Nikkei Asian Review (Aug 05, 2021) | 一般社団法人 ラテンアメリカ協会

Nikkei Asian Review (Aug 05, 2021)


Japan

Aug 5th

Japan’s COVID hospitalization limits draw lawmaker backlash
Policy focusing on sickest patients should apply only to hot spots, ruling party argues

Tokyo population growth flattens as telecommuters exit
Pandemic spurs drop in foreign population on travel ban

Rakuten to export low-cost 5G tech to German telecom
Virtual network deal with 1&1 seen worth more than $2bn

Rise of online finance pushes banks to cut branches worldwide
56,000 locations closed in 100 countries over the past decade

Aug 4th

Hitachi to buy Thales’ railway signaling business for $2bn
Japanese industrial conglomerate to expand digitization of transport sector

Toyota posts record Q1 net profit of $8.2bn
Honda now expects net profit to rise 1.9% despite industry’s dim outlook

One year on, Beirut blast victims seek justice as economy crumbles
Families and UN see Japan as important player in international response

Japan vaccine passport struggles to open doors without reciprocity
Foreign governments balk as Tokyo keeps entry restrictions in place

US airlines fly high while virus drag keeps Japan carriers low
JAL’s $530m loss more than double Delta, American and United profits

Aug 3rd

Japan confirms with ASEAN importance of free navigation
Tokyo again backs bloc’s five-point plan on Myanmar, including halt to violence

Itochu’s ‘blue’ ammonia from Canada to power Japan’s green future
Large facility to produce 1m tons a year from natural gas

EV powertrains set to disrupt auto industry’s pecking order
New supply chain battlefield emerges as automakers’ grip on development weakens

Mitsubishi Chemical plans $915m US plant as Buy American pressure rises
Japanese company plans to start production of plastic ingredient in Louisiana in 2025