Archive for November 23rd, 2019

Japan’s death penalty activists hope Pope Francis’ visit helps make the case for abolition

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A coalition of lawyers, politicians and international activists is hoping to use Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to Japan to convince the government and the Japanese [...] » More

Dispute between Japan and Korea overshadows G20 meetings

Dispute between Japan and Korea overshadows G20 meetings

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Japan seized the last event of its G20 presidency on Friday to reject a South Korean warning about radiation from the ruined Fukushima nuclear plant as a dispute between the [...] » More

Japan’s factory output, retail sales likely slumped as tax hike bites

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Japan’s factory output and retail sales are expected to have slumped in October, a Reuters poll showed, as slowing global demand and a sales tax hike introduced in the [...] » More

Japan November factory activity shrinks for seventh month, increases economic strains: flash PMI

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Japan’s factory activity shrank for a seventh consecutive month in November, as domestic and export demand remained in the doldrums and reinforced the challenge facing [...] » More

Japan, S. Korea talks ongoing to avert expiry of intel pact

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Mainichi | 6:02 AM

Japan and South Korea were continuing their behind-the-scenes negotiations Friday in an attempt to avoid letting their intelligence-sharing agreement expire, government [...] » More

Japan rules against divorced parents seeking access to children

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Japan is not at fault for the inability of parents to see their children after separating despite having visitation rights, a court ruled on Friday, in a case that critics [...] » More

Defying US pressure, Korea to end intelligence pact with Japan

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

South Korea is set to let lapse an intelligence-sharing pact with Japan on Saturday amid a bitter feud over history and trade, defying mounting US pressure to maintain a key [...] » More

Bailed Ghosn allowed to speak to wife

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn will be allowed to speak to his wife for the first time in eight months, his family said, after a Tokyo court lifted a ban on contact between [...] » More

Huawei seeks closer ties with Japan after creating 46,000 jobs and amid plan to spend $10 billion

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Huawei Technologies is turning to Japan to bolster its supply chain and deepen research links as China’s telecoms giant attempts to shift its dependence away from the [...] » More

Worst may be over for Singapore economy but recovery will be sluggish, say experts

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

Amid early signs that the slump in the crucial manufacturing sector is easing, some economists are saying the worst may be over for the Singapore economy. However, they [...] » More

Stress-related illnesses cost Singapore’s economy S$3.2 billion annually: Study

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | TodayOnline | 6:02 AM

Stress-related illnesses have cost Singapore’s economy about $2.3 billion (S$3.2 billion) a year, and forms about 18 per cent of the country’s total health [...] » More

Stress-related illnesses cost Singapore’s health system $3.2B in 2018: study

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

The impact of stress-related illnesses on Singapore’s health system was estimated to have cost about $3.18 billion in 2018, according to a report released on Thursday [...] » More

Prime minister Lee Hsien Loong arrives in Korea for bilateral visit, Asean-ROK Commemorative Summit

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

Prime minister Lee Hsien Loong arrived in the South Korean capital, Seoul, on Friday (November 22) where he is making a bilateral visit. He will also attend the Association [...] » More

Singapore narrows 2019 growth forecast to 0.5-1pct as Q3 GDP picks up

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

Singapore narrowed its annual growth forecast to a range of 0.5 per cent to 1 per cent on Thursday (November 21), as official data showed the economy picking up pace slightly [...] » More

Commentary: Can the RCEP save the Singapore economy?

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

While the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership is unlikely to add to Singapore’s trade numbers in the short term, it will be a boon for the economy in the long [...] » More