Archive for June 8th, 2019

Japanese official calls high-heel mandates for women at work ‘necessary and appropriate,’ dismissing ‘KuToo’ movement

Japanese official calls high-heel mandates for women at work ‘necessary and appropriate,’ dismissing ‘KuToo’ movement

08-Jun-2019 Intellasia | CBS | 6:00 AM

Japanese women are saying, “No,” to high heels in what’s been dubbed the #KuToo movement, a play on the words for “shoes” and [...]
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#KuToo drive a hit but Japan minister says high heels ‘necessary’

08-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

Labour minister defends workplaces requiring women wear high heels at work despite popular campaign against practice. Thousands of people in Japan this week have supported a [...]
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Putin says Japan’s military cooperation with US is source of concern

08-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia had concerns about Japan’s military cooperation with the United States, but respected Tokyo’s right to [...]
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No-say Nissan had tech that drove Fiat Chrysler-Renault idea

08-Jun-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Nissan wasn’t consulted on the proposed merger between its alliance partner Renault and Fiat Chrysler, but the Japanese automaker’s reluctance to go along may [...]
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Listen to Japan’s women: high heels need kicking out of the workplace

08-Jun-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

We’re used to talking about high heels in terms of fashion, fantasy and even feminism. But we’re somewhat less accustomed to speaking about them as business [...]
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BOJ’s Kuroda warns of potential dangers from excessive credit growth

08-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda on Thursday warned of the potential dangers of heavy money printing, saying that financial bubbles, when accompanied by excessive [...]
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Vietnam and Cambodia object to PM Lee’s remarks on conflict against Khmer Rouge as ‘invasion’

08-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

Vietnam and Cambodia have raised objections to comments by Singapore’s prime minister (PM) Lee Hsien Loong describing the 1978-1989 Indochina conflict as an [...]
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Ex-bank relationship manager who siphoned $200,000 from 2 retirees jailed

08-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

A former bank relationship manager who duped two retirees of nearly $200,000 was on Thursday (6 June) jailed for his crimes. Liaw Tick Kwan, 37, was jailed for three years [...]
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Some supermarket chains, manufacturers to stop selling certain products with partially hydrogenated oils next year

08-Jun-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Food manufacturers Gardenia, Nestle and Sunshine Bakeries will ensure that products they make and sell in Singapore will be free of partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) by June [...]
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Grab co-founder Tan Hooi Ling has had to work hard to embrace the spotlight

08-Jun-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Tan Hooi Ling may help run a $14 billion tech start-up in an industry that favours the outspoken, but she is not cut from the same cloth as your typical TED talk star. Tan is [...]
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Lawyer linked to missing $33M in Allied Tech funds arrested, charged

08-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

A lawyer who allegedly went missing along with $33.2 million in an escrow account held by his law firm on behalf of a client has been charged in court and is being held in [...]
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Ban on key source of trans fats as ingredient in Singapore from June 2021

08-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

From June 2021, partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), the key source of artificial trans fats, will be banned as an ingredient in all foods sold in Singapore. These include [...]
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Janil Puthucheary replacing Chan Chun Sing as PAP party whip

08-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

Senior minister of State for Transport as well as Communications and Information Janil Puthucheary will be replacing minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing as party [...]
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Philippines lifts restrictions on official trips to Canada

08-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Rappler | 6:00 AM

The diplomatic row caused by the presence of 69 container vans of garbage from Canada in the Philippines appears to be at an end The Duterte administration has lifted its ban [...]
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UN experts seek inquiry into ‘unlawful’ killings in the Philippines

08-Jun-2019 Intellasia | ABS-CBN | 6:00 AM

United Nations human rights experts called on Friday for an international investigation into unlawful deaths and police killings linked to a crackdown on drugs in the [...]
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