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)



Sony buys podcast powerhouse Somethin’ Else in media push
Japanese group joins global scramble to produce audio programs

7-Eleven parent to cut stake in home goods chain to focus on core
Japanese group makes first reversal of post-2000s diversification strategy

For Japan, kicking the coal habit will be no easy task
Competition abroad and supply issues at home complicate Suga’s G-7 pledges

Japan’s core consumer prices rise for first time in over a year
Modest hike reflects rebound in energy prices from pandemic-driven dive

Bristol-Myers, Eisai in deal to develop cancer drug candidate
Companies to invest up to $3.1bn to develop and market experimental drug

Mitsubishi unit expands US logistics reach in $2.9bn deal
Target CAI International is a big player in marine container leasing

Ex-Japan justice minister given 3-year jail term over vote-buying
Kawai accused of paying to secure seat for his wife in 2019

Japan’s vaccine push and easing COVID curbs lift transport stocks
Airlines, railways and leisure companies rally as emergency decree expires

BOJ chief aims to help business ‘return to normal’
Central bank extends COVID emergency funding through March 2022


Renesas to restore full capacity at fire-hit chip plant this month
Recovery slightly behind schedule three months after incident

Japan investment rules weren’t abused in Toshiba affair, minister says
Natural to ‘take interest in technologies and industries’ important to nation, Kajiyama says

Chip supply chain a top priority in Suga’s first economic plan
Japan to offer incentives for new semiconductor factories amid global shortage

Nissan’s iconic Skyline sedan reaches the end of the road
SUVs and EVs take focus as model from Japan’s heyday loses youthful appeal

Former US Ambassador throws support behind Toshiba board chair
Both Nagayama and Roos served as independent directors at Sony

Top Japan diplomat Akiba to be tapped as national security adviser
Close aide to Prime Minister Suga will replace Kitamura


Data journalism soars in the time of COVID-19
Industry experts speak on how the pandemic has changed news reporting

Japanese tech to slash green hydrogen costs by two thirds
Eneos and Chiyoda look to cut costs of fuel to $3 per kilogram

Tokyo Games athletes’ village with anti-virus steps unveiled to media

G-7’s infrastructure investment plan vies to rival Belt and Road
Experts say initiative needs to harness private finance and ensure high standards

Japan apparel platform Zozo merges fine fashion with high tech
Company eyes new direction after departure of charismatic founder Maezawa


Japan maglev critic reelected in Shizuoka, claiming green mandate
Governor’s victory casts uncertainty over rail line already behind schedule

Japan’s Nikkei index tumbles 4% over US rate rise concerns
Stock benchmark hardest hit in Asia as sell-off spans multiple sectors