparently forced a [...]
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Pompeo talks N Korea with Tokyo and Seoul

Pompeo talks N Korea with Tokyo and Seoul

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

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held talks on North Korea with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts ahead of a summit between Pyongyang’s leader and the US [...]
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Japan hit 30 million tourist record in 2018

23-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Kiwi | 6:00 AM

With its unique cultural and natural heritage, it is no wonder that Japan is becoming more and more popular among international travellers. And, according to the Japan [...]
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Tokyo court denies ex-Nissan chief Ghosn’s bail request

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

Carlos Ghosn is likely to remain in Japanese custody for the foreseeable future after a Tokyo court denied him bail Tuesday despite a last-ditch personal appeal by the former [...]
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CNOOC resells floating LNG cargo to Japan amid lacklustre winter demand

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

* LNG tanker Neo Energy en-route to Japandata * Unusual for Chinese to resell cargoes during wintersource * Domestic gas prices are flatsource China National Offshore Oil [...]
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Japan steps back from F-35 assembly

23-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Janes | 6:00 AM

Japan is preparing to step back from its assembly of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning II fighters and instead concentrate on providing maintenance, repair, overhaul, [...]
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Singapore is now a world-class maritime powerhouse

23-Jan-2019 Intellasia | The Independent | 6:00 AM

Singapore’s cooperative undertaking with Japan’s biggest ocean carrier, Ocean Network Express (ONE), makes the tiny state a maritime powerhouse in the realm of [...]
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Singapore retains top spot in Asia Pacific index for talent competitiveness

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

Singapore has topped the Global Talent Competitiveness Index in Asia-Pacific for the sixth straight year, coming second in the global rankings behind Switzerland and ahead of [...]
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Scoot flight from Gold Coast to Singapore diverted after passenger causes disruption

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

A Scoot flight heading to Singapore from Australia’s Gold Coast was diverted to Sydney Airport on Monday (January 21) after an Australian man caused disruption on [...]
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Yahoo Poll: Do you think Tan Cheng Bock entering opposition politics is good for Singapore?

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

Former presidential candidate and ex-PAP MP Tan Cheng Bock announced on Friday (18 January) that he has applied to form a new political party along with 11 others. Tan, 78, [...]
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What to make of Singapore’s move to buy F-35 fighter jets

23-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Today Online | 6:00 AM

Singapore announced on Friday (January 18) that it would buy a “small number” of F-35 Joint Strike Fighters for “a full evaluation of their capabilities and [...]
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