Nikkei Asian Review (Mar 10, 2021) | 一般社団法人 ラテンアメリカ協会

Nikkei Asian Review (Mar 10, 2021)



Japan’s Keidanren chief Nakanishi to resign in June over illness
Sumitomo Chemical Chairman Tokura to succeed as head of powerful business lobby

Japan depends on overseas vaccines due to 30 years of inaction
Bureaucratic timidity allowed a once vital industry to wither away

Drug use up, burglary down as Japan’s COVID crisis changes crime
Overall case count sinks 18% nationwide, but cyber offenses rise to record


Takeda bets on Japan R&D hub for next blockbuster drug
Success of homegrown medicine key to Japanese company’s global ambitions

Biden and Suga bond built on more than just countering China
Both leaders pressed to score quick policy victories before crucial votes


Toyota production to top 10m for first time in fiscal 2022
Strong demand in China and US markets expected to boost sales

Japan chip material makers ramp up output in South Korea and Taiwan
Tokyo Ohka, Daikin and Shin-Etsu Chemical diversify their supply chains

Japan faces specter of fanless Olympics as COVID threat rises
$824m in ticket revenue will evaporate; sponsors will lose marketing opportunities

Japan’s offices, schools and nurseries become COVID hotbeds
Virulent new strains slip past spotty vigilance and mixed messages on restrictions

Japan’s very precious ‘silver’ teeth bite into dentist profits
Demand for use in catalytic converters drives up palladium price


Train station lettuce: Japan railroad grows veggies indoors
Rail operator JR East looks to gain inside track in $22bn agritech business

Japan to extend COVID emergency through end of May
Formal decision expected on Friday, with Aichi and Fukuoka to be added

Japan seeks longer COVID quarantines for Indian arrivals
Government weighs six-day stay at designated facilities to keep new variants at bay

Showa Denko secures wafer supply deal with power chip leader Infineon
Agreement seizes on growing demand for silicon carbide in solar energy and EV chargers

Philip Morris to stop selling cigarettes in Japan within 10 years
CEO of Marlboro maker focuses on heat-not-burn products amid stricter rules

Amid pandemic, JAL posts biggest loss of $2.6bn since relisting
Airline group aims to return to pre-COVID profit levels by 2023

Suga vows 1m vaccine shots a day as Japan extends COVID emergency
Nation juggles containing the virus and welcoming the Olympics in July

Honda pauses Indian auto production amid virus surge
Shutdown at Rajasthan plant follows motorcycle manufacturing stoppage