Nikkei Asian Review (Apr 22, 2021) | 一般社団法人 ラテンアメリカ協会

Nikkei Asian Review (Apr 22, 2021)


Japan

Apr22nd

F-15 pricey upgrade puts thorn in side of Japan-US alliance
Project stalls as defense chief says Tokyo ‘cannot spend money it doesn’t have’

Mitsubishi taps phone location data for Indonesia smart city
Trading house invests in Tokyo startup that analyzes flows of people

Apr21st

Japan PM Suga cancels visit to India and Philippines
Tokyo and Delhi also postpone 2-plus-2 this weekend due to COVID

Japan’s first commercial hydrogen power plant to open near Mount Fuji
Independent utility eRex plans to generate electricity for around 100 households

Former Korean ‘comfort women’ lose lawsuit against Japan
Court makes surprise ruling; dismisses compensation suit due to state immunity

India and Japan wrestle with new COVID waves driven by variants
Mutations hit Asia hard and fast, casting Tokyo Olympics in uncertainty

Japan Post to sell part of Australia’s Toll, booking $624m loss
Deal will unload unprofitable domestic segment of logistics group

Toshiba shares fall 4% after CVC halts buyout plan
Private equity firm’s proposal derailed over CEO swap and lack of partners

Mondale remembered as a statesman who listened to Okinawa
Vice president-turned-diplomat pushed for return of Futenma base

Cyberattacks on Japan aerospace industry exploited ‘zero-day’ flaw
Roughly 200 companies and institutions targeted, including JAXA

Japan targets Vietnam for first ASEAN oil-sharing deal
Tokyo looks to secure supply chain for companies with overseas footprint

Apr20th

Tokyo Olympics puts off spectator decision as COVID strains spread
With new state of emergency looming, move could come in May

China state media stays quiet on Taiwan as Beijing seeks US dialogue
Climate talks and Communist Party anniversary higher on Xi’s priority list

SoftBank’s planned Arm sale to Nvidia triggers UK security check
British officials wary of technology transfers through $40bn deal

Dollar remains overvalued against yen and other currencies
Difference with theoretical value sows seeds of market unrest

Pfizer wanted to negotiate with Suga, not vaccine czar Kono
Drugmaker’s CEO insisted on dealing directly with Japanese leader

Renesas aided by 14,000 outside workers to restore fire-hit plant
Supply chains still affected by shutdown of Japan semiconductor maker

Tokyo police suspect Chinese military behind cyberattacks
Case filed against Chinese Communist Party member engineer in Japan