Archive for February 19th, 2019

The conservative politician fighting for gay rights in Japan

The conservative politician fighting for gay rights in Japan

19-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Post-Gazette | 6:00 AM

Tomomi Inada isn’t trying to get Japan to legalise same-sex marriage, or ban discrimination against gay citizens. The conservative lawmaker just wants to “promote [...]
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Foreign demand for Japanese machinery slumps by most since 2007

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

Overseas orders for Japanese machinery posted their biggest tumble in more than a decade in December, as trade frictions dented global supply chain demand and manufacturers [...]
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Japan frets over ‘nightmare scenario’ as Trump meets Kim again

Japan frets over ‘nightmare scenario’ as Trump meets Kim again

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

When US President Donald Trump sits down to talk peace with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un later this month, one of America’s closest alliesJapanwill be looking on [...]
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Abe mum on reports he nominated Trump for Nobel Peace Prize

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

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe declined Monday to say if he had nominated US President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize, though he also emphasized he did not deny [...]
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Cash-hoarding Japanese firms please investors as share buybacks hit record

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

Japanese share buybacks have hit a record this fiscal year and are set to maintain the booming growth as cash-rich companies bow to pressure from investors and the government [...]
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S. Korea parliament speaker compares Japan to ‘brazen thief’

19-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Mainichi | 6:00 AM

The South Korean National Assembly speaker has added fuel to a simmering controversy over his call for the Japanese emperor to apologise to Korean women forced into [...]
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Japan’s Leader Nominated Trump For Nobel Prize At Washington’s Urging: Report

Japan’s Leader Nominated Trump For Nobel Prize At Washington’s Urging: Report

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

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe nominated President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize but he did so at the US government’s prompting, according to a Sunday [...]
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Japan trial to treat spinal cord injuries with stem cells

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

A team of Japanese researchers will carry out an unprecedented trial using a kind of stem cell to try to treat debilitating spinal cord injuries, the specialists said on [...]
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Japan’s machinery orders slump as trade frictions bite

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

Overseas orders for Japanese machinery posted their biggest tumble in more than a decade in December, as trade frictions dented global supply chain demand and manufacturers [...]
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Ex-Keppel Shipyard procurement officer took over $740,000 in bribes over 14 years

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

A former senior procurement officer with Keppel Shipyard pocketed more than $740,000 in kickbacks over a 14-year period, a court heard. Neo Kian Siong, 63, used part of the [...]
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Singapore Prison Services files police report over Brochez’s email with data of 13 HIV-positive persons

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

The Singapore Prison Services (SPS) on Sunday (17 February) said that it has filed a police report over an email sent by American conman Mikhy Farrera-Brochez containing the [...]
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Singapore plans cautious Budget with an eye on election

19-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Singapore Finance minister Heng Swee Keat will aim to strike a delicate balance in Monday’s budget: preaching fiscal prudence while doling out more social spending [...]
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Hyflux’s perpetual security holders get back only 10pct of investment in restructure

19-Feb-2019 Intellasia | The Edge Singapore | 6:00 AM

Hyflux has announced a tentative restructuring plan which has still to be voted on in a scheme of arrangement by perpetual security holders, preference shareholders, and [...]
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Singapore’s January non-oil exports suffer biggest decline in more than 2 years

19-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Today Online | 6:00 AM

Singapore’s exports stumbled more than expected in January, getting 2019 off to a bumpy start amid signs trade frictions are having an impact on Asia’s [...]
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Singapore Budget 2019: 30 per cent of total spending set aside for defence, security and diplomacy efforts

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

About 30 per cent of the government’s total expenditure this year is being set aside to support defence, security and diplomacy efforts, which is “a significant [...]
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