Archive for May 2nd, 2019

Formal investiture ceremony starts for new Japanese Emperor Naruhito

02-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The formal investiture ceremony for new Japanese Emperor Naruhito began on Wednesday, marking the first time in over 200 years that an emperor has acceded to the throne [...] » More

FactboxJapanese hope new Reiwa era brings peace, prosperity

02-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

New Japanese Emperor Naruhito was to be formally invested on Wednesday after his father, Akihito, abdicated the day before. Wednesday is the start of a new imperial era, [...] » More

Japan’s new Emperor Naruhito ascends throne as Reiwa era begins

02-May-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

Japan’s new emperor, Naruhito, has formally ascended to the Chrysanthemum Throne, replacing his father, Akihito, who had abdicated a day earlier. The sun came out for a [...] » More

Japan’s SoftBank invests $1 billion in delivery app Rappi

02-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s SoftBank will invest $1 billion in Colombian delivery app Rappi, marking the first move by its newly created Innovation Fund for Latin America, according to a [...] » More

And then there were threeJapan’s shrinking pool of imperial heirs

02-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Now that Japan has a new emperor, Naruhito, its imperial family will be left with just three heirs to the throneone of whom is 83a situation likely to renew debate on the [...] » More

Text’Sense of solemnity’: Japan emperor assumes throne

02-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The following is an English translation by the Imperial Household Agency of Japanese Emperor Naruhito’s speech on Wednesday at his accession ceremony. “I have [...] » More

Emperor Naruhito takes throne day after his father abdicates

02-May-2019 Intellasia | Fox News | 6:00 AM

Japan’s new Emperor Naruhito will perform his first ritual hours after succeeding his father on the Chrysanthemum Throne. Naruhito will receive the Imperial regalia of [...] » More

Singapore fake-news bill raises fears of censorship

02-May-2019 Intellasia | Codastory | 6:00 AM

What happens when an authoritarian-minded government with abysmal freedom of press rankings enters the growing global debate about social media regulation and the need to [...] » More

Singapore leaders extend congratulations, well-wishes to Japan Emperor Akihito

02-May-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

President Halimah Yacob and prime minister Lee Hsien Loong have extended their well-wishes to Japan Emperor Akihito on his abdication from the throne, the Singapore Ministry [...] » More

Jho Low’s beloved super-yacht, now docked in Singapore, gets a new name

02-May-2019 Intellasia | Coconuts Singapore | 6:00 AM

Guess who’s staying in Singapore under a new identity? The super-yacht at the centre of the 1MDB financial scandal, the floating monstrosity Jho Low once entertained [...] » More

Singapore workers more anxious about change than losing their job to automation

02-May-2019 Intellasia | Zdnet | 6:00 AM

Unfazed about potentially losing their job, employees in Singapore instead are concerned that workplace automation will result in them having to learn new skillsets or change [...] » More

Facebook’s dating service to be launched in Singapore and 13 other countries on May 1

02-May-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Facebook is launching its dating service in Singapore and 13 other countries on Wednesday (May 1) as it seeks to play catch-up in the world of online dating. Facebook Dating, [...] » More

Lee Wei Ling accuses lawyer Kwa Kim Li of lying about non-involvement in father’s 2013 will

02-May-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

Lee Wei Ling, the daughter of late prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, has accused lawyer Kwa Kim Li of “lying” about the latter’s supposed non-involvement in the [...] » More

Private Home Acquisition By Singaporeans Soar In Q1 2019

02-May-2019 Intellasia | PropertyGuru | 6:00 AM

Private Home Acquisition By Singaporeans Soar In Q1 2019 The number of Singaporeans acquiring luxury homes soared 69 percent from 36 percent over the same period last year. [...] » More

Angry Singapore dad attacks son’s 10-year-old bully, causing fractured rib

02-May-2019 Intellasia | TheAsianparent | 6:00 AM

A Singapore dad was so angry that his son was being repeatedly bullied in school, he decided to take matters into his own hands. The angry dad attacked son’s bully in [...] » More