Archive for September 11th, 2021

Amid setbacks, prime minister Suga had successes too

11-Sep-2021 Intellasia | JapanTimes | 5:02 AM

Prime minister Yoshihide Suga’s September 3 announcement that he will not run for re-election as the head of the governing Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) surprised some [...] » More

US, Japan, Korea to meet over N Korea nuclear standoff

US, Japan, Korea to meet over N Korea nuclear standoff

11-Sep-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

Officials from the United States, South Korea and Japan will hold a meeting on North Korea next week in Tokyo, South Korea’s foreign ministry confirmed on Friday. The [...] » More

The outliers hoping to be heard in the LDP election

11-Sep-2021 Intellasia | JapanTimes | 5:02 AM

While former Foreign minister Fumio Kishida was the first to announce he would run for Liberal Democratic Party President, and vaccine czar Taro Kono is currently polling the [...] » More

SoftBank eyeing battery-maker 3DOM for 6G and mobile base stations

11-Sep-2021 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 5:02 AM

SoftBank Group Corp.’s telecoms arm is considering using battery technology from Japanese startup 3DOM Inc. as the investment giant pushes further into wireless [...] » More

Japan’s exports seen surging in August, wholesale prices staying high-Reuters poll

11-Sep-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

Japan’s exports likely surged for the sixth straight month in August thanks to strong global demand for machinery goods and a flattering comparison with last [...] » More

Factbox: Five facts about Japan prime minister hopeful Taro Kono

11-Sep-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

Japan’s popular minister of administrative affairs, Taro Kono, on Friday formally announced his candidacy to lead the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and become [...] » More

What to watch once official campaigning begins in the LDP race

11-Sep-2021 Intellasia | JapanTimes | 5:02 AM

There is still another week until the Liberal Democratic Party race formally begins, but there has already been a fair share of twists and turns. Loyalties have shifted and [...] » More

EU reinstates travel ban from Japan amid surge of coronavirus cases

11-Sep-2021 Intellasia | Kyodo | 5:02 AM

The European Union said Thursday it has reinstated a travel ban from Japan following recent surges of novel coronavirus infections with the highly contagious Delta variant. [...] » More

MSO calls for proposals for sensors, other solutions to address secondhand smoke from neighbouring homes

11-Sep-2021 Intellasia | CNA | 5:02 AM

To address the issue of secondhand smoke from neighbouring homes, the Municipal Services Office (MSO) on Friday (Sep 10) called for proposals from enterprises to develop [...] » More

Why Singapore is still in a transition stage towards endemic living: Infectious disease experts explain

11-Sep-2021 Intellasia | CNA | 5:02 AM

On Monday (Sep 6), multi-ministry task force co-chair Lawrence Wong announced new measures to stem the spread of infections, including more testing and a ban on workplace [...] » More

Singapore’s Sea Ltd secures $6 billion in mega fund raising

11-Sep-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

Singapore-based gaming and e-commerce company Sea Ltd (SE.N) has raised about $6 billion in an equity and convertible bond sale, making it Southeast Asia’s largest fund [...] » More

Sharp spike in Singapore’s COVID-19 cases ‘worrying’, next 2 to 4 weeks will be crucial: Gan Kim Yong

11-Sep-2021 Intellasia | CNA | 5:02 AM

While the rise in COVID-19 cases is expected as Singapore opens up, the sharp rate of increase is “worrying”, said co-chair of the multi-ministry task force Gan [...] » More

Primary 1 places for Phase 2C double to 40, Phase 2A1 and 2A2 to combine

11-Sep-2021 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 5:02 AM

The number of Primary 1 places in Phase 2C, reserved for children with no ties to a school, will double from 20 to 40, starting from next year’s Primary 1 registration [...] » More

MOH: Vaccinated seniors in Singapore to be invited for Covid-19 booster shots from September 14

11-Sep-2021 Intellasia | Today | 5:02 AM

Seniors aged 60 and above as well as residents of aged-care facilities who have been fully vaccinated as of March this year will be invited to receive their booster vaccine [...] » More

COVID: 457 new cases in Singapore; Singaporean man, 62, dies of infection

11-Sep-2021 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 5:02 AM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) on Thursday (9 September) confirmed 457 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, taking the country’s total case count to 70,039. Of them, 450 are [...] » More