Archive for February 15th, 2019

Japan sets sights on tighter anti-trust regulations for Big Tech

15-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s government plans to set up a new watchdog to scrutinise big tech companies like Facebook and Google amid growing concerns about monopoly practices and the [...]
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Australians join battle to stop brutal dolphin slaughter in Japan

15-Feb-2019 Intellasia | ABC | 6:00 AM

With dolphin-hunting season in full swing in Japan, Australian and Japanese environmentalists have launched legal action to try to end the internationally condemned [...]
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With legal team shake-up, Ghosn seeks punchier defence

15-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

By changing his lead attorney from a former prosecutor known as “the breaker” to a hotshot trial lawyer nicknamed “the acquitter”, Carlos Ghosn plans [...]
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Sex and disability make for tenderly humorous Japanese drama

15-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A talented young woman breaks free from an overly protective parent, explores her sexuality and forges her own, promising path in the world. So far so conventional. But in [...]
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Japan’s economy grew 0.3 pct in fourth quarter of 2018

15-Feb-2019 Intellasia | ABS-CBN | 6:00 AM

Japan’s economy expanded in the final quarter of 2018 as the negative impact from a series of natural disasters over the summer receded, government data showed [...]
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Same-sex couples in Japan launch Valentine’s Day bid for marriage equality

15-Feb-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Chizuka Oe and Yoko Ogawa have been together for 25 years, but when they submitted their marriage registration at a Tokyo town hall they knew it would be rejected. “We [...]
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Campaigning opens in Okinawa US base relocation vote

Campaigning opens in Okinawa US base relocation vote

15-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Campaigning began Thursday ahead of a referendum in Japan’s Okinawa on the controversial relocation of a US military base to a remote part of the island. The [...]
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Japanese same-sex couples sue for equal marital rights

Japanese same-sex couples sue for equal marital rights

15-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Thirteen gay couples filed Japan’s first lawsuit challenging the country’s rejection of same-sex marriage Thursday, arguing the denial violates their [...]
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Japan’s economy rebounded in final quarter of 2018

15-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Japan’s economy picked up some momentum in the last quarter of 2018 but still slowed from the growth seen in the previous year. The 1.4 percent rebound in annualised [...]
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The Latest: Gay couples sue for marital rights in Japan

15-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The Latest on lawsuits challenging Japan’s rejection of same-sex marriage (all times local): 11 a.m. Thirteen couples have filed Japan’s first lawsuit challenging [...]
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American behind HIV data leak a ‘pathological liar’ who made ‘baseless’ allegations: Singapore authorities

15-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

The local authorities have denied allegations made by an American conman at the centre of the massive HIV data leak, calling them “baseless” and made by “a [...]
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Singapore police say American accused of leaking HIV data ‘pathological liar’

15-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Singapore police said on Wednesday a US citizen accused of leaking the names of more than 14,000 HIV-positive people was “a pathological liar”, in a case that has [...]
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Singapore authorities repudiate Brochez’s claims about HIV leak, welcome him to return here

15-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Coconuts Singapore | 6:00 AM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has pushed back against the dramatic accusations made by Mikhy Farerra Brochez, the American man wanted by authorities for leaking the [...]
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Singapore household incomes grew in 2018, income inequality stable

15-Feb-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Households in Singapore saw their earnings from work increase in 2018, while income inequality in Singapore held near the lowest level in a decade, according to official data [...]
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EU votes in favour of landmark FTA with Singapore

15-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

The European Parliament has given the green light to a landmark trade agreement with Singapore that is set to remove nearly all customs duties between the two jurisdictions. [...]
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