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 gears up for US defense cooperation in ‘all domains’
Biden seen leaning more on Tokyo than Trump to expand role in regional security

Japan exports post largest monthly gain since late 2017
China-bound shipments lead surge but worries remain amid COVID pandemic

Renesas restarts semiconductor production in fire-hit factory
Japanese chipmaker expects normal shipments within about 100 days

Private equity bets big on Japan: 5 things to know
US-China tensions and corporate reform drive buyout boom

Japanese journalist detained in Myanmar: media
Yuki Kitazumi was carried away by police in Yangon on Sunday night

Japan gears up for US defense cooperation in ‘all domains’
Biden seen leaning more on Tokyo than Trump to expand role in regional security


Coronavirus vaccination rate now on investors’ radar
Pound and dollar rise as vaccines boost give UK and US economies

Taiwan in US-Japan statement: show of resolve or diplomatic calculus?
Biden wanted to take a stand but Suga sought to avoid provoking Beijing

Suga asks Pfizer to send Japan additional COVID-19 vaccines
Nation trails far behind UK, US and elsewhere in vaccinations

US and Japan to invest $4.5bn in next-gen 6G race with China
Open-RAN to enable communication less dependent on 5G leaders like Huawei


Biden and Suga refer to ‘peace and stability of Taiwan Strait’ in statement
Two leaders pledge to keep Indo-Pacific ‘free and open’

Transcript: Biden-Suga remarks at press briefing
‘There is an agreed recognition over the importance of peace and stability of the Taiwan Strait’

Suga woos Harris with offer to help on migration at southern border
Japanese prime minister begins meetings in Washington

Japan’s top coal power company scraps plan for new plant
J-Power cites costs and global pushback for decision on Yamaguchi project

Samsung and Renesas rush to restore chip production by summer
Shortage to persist despite resumption of deliveries halted by storms and fire

CVC delays Toshiba buyout offer following CEO swap
Japanese group says no formal offer yet as of Friday


Nissan’s UK plant furloughs 800 workers amid chip shortage
Leaves for 10% of employees to continue until supplies recover to normal levels

Tougher virus restrictions expanded in Japan metropolitan areas
More prefectures near Tokyo face tighter rules until May 11

Japan to co-host COVID-19 vaccine fundraising summit in June
COVAX program for developing countries faces $2bn shortfall

China summons Japan’s envoy to protest Fukushima water release
Senior official expresses Beijing’s ‘strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition’

Tokio Marine to buy US work benefits insurer for around $200m
Exclusive: Japanese group expands American reach to smaller employers with latest deal

Four more Japanese prefectures to adopt stricter virus measures
Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa and Aichi to be under quasi-state of emergency

20 years after Koizumi: How Japanese politics were restructured
PM managed tight inner-circle rivalries fortifying strong central leadership

Businesses to help speed up Japan’s vaccine rollout
Hospitality sector to operate call centers and open buses for new revenue streams

Japan’s Suga to request additional doses from Pfizer
Prime minister arranges to directly talk to US pharmaceutical company