Nikkei Asian Review (May 28, 2020) | 一般社団法人 ラテンアメリカ協会

Nikkei Asian Review (May 28, 2020)


Japan

May 26

Spain pitches plan to save Nissan’s Barcelona plant
Automaker is reviewing the proposal, embassy in Tokyo says
Tencent to take top stake in Japanese game maker Marvelous
$45m investment forms part of Chinese company’s overseas expansion push

Abe comes down on side of economy with decision to reopen Tokyo
Prime minister stops short of stricter criteria for new coronavirus cases

Japan approval for Avigan to treat COVID-19 will not come in May
Government hesitates amid concern it is rushing ahead before trial concludes

Shimadzu to use saliva for coronavirus testing
Non-invasive alternative poses less risk of passing virus to medical staff

Japan’s coronavirus response offers little clarity and few lessons
Government’s failure to explain its actions leaves reasons for success murky

Japan to ease rules on public funding for banks
Exclusive: Management would face less pressure to resign in exchange for aid

Nissan plans $2.8bn cost cut, scaling back US factory
Exclusive: Automaker to close one line at Mississippi plant

May 27

LNG-powered rocket offers boost to Japan’s private space industry
Interstellar targets cheaper, greener fuel to lift private sector’s role

Hitachi staff only required to come to office 2-3 days a week
Post-pandemic rules to ditch physical stamps and offer $28 face mask support

Takara Bio drives Japan’s quest for a coronavirus vaccine
Pharmaceutical maker boasts twin strengths in testing and DNA technology

Suspect in deadly arson attack on Kyoto Animation studio arrested
Shinji Aoba allegedly set the studio on fire in July last year, killing 36 people

Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike to run for second term in July
Incumbent seen as a front-runner as Japan’s LDP decides not to field a candidate

Suspect in deadly arson attack on Kyoto Animation studio arrested
Shinji Aoba allegedly set the studio on fire in July last year, killing 36 people

Japanese high schools struggle for normalcy, Nikkei survey finds
Education boards fret over students university exams and job prospects

China keeps tech priority in ‘new development pattern’
Country to spend 3% more this year for electron collider and unmanned helicopter

Nissan-Renault alliance to deepen cooperation and cut costs
Carmakers seek more efficiency but rule out merger, operating board chairman says

May 28

Japan to shelve September school start at least until 2022
Abe’s proposal loses steam as coronavirus response takes precedence

Japan seeks 1,000 ventilators from US, in case virus resurges
Tokyo turns to Trump, negotiating purchase as American supply grows

Abe’s barrel-chested stimulus package lacks leg power
Prime minister touts it as world’s largest coronavirus relief budget

Sony’s subtle name change shows PlayStation maker’s new mindset
Addition of ‘Group’ sends message there is more to company than electronics

Nissan to resume US production on Monday
Troubled automaker benefits from early end to lockdown in some states