Archive for September 7th, 2019

Korea and Japan have more in common than they think

07-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Brookings | 6:02 AM

Ties between South Korea and Japan are in a free-fall. With South Korea’s decision to scrap the 2016 military intelligence sharing agreement with Japan, the two sides [...]
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UPDATE 2-Japan’s July household spending up for 8th straight month, but at slower pace

07-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Japan’s household spending rose for an eighth month in July, albeit at a slower-than-expected pace, offering a warning about consumption in an economy already [...]
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Japan real wages drop for seventh straight month in July

07-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Real wages in Japan adjusted for inflation fell for a seventh month in July, adding to worries whether consumer spending can be sustained while the economy wrestles with [...]
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Japan Cannot Stop China From Owning AfricaIt’s Too Late

07-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:02 AM

Japan cannot stop China from owning Africa. When it comes to votes of African nations in international agencies, that is. It’s too late. China already owns the votes of [...]
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In a modern city in Japan, a temple of 500 faces

07-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

Every time we visit Japan, making a trip to one of the many temples around the country is both inevitable and a joy. There seems to be a temple around every corner, even in [...]
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Japan express train crash south of Tokyo kills one, injures 30

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

An express train travelling about 120 kilometres per hour has smashed into a truck at a crossing south of Tokyo in Japan, sparking a blaze and killing the truck’s [...]
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Singapore eases access to legal help to drive payment services

07-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Zdnet | 6:02 AM

Monetary Authority of Singapore streamlines access to legal help specialised in payment services, so new operators in the sector can ensure compliance and be onboarded more [...]
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Two Singaporeans feared dead in boat fire off California

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

Two Singaporeans are believed to be among the victims of a boat fire that happened off the coast of California on Monday. They have been identified as data scientist Tan Wei, [...]
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PM Lee sues TOC’s Terry Xu over alleged defamatory article

07-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

Prime minister Lee Hsien Loong is suing Terry Xu, Chief Editor of The Online Citizen (TOC), over an alleged defamatory article published last month. The legal action comes a [...]
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Singapore leader in waiting seen as ‘cut from same cloth’ as Lee family

07-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Mild-mannered, studious and seen as “cut from the same cloth” as his predecessors, Singapore Finance minister Heng Swee Keat will face the daunting task of [...]
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Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe dies in Singapore

07-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Robert Mugabe, the bush war guerrilla leader who led Zimbabwe to independence in 1980 and crushed his foes during nearly four decades of rule as his country descended into [...]
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COMMENT: Boundaries review committee formed…so now what?

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

Prime minister and Secretary-General of the People’s Action Party Lee Hsien Loong (centre) celebrates with supporters after the general election results at a stadium in [...]
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US Journalist and Activist Brandon Lee Shot in the Philippines

07-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Truthout | 6:02 AM

American journalist and indigenous and environmental rights activist Brandon Lee remains in critical condition in the Philippines more than four weeks after being shot [...]
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US woman stopped at Manila airport with baby in carry-on bag is charged with human trafficking

07-Sep-2019 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 6:02 AM

An American woman who attempted to carry a six-day-old baby out of the Philippines hidden inside a sling bag has been arrested at Manila’s airport and charged with [...]
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US woman accused of trafficking ‘baby in bag’ at Manila airport

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

Philippine authorities have charged an American woman with trying to smuggle a six-day-old infant out of the country in a bag she wore around her waist as she tried to board [...]
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