Archive for September 13th, 2019

Yahoo Japan offers to buy control of Zozo for $3.7 billion

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

Yahoo Japan Corp on Thursday offered to buy the majority of online fashion retailer Zozo Inc for 400 billion yen ($3.70 billion), to better compete against rivals Amazon.com [...]
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Japan’s Abe drafts rising star MP, allies for new cabinet, eyes constitution reform

Japan’s Abe drafts rising star MP, allies for new cabinet, eyes constitution reform

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

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe drafted the popular son of ex-premier Junichiro Koizumi in a broad reshuffle on Wednesday that also packed his cabinet with conservative [...]
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Japan man sues firm for ‘paternity leave harassment’

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

A Japanese man who says he was penalised for taking paternity leave brought his case to a Tokyo court on Thursday, a rare suit in a country struggling with one of the [...]
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Japan’s new trade chief has record of misogyny, opposition to hate speech laws

13-Sep-2019 Intellasia | UPI | 6:02 AM

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe appointed an anti-Seoul politician known for his misogynistic views as trade minister during a cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday. Isshu [...]
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Korea asks IOC to ban Japan’s use of ‘Rising Sun’ flag at Olympics

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

South Korea has asked the International Olympic Committee to bar Japan from using the “Rising Sun” flag at next year’s Games, Seoul’s sports ministry [...]
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China’s imports of industrial robots from Japan continue to slide amid US-China trade war

13-Sep-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Japan’s industrial robots industry has become the latest victim of the trade war between the US and China, indicating just how interconnected the global hi-tech supply [...]
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New environment minister says Japan should stop using nuclear power

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

Japan’s newly installed environment minister, Shinjiro Koizumi, wants the country to close down nuclear reactors to avoid a repeat of the Fukushima catastrophe in 2011. [...]
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Japan manufacturers’ mood hits 6-1/2-year low: Reuters Tankan

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

Business confidence among Japanese manufacturers has soured to hit the weakest level in 6-1/2 years, the Reuters Tankan poll for September showed, underscoring fears that the [...]
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Korea will lodge WTO complaint over Japan’s export curbs

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

The move is latest in bitter trade dispute between the two countries stemming from a decades-old dispute. South Korea’s trade minister said the country plans to file a [...]
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Exiting atomic power unrealistic for Japan, minister says, disputing colleague

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

Exiting nuclear power in Japan is unrealistic, the country’s new industry minister said on Thursday, in comments that reiterated the government’s line but are at [...]
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Yahoo Japan to acquire online fashion firm Zozo

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

Yahoo Japan said Thursday it will acquire a majority stake in the online fashion retailer Zozo founded by billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, known for buying pricey art and his [...]
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Chiam See Tong ‘changed the face of the opposition’ in Singapore: analyst

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

Veteran opposition politician Chiam See Tong will go down in history for changing the face of the opposition in Singapore, says London-based political analyst and author Loke [...]
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Indonesian forests are burning, and Malaysia and Singapore are choking on the fumes

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

Malaysian authorities distributed half a million face masks to residents on Tuesday after large-scale forest fires in Indonesia spread smoke and thick smog to neighbouring [...]
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PM Lee may testify in court against TOC editor Xu; his siblings can also decide to take the stand

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

Prime minister Lee Hsien Loong will testify in court if his defamation suit against Terry Xu, chief editor of sociopolitical website The Online Citizen (TOC), goes to trial. [...]
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Merkel warns of danger to EU of Singapore-style UK on its border

13-Sep-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:02 AM

Angela Merkel has highlighted the economic danger posed by Britain if it is allowed to become a Singapore-on-Thames as Boris Johnson’s Brexit envoy outlined a plan to [...]
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