Nikkei Asian Review (Mar 1 , 2021) | 一般社団法人 ラテンアメリカ協会

Nikkei Asian Review (Mar 1 , 2021)



HondaJet leads global sales of light aircraft 4 years running
Business jet rebounds in second half of 2020 after coronavirus dip

Japan set to halt new Myanmar assistance following coup
Tokyo faces international pressure as it balances junta ties with democratic ideals

Japan can use direct fire to stop Senkaku invasion, lawmakers say
Ruling LDP panel confirms interpretation of existing laws for islands’ defense

$5.6bn green fund to buy LNG-powered vessels for Japan’s shippers
Anchor Ship joins private-sector push to help reach net-zero emissions by 2050

Mitsubishi pulls out of Vietnam coal plant amid climate concerns
Vinh Tan 3 project hit by backlash against carbon-intensive fuel

Japan to lift COVID emergency early except for greater Tokyo
As indicators improve, declaration to wind down at month’s end in six prefectures

Japan’s January factory output rises for first time in 3 months
Retail sales fall for a second month in a row due to COVID restrictions

Japan’s Nikkei index plunges 4% as US Treasury yields rise
South Korea and Australia benchmarks also fall as tech shares among hardest hit

Sebastian Coe says postponing Tokyo 2020 again ‘not possible’
World Athletics chief sees next Games in Paris if not this summer

Japan to end COVID emergency for most areas at month end
Sputtering economy forces move, but Tokyo area remains under SOE

Toyota to start sale of fuel cell system to outside companies
Train and ship operators among potential customers


Rakuten names ex-US Ambassador John Roos as outside director
Geodesic Capital founder and Obama ally to join Japan e-commerce company

US and China miss deadline for devising CO2 reduction targets
New pledges from 75 parties ‘fall far short’ of needed carbon cuts: UN

Japan says it will have enough vaccine for 36m seniors by June
But most doses arrive in May, and local staff shortages risk slow rollout

Isetan Mitsukoshi’s new chief seeks to repeat Malaysia success
Toshiyuki Hosoya tapped to lead Japanese department store chain into digital age

Pentagon corrects statement on Senkakus: ‘No change in policy’
Spokesman’s words on Japanese sovereignty had been read as a shift in position

Survey shows many Japanese seniors undecided about vaccination
43% are unsure about receiving shots and 15% are entirely against them

COVID a boon for Japan’s oral care market
Higher hygiene standards amid pandemic boosts demand for premium toothpaste

G-20 agrees not to ease fiscal stimulus to keep up recoveries
US raises hopes of global tax rules for Google, Amazon and Facebook


Corporate Japan ditches coal abroad as global backlash grows
Trading houses bow out of business previously promoted by Tokyo

China hoards used chipmaking machines to resist US pressure
Machines ‘worthless several years ago’ sell for $1 million

Diamond batteries promise to power space probes for 100 years
Japan-produced prototype also holds potential to electrify underground mines


Half of Mizuho’s ATMs in Japan shut down, with some eating cards
System repair sought by Monday as digital plumbing haunts megabank again

Japan’s public stays negative toward Suga, at 44% approval
Large majority favors some extension of COVID emergency: Nikkei poll

Mizuho Bank ATMs in Japan mostly restored after shutdown
Glitch still keeps over 100 machines outside branches without service

Japan PM’s press chief resigns over pricey meal with Suga’s son
Spokeswoman Yamada criticized after receiving $700 dinner tied to broadcaster

ANA to cut capital of travel subsidiary to lessen tax burden
JTB and other COVID-hit businesses also downsize to 100 million yen threshold