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Nikkei Asian Review (Mar 6, 2021)



Bill to amend law on revising Japan constitution to pass Diet
Ruling party agrees to opposition request for modifications

To plan for Taiwan crisis, Japan must revisit 1976 Soviet shock
Tokyo must look to gaps in its own defense, not just to faraway ally US

Asian companies accelerate shift to Bitcoin as price surges
South Korean gaming giant Nexon buys $100m in bitcoin, following Tesla

Japan’s severe COVID cases climb to new high at over 1,100
Tokyo debates asking central government to extend emergency declaration for city

Japan to send India $50m in additional grant for fighting COVID
Motegi also pledges to ship 300 respirators and 300 oxygen concentrators

Japan and South Korea agree to coordinate with US on North Korea
Tokyo and Seoul try to thaw ties as foreign ministers meet in-person for first time

With Daimler stake sale, Nissan sheds piece of Ghosn’s legacy
Tie-up that was fueled by leaders’ rapport stalled after their departure


Japan companies scrutinize human rights in supply chains
Asahi, Toshiba among those responding to international investor pressure

US eyes using Japan’s submarines to ‘choke’ Chinese navy
Defense chief Austin’s new ‘integrated deterrence’ demands deeper collaboration

Human rights to gain place in Japan’s corporate governance code
TSE and authorities will encourage ‘proactive’ response amid investor scrutiny

Sony takes aim at gamers with Discord stake
PlayStation and US chat service to come ‘closer together’ from early 2022

Nissan sells its Daimler stake, following Renault
Cross-shareholdings were formed a decade ago to strengthen partnership

Japan lines up Toshiba and NEC for quantum research group
Tokyo pools corporate talent to develop security strategy and new products

G-7 ministers aim for complete Korean denuclearization in UK talks
Blinken briefs fellow top diplomats on new US approach to Pyongyang


Japan battles Chinese and Korean strawberry and whisky copycats
Government and industry set stricter regulations to protect premium brands

Mitsubishi Estate makes $2bn push into US data centers
Japanese developer plans REIT to gain foothold in growing field

Japanese companies ditch Chinese drones over security concerns
NTT and Kyushu Electric weigh homegrown alternatives to protect sensitive data

Companies need ‘economic security executive,’ Japan says
Strategic industries urged to appoint policy liaisons

Japan devises first homegrown PCR tests for Indian COVID strain
New reagent kits from Shimadzu to hit market as soon as next month