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Nikkei Asian Review (Dec 16 ,2019)


15 DECEMBER 2019

Major states snub calls for climate action as UN summit wraps up


16 DECEMBER 2019

Google pays $1.5m to white hat hackers, Toyota says ‘thanks’
Reluctance to compensate those who find flaws reflects Japan Inc.’s vulnerability

Japan wants auto tariffs scrapped immediately in UK trade treaty
Tokyo and London seek to quickly seal a post-Brexit deal to take effect 2021

Xi visits Macao, Chinese corporate debt and Rouhani in Japan
Your weekly lineup of Asia’s biggest business and political events

15 DECEMBER 2019

Japan goes to war against invasive fire ants
Container ship stowaways survive winters far from their native South America

Tokyo’s theater scene struggles to develop Broadway of its own
Scattered venues and few night performances strand audiences in twilight zone

The $100bn ceiling Japanese companies cannot shatter
Growth stalls as CEOs hesitate to cut off unprofitable units

Japan to keep tight leash on Big Tech in antitrust push
Legislation to require platform operators to reveal contract terms

Japanese bar offers drinks, snacks and nursing care
Proprietor sees opportunity in pubs where patrons have to be 65 to enter

14 DECEMBER 2019

Chinese recyclers in Japan team up to find solutions to plastic waste
Beijing’s import ban prompts rethink, but Tokyo fears local groups will be priced out

Sapporo gains worldwide fame as home of delicious ‘soup curry’
Long a favorite with residents, local specialty now attracts tourists

K-pop and job pressures connect students in Japan and South Korea
Language schools in demand on both sides despite diplomatic row

Shares of SoftBank-backed OneConnect rise 5% in US market debut

Free wine and makeup: Japan’s tiny hotels add touch of luxury
Capsule accommodations try to broaden their appeal to women and tourists

Japan’s bullet train crams in 2 more trips per hour
Faster rolling stock to increase Tokyo-Osaka service during peak times

Japan tax evasion hunt extends to nearly 2m offshore accounts
Asia-Pacific is home to most of the deposits tracked down in data swap

Japanese MBA students plummet in US as companies skimp on tuition
Corporations fear employees will go work elsewhere upon receiving degrees

Japan set to raise GDP outlook to 1.4% growth for next fiscal year
Government forecast to take more bullish view than private economists

Honda to debut Japan’s first ‘eyes-off’ self-driving car next year
Price tag of around $91,000 likely to be hurdle for Level-3 autonomous Legend

13 DECEMBER 2019

Modi-Abe summit postponed amid protests over citizenship bill
Bangladeshi minister also cancels visit as tensions in northeast India escalate

Asian companies face tough calls on Brexit after Johnson’s UK win
British PM is now more likely to push for ‘harder’ divorce from EU

Malaysia seeks Chinese and Japanese expertise on 5G, minister says
Gobind meets with Fujitsu, Rakuten and Fiberhome on products and solutions

Hoya to launch $1.4bn counter-bid for Toshiba unit NuFlare
Electronics maker plans to buy at least 66.67% of chip maker

Tata Consultancy CEO remains bullish despite global uncertainties
Key India IT company plans to splurge $8.5bn to upgrade services and staff

Japan business sentiment logs longest drop since Lehman: BOJ Tankan
Closely watched indicator shows economy in pullback after tax hike

Docomo backs US startup eyeing cashierless shops in Japan
Zippin already uses checkout-free technology in America and Brazil

Japan companies show off carbon-free tech as Tokyo clings to coal
Panasonic and Chiyoda offer hydrogen-based options to cut carbon emissions

Sony steps up quest for content with ‘Peter Rabbit’ purchase
Silvergate Media acquisition brings entertainment M&A to over $3.5bn

Ahead of Xi’s visit, Japan troubled by Senkaku incursions
China sends record number of vessels to Japanese-held islands in 2019

Panasonic to freeze Beijing Olympic pool into rink
2008 swimming venue ‘Water Cube’ to host curling in 2022

Apple supplier Japan Display agrees to $800m bailout
Investment fund Ichigo Asset could control majority of voting rights

Low inflation and slow growth are the new normal
Advanced economies should worry about productivity declines

NTT undersea cable venture to handle surging net traffic
Japan’s No. 1 telecom player to work with tech giants on India-Myanmar link

12 DECEMBER 2019

Bangkok Bank buys Indonesia’s Bank Permata for $2.7bn
Thai lender outbids Japan’s SMBC

Japan tax revision aims to spur spending, 5G investment

Mitsubishi Heavy in talks to sell flagship shipyard in Nagasaki
Move marks exit from building of LNG and other large resource carriers

Cheap Japan: Low wages for tech workers delight foreign companies
Hong Kong, Singapore and US outshine former dream destination

Japan’s electronics retailer Yamada to take over furniture seller
Crisis-torn Otsuka Kagu to cede majority stake to appliance store chain for $37m

Australia cool to Anheuser-Busch InBev $11bn asset sale to Asahi
Regulator delays decision amid worry over competition in cider and beer markets

Xi moves right-hand man to Japan affairs as ties with West sour
China turns to a familiar crisis management formula: flatter thy neighbor