Archive for August 14th, 2019

China’s conduct in HK comes under cautious scrutiny on Q&A

14-Aug-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:02 AM

Panellists debate whether Australia is ‘turning a blind eye’ to China’s rising power As demonstrators shut down Hong Kong’s airport on Monday in [...]
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Awa Odori festival kicks off in Tokushima

14-Aug-2019 Intellasia | JapanNews | 6:02 AM

The four-day Awa Odori dance festival began in Tokushima on Monday, with its climax, the so-odori grand procession, revived after being dropped from last year’s event. [...]
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Govt to invite African high school students to study in Japan

14-Aug-2019 Intellasia | JapanNews | 6:02 AM

The Foreign Ministry will launch a project to invite African high school students to study in Japan, aiming to deepen young Africans’ understanding of Japan and foster [...]
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Krosa to be the 3rd tropical cyclone to hit Japan in as many weeks

14-Aug-2019 Intellasia | ACCUWeather | 6:02 AM

Japan is bracing for significant impacts from Severe Tropical Storm Krosa, as the storm churns over the west Pacific to the south of the country. As Japan recovers from the [...]
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Japan to assess impact of ROK trade decision

14-Aug-2019 Intellasia | JapanNews | 6:02 AM

The government plans to analyse how Japanese firms will be impacted by South Korea’s decision to remove Japan from its list of countries receiving preferential trade [...]
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Fukushima to run out fo Space to store radioactive water from Nuclear power plant

14-Aug-2019 Intellasia | FirstPost | 6:02 AM

The utility company operating Fukushima’s tsunami-devastated nuclear power plant said Friday it will run out of space to store massive amounts of contaminated water in [...]
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Japan stocks slip to 1-week low on firmer yen, trade war worries

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

Japanese shares shed more than 1 percent on Tuesday on the first trading day after a long weekend, as a firmer yen and fresh worries about the escalating US-China trade war [...]
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Korea to remove Japan from preferred trade list in sign of growing tension

14-Aug-2019 Intellasia | FoxNews | 6:02 AM

South Korea said Monday that it has decided to remove Japan from a list of nations receiving preferential treatment in trade in what was seen as a countermeasure to [...]
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Korea downgrades trade ties with Japan

14-Aug-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

South Korea is removing Japan from a list of trusted trading partners, escalating a dispute with its neighbour that is already disrupting the global supply chain for big tech [...]
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Japan ‘in the dark’ over Korea trade controls: minister

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

Japan is “in the dark” as to why South Korea has downgraded Tokyo’s trading status, its trade minister said Tuesday, amid an intensifying trade war between [...]
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Japan braces for tropical storm Krosa in peak holiday season

Japan braces for tropical storm Krosa in peak holiday season

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

Japan braced on Tuesday for a tropical storm set to dump heavy rains on western parts of the country, threatening to snarl road, rail and air links during the busy summer [...]
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RPT-Japan’s love of foreign insurance, a yen headwind, set to wane

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

* Dollar, A$ insurance big hit due to low domestic interest rates * Some investors complain about lack of explanation of risks * Financial watchdog seen tightening [...]
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NCAA amends agent rule amid backlash

14-Aug-2019 Intellasia | JapanNews | 6:02 AM

The NCAA has backtracked on new certification standards and will no longer require a bachelor’s degree for a sports agent to represent Division I men’s basketball [...]
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HSA issues warning over ‘Skinny Lolita’ and ‘Xtreme Candy’ health products

14-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) has issued a warning on three health products sold online and by peddlers, as they contain potent medicinal ingredients that can cause [...]
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Singapore economy tipped for recession as US-China trade war slams imports, exports, manufacturing

14-Aug-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Singapore’s economy has been tipped to enter recession in the third quarter of 2019 as the fallout from the US-China trade war continues to rock the Southeast Asian [...]
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