Nikkei Asian Review (Mar 4 , 2021) | 一般社団法人 ラテンアメリカ協会

Nikkei Asian Review (Mar 4 , 2021)


Japan

March4th

Disgraced Japan ministry officials also dined with NTT president
Two bureaucrats mired in ethics scandal involving Prime Minister Suga’s eldest son

Japan’s Nikkei dips as US yield spike sends Asian markets lower
Tech stocks tumble while COVID emergency extension deals Tokyo market added blow

Kubota aims to cut tractor and excavator emissions 30% by 2030
Introduction of electric models part of push to go carbon neutral companywide

Toko Shinoda, renowned for abstract sumi ink art, dies at 107
Dalian-born Japanese artist fused traditional calligraphy with abstract expressionism

Global wealth fund puts Kirin on watch list over Myanmar link
Norway central bank weighs excluding brewer for ties to military-owned business

Quad should work with ASEAN, Europe, Middle East and Africa: Motegi
Japanese foreign minister seeks like-minded partners for free and open Indo-Pacific

Japan extends state of emergency by two weeks in Tokyo area
Governors say new COVID-19 cases not falling fast enough

‘World’s highest-capacity’ solid-state battery developed in Japan
Hitachi Zosen eyes applications in industrial machinery and space

Tokyo Olympics weigh ban on overseas spectators over COVID fears
Decision expected this month amid growing public pushback on games

Mizuho ATMs in Japan hit by new glitch days after shutdowns
Nearly 30 machines affected by network failure after widespread outage Sunday

March3rd

Japan learns to shimmy the pandemic blues away
Social media proves that when the going gets tough, the tough start dancing

Americans held in Tokyo key to understanding Ghosn’s Japan escape
Michael Taylor and son face interrogation at Tokyo Detention House

Surge in Chinese incursions leaves Japan scrambling on Senkakus
Tokyo weighs how to legally respond, including direct shots at offending vessels

Yahoo-Line operator plans acquisitions in quest to be Asian superapp
SoftBank-backed platform will expand from ‘beachheads’ in Thailand and Taiwan

March2nd

Secondhand market Mercari links with Alibaba to sell in China
Tie-up puts Japanese app’s goods on Taobao and Xianyu

Japan’s top retailer Aeon imports tech lessons learned in China
World’s biggest market offers testing ground for cutting-edge sales tactics

2 Americans wanted in Ghosn’s escape in Japanese custody
Father and son had fought in courts to stay in US

Nomura targets private equity in biggest shakeup since 2010
New division to combine asset management and proprietary investment expertise

10 years after tsunami and Fukushima, north Japan yet to fill void
Despite $280bn effort to heal scars of March 11, 2011, many evacuees stay away

Japan jobless rate edges down despite COVID emergency
Labor market still under pressure despite signs of economic recovery

COVID variants spreading fast in Japan, Kobe study finds
Nearly 50% of patients in port city infected with new strains since Feb. 19

Japan lags as economies worldwide shift to renewable power
Flexibility in grid operation holds key to expanding green energy

Investors cheer second Japanese takeover by China’s Hisense
Major car-parts maker Sanden gives boost to mainland company’s auto ambitions

Tokyo Olympics committee increases female board membership to 40%
Organizers try to burnish games’ image after sexism row and chief’s resignation