Nikkei Asian Review (June 24-20,2019) | 一般社団法人 ラテンアメリカ協会

Nikkei Asian Review (June 24-20,2019)

24 JUNE 2019

Peter Pan remains a dangerous delusion for the Bank of Japan
Kuroda risks clinging too long to optimistic dreams and delaying urgent action

Seven-Eleven Japan to wrap rice balls in bioplastics
Initiative will slash convenience store operator’s CO2 emissions by 400 tons a year

Japan to lift ban on Russian chicken imports
Abe and Putin to sign deal on meat trade on G-20 sidelines

Turkey seeks Asian investment as Western ties fray
President Erdogan prepares for G-20 summit in Osaka and China visit

Southeast Asia’s trash, Japan Inc.’s power-generating treasure
Public-private deals put waste to use in Philippines, Vietnam and Indonesia

Japan and South Korea lag on climate action: UK asset manager
LGIM drops Kepco and others from its environmental, social and governance funds

23 JUNE 2019

China’s Xi to make 3-day visit to Japan from Thursday

Uniqlo parent to offer top recruits $280,000 after 3 years
Fast Retailing uses early specialization to find and foster management material

Japan’s rural economies cash in on foreign tourists
Visitors spent over 1 trillion yen outside big cities in 2018, government says

22 JUNE 2019

Without role models, Japan’s female bankers cut their own paths
Fintech and digital banking are rewriting financial sector’s business model

Trade war lures logistics giants deeper into Southeast Asia
Nippon Express and DHL respond to demand as supply chains move out of China

Bain plans $930m aid to save Tokyo business software provider
Works Applications is weighed down by lawsuits but has 1,300-client list

Companies must help foreign staff learn Japanese, new law says
Legislation urges municipalities to add teachers to schools

Japan to host Xi as state guest in early 2020
Beijing’s new envoy says talks in progress for first such visit by Chinese leader in 12 years

Japan’s Kyocera crafts 30% cheaper lithium battery
Company to push renewable energy storage for homes and businesses

21 JUNE 2019

Nissin’s offbeat ad about ‘perfect ramen’ sees Brazil sales soar
Japanese noodle maker’s viral video wins hearts and opens wallets

Mitsubishi hopes global ambitions will fly with revamped jet
Bombardier talks bring delay-plagued project to a ‘turning point’

Over-75 drivers cause Japan road deaths at twice rate of younger set
Government report highlights safety challenges ahead for fast-aging society

Japan’s core consumer prices rise 0.8% on year in May
Energy costs push up key index, but inflation remains below BOJ’s 2% target

Nagoya lures Tokyo defectors with $9,000 ahead of maglev launch
New rail to cut 350 km trip to 40 minutes, threatening to drain resources from region

Japan tightens background screening of defense contractors
Checklist includes nationality, career and study-abroad history of personnel involved

Nissan-Renault alliance teams up with Waymo on self-driving vehicles
Partners will look into the launch of services in Japan and France

Japan to introduce new emperor to the world in October
Enthronement ceremony expected to draw guests from nearly 200 countries

Renault agrees to support Nissan’s management reform plan
Granted committee seats, French automaker withdraws veto threat

Tanker insurance rates jump 10-fold following attacks
Extra charges imposed on ships passing through Strait of Hormuz

BOJ’s Kuroda says extra stimulus an option to boost inflation
Japan’s central bank stands pats as economy is losing momentum

20 JUNE 2019<

Yamato and Rakuten to test delivery robots on Japan’s public roads
Panasonic and tech startup ZMP also on board with government project

Record 17,000 dementia patients reported missing in Japan
2018 figure nearly doubles in 6 years, but over 70% are found within 1 day