Archive for December 10th, 2020

Japan To Fund Artificial Intelligence-powered Matchmaking Schemes To Boost Birth Rate

10-Dec-2020 Intellasia | RepublicWorld | 6:02 AM

With one of the world’s lowest fertility rates, Japan has amassed large elderly pollution over decades and its national birth rate hit a record low in 2018 In a [...] » More

Japan to invest in AI matchmaking to boost plummeting birth rates

10-Dec-2020 Intellasia | Zdnet | 6:02 AM

The Japanese government will invest in artificial intelligence (AI) to bring single citizens togetherand, perhaps, help stabilise falling birth rates. As reported by the [...] » More

China’s growing naval activity in Japanese waters is a big concern, Japan lawmaker says

10-Dec-2020 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

Japan’s state minister of defense says China’s growing maritime activities in the waters surrounding Japan is a threat. “We feel fear from the Chinese [...] » More

Japan to launch health monitor centre for inbound tourists amid virus

10-Dec-2020 Intellasia | KyodoNews | 6:02 AM

The Japanese government will establish in March a centre for monitoring the health condition of visitors from overseas during their stay amid the coronavirus pandemic, as it [...] » More

In Japan’s old capital, bank turns to local development in test of Suga’s revival drive

10-Dec-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

A bank in a suburb of Osaka is investing in local development and setting a growth target for its home prefecture, offering a new model for how banks could operate under [...] » More

Joe Biden must start with Japan alliance to counter China’s influence, say former US officials

Joe Biden must start with Japan alliance to counter China’s influence, say former US officials

10-Dec-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

As China flexes its muscles globally, the US-Japan alliance is the ideal starting point for the incoming Joe Biden administration to rebuild strategic, economic, [...] » More

Japan town’s sole female councillor ousted after accusing mayor of sexual assault

10-Dec-2020 Intellasia | TheGuardian | 6:02 AM

Shoko Arai was voted out of her seat after making allegations against mayor that most residents said damaged the town’s reputation The only female member of a town [...] » More

Japan to build 2 new Aegis ships as alternative to land-based system

10-Dec-2020 Intellasia | KyodoNews | 6:02 AM

Japan will build two naval vessels equipped with Aegis missile interceptors as an alternative to a scrapped plan to deploy a land-based system, Defense minister Nobuo Kishi [...] » More

Japan’s ANA to raise $3.2 billion for post-Covid recovery

10-Dec-2020 Intellasia | PinsentMasons | 6:02 AM

All Nippon Airways (ANA) Holdings will raise $3.2billion (JPY 332.1bn yen) through a new share offering following its biggest ever loss, which was due to the coronavirus [...] » More

Commentary: A vaccine is on the horizon. But most Singaporeans are adopting a wait-and-see attitude

10-Dec-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

Older Singaporeans too seem to be more hesitant about getting vaccinated, say Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health’s Assistant Professors Wee Hwee Lin and Hannah [...] » More

Royal Caribbean cruise ship turns back to Singapore after guest tests positive for COVID-19

10-Dec-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

A cruise ship that departed from Singapore for a four-day cruise to nowhere had to turn back on day three due to a suspected COVID-19 case on board. The Straits Times [...] » More

Singapore is most expensive South-east Asia city for fitting out offices

10-Dec-2020 Intellasia | BusinessTimes | 6:02 AM

SINGAPORE recorded the highest average fit-out cost for offices across South-east Asia at $112 per square foot (psf), Cushman & Wakefield said on Tuesday. This was [...] » More

Singapore records six new Covid-19 infections, all imported; tally does not include 83-year-old man as confirmatory tests pending

10-Dec-2020 Intellasia | Today | 6:02 AM

Singapore today reported six new imported cases of Covid-19. There were no cases in the wider community. The Ministry of Health (MOH) said that all six cases had been placed [...] » More

Singapore’s ‘cruise to nowhere’ forced to return early after passenger tests positive for Covid

10-Dec-2020 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

A passenger on board a Royal Caribbean cruise ship has tested positive for Covid-19, forcing the vessel’s early return to port. The Quantum of the Seas cruise ship set [...] » More

Singapore economy expected to contract 6pct in 2020

10-Dec-2020 Intellasia | MarketWatch | 6:02 AM

Singapore’s economy is expected to contract this year at the same pace as a prior survey’s prediction, as faster growth in manufacturing and slower contraction in [...] » More