Archive for September 6th, 2019

Truck, train collide at rail crossing near Tokyo, 30 injured

06-Sep-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

A commuter train and a truck loaded with boxes of citrus collided at a rail crossing near Tokyo on Thursday, injuring at least 30 people, Japanese authorities said. The [...]
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Japan-Korea dispute shows no signs of abating

06-Sep-2019 Intellasia | DW | 6:02 AM

Japan-South Korea dispute shows no signs of abating On the streets of Seoul in late August, a young Japanese tourist was assaulted by a Korean man and the footage went viral [...]
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Korean boycott of Japanese goods hits beer and carmakers

06-Sep-2019 Intellasia | TheGuardian | 6:02 AM

Sales of Japanese beer and cars have plummeted in South Korea amid a consumer boycott sparked by a deepening dispute over the countries’ wartime legacy that has hit [...]
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Japan to hire guards for contested islands also claimed by China

06-Sep-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

apan’s National Police Agency has asked the government to pay for more than 100 police officers to guard the country’s remote territories, including a group of [...]
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Nissan CEO Saikawa admits receiving excess pay

06-Sep-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

The head of crisis-hit Japanese automaker Nissan admitted Thursday he received more pay than he was entitled to but denied wrongdoing, as the firm’s former chief faces [...]
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US farmers hope Trump delivers on trade deal with Japan

06-Sep-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

American farmers have not only endured retaliatory tariffs from China and other nations, they’ve watched as most of their top foreign competitors used free trade [...]
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Can Japan catch up in the economic scramble for Africa?

06-Sep-2019 Intellasia | LowyInstitute | 6:02 AM

Recently, China entered the market as an exporter of used cars overseas. The Chinese Ministry of Commerce revealed the populous African nation of Nigeria as one of the [...]
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Nissan chief got dubious payments but says he didn’t know

06-Sep-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

The chief executive of scandal-plagued Nissan on Thursday acknowledged receiving inappropriate payments from the Japanese automaker but denied he ordered it or knew about it. [...]
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Japan seeks improved aerial refuelling, military transport capabilities in KC-46 funding request

06-Sep-2019 Intellasia | DefenseNews | 6:02 AM

Japan’s Ministry of Defense has confirmed it is seeking to increase it fleet of Boeing KC-46A Pegasus tankers, adding to its current order of four aircraft. In response [...]
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Singapore’s education system faces ‘biggest challenge’ of enabling continued learning, PM Lee says

06-Sep-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

The “biggest challenge” facing Singapore’s education landscape today is creating a system that would be fit for purpose to enable continued learning, prime [...]
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Singapore’s 2019 growth forecast slashed to 0.6pct, trade tensions remain top risk: MAS survey

06-Sep-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

Private sector economists and analysts have lowered their forecast for Singapore’s economic growth in 2019, according to a survey report released by the Monetary [...]
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Singapore general election looms, as electoral boundaries review committee formed

06-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Coconuts Singapore | 6:02 AM

Currently, the Little Red Dot is divided into 29 electoral divisions, which you can see in the helpful elections department graphic department below: The number of divisions [...]
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Singapore starts countdown to elections, forms panel for constituencies

Singapore starts countdown to elections, forms panel for constituencies

06-Sep-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Singapore’s next general election could be just months away, with the government announcing on Wednesday that prime minister Lee Hsien Loong had formed a panel to [...]
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Arrest warrant issued for Norwegian accused of strangling Singapore woman’s husband in Phuket

06-Sep-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

An arrest warrant has been issued for the Norwegian man accused of killing a British tourist after strangling him during a fight, Thai police said on Wednesday (Sep 4). [...]
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Singapore, Sichuan firms ink partnerships in medtech and logistics

06-Sep-2019 Intellasia | ZDNet | 6:02 AM

Singaporean medtech businesses are linking up with industry peers in Sichuan to enhance diagnostics and patient care, while local companies from other sectors look for [...]
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