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Nikkei Asian Review (Jan 17 ,2020)


Takeda taps Shire’s global network to sell prized dengue vaccine
Japanese drugmaker to utilize sales channels from massive acquisition


16 JANUARY 2020

Japan’s music industry rises again in new ‘age of discovery’
World’s second-biggest market sees growth in live music and physical sales
China leaves rivals in the dust with influence in Myanmar
As Xi Jinping visits, Beijing risks backlash if it pushes too far

Carlos Ghosn’s lawyer Hironaka resigns
Attorney does not talk to reporters and skips pretrial conference procedure

Japan confirms first case of new China virus
Kanagawa resident had traveled to Wuhan before returning to Japan
Southeast Asia rubber fungus has auto industry bracing for shortage
Infected trees in Indonesia and elsewhere seen as trade war’s collateral damage
Toyota to invest $394m in US flying taxi startup Joby Aviation
Japanese carmaker will provide manufacturing technologies for mass production
Macron says he raised concerns with Japan over Ghosn detention
French leader told Abe that ex-Nissan chairman’s treatment was not ‘satisfactory’
Royal Express $6,000 rail tour offers shot in arm to JR Hokkaido
Tokyu adds luxury route through bucolic island in tie-up with struggling operator
Japan’s machine tool orders fall 36% as automakers hold off
Q4 demand down by sharpest since 2009 on tariff uncertainties
MUFG appoints Japan’s only megabank CEO with a math degree
Choice of Kamezawa ignores seniority and schooling in push to go digital
Japan and US tout 60-year-old alliance as global risks rise
Tokyo and Washington chart close cooperation on China and Iran
In rare move, Japanese minister to take paternity leave
Koizumi’s example paves way for new fathers in and out of government
Toshiba clears hurdle in bid for chip equipment maker NuFlare
Offer wins support from key shareholder Toshiba Machine
Badminton star Momota returns to Japan after Malaysia car crash
Injuries force world champ to skip Asia Team Championships

15 JANUARY 2020
What Japan Inc. really thinks about Ghosn, Nissan’s maverick savior
Carlos Ghosn’s downfall sets up a clash between Japan’s old guard and its reformists
Nissan to abolish senior adviser posts in bid to oust Saikawa
Scandal-ridden automaker to file report on corporate governance improvements
SoftBank-backed Oyo founder confirms job cuts in India
Sustainable growth and profitability behind decision, Ritesh Agarwal tells staff

Why Asia loves the low-key but rising sport of badminton
Japan is tipped to challenge other Asian countries for top Olympic medals
Japan bolsters virus screening for Spring Festival travel rush
Patient in Thailand did not visit market in question, WHO says
Rice cooker maker Zojirushi fights overseas fund’s board pick
Dueling proposals to face off at shareholders meeting next month
SoftBank-backed Oyo quits rental business in Osaka and Nagoya
Indian hotelier to focus on Tokyo while pursuing hotel operations as planned

Japan’s GDP creeps up 0.5% in November: JCER
Economy rebounds from drop tied to consumption tax hike
Exclusive: Honda to build fuel cell trucks with Isuzu
Japanese automakers see commercial vehicles as better suited for hydrogen power

14 JANUARY 2020 

Spectre of blocked Sprint/T-Mobile merger spooks SoftBank
Failure to pull off deal would add extra pressure on group
Top Japanese meat processor to introduce plant-based substitutes
NH Foods among several others joining global race to develop meat alternatives

Nissan denies split from Renault as stock hits 8-year low
Japanese automaker calls alliance its ‘source of competitiveness’
Universal Studios Japan bets $545m on Super Nintendo World
Osaka’s Hollywood theme park intends to open attraction before Tokyo Olympics
Japan current account surplus rises 75% on falling energy prices
November marks 65th month in a row for Japan to finish with a surplus
Ghosn sues Renault for 250,000 euro pension payment
Ex-car boss says resignation letter not valid since Japanese authorities forced him to sign
Japan’s ANA takes risk with superjumbo A380 on Hawaiian flights
Turtle-themed jets show how airline continues to outspend rival JAL
Vietjet doubles Japan routes with flights to Nagoya and other hubs
Budget airline eyes Vietnamese workers and students in Japan
Toshiba taps quantum cryptography to send genome data
Hacker-proof technology to be used in finance
Japan’s eco-friendly chicken and eggs receive new label
Poultry farmers expect to benefit from push for local breeds, humanely raised

With legacy on the line, Abe faces crucial choices in September
Risk all for constitution revision or focus on picking successor?
As China market shrinks for second year, automakers plan retreat
Ford lays off staff, while PSA seeks to exit joint venture
Index funds overtake active funds for first time in Japan
Investors choose lower-fee products as they seek to grow retirement savings
Japan expands diplomatic footprint to handle visitor growth
Set to open embassy in Haiti and add staff worldwide as visa demand rises
Abe meets Abu Dhabi crown prince in UAE amid Mideast tensions
UAE is the second-largest oil supplier to Japan