Nikkei Asian Review (Nov 30, 2020) | 一般社団法人 ラテンアメリカ協会

Nikkei Asian Review (Nov 30, 2020)


Japan

Nov27th

Ransomware data leaks strike 1,000 companies in 2020
Nikkei survey shows new cyberthreat puts sensitive data from Capcom to LG online

Takashimaya chases new identity as developer, starting in Vietnam
Department store operator shifts focus to real estate in coronavirus era

Suga’s diplomacy faces harsh test under pressure from China
Japan’s leader needs to display clear vision of the world in promoting Indo-Pacific strategy

Developer Mitsui Fudosan to acquire Tokyo Dome for $1bn
Ballpark operator’s management faces pressure from major shareholder

Nov28th

Sharp affiliate sues Corning for allegedly breaking glass supply deal
Lawsuit alleges output from Japan plant sold to third parties without consent

Suga to forgo January snap election as COVID third wave rages
Japan’s prime minister expected to dissolve lower house in summer or later

Japan aims to secure COVID-19 vaccine for whole population by June
Fast-track approval an option for Pfizer, AstraZeneca or Moderna jabs

‘Demon Slayer’ anime franchise continues to roll

Companies cash in on marketing tie-ups with blockbuster brand

Japan’s latest security threat: its declining birthrate
As Self-Defense Forces miss recruitment targets, they warm to female applicants

China snaps up Japanese scientists, sparking fears of technology outflow
Government must urgently improve domestic research environment to stem brain drain

Nov29th

Ditch Vietnam coal-fired plant, investors tell Mitsubishi and banks
European asset managers note project counters Paris Agreement

ANA offers cabin crew choice of working half as much for half pay
Flexible scheduling frees flight attendants from living close to airports

Japan’s sushi chain Sushiro going to Thailand and China in 2021
With population at home aging, group bets on Asia for further growth

Muslims struggle to bury their dead in Japan, a nation of cremation
Interment is rare and often meets opposition from local residents

Japan to help India with 5G to counter China’s growing influence
Tokyo will receive cooperation in nurturing digital technology professionals

Japan launches data relay satellite to improve disaster response
Suga aims to strengthen national security and crisis management

Nov30th

Japan crown prince accepts daughter’s long-delayed marriage
Akishino says issues remain before people can congratulate the couple

Japan’s public expects stable US ties under Biden: Nikkei poll
Approval for Suga cabinet sinks as coronavirus pandemic drags on

Tokyo Olympics delay to cost almost $2bn, before COVID safeguards
Organizing committee shaves expenses for planned 2021 Games

Green trend stirs copper and nickel markets as supply tightens
Demand high but Biden factor and China dominance fuel uncertainty