Nikkei Asian Review (Nov 19, 2020) | 一般社団法人 ラテンアメリカ協会

Nikkei Asian Review (Nov 19, 2020)

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Nov 19th

How an open internet can power Asia-Pacific’s economic recovery
Everyone should have the opportunity to be part of the digital future


Nov 19th

Japan on ‘maximum alert’ as third wave brings record COVID cases
Prime minister asks people to wear masks when conversing even during a meal

Supercomputing for $10K? NEC says it can do it
Processor cards put big data crunching in reach for small businesses

Vietnam picks Tokyo Gas and Marubeni for $2bn LNG power plant
Deal covers everything from procurement to generation

Japanese government to stop buying Chinese drones
Cybersecurity requirements aim to protect data for defense and infrastructure


COVID knocks Singapore and Osaka off top of expensive cities list
Hong Kong still No. 1 as pandemic spreads deflationary pressure, survey finds

Mitsui to supply maintenance equipment for Delhi-Mumbai railway
Japanese trading house takes step to expand infrastructure exports to Asia

US destroys ICBM in test using missile developed with Japan
Interceptor adds layer to defense against threats from countries like North Korea

Suntory and Toppan use supercomputer to develop COVID face shield
Bowl-shaped design can be opened and closed for use in bars and restaurants

Japan’s export fall slows to 0.2% on year in October
Improvement in Chinese and US demand for cars aids recovery

NTT goes all-in on 6G for return to global stage
With Docomo tender offer done, telecom group restructures to lift bottom line

Tokyo makes headway on keeping ‘Sea of Japan’ the global standard
South Korea welcomes new numbers-based digital chart that ditches names

AirAsia Japan files for bankruptcy, leaving 23,000 flyers without refunds
Budget carrier becomes Japanese skies’ first casualty of the pandemic

Japan and Australia reinforce Quad bond in message to Biden
US president-elect’s Asia strategy has region on its toes

Indo-Pacific partners Japan and Australia bolster defense ties
Suga-Morrison pact will streamline joint military exercises


Japan looks to ASEAN nations for carbon capture and storage
Joined by Australia and US, Tokyo hopes to achieve Suga’s carbon-neutral goal

China’s RCEP tariff concessions still guard growth sectors
Beijing’s plans for new megadeal shed light on industrial priorities

Japan supercomputer Fugaku still world speed king
Riken-Fujitsu joint effort smokes rivals in industrial, AI and big data

Walmart finds US-style retail a tough sell in Japan
Amazon stands in the way of Seiyu’s digital push under KKR and Rakuten

Japan readies aid for aerospace suppliers to sell to Malaysia
First in series of steps to help smaller manufacturers win ASEAN business

Omron and Sapporo lead climate fight with 20% CO2 cuts: poll
More than 40% of Japanese companies reduced carbon footprints in fiscal 2019

Japan weighs delaying US base funding deal until Biden takes office
Some Tokyo officials want to continue talks with new administration