Nikkei Asian Review (Jun 14, 2021) | 一般社団法人 ラテンアメリカ協会

Nikkei Asian Review (Jun 14, 2021)



G-7 ends, touting unity on Taiwan, COVID and climate change
Joint statement appeals to democratic values in clear reference to China

Olympics latest: G-7 nations say they support Tokyo Olympics to go ahead
Shots for 18,000 staff to start; opposition leader sees ‘explosive’ COVID risk


Toshiba dumps 2 board members after report on shareholder pressure
Audit committee members failed to uncover collusion over July 2020 meeting

Japan, Australia express strong opposition to ‘economic coercion’
Australia attended the G-7 summit as a guest country

Mental health of athletes becomes concern at pandemic Olympics
Experts call for measures to narrow psychological distance during the games

G-7 agrees on infrastructure plan to counter China’s Belt and Road
Build Back Better World initiative billed as having democratic standards and values

Honda and Ford join push to set global rules for EV battery emissions
Auto industry and others to create system that tracks production to disposal

Toshiba to convene emergency board meeting Sunday
Allegations that Japanese conglomerate colluded against investor will be reviewed


Daikin weathers COVID storm with new AC unit and global plan
Hot demand for home models and eco-products offset cool corporate sales

JOC executive warns fewer cities will bid for Olympics after Tokyo
Kaori Yamaguchi says games are now ‘entertainment and business’ events

Tokyo bourse seeks to sell more diverse Japan Inc. to investors
Tokyo Electron, Sanrio and others are already hiring more independent directors

Japan Airlines to rev up LCC network amid COVID difficulties
The company’s president counts on a recovery in Asian tourism demand

Stiff ASEAN liquor laws stun beer brands from Chang to Carlsberg
Multinationals pivot to untested nonalcoholic beer as growth markets falter

Nobel-winning chemist Ei-ichi Negishi dead at 85
Japanese scientist did pioneering work in organic compounds used in drugs and farming

Nissan to end development of sedans in Japan
Exclusive: Skyline has been a fixture of automaker’s lineup since 1957

Abe and allies shape Indo-Pacific policy from shadow of parliament
Japan’s ‘three As,’ including Deputy PM Aso and tax chief Amari, wield clout


Sony’s $10,000 drone to brave strong winds for pro-level photos
Airpeak’s stability lets it fly where no drone has gone before

Japanese self-driving construction gear finds own way without GPS
Builder Taisei seeks labor-saving tech for tunnels and other remote locations

Thai sushi lovers aid recovery of Fukushima’s fishing fleet
Exports of fresh fish raise hopes for area hit by 2011 nuclear disaster

China hot on heels of US in cutting-edge green tech research
Beijing takes commanding lead in quantity of papers especially in batteries and solar

China set to weigh heavy on Biden’s first G-7 in Cornwall
Pressure on leaders to deliver at first in-person summit since onset of pandemic

Court pushes South Korea to find diplomatic fix to Japan issues
Rulings favoring Tokyo on wartime labor, comfort women break precedent

Japan GDP shrinks 0.3% in April: JCER
Despite healthy domestic demand, surge in imports leads economy to contract

Carrier deployment to Indo-Pacific will be ‘pivotal moment’: Johnson
British leader tells Suga he supports Tokyo Olympics