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Nikkei Asian Review (Jul 6, 2020)


Jul 3rd

Japan execs’ million-dollar club shrinks for first time in 8 years
Pandemic cuts into results-based pay, but top earners still riding high

Sharp looks to move up PC unit Dynabook’s listing to 2020: CEO
Business became profitable within months of 2018 acquisition from Toshiba

Clock ticks on 100m jobs as global stimulus packages expire
US, Japan and Europe brace for second wave of unemployment

Japan deepens intelligence sharing with India, Australia and UK
To track Chinese activities better, Tokyo broadens sources beyond US

Japan asks US to hand over ex-Green Beret who helped Ghosn
Michael Taylor and son face charges for smuggling ex-Nissan boss to Lebanon


Tokyo-Nagoya maglev train operator gives up on 2027 opening
JR Tokai lacks approval for preparatory construction work from local governor

Dalian attracts Honda and Nidec in push for Japan investment
Chinese port hub among six cities covered by Beijing initiative

Nightlife drives Tokyo’s new coronavirus surge
Experts urge intense screening at hot spots as untraceable cases rise

Japan eyes US offers on stealth and radar support for new fighter
Tokyo seeks aerospace partner and framework with Washington on F-2 successor

PlayStation’s secret weapon: a nearly all-automated factory
Robots carry on legacy of craftsmanship at little-known Kisarazu plant

Torrential rain triggers massive flooding in southwestern Japan
Local governments order more than 200,000 residents to take shelter

Is Tokyo’s financial moment finally here?
Chance exists but high tax rate and lack of investors still act as key barriers

Telework boom pushes Japan’s business card culture to go digital
Online conferences and social media make old-fashioned card exchanges difficult

Tepco to reuse Chinese EV batteries for energy storage
Containerized units to be sold to renewable-energy plants at a discount


France and Italy remove travel restrictions on Japan
Germany says acceptance hinges on reciprocal action by Tokyo

Panasonic to exit cash registers in pursuit of higher margins
With new partner Blue Yonder, Japanese company to focus on supply chains

Japan lags the US and Europe in working from home
Fewer people in specialized careers also hinders the nation’s productivity

From cars to bedding, coronavirus transforms Japan’s online sales
Retailers take advantage of virtual meetings to offer rich customer experience

With hot springs and yoga, Matsue creates a teleworkers’ paradise
Three-day trials to give big city dwellers a taste of less stressful life

Tokyo Disney Resort takes on social distancing
Japan theme parks review everything from business models to roller-coaster screams

Singapore election, Fast Retailing results, Smoore’s Hong Kong IPO
Your weekly lineup of Asia’s biggest business and political events


Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike secures reelection amid COVID fears
Voters bank on city’s first female leader to stop virus surge and pull off Olympics

S&P Global downgrades ratings at pace last seen in Lehman crisis
Nearly 1,400 companies worldwide suffer cut in 2020, hampering new investments

New book goes inside Studio Ghibli with Hayao Miyazaki
Steve Alpert worked there for 15 years and knew major players