Nikkei Asian Review (Jun 17, 2021) | 一般社団法人 ラテンアメリカ協会

Nikkei Asian Review (Jun 17, 2021)



Nidec revs up EV motor growth with Chinese R&D center
Japanese company to boost workforce to meet China demand

China fends off pressure over Taiwan in ASEAN-led defense talks
Japan criticizes Beijing’s sea legislation; nations vow ‘respect for international law’

Supersonic-jet R&D takes flight in Japan’s aerospace sector
IHI, Mitsubishi Heavy and others team with JAXA to level up from subcontracting role

Olympics latest: 10,000 spectator cap weighed as option for Tokyo Games
Jamaica scraps training camps; Uganda team delayed

Laos to sell Vietnam its wind power with Mitsubishi’s help
Cross-border power-sharing is expected to increase in Southeast Asia

Japan and Singapore to push decarbonization investments in Asia
Industry ministries support gradual steps to curb emissions in emerging economies


TSMC tie-up puts spotlight on Japan’s hidden chip champions
Taiwanese star enlists Ibiden, JSR and others for energy-saving 3D integration

Japan set for post-Olympics election after failed no-confidence vote
Suga counts on momentum from games and vaccination push

Honda discontinues fuel cell car Clarity on weak demand
Japanese automaker to focus on electrics for zero-emissions goal

Japan restricts land deals near strategic assets
New law mandates disclosure of foreign ownership for property near command centers

Middle powers Japan and Australia lift relationship to new heights
Quasi-allies seek to augment US relationship, but also hedge against abandonment

‘Last G-7’: China revels in parody mocking US and allies
Viral cartoon shows bald eagle with money printer as host in satirical Last Supper


Ghosn was mastermind behind his escape in box, prosecutors say
Ex-Nissan chair spent six months planning operation while on bail

Japan canceled Moon-Suga meeting at G-7: Yonhap
Tokyo denies claim made in news report and lodges complaint with Seoul

Tokyo vows at G-7 to cut off overseas coal financing this year
Suga takes jab at China, saying ‘major emitters’ also need to make more cuts

Japan scrambles to vaccinate defense forces ahead of flood season
SDF members start receiving shots to prepare for summer rains

Japan Prime Minister Suga faces no-confidence vote
Ruling coalition to reject motion to focus on COVID-19 response

SoftBank supercharges Singapore’s Carro to unicorn status
Vision Fund 2 leads $360m Series C round in Southeast Asian car marketplace

South Korea holds drill around Takeshima islets amid Japan protest
Japan chief cabinet secretary calls move ‘unacceptable and extremely regrettable’

Japan’s lower house rejects Suga Cabinet no-confidence vote
Opposition wants to extend parliamentary session by three months

Japan’s slow COVID vaccine rollout gets corporate kick-start
Trading house Itochu, Japan Airlines among those giving shots at workplace