Nikkei Asian Review (Jun 4, 2020) | 一般社団法人 ラテンアメリカ協会

Nikkei Asian Review (Jun 4, 2020)


Japan

Jun 2

Sharp CEO Tai leaves Foxconn board to focus on Japan unit
Taiwanese parent undergoes generational shift among top execs

Japan workplace bullying rules feared to spur necktied menaces
Hitting is banned — but not if it’s ‘accidental’

US-China showdown over Hong Kong puts Japan in bind
Abe caught between Trump’s expanded G-7 and Xi’s state visit

Asahi’s $10bn Australian beer deal faces post-pandemic hangover
Japanese brewer closes transaction in shrinking, changing market

Tokyoites cautiously step out as Japan reopens for business
Foot traffic around the capital’s iconic train station returns to 60% of former levels

South Korea to resume WTO complaint over Japan’s export controls
Seoul says Tokyo ‘has not shown commitment’ to resolving problems

Jun 3

Tokyo issues first coronavirus alert amid infection flare-up
Capital confirms 34 new cases, many linked to bars, as schools and stores reopen

Japanese banks to link e-money with popular Suica transit card
JR East’s large user base gives digital latecomers a potential edge

Walking and texting? Japan city ready to say no
Country’s first such proposal would not punish pedestrian violators — for now

Daikin combats pandemic slump with virus-killing air purifiers
Japan A/C maker probes chance for rebound amid roughest stretch since 2008 crisis

Coronavirus pushes corporate Japan into a ‘virtual’ AGM season
Companies scramble to adapt as pandemic makes it hard for shareholders to meet

Nidec to set up motor R&D site in China amid Sino-US tensions
Japanese manufacturer invests about $920 million in Dalian to build new factory

Japan’s Astroscale takes step toward space repairs business
Acquisition of Israeli startup intended to allow in-orbit satellite servicing

Jun 4

Goldman wins in SoftBank’s $2.9bn trade-from-home sale
Overseas connections lacking in Japanese rivals key to record all-remote deal

Mitsui OSK charts course to remote ship navigation with big data
Japan shipper targets high-speed communication system as next breakthrough

Uniqlo returns to Tokyo’s fashion capital Harajuku
Shoppers swipe right for clothing options with augmented reality touch screens

Alibaba’s AI helps detect coronavirus pneumonia within a minute
Japan’s M3 to offer diagnostic systems to hospitals to supplement testing

Asia tourist sector blends real and virtual to lure back visitors
From Thai elephants to Japanese fish, digital tours gain ground after coronavirus