Nikkei Asian Review (Dec 3, 2020) | 一般社団法人 ラテンアメリカ協会

Nikkei Asian Review (Dec 3, 2020)


Dec 3rd

Japan aims to ban new combustion-engine cars from mid-2030s
Nation needs to take big step if it is to meet its ‘zero-emissions by 2050’ goal

Japan’s umbrella credit union extends reach into Singapore
Shinkin Central Bank follows borrowers’ shift to Southeast Asia from China

Blackstone snaps up $1bn in Japanese real estate
US private equity giant fuels property market rebound from pandemic slump

Honda taps buyouts for workers over 55 in shift to tech-savvy talent
Early retirement program expected to last beyond two years


Investors look beyond Hong Kong as China tightens control
Tokyo and Singapore could emerge as alternative regional financial hub

Japan considers income tax revisions to lure financial talent
Fiscal policy minister also pledged better living conditions for foreigners

Japan readies for big Olympic crowds with high-tech precautions
Tracking apps will help avoid vaccine mandate and travel restrictions

Japan awaits US ambassador with direct access to Biden
Post left vacant since July 2019 with Trump nominee held up in Senate

Japan mobile fees crack as KDDI weighs no-cost switches to budget plan
Government puts pressure on carriers for discounts customers can feel

Japan and Kuwait build 3m barrel oil reserve for Southeast Asia
Tanks on Japanese soil meant to keep companies running during supply disruption


Japan to ask elderly not to use travel campaign amid virus spike
Government wants at-risk people to avoid travel to and from Tokyo

Japan jobless rate rises to 3.1%, a new 3-year high in October
Job availability improves but fresh COVID surge could slow November labor demand

Sony goes open source with tech that regulates renewable energy
Startups will have access to software code for building microgrids

Top Japan mobile carrier NTT Docomo to slash data prices
Company becomes first in nation to lower rates for its main brand

WTO says South Korea imposed illegal tariffs on Japanese steel
Panel finds no ‘factual basis’ for continuing the long-running 15% duty

Komatsu digs in with cheaper excavators in Thailand and Indonesia
Southeast Asia offerings to feature simpler models as Chinese rivals make inroads