Nikkei Asian Review (Jun 1, 2020) | 一般社団法人 ラテンアメリカ協会

Nikkei Asian Review (Jun 1, 2020)



Nikon cuts jobs in Thailand and Laos with camera sales slumping
Factory positions pared 10% and more production adjustments expected amid pandemic

Japan mountain retreat anointed as new smart city
Mount Rokko woos tech startups and workers seeking refuge from crowded Tokyo

‘Made in China 2025’ is very much alive, Omron exec says
Japanese robot maker expects automation demand from social distancing

Japan’s jobless rate rises to 2.6% in April
The jobs-to-applicants ratio fell to the lowest since March 2016

Japan’s April production and consumption hammered by coronavirus
Factory output records biggest decline in 7 years while retail sales slump

Comfort women scandal shakes South Korean politics and society
Victim claims incoming lawmaker treated women like ‘bears doing tricks’

A more flexible Japan Inc returns to the office
Companies expect remote work to remain as coronavirus pandemic subsides

Japan raises maximum age for starting pension benefits to 75
Revised law will allow more part-timers to join government retirement scheme

Nissan recovery plan seen as start of long journey by investors
Analysts expect carmaker to face more costs for job cuts after $6.2bn loss

Blue Impulse flies over Tokyo in support of medical workers
Japan air force aerobatics team soars over capital for 1st time in 6 years

Abe urged to rethink Xi’s Japan visit by own party, citing Hong Kong
China’s security legislation raises concerns over ‘freedom and democracy’


Japan’s Sumitomo buys 20% stake in Philippine railway for $60m
Trading house aims to ease Manila traffic jams, with more lines expected

6 million workers on leave in Japan as coronavirus takes toll
Unemployment still low but furloughs risk becoming permanent

As Japan lags in coronavirus tests, companies to triple capacity
Fears of second pandemic wave spur efforts to fill gap

Avigan still awaits Japanese approval as coronavirus cure
Optimism shrinks as clinical trials fail to produce definitive results

Japanese prosecutors and politicians keep up a delicate dance
‘Independent’ legal figures have long played politics in seeking their own goals

Emergency lifted, Japan fears Korean-style second COVID-19 wave
New clusters persist as shopping malls, cinemas and gyms reopen


For A-bomb survivors, pandemic silences decades of storytelling
Hiroshima memorial museum resorts to streaming testimonials as coronavirus cancels events

Japan college seniors face longer, tougher job hunting season
Companies reduce recruiting and take interviews online

Trump postpones G-7 until September and seeks to invite others
US President says list of invitees to include Australia, Russia, South Korea and India

Japan’s Kubota ties up with Indian peer to make tractors for Africa
Alliance with Escorts will make simply designed machines at lower prices

Japan’s judicial diplomacy at crossroads as Laos enacts civil code
Legal assistance to Southeast Asia brings result, but budget constraints loom


70% of Japan execs plan changes to supply chain: Nikkei survey
More teleworking and slow recovery anticipated as new normal from coronavirus

US-Japan military drills go on despite virus, with eye on China
Allies also seek to conduct international RIMPAC exercise in August

Coronavirus latest: Tokyo schools, malls, gyms and theaters open
Daily cases worldwide hit record high; Celltrion says test drug shows promise