Archive for February 23rd, 2019

The iPhone is too expensive for Chinese customers, so Apple is offering them interest-free loans

23-Feb-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

In an effort to make Apple products more affordable to Chinese consumers, Apple is working with Chinese mobile-payments network Alipay to offer up to two years of [...]
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China’s Hainan to ban single-use plastics by 2025: state media

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

The Chinese island province of Hainan will ban the production, sale and use of all single-use non-biodegradable plastics by 2025 in a bid to ease pollution, state media [...]
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Japanese spacecraft touches down on asteroid to get samples

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

A Japanese spacecraft touched down on a distant asteroid Friday on a mission to collect material that could provide clues to the origin of the solar system and life on Earth. [...]
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Okinawa referendum: everything you need to know

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

What is happening? Voters on the Japanese island of Okinawa will vote this weekend in a referendum on the relocation of a US military base. They are expected to [...]
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Japan’s Akihito seen as devoted to duties, open to new ideas

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

Japan’s Emperor Akihito has devoted his 30-year reign to making amends for a war fought in his father’s name, while adapting the 1,500-year-old monarchy to draw [...]
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Japan probe seems to have landed on asteroid: space agency

Japan probe seems to have landed on asteroid: space agency

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

A Japanese probe that aims to examine a distant asteroid for clues about the origin of the solar system appears to have landed successfully Friday, the space agency said. [...]
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5.5-magnitude quake strikes Japan’s Hokkaido, no tsunami warning

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

A 5.5-magnitude earthquake hit Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido on Thursday (February 21) but no tsunami warning was issued, US and Japanese authorities said. There [...]
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Japan probe Hayabusa2 set for asteroid landing

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

A Japanese probe is expected to land on a distant asteroid Friday, aiming to blast a “bullet” into the surface to collect clues about the origins of Earth and the [...]
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Japan warns S. Korea over installation of wartime labourer statue

Japan warns S. Korea over installation of wartime labourer statue

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

The Japanese government said Thursday it has urged South Korean authorities not to allow a civic group to install near the Japanese consulate in Busan a statue symbolising [...]
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Japan fears earthquake and tsunami after massive deep-sea ‘omen’ fish caught

Japan fears earthquake and tsunami after massive deep-sea ‘omen’ fish caught

23-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Mirror | 6:00 AM

Japan is braced for a huge earthquake or tsunami after two giant deep-sea fish, symbols of doom in the country, were caught on its coast. The huge oarfish, which can each [...]
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Japan wants frictionless UK-EU trade after Brexit, says ambassador

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

Japan wants Britain to have frictionless trade with the European Union after Brexit, its ambassador said on Thursday (February 21), insisting a damaging no-deal scenario [...]
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Touchdown: Japan probe Hayabusa2 lands on distant asteroid

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

A Japanese probe sent to collect samples from an asteroid 300 million kilometres away for clues about the origin of life and the solar system landed successfully on Friday, [...]
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Banking disruptor Revolut set for Singapore beta launch in coming weeks

23-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Business Times | 6:00 AM

REVOLUTa London-based fintech dubbed a “banking challenger”said it will be making a beta launch in Singapore in the “coming weeks”, as it looks to [...]
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Merlion statue to undergo first restorative works since 2015

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

The main Merlion statue at Merlion Park will be undergoing restoration works for the first time in three years. From 26 February to 6 May, the statue will not be available [...]
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Over 2,000 jobs available at Jewel Changi Airport

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

A recruitment fair offering over 2,000 jobs at Jewel Changi Airport was launched yesterday at Our Tampines Hub. The two-day career fair features job openings from 50 tenants [...]
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