Nikkei Asian Review (Jul 22,2019) | 一般社団法人 ラテンアメリカ協会

Nikkei Asian Review (Jul 22,2019)

22 JULY 2019

China and South Korea brace for Abe’s next moves after election
Korean media expects Tokyo’s tough stance on export curbs

Abe’s LDP and partner win majority in Japan upper house election
Prime minister to seek opposition support for constitutional revisions 

Mos Burger and Yoshinoya take fast-food favorites to hospitals
Japan’s restaurants hunt for new opportunities as population shrinks

Abe guards his mandate, looks to economy as tax hike looms
Snap election still an option, prime minister says 

Eurasian powers seek African influence via development summits
Japan struggles to compete with China’s cash while Russia throws arms into fray

21 JULY 2019

Japan heads to polls as Abe seeks voter support of agenda
Prime minister keen on revising pacifist constitution after upper house election

Pay in Japan increasingly stuck to floor as productivity lags
Data suggests companies offering minimum wage too inefficient to go higher

Japan chipmaker to drop Toshiba name, seeking new start with IPO
Weak demand, plant power outage and management crisis plague company

SoftBank’s magic lamp keeps sending the Alibaba genie
Stake in Chinese tech giant won’t stop generating cash

20 JULY 2019 

Trailblazing female commander leads Japan’s top naval squadron
Captain Ryoko Azuma opened a crack in the male-dominated MSDF

Man dies by self-immolation at Japanese Embassy in Seoul
Protest over wartime labor seen as motive

Asahi makes biggest splash yet in premium beer market
Japanese brewer pours another $11bn into high-end strategy via Carlton deal

Tepco to retire remaining reactors in Fukushima
Decommissioning is expected to take 40 years and cost $2.5bn

‘A tragedy felt far beyond Japan’: World mourns Kyoto anime studio
KyoAni’s detailed drawings of scenery inspired pilgrimages to anime ‘holy sites’

China caught in crossfire of Tokyo-Seoul chipmaking feud
Global semiconductor industry at risk as Japan readies next round of export controls

Asian oil buyers tested by US plan for Gulf coalition
Japan, India and China pressed to provide own protection in vital sea lane

Toyota teams with BYD on electric cars for China
Japanese automaker finds another partner in race to catch rivals

Japan’s neighbors closely watch Abe’s policies after election
Beijing and Seoul hold different expectations

Japan nurtures Asian entrepreneurs for edge in new space race
Economic growth expected to fuel region’s appetite for commercial satellite launches

19 JULY 2019

Asahi to buy AB InBev’s Australian unit in $11.3bn deal
Japanese brewer hopes Victoria Bitter maker Carlton offsets shrinking home market

Japan’s Convenience Store Woman has lessons for retail tech
Amazon Go and rivals need to see automation as a means not an end

Japan summons South Korean envoy over wartime labor row
Kono calls Seoul’s arbitration refusal ‘rude’ as ambassador blasts export curbs

Japan tensions add to woes of South Korea’s troubled auto sector
Slow in the drive toward EVs, industry asks for financial aid to meet challenge

Japan and South Korea pull world into their trade spat
Feuding neighbors unlikely to come to terms at WTO

Mercari faces $110m loss after failing to spark joy in US
Heavy promotional spending weighs down online flea market operator

Akebono Brake secures $180m bailout from rescue fund
Auto supplier also seeks debt waivers from lenders

Deadly Kyoto fire deals blow to beloved anime studio
Support pours in from around the world while distributor weighs delaying films

19 JULY 2019

Nippon Express readies first road test of highly autonomous trucks
Japanese logistics group turns to self-driving tech amid labor crunch

33 dead after man sets fire to Kyoto anime studio
‘KyoAni’ produced popular TV series including K-On!

SoftBank’s Son slams Japan as ‘underdeveloped’ on AI
Vision Fund boss says lack of unicorns holding back investment

18 JULY 2019

South Korean boycott hits Japan’s major brands and tourism outlook
Uniqlo and Kirin warn of impact while analysts predict ‘sharp drop’ in visitors to Japan

Ghosn sues Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors for 15m euros
Former chairman says he was unjustly terminated from joint venture

TPP-EU alliance makes good sense in fight against protectionism
Huge free trade zone can serve as warning and example to US-China squabbles