Nikkei Asian Review (Feb 25 , 2021) | 一般社団法人 ラテンアメリカ協会

Nikkei Asian Review (Feb 25 , 2021)


Japan

Feb25th

IOC expects decision on overseas fans at Tokyo Olympics in April
Committee intends to make the call ‘as late as possible but as early as needed’

Japan’s worst ethics row since 1998 highlights government hubris
‘Hunter Biden scandal’ ignites controversy as PM Suga’s son comes under fire

US supports Japan’s sovereignty over Senkakus: Pentagon
Potential for ‘miscalculation’ cited as Beijing’s coast guard law raises risks

Tokyo 2020 chief says gender equality efforts as important as virus containment
Hashimoto replaced Mori, who quit after causing stir with sexist remarks

Feb24th

Japan agriculture board to rebuke six staff for ethics violation
Ministry will announce findings and penalties on Thursday

Japan officials reprimanded over scandal involving Suga’s son
Probe uncovers ethics code violations involving being treated to lavish meals

Suzuki chairman Osamu Suzuki to step down
Company plans for all new cars to be electrified from 2025 after iconic leader’s exit

Japan must address legal and practical gaps in maritime security
Aggressive Chinese presence in Senkaku waters requires careful response

Japan’s Sagawa to electrify entire minicar delivery fleet by 2030
Courier aims for 10% emissions cut to woo consumers and investors

Toyota builds smart city in Japan with eye on self-driving R&D
‘Woven City’ will repurpose old plant into living lab for mobility and other technologies

Top Japan travel agency JTB slashes capital to $1m in shock therapy
Move cuts tax burden to small-business level as travel slump drags on

US and allies to build ‘China-free’ tech supply chain
Exclusive: Biden to sign presidential order to bolster chip, battery and rare-earth industries

Feb23rd

Lavish dinners with Suga’s son trip up Japanese bureaucrats
11 face reprimands after probe uncovers the scope of wining and dining

WeWork co-founder Neumann nears settlement with SoftBank: source
Agreement to possibly include a nearly $500 million cut in his payout

Emperor feels grateful for strength of Japan people over pandemic
‘I look forward to a bright future’, he says

Hate kitty litter? Japan homebuilder has self-flushing solution
All-in-one system from Daiwa House fosters stress-free homes for $3,500

Number of births in Japan falls to record low in 2020
Deaths decline for first time in11 years