Archive for August 8th, 2019

Japan’s FTC investigating Apple over pressure on parts makers: Mainichi

08-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Japan’s Fair Trade Commission is investigating Apple Inc (AAPL.O) over its pressure on Japanese parts makers and whether it abused its power in violation of [...]
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Japan warns citizens about travelling to US ‘gun society’ after mass shootings

08-Aug-2019 Intellasia | TheHill | 6:02 AM

The Consulate general of Japan in Detroit has warned Japanese residents who may be travelling to the United States in the wake of multiple mass shootings that took place in [...]
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Toyota turns to AI startup to accelerate goal of robots for the home

08-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Toyota Motor Corp has designs on making robot helpers for your home, and has enlisted a Japanese startup that specialises in artificial intelligence to jump-start its plan. [...]
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SoftBank Group’s profit blows past estimates on Vision Fund gains

08-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp raked in a better-than-expected quarterly operating profit as it saw a leap in investing gains from its $100 billion Vision Fund. The [...]
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Thai critic Pavin cries harassment after chemical attack in Japan

08-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:02 AM

The suspect broke into political commentator’s home in Kyoto last month and sprayed unknown chemicals on the victim. Japanese police are investigating an incident [...]
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Japanese flying car successfully hovers during test flight

08-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Japanese electronics manufacturer NEC Corporation unveiled a prototype flying car that stayed in the air for almost a minute during a test in Japan this week. About the size [...]
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SoftBank Group triples net profit in first quarter

08-Aug-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Japan’s SoftBank Group said Wednesday its first-quarter net profit more than tripled thanks to exceptional gains related to the sale of shares in Chinese e-commerce [...]
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Hiroshima atomic bomb: The US nuclear attack that changed history

08-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:02 AM

As Japan marks 74th anniversary of world’s first nuclear bomb attack, we examine the events that shaped history. Japan has marked 74 years since a US atomic bomb attack [...]
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Japan’s 2020 5G plans may be delayed by Korea trade conflict

08-Aug-2019 Intellasia | VB | 6:02 AM

Japan’s plan to launch commercial 5G services in 2020 devolved from ambitious to laggard when carriers in the US, South Korea, China, and Europe moved up their 5G [...]
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America, Australia, And Japan Try To Limit China’s Rare Earth DominanceIt Won’t Be Easy

America, Australia, And Japan Try To Limit China’s Rare Earth DominanceIt Won’t Be Easy

08-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:02 AM

The US, Australia, and Japan have joined forces recently to limit China’s dominance in rare earths. That’s according to a Nikkei Asian Review article, which [...]
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Toshiba quarterly profit jumps on cost cuts, but misses estimates

08-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Japan’s Toshiba Corp reported on Wednesday a 10-fold jump in first-quarter operating profit as it stepped up cost cuts across divisions, but the profit missed analyst [...]
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Oh rats! Japan convenience store apologises after viral rodent video

08-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Japanese convenience store chain FamilyMart apologised after video went viral on social media of rats scurrying about one of its stores in Tokyo’s popular Shibuya [...]
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Russia summons Japanese ambassador over disputed islands comments

08-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Tuesday it had summoned the Japanese ambassador in Moscow to complain about what it said was criticism from Tokyo that [...]
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Decades of distrust: Japanese firms may suffer in Korea row

08-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:02 AM

Tokyo’s curbs on tech exports to South Korea may score political points at home, but could hurt some top Japanese firms. This is the second of a two-part series looking [...]
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Japan says export step not aimed at hurting ties with Seoul

08-Aug-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Japan’s government spokesman says his country’s downgrading of South Korea’s trade status is not intended as retaliation for disputes over court rulings [...]
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