Archive for March 12th, 2021

Huawei customer United Group considering changing telecom gear vendor

12-Mar-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:36 AM

Balkan telecoms and media company United Group is considering switching parts or all of the Huawei equipment that dominates its infrastructure to alternative providers, as it [...] » More

Google honours Chinese-Malaysian face mask pioneer Doctor Wu Lien-teh, whose surgical face covering is seen as origin of N95

12-Mar-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 7:36 AM

Google has paid tribute to a Chinese-Malaysian epidemiologist, whose early invention of a face mask is still saving lives today during the coronavirus pandemic. On Wednesday [...] » More

Alibaba jumps on community group-buying bandwagon in new recruitment drive

12-Mar-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 7:36 AM

Alibaba Group Holding, the owner of China’s largest e-commerce platform, has started a recruitment drive for its community group-buying business amid heated competition [...] » More

BOJ may exempt more funds from negative rates at March review: sources

12-Mar-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:36 AM

The Bank of Japan may tweak a three-tier deposit system at next week’s policy review to exempt a larger portion of reserves from negative interest rates, said sources [...] » More

Tokyo stocks advance further following rises abroad

12-Mar-2021 Intellasia | JapanTimes | 7:36 AM

Tokyo stocks rose for the third straight session Thursday, in the wake of rallies in overseas markets. The Nikkei average of 225 selected issues listed on the first section [...] » More

US to join Australia, India, Japan in first-ever Quad summit

12-Mar-2021 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 7:36 AM

US President Joe Biden will hold the first-ever joint talks with the leaders of Australia, India and Japan as part of an emerging four-way alliance seen as fundamental to [...] » More

How Toyota thrives when the chips are down

12-Mar-2021 Intellasia | JapanTimes | 7:36 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. may have pioneered the just-in-time manufacturing strategy, but its decision to stockpile the chips that have become key components in cars goes back a [...] » More

Record 2,172 child abuse victims detected in Japan in 2020

12-Mar-2021 Intellasia | JapanTimes | 7:36 AM

Police recognised a record 2,172 child abuse victims in 2020, a survey showed Thursday. The figure grew 9.1 percent from the previous year, according to the National Police [...] » More

US hails ‘unwavering’ friendship with Japan on 10th anniversary of 3/11

12-Mar-2021 Intellasia | JapanTimes | 7:36 AM

The US government on Wednesday hailed the “unwavering” friendship between the American and Japanese people on the 10th anniversary of the Great East Japan [...] » More

Tokyo stocks close higher with eyes on central banks

12-Mar-2021 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 7:36 AM

Tokyo stocks closed higher today on hopes for a global economic recovery, with investor focus shifting to major central bank meetings. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index ended up [...] » More

He clung to a tree for hours to escape death in Japan’s worst natural disaster. Ten years on, he’s still rebuilding his life

He clung to a tree for hours to escape death in Japan’s worst natural disaster. Ten years on, he’s still rebuilding his life

12-Mar-2021 Intellasia | CNN | 7:36 AM

Kenichi Kurosawa clung precariously to a tree as the water rose around him, entirely flooding the roads below. For almost six minutes on March 11, 2011, a 9.1 magnitude [...] » More

ANA and JAL halt reservations for some international flights

12-Mar-2021 Intellasia | JapanTimes | 7:36 AM

All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines have stopped accepting new reservations for some of their international flights in an effort to tackle the spread of novel coronavirus [...] » More

BOJ looking to foster more yield fluctuations in bond market

12-Mar-2021 Intellasia | JapanTimes | 7:36 AM

Bank of Japan officials are looking at ways to enable bond yields to move around more as they try to improve the functioning of a bond market dominated by the central bank, [...] » More

Japan’s wholesale price falls narrow in February as pandemic impact eases

12-Mar-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:36 AM

Japan’s wholesale prices fell at a slower pace in February for a third straight month, offering an encouraging sign a recent rebound in fuel costs and pick-up in [...] » More

US secretaries of state, defence to visit Korea, Japan

12-Mar-2021 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 7:36 AM

United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin will visit Japan and South Korea next week as the administration seeks to boost regional [...] » More