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Nikkei Asian Review (Apr 12, 2021)


Japan

Apr12th

Japan kicks off COVID vaccination drive for elderly
Government says jabs for 36 million people to be ready by end of June

Matsuyama becomes first man from Asian country to win Masters
Japanese golfer finished one stroke ahead of American rookie Zalatoris

Apr11th

Birthrates tumble worldwide, clouding post-pandemic prospects
Maintaining growth and social safety nets face challenge if declines persist

Biden meets Suga, Trip.com IPO and Jimmy Lai sentencing
Your weekly lineup of Asia’s biggest business and political events

Japan snap election on ice as Suga faces autumn deadline
Politicians already spoiling for a fight as end of term looms for lower house

Surgical robots face cheaper rivals as key patents expire
Japanese startups enter market long dominated by Intuitive’s da Vinci

Chipmaker Renesas restarts operations at clean room hit by fire
Japanese company aims to resume Naka plant production ‘within one month’

Apr10th

Shift to electric cars speeds restructuring of parts industry
Japanese automotive bearings maker to consolidate output in Thailand

Asian companies turn to edible packaging to aid the environment
Efforts to cut plastic waste boosted by regulations and rising consumer awareness

Samsung and TSMC to participate in chip shortage summit
White House invites executives from Big Three and major chipmakers

Japan and India to hold 2-plus-2 talks with eye on China
Defense and diplomatic chiefs to lay groundwork for Suga-Modi summit

Bucking trend, Japan to keep coal power plants under tougher rules
Facilities not meeting 43% efficiency target must be scrapped or upgraded

Japan says ‘no’ to strawberry and grape copycats
Nearly 2,000 varieties of native produce banned from transport abroad

Apr9th

How much is Toshiba worth? The answer depends on chip unit
Wildly diverging valuations of Kioxia complicate CVC’s buyout offer

Mitsui Chemicals to double Taiwan output of chipmaking material
Rising demand prompts $90m plant upgrade for wafer-protecting tape

Toshiba waits on more clarity over CVC buyout offer
Board chair warns of long review and financing process

Japan decides to release water from Fukushima plant into sea
Tokyo sees little risk from treated water, but locals fear consumer backlash

Japan decides to release water from Fukushima plant into sea
Tokyo sees little risk from treated water, but locals fear consumer backlash

Japan retailers focus on health products and delivery amid COVID
Pandemic-hit Aeon and Lawson set sights on other Asian markets