Nikkei Asian Review (Jun 24, 2021) | 一般社団法人 ラテンアメリカ協会

Nikkei Asian Review (Jun 24, 2021)

Latin America


Sea tops SoftBank in market cap amid Latin America expansion
Singapore tech group valued at $140bn launches e-commerce in Chile and Colombia


Natural resources exposed to growing supply risk
High prices seen continuing over mid- to long-term



Japan aims to double foreign executives to spark investment
200,000 management visa holders targeted by 2030

100-plus Asian companies share tech in carbon storage push
Public-private project to move CO2 via pipeline and sea to sequestration facilities

Shionogi leads Japan’s push for homegrown vaccines
Osaka-based company bets on COVID treatments for further growth


Mitsui divests from Indonesian coal plant operator
Paiton Energy jettisoned in trading house’s decarbonization push

From subs to missiles, US pushes Japan to get real about China threat
Washington needs allies to step up, but Tokyo spots pitfalls all around

Tough negotiator close to Suga named Japan’s top career diplomat
Takeo Mori handled TPP talks with US, will now grapple with an assertive China

Japan’s failure to close gender gap ‘very disappointing’: report
Suga vows to ‘leave no one behind’ as country ranks 120th globally

Will the Olympics be ‘safe and secure’ or a superspreader event?
One month before opening, organizers implement measures to minimize risks

Fukui nuclear unit becomes Japan’s 1st to operate beyond 40-yr limit
New lawsuit argues aging reactors are prone to failure from earthquakes

Takashi Tachibana, reporter of ex-PM Tanaka scandal, dies at 80
‘Intellectual giant’ exposed bribery between Japan and US manufacturer Lockheed

Foxconn EVs to take on Tesla with autonomous driving tech
Japan’s Tier IV seeks new clients through iPhone assembler’s vehicle project

Sputtering Nissan-Renault alliance stirs shareholder unrest
While Toyota and VW thrive, Japan-France group focuses on road to recovery

Giant panda gives birth to twin cubs at Tokyo’s Ueno Zoo
Mama bear remains secluded with newborns as government expresses delight

Mizuho fights to regain shareholder trust after ATM glitches
Regulators continues probe into Japanese megabank’s third system trouble in 20 years

Japan’s top court reaffirms rule forcing couples to share surname
Judges uphold 2015 decision based on 19th-century civil code


Hitachi Transport to build 4 logistics centers in India
Japanese shipper invests $100m to bolster distribution network in growing hub

China’s BYD spots opportunity for its electric buses — in Japan
Expanded customer support and services to pave way for sales surge

Japan struggles to dish out $270bn in untapped COVID stimulus
Consumer-spending programs like ‘Go To Travel’ stall amid slow vaccine rollout

Delta variants create roadblock on Asia’s path toward normalcy
Vaccination efforts accelerate in face of evolving virus

Japan Material tackles chip crunch by starting its own staffing agency
Maintenance service provider lures technicians with perks aplenty

Harris, Merkel and Ardern: Japanese women ask what about us?
Country clings to 120-year-old code banning different names for married couples