Nikkei Asian Review (Sep 28, 2020) | 一般社団法人 ラテンアメリカ協会

Nikkei Asian Review (Sep 28, 2020)


Latinamerica

Sep26th

Fleet of 250 Chinese fishing boats monitored by Peru navy
Washington and Beijing engage in Twitter war over nature of the ships

Japan

Sep25th

California ban on gas-fueled cars spells trouble for Japan automakers
Toyota and Subaru scramble to fit electric vehicles into US strategy

Microsoft Japan makes last-minute price cut to Xbox Series S
Downloads-only game system will be offered for $280

Japan to reopen borders with Singapore, Brunei for expatriates
Two join seven others in Southeast Asia; 14-day self-isolation required

Amazon’s new Luna service heats up cloud gaming competition
Sony and Tencent have also been making bets on the growing market

Japan to offer $9,000 to remote workers in countryside
Money to help those who want keep their Tokyo jobs but live elsewhere

Suga tells Modi he wants to push ‘Quad’ with US and Australia
Prime ministers agree to raise ‘partnership to a new level’ in first phone call

Tokyo Olympic organizers outline steps for ‘simplified’ Games
Shorter training period and fewer staff for torch relay among proposals

Sep26th

ANA weighs $1.9bn public offering of common stock
Japan’s largest airline aims to boost capital amid prolonged pandemic

Xi has first call with Suga; no mention of Japan visit
Japanese leader stresses importance of stable bilateral relationship

With charts, stats and golf, Abe proved Japan’s worth to US leader
Ex-prime minister reflects on the art of ‘Trump whispering’ in exclusive interview

Japan’s base strike capability ‘necessary’: Defense chief Kishi
Minister eyes visit to US and closer cyber and space cooperation

Huawei pitches Google Play rival to game developers at Tokyo expo
Chinese company says its app store has global reach, but it lags in software count

Suga ‘ready to meet Kim Jong Un without any conditions’
Japanese leader debuts at UN, determined to host Tokyo Olympics

Sanrio’s 31-year-old CEO looks beyond Hello Kitty
Japanese company wants to revamp overseas business and boost IT

Asian ESG-linked financing opportunities draw European banks
High-emitting region offers big potential for environment-focused project loans

Japan’s Don Quijote on quest to fill retail void in Southeast Asia
Department stores call it quits as customers shift to discounts

Tokyo and Seoul struggle for compromise on forced labor issue
Moon Jae-in under pressure as Japan tensions aid ruling party in 2022 election

Labor-starved Japan welcomes return of foreign workers
Tokyo will open borders to non-tourists next week

Suga and Putin plan to hold telephone talks on Tuesday

Sep27th

Shiseido taps AI-based 3D tech to study saggy skin
Japanese cosmetics maker reveals unknown tissue properties to develop products

Japanese actress Yuko Takeuchi found dead at Tokyo home

Tokyo HQs no longer such a capital idea for Japan Inc.
Telework success spurs more companies to look at shifting staff to regions

Japan’s Buddhist temples struggle as pandemic drags on
Falling offerings and fraying social bonds have some considering closure

Digitization key to a Japanese consumer spending spree
E-commerce adoption could induce households to spend record savings

Japanese chipmaker Kioxia delays IPO amid US-China tensions
World’s No. 2 NAND memory-chip producer braces for impact from Huawei sanctions

Sep28th

China to gauge Suga’s stance with Wang Yi visit to Japan
Foreign minister’s trip will follow that of US counterpart Pompeo in October

US determined to halt China’s chip game plan with SMIC sanctions
Export controls hamstring ‘Made in China’ and Japanese suppliers

Japanese supermarket Summit to close for 3 days at New Year’s
Grocery wants staff to recuperate after the industry’s exhausting 2020

Fans across Asia mourn Japanese actress Yuko Takeuchi’s death
Agency confirms passing of film and TV star known for her big smile