Nikkei Asian Review (Sep 23, 2020) | 一般社団法人 ラテンアメリカ協会

Nikkei Asian Review (Sep 23, 2020)



Suga touts Japan-US alliance in first call with Trump
New prime minister seeks cooperation on COVID-19 response and North Korea

Japanese approval sought for Avigan to treat COVID-19
Fujifilm drug could receive the green light by year-end

Japan’s Defense Ministry eyes record $51.6bn in spending under Suga
More funds seen as needed to protect against cyberattacks and missiles

Tokyo Olympics consultant paid $370,000 to IOC member’s son

COVID-19 spurs digital shift for companies in Asia
Japan’s NEC aims for 5,000 tech experts, Singapore’s OCBC hires over 3,000


Japan dangles 2-year visas for aspiring student entrepreneurs
In hunt for foreign talent, Tokyo provides grace period to get startups going

PlayStation ‘father’ Ken Kutaragi becomes CEO of AI startup
Tokyo-based Ascent Robotics puts Sony veteran and board member in charge

Suga urges focus on future in letter to South Korea’s Moon
Japanese PM responds to congratulatory message from Seoul

Japan, women, and me
Strong targets to get more women into leadership roles are urgently needed

TikTok row pushes companies in Japan into marketing dilemma
Coca-Cola halts posts while Kao and others heed app’s assurance on user data

Nintendo ends 3DS production
As the Wii U flopped, strong sales of the handheld device limited the damage

Can Suga replicate success of maverick reformer Koizumi?
Market awaits central vision to pull new premier’s ambitions together

Tokyo developers give office towers post-pandemic makeovers
Vision includes smartphone-operated elevators and facial-recognition doors

Asian airlines fight to reassure passengers over virus response
Automation and hygiene stepped up to entice customers back to the skies

Japan ready to join as permanent UN Security Council member
Member states ‘cannot be complacent,’ Foreign Minister Motegi says


US startup’s carbon capture concrete wins Mitsubishi’s backing
Japanese trading house will use global network to promote CO2-reducing material

Toray boosts carbon fiber output for fuel cell vehicles by 50%
Industry leader shifts US and Japan factories from plane to auto materials

Japan’s Suga and Xi look to hold first telephone call Friday
Coronavirus response and state visit likely on agenda

Eisai targets Alzheimer’s treatment for approval in 2022
CEO Naito says trials go ‘smoothly’ and sees candidate as growth driver

Japan leads battery tech race with a third of global patent filings
Panasonic and Toyota fuel growth as Samsung and LG put South Korea in second place

Suga inherits Abe’s broken promise: to empower Japan’s women
Government yet to address pandemic’s lopsided impact on female workers

Tokyo gaming expo goes virtual with Amazon’s help
Online venue features streamed presentations and dedicated marketplace

Japan’s impending crisis: aging doctors treating aging patients
Nikkei’s data analysis reveals trend set to become major issue in big cities

‘Robo-ships’ offer lifeline for Japan’s shorthanded industry
Project with NTT and Nippon Yusen on board eyes 2021 test for remote navigation

Japan to ease entry restrictions for all countries, but not tourists
Foreigners with permission to stay more than three months to be allowed in