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

Nikkei Asian Review (Nov 26, 2020)


Latin America

Nov26th

Diego Maradona, one of soccer’s greatest, dies at 60
Argentine legend had huge following in Asia

Japan

Nov26th

Nissan Note spells beginning of end of internal-combustion engine
Japan automaker moves to stay ahead of globe’s tightening clean-air rules

Australia’s Bega Cheese to buy Kirin’s local dairy arm for $412m
Sale brings to an end two-year struggle by Japanese drinks giant to offload Lion

Uniqlo and cars help carbon fiber champ Toray weather aircraft slump
Materials group has spread its bets since global financial crisis

Japan panel discourages domestic travel to most-infected areas
Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and Sapporo cited as COVID-19 hot spots

Japan pension ‘whale’ GPIF cuts stock holdings during rally
$1.6tn fund faces government pressure to hit investment targets

Suga raises Senkaku concerns with Chinese foreign minister
Islands should not hamper bilateral ties, Wang says

Nov25th

ANA to launch flight to China’s Shenzhen once a week
More can be scheduled if passengers over three weeks are clear of COVID

Investors choking startups with purse strings: Japan watchdog
Share-purchase rights abused most, Fair Trade Commission says

The hunt for a coronavirus vaccine: visual presentation
Find out who is leading the race among over 200 candidates under development

Tokyo Gov. Koike requests restaurants close by 10 as COVID rages
Prime Minister Suga defends Go To Travel campaign despite resurgence

Japan’s plan for 2 superdestroyers to cost more than Aegis Ashore
Defense Ministry’s estimate is up to 25% higher than US-made missile shield

Japan and China agree to promote rules-based multilateral trade
Foreign ministers discuss RCEP and potential trilateral trade deal with South Korea

Japan pledges $720m for Afghan reconstruction at UN conference

Tokyo ‘ready to consider additional support,’ Motegi says

Sumitomo Mitsui Insurance to invest $350m in US startup Hippo
Japanese provider embraces AI to predict and mitigate disaster damage

Nov24th

South Korea picks Japan hand as Tokyo envoy in bid to fix ties
Moon tasks Kang Chang-il with solving thorny wartime labor issue

iPhone 12 teardown showcases South Korean parts makers
Samsung’s OLED display pushes country’s share of handset value past US

Seoul names University of Tokyo PhD Kang as Japan ambassador
South Korea tasks well-connected ex-lawmaker with improving relations

Health spa operator readies Japan Inc.’s first US-only IPO in 21 years
Medirom looks to raise $20m in Nasdaq debut next month

Japan’s SMBC boosts New Delhi branch’s capital by $660m
Megabank expands lending capacity and opens new branch in Chennai

UN panel rebukes Japanese prosecutors in handling Ghosn case
Criminal-justice system relies on confessions and exposes detainees to potential coercion, report says

GM to recall 5.9m vehicles for Takata air bag issue
Move announced by safety agency seen costing US automaker $1.2bn

Japan takes different track than US on COVID-19 antibody treatments
Takeda alliance focuses on therapy derived from patients’ blood

Japan reform chief Kono voices hope to be prime minister
Looking to Junichiro Koizumi, he pledges to stay true to his policy convictions

Abe’s office suspected of illegal spending on parties
Prosecutors ask former Japan PM’s aides and backers about subsides at 5-star events