Nikkei Asian Review (Apr 15, 2021) | 一般社団法人 ラテンアメリカ協会

Nikkei Asian Review (Apr 15, 2021)



Japan lost track of key North Korean liaison officer several years ago
Mr. Y told contacts in Tokyo he had ‘fallen ill’

Ahead of Suga-Biden summit, Japan briefs US on Tencent-Rakuten ties
Talks seek to reassure Washington over China link to telecom network

Returning Toshiba CEO faces trial by fire as CVC buyout offer looms
Tsunakawa once beat back a possible delisting, and now a fresh crisis awaits

Pandemic forces Suga to travel to US with reduced entourage
Neither cabinet members nor first lady will accompany prime minister

Myanmar junta efforts to restore calm ‘unworkable’: ex-Japan envoy
More crackdowns and detentions on horizon as crisis goes from ‘bad to worse’

Japan LDP’s Nikai calls Olympic cancellation an ‘option’
Ruling party’s No. 2 says Tokyo ‘has to give up’ if safety cannot be assured


South Korea weighs fighting Fukushima water plan at tribunal
Japan’s decision to discharge treated water adds to Tokyo-Seoul tensions

Japan startup to take UAE rover to the moon in 2022
ispace prepares self-designed lander as it joins race to develop lunar resources

Japan retailer Muji downplays concerns over Xinjiang cotton
Company stresses ‘third-party’ audits to address forced labor allegations

ANA to start drone delivery service as Japan eases regulations
Airline to deploy craft from German startup to carry goods to remote islands

Toshiba CEO Kurumatani resigns in wake of $20bn CVC approach
Chairman Satoshi Tsunakawa takes reins at Japanese conglomerate

Japan bans TEPCO from restarting nuclear plant over safety flaws
Transporting fuel at Kashiwazaki-Kariwa reactors in Niigata to be prohibited

Ever Given impounded in Suez Canal
Reckoning insurance damages for Japan-owned vessel could take years

Japan scrambles to ensure safety as Olympics enter 100-day stretch
Strict disease control measures clash with international participants

Japan’s ketchup king halts Xinjiang tomato imports
Kagome first major Japanese corporation to cut ties over Uyghur issue

Japan and Germany discuss joint Indo-Pacific drills at 2-plus-2
Countries focus on China’s rise at first-ever comprehensive security dialogue

Glitch-plagued Mizuho to decline reins of key Japan banking lobby
CEO Sakai has delayed handover over recent ATM outages


Mitsubishi adds transit complex to Indonesia smart city project
Residential and commercial districts planned for rail station near Jakarta

US Indo-Pacific chief visits Japan as 25 Chinese jets near Taiwan
Tokyo awards Adm. Davidson ‘Order of the Rising Sun’ for protection of the country

A 4-day workweek? Japan gives the idea serious thought
Increased productivity crucial in push for work-life balance

Okinawa base transfer limps along 25 years after deal
‘Most dangerous base’ caught between local opposition and US security concerns

Japan approves release of Fukushima plant water into sea
Tepco to discharge treated water in two years as China and South Korea blast plan

Myanmar coup presses Japan to retreat from Abe-era business push
Southeast Asian country’s crisis jeopardizes billions of dollars in investment

With eye on Amazon and Google, Japan joins Asia data center race
Storing information at home seen as crucial to national security

Seoul, Shanghai and Singapore show house-buying fever
Governments mull action to head off bubbles as residential prices soar

Why the decision to release treated Fukushima water took a decade
Distrust of TEPCO and government hindered plans for scientifically safe discharge

Japan’s Sagawa to buy 7,200 low-priced EVs made in China
Guangxi Automobile to make Japan-designed commercial minivans on OEM basis