Nikkei Asian Review (Oct 26, 2020) | 一般社団法人 ラテンアメリカ協会

Nikkei Asian Review (Oct 26, 2020)



Suga approval slips 11 points after first month: Nikkei poll
Japan’s new premier loses steam despite positive reviews on coronavirus

NEC to support 5G networks in UK as alternative to Huawei
Announcement comes days after Japan and Britain sign post-Brexit trade agreement


Hitachi Zosen eyes Asian subway demand for its boring machines

Japanese tunnel excavator hopes high-tech service can help it top Chinese rivals

UN nuclear ban treaty to take effect on Jan. 22
Effectiveness in question as US and other major powers refuse to sign on

Japan’s Unicharm to sell recycled diapers in 2022
Initiative comes amid country’s rapidly aging population and rising diaper use

Japan to open stadiums to full capacity in Olympic trial run
Baseball games serve as test to analyze coronavirus risks

Indo-Pacific ‘Quad’ has potential to expand: senior US diplomat
Knapper says China’s actions pose ‘unprecedented challenges’ to rules based order

JAL mired in red with international traffic down 97%
Passenger uptick in Japan helps narrow quarterly losses


Sony and others race for control of self-drive sensor tech
Three types of autonomous vehicle ‘eyes’ fight for dominance

Japan hops onto jump-rope as COVID spurs exercise at home
Dance music, video games and online lessons gain popularity

Suga’s rejection of science nominees spurs constitutional storm
Scholars in Japan slam decision on council positions as infringing on academic freedom

Army of avatar robots readies to invade Japanese job market
Remote-controlled humanoids can stock shelves, guard offices and aid astronauts

How Mitsubishi Heavy’s hubris brought SpaceJet down to earth
Delay-plagued $10bn project offers cautionary tale about national pride

Netflix puts more anime in queue with 4 new studio deals
First South Korean production house joins Japanese peers in growing partnerships

Tokyo Stock Exchange weighs rules to prevent another lengthy crash
Japan’s financial watchdog conducts on-site probe of bourse

Mitsubishi Chemical names Belgian as first foreign CEO
Jean-Marc Gilson says he’s no stranger to Japan and can succeed


Sumitomo taps Japanese partners for Hanoi smart city
Tepco, NEC and NTT Communications added to project consortium

Mitsubishi Heavy halts development of Japan’s homegrown jet
Coronavirus kills SpaceJet’s already weak profit outlook

Former Japan PM candidate cedes spotlight after crushing loss
Ishiba resigns as faction leader in last-ditch effort to protect allies

Japan ex-defense minister slams China’s ‘revisionist’ expansion
Taro Kono stresses importance of US alliance in pitch to join ‘Five Eyes’

Asahi steps outside the design box with AI art
Project generates creative packaging while avoiding groupthink trap

Hitachi to divest some of its Hitachi Construction shares
Japan government-backed JIC fund and other parties consider buying the stake

Japan and UK sign post-Brexit free trade agreement
London’s first step to TPP eases Tokyo fears of business disruption in Europe

Japan calls for longer New Year holiday to curb coronavirus
Companies usually returning to work Jan. 4 will be asked to wait until Jan. 12

Japan’s ‘China exit’ subsidy helps Boeing supplier leave the US
$2bn scheme repatriates critical industries

US ex-diplomats say America and China are not in a ‘new Cold War’
Joseph Nye urges cooperation in pandemics and on climate while ‘rivalry’ exists