Nikkei Asian Review (Jan 21, 2021) | 一般社団法人 ラテンアメリカ協会

Nikkei Asian Review (Jan 21, 2021)



Japan likely records local transmission of UK COVID variant
Three of four people infected did not travel abroad or meet those who did

Uniqlo to add own payment feature to smartphone app
Clothing retailer aims to collect more detailed customer information

COVID-hit Japan business clothier Aoyama to shrink 400 stores
Chain adjusts to lower demand for suits brought on by rise of home working


US and Japan to bring back bottom-up diplomacy under Biden
Obama-era Japan hands like Campbell offer ready-made connections

Japan finance watchdog to oversee banks’ climate change policies
FSA to help raise decarbonization funds while calling for more transparency

Japan’s Teijin to disclose emissions from making auto parts
Chemicals company tries to meet standards expected by European carmakers

Japan seals deal with Pfizer for COVID shots for 72m people
Supplies to be sufficient to vaccinate more than half country’s population

Visitors to Japan in 2020 plunge 87%; biggest fall since 1964
Easier travel rules help but entries still down 98% on year in December


5G chipmaker Sumitomo Electric hedges bet on top client Huawei
Japanese supplier eyes Ericsson and other base station makers

Suga pursues Biden’s commitment on ‘free and open Indo-Pacific’
Security, trade and environment to dominate talks with new US administration

Ad agency Dentsu weighs sale of Tokyo HQ in $3bn megadeal
Coronavirus accelerates shift to teleworking and streamlining office space

Japan’s December exports post first annual gain in 2 years
Shipments to China grow 10.2% as policymakers see glimmer of recovery hope

Bank of Japan lowers 2020 GDP estimate 0.1 percentage point
Ultra-loose monetary policy kept in place following COVID state of emergency