Nikkei Asian Review (Sep 17, 2020) | 一般社団法人 ラテンアメリカ協会

Nikkei Asian Review (Sep 17, 2020)


Japan

Sep15th

Suga to reappoint Aso as Japan’s finance minister
Ruling party’s powerful secretary-general will also retain his post

Japan’s Orix to buy US housing tax credit fund from Boston Capital
Deal will double assets to $15bn in hedge against pandemic downturn

SoftBank’s Son entrusts Arm to Nvidia’s leather-jacket-clad chief
From Steve Jobs to Jensen Huang, tech visionaries share admiration for UK chip designer

Apple Watch approved to monitor heartbeats for Japanese wearers
Alphabet, Samsung and Omron also offer wearable medical devices

Uniqlo boosts investment in e-commerce in Japan and China
Automated warehouses and new ‘click and collect’ service speed deliveries

Former Nissan executive Greg Kelly pleads not guilty in court
Trial starts in case of Carlos Ghosn’s allegedly underreported remuneration

Japan’s Suga leans on contacts with reformers and CEOs
PM hopeful mixes with Goldman former analyst, Suntory chief and US ambassadors

Nvidia purchase of chip designer Arm sets off debate in UK
Possible headquarters move for tech ‘crown jewel’ risks massive job losses

Japan’s Saizeriya bets on downsized restaurants amid pandemic
The chain known for finding profits with low prices struggles with distancing

Hitachi to exit stalled UK nuclear plant project
Plan had stalled due to funding problems

Sharp PC unit Dynabook’s Tokyo listing pushed to late 2021: CEO
IPO was originally planned for this year as laptop market revives

Sep16th

Japan’s next PM Suga picks new cabinet roles for Kono and Kato
Abe successor to form government on Wednesday with many familiar faces

Japanese chipmakers scramble to replace Huawei sales after US ban
Sony, Toshiba and other suppliers face risk to $10bn in annual business

50 years after NY debut, Sony ready for more uncharted waters
Japan watches as trendsetter now tackles ESG, biodiversity and human rights

Japan exports fall 14.8% on year in August
Trade surplus remains at $2.4bn, but decline spells trouble ahead for Suga

Nissan aims to turn corner with latest Z sports car
Japanese carmaker hopes new products restore brand’s shine

Suga elected prime minister, opening new chapter for Japan
Abe’s right-hand man sets out to chart his own course

Japan’s Suga must unite the nation to beat COVID-19 crisis
Fading influence of factions may signal change in ruling LDP

Japan eases business restrictions despite COVID-19 risk
Public events to host more guests; restaurants return to normal hours

SoftBank and Naver bid for Line shares gets lukewarm reception
Offer to buy out minority investors ends with less than half of shares tendered

Japan’s new PM Suga fills cabinet with many familiar faces
Chief cabinet secretary post goes to Kato; Abe’s brother named defense chief

Sep17th

No visitors, less commuting — Japan’s railways enter dark tunnel
Bullet train operators JR East and JR West face biggest losses since privatization

Japan’s Suga puts regulatory reform at center of new government
Prime minister tasks Taro Kono as his point man for cutting red tape

Singapore’s school scale raises hurdle to Japanese white-collar visas
New pay thresholds threaten 20-30% drop in corporate reps from Japan

Sony to launch PS5 for $499, teeing up fight with Microsoft
New console to debut on Nov 12 as coronavirus drives demand for home gaming

All Abe’s men: Japan’s economy ministry sidelined under Suga
Policymaking dynamics shift as new prime minister pushes reform agenda

AirAsia Japan to suspend all flights for most of October
Three domestic routes to be rehalted as group CEO Fernandes rethinks plans

BOJ keeps ultra-easy monetary policy as Suga forms government
Central bank signals continued support for economy under new prime minister