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Nikkei Asian Review (Sep 21, 2021)



South Korea cracks world’s top 5 innovators while China edges Japan
Turkey, Vietnam, India and the Philippines can change landscape for good: WIPO

Japan fights for lead in advanced chip and EV materials
Sumitomo Metal moves to supply power semiconductor wafers for electric cars

Japan PM hopeful Takaichi speaks with Taiwan’s Tsai Ing-wen
Abe protegee seeks to burnish conservative credentials ahead of LDP election


Asia tries to find its niche amid SpaceX dominance
Australia and Taiwan emerge as spacefaring nations

U.S. opens probe into 30m vehicles over Takata air bag inflators
New probe includes cars assembled by Honda, Toyota, Nissan and Tesla

Ransomware payments made in half of global attacks
87% of U.S. targets paid up, against 33% in Japan, survey finds

WeWork Japan weighs move away from leases in expansion push
Focus on managing coworking spaces aims to reduce capital outlays


Honda, where’s my car? Production cuts lead to yearlong waits
Toyota customers also face delays as chip shortage wreaks havoc on supply

Japan trails in easing travel restrictions for vaccinated
14-day quarantine request risks hampering business recovery

Top Chinese official makes rare appearance at Japan war vigil
Zhao Leji first Politburo Standing Committee member to attend ceremony since 2014

Quad leaders to call for securing chip supply chain
Japan, India, Australia and U.S. leaders to link advanced tech with human rights


Japan ruling LDP faction chief Wataru Takeshita dies at 74
Party’s third largest group fielded no candidate in ongoing leadership race

Japan’s ruling LDP to elect its new leader: 5 things to know
Outcome could fundamentally change the ruling party’s image

JSR to acquire U.S. maker of cutting-edge photoresists
Japanese company aims to tap Inpria’s expertise in extreme-ultraviolet lithography

Japan’s Asahi Kasei enters tie-up to tap China’s renewables boom
Partnership with local giant eyes growing demand for energy storage units

Kirin to combat dengue fever in Southeast Asia with probiotic
Japanese drinks maker says LC-Plasma can reduce fever length and muscle pain


Mitsubishi Estate asks subcontractors to disclose carbon emissions
Japan developer seeks to slash big projects’ CO2 as it turns toward renewables

North Korea’s trajectory-shifting missile poses challenge to Japan
Weapons appear capable of evading radar and interceptors

Race to save Hong Kong’s wartime relics
Growing interest spurs new interest in region’s World War II heritage sites