Nikkei Asian Review (Jul 2, 2020) | 一般社団法人 ラテンアメリカ協会

Nikkei Asian Review (Jul 2, 2020)


Japan

Jun 30th

Japanese coronavirus test for business travelers costs $370
‘Proof of no infection’ certificates can be produced quickly for busy people

NTT to join Japan’s renewable-energy sector with $9bn investment
Telecom giant aims to provide over 10% of nation’s capacity

Japan begins debate over strike capabilities
Tokyo views such options as allowed under right to self-defense

Rakuten’s new cancer therapy heads toward Japan and world debut
CEO Mikitani says filing for light-based tumor-killing method is ‘huge milestone

Face mask craze crashes Japan’s online stores
Site outages stymie product launches by Sharp, Mizuno and Uniqlo

Thailand stays under COVID-19 emergency with third extention
Curbs will be eased, paving way for allowing business travel from Japan and China

Japan’s 4m inactive workers put job market at risk of shrinking
May unemployment at 3-year high as job openings take sharpest fall in 46 years

Coronavirus delays Yahoo Japan’s merger with Line
Antitrust authorities in key countries proceed slowly as pandemic plays out

Japan puts Taiwan and Brunei atop its business travel agenda
Myanmar also considered as Tokyo moves to undo coronavirus restraints

Jul 1st

Pub chain in Japan to test doors and toilets for coronavirus
Watami restaurants to take disinfecting ozone bath with Tokyo outbreak resurgence

Factory-grown veggies comfort Japan’s germophobic shoppers
Clean, automated facilities considered silver bullet for aging farm sector

Tokyo changes tack on coronavirus, focusing on trends over daily cases
Stress on health care system gauged instead of numerical thresholds

Guidebooks in the age of COVID-19
Travel writing industry faces challenges even after lockdown restrictions ease

Hong Kong law draws global outrage and split response to sanctions
Japan and Europe balk at US hard line against China

Business sentiment in Japan plunges to 11-year low: BOJ Tankan
Manufacturing and service sectors expect sluggish recovery

Mitsubishi taps F-15 specialist to pull SpaceJet out of tailspin
Fighter jet specialist inherits six-time delayed project with half the staff

How sumo and American football could help unite the world
Vastly different sports offer precious insights into national characteristics

Olympus exit foreshadows a Japan camera sector shake-up
Smartphones, overzealous competition and coronavirus undercut proud industry

Japan’s Eisai to launch clinical trial for coronavirus treatment
Drugmaker to use once-promising sepsis medication in 500-person test

Tokyo governor election to test support for Olympics
Foes accuse Gov. Koike of putting games ahead of coronavirus fight

Fujifilm partners with India’s Dr. Reddy’s to sell Avigan overseas
Dubai-based Global Response Aid also gets right to develop COVID treatment

Japan to hold online platforms accountable for vendors’ behavior
If passed, new law will require sites to verify sellers’ identities to prevent fraud

Jul 2nd

Hot around the collar? Japan has a wearable AC for you
Sony’s device fits in the shirt while Fujitsu General features a neck-worn gadget

Japan’s H.I.S. pays staff 100,000 yen coronavirus bonus to lift morale
Travel group thanks employees for navigating rough times

Tesla speeds past Toyota to become world’s top automaker by value
Electric-car company’s valuation grows fivefold in past year

Japan weighs shortcut to green cards for Hong Kong financial talent
Tokyo plays catch-up to Singapore and others as a favored destination for bankers

Coronavirus latest: BioNTech and Pfizer’s vaccine shows promise
US sees biggest daily rise of nearly 50,000; Singapore bans virus patients from voting