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Nikkei Asian Review (Jun 29, 2020)


Japan

Jun 29th

Coronavirus latest: Australia logs biggest daily rise since April
Global death toll exceeds 500,000; Beijing tests over 7m in bid to halt outbreak

Japan plans new electronic warfare unit facing East China Sea
Team will boost defense forces’ capabilities for jamming radar

Japan’s Dai-ichi Life beats peers in race to online insurance sales
Coronavirus forces change in industry’s long reliance on in-person business

Jun 28th

Under Armour faces off with Uniqlo in activewear masks
Battle of brands heats up as wearers look beyond disposable coverings

Five things to know ahead of Nissan’s shareholders meeting
Financially battered carmaker tries to win over investors with midterm plan

China’s CO2 rules, Luckin investors meet, Singapore campaigning begins
Your weekly lineup of Asia’s biggest business and political events

Jun 27th

Food companies in Asia rethink supply chains broken by pandemic
Thailand giant CPF and other producers intend to defray single-supplier risk

BOJ indicates it will continue negative rate policy after 2023
Central bank has long history of being bound to Fed’s policy decisions

Japanese confectioners sweeten virus-hit sales in novel ways
Premium makers ditch exclusivity as tourist slump batters bottom lines

Coronavirus: Week of June 21 to June 27, AstraZeneca ahead in vaccine race, WHO says
United to resume San Francisco-Shanghai flights in July: Texas closes bars again

Japan’s maglev pits new artery against the environment
Tokyo-Nagoya link faces delay past 2027 as governor defends river

Omron’s factory robots report for virus-fighting duty
Spraying disinfectant and projecting UV, machines cleanse hospitals and schools

Teijin boosts carbon fiber output in Germany
Medical demand soars as aircraft production nose-dives

Hitachi Construction to bow out of Europe production
Excavators to be exported from Japan, while 50-year-old Dutch plant will close

Jun 26th

Race to replace Abe threatens stability of Japanese politics
Autumn snap election looms as premier seeks to restore lost influence over party

Fans of eatery Ootoya block top shareholder’s cost-saving ax
Freshly grilled fish cannot be replaced by factory-made dishes, they say

Otsuka Kagu electrifies investors with addition of Yamada Denki president
Market sees move as new parent’s commitment to slumping furniture seller

Japan sharpens focus on Indo-Pacific with new defense post
Tokyo bolsters staff for coordination with India, Australia and Southeast Asia

Japan debates creating ‘backup’ city to capital Tokyo
Spreading out ministries and companies would help avoid total shutdown

Japan defense minister warns of China military intentions in Asia
Taro Kono says preemptive strike capacity is option after Aegis Ashore canceled

Sequoia Capital seeks to hit jackpot in Japan’s digital shake-up
Silicon Valley venture capital firm targets high-tech gems with values up to $1.3bn