Nikkei Asian Review (Feb 22 , 2021) | 一般社団法人 ラテンアメリカ協会

Nikkei Asian Review (Feb 22 , 2021)


Feb2 2nd

Komatsu aims for lead in hydrogen-powered mining trucks
Caterpillar rival looks to keep pace with resource groups’ shift away from carbon

Japan grounds 32 JAL and ANA jets after Boeing engine fire
Same engine family was under scrutiny after trouble on Okinawa-Tokyo flight

Oil market bounces back from COVID depths on vaccine optimism
Further increases depend on OPEC+ countries’ ability to maintain output cuts

Philippines to install its first stormproof wind turbine
Japan startup Challenergy developed the units it hopes to sell to remote islands

Japan’s Unicharm turns to India and Africa after China setback
Toiletries group to ramp up diaper production where it sees demand rising


Fujifilm to restart Avigan COVID-19 trials in Japan
Drug has already been approved in India and Indonesia for emergency use

Australian Open win marks dawn of Naomi Osaka era
Japan’s ace captures spotlight as she joins elite Grand Slam club

Japan and US savings surge, with vaccines set to trigger spending
With ‘herd immunity’ in sight hopes rise that economies will reopen

Japan receives 2nd shipment of Pfizer vaccine
The government says 5,039 people inoculated as of Friday

China coast guard vessels enter Japan waters near Senkakus

Space enthusiasts in Japan ready to launch their own satellite
Amateur group Ryman Sat Spaces set to send ‘selfie’ unit into cosmos


Asia’s cloud kitchens expect delivery boom to outlast COVID
Uber and Grab drastically alter an industry that used to rely on prime locations

Naomi Osaka claims 2nd Australian Open and 4th Grand Slam
Japan’s ace solidifies her standing as new tennis queen

Trans-Atlantic ‘Quad’ prepares for new Eastern center of gravity
US, UK, Germany and France talk of strategic competition with China

McDonald’s Japan’s celebrated CEO passes baton to deputy
Tamotsu Hiiro, recruited by Canadian Sarah Casanova, has big shoes to fill

Earthquake reveals fractures in Japan’s auto supply chains
Toyota extends production cutback as Hitachi plant struggles to resume operations

G-7 leaders say 2021 will be turning point for multilateralism
Countries pledge to contribute $7.5bn toward distributing COVID vaccines


Honda names new president to lead charge into electric era
Development head Mibe seen by Japan carmaker as environmental expert

JPX taps Osaka exchange head for Tokyo top job after outage
Hiromi Yamaji faces task of regaining investor confidence

Slow vaccine rollout casts cloud on Davos and global events in Asia
WEF Japan chief says country can show leadership in multilateralism

Mizuho Financial to appoint Kato as CEO of bank unit
Current chief Fujiwara will move to chairman after 4 years at top

Sony’s self-driving sensor sees 300 meters down the road
Eagle-eyed device tracks objects to within 15 cm even in low light

Sony’s self-driving sensor sees 300 meters down the road
Eagle-eyed device tracks objects to within 15 cm even in low light

US Navy contractor in Japan charged with wastewater fraud
Oily fluids from ships were allegedly dumped in the ocean

Quad vows to work with ASEAN and Europe in first Biden-era meeting
Foreign ministers commit to free and open Indo-Pacific with eye on China

Kioxia develops 170-layer NAND, joining elite chipmaking club
Former Toshiba Memory to produce smaller, faster memory chip with eye on 5G

Cement maker promises to speed up EV battery charge times
Japan’s Taiheiyo Cement would eliminate pricey, controversial cobalt