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Nikkei Asian Review (Sep 27, 2021)



How the winner of Japan’s PM race could affect markets
Ruling party set to choose between four very different candidates

‘Prime Minister Kuroda’ has quite a challenge on his hands
Japan’s next leader should wrest control back from the Bank of Japan


Nuclear submarine for Japan? Kono says

yes, Kishida says no
Poll leader believes capability is ‘extremely important’ for country

Suga suggests optimism for lifting COVID state of emergency
‘The situation has certainly taken a turn for the better,’ prime minister says

LDP race: Kono leads Kishida 46% to 17% in Nikkei poll
Support for hawkish Takaichi grows to 14%


Quad expands cooperation to space at first in-person summit
Leaders agree to boost vaccine distribution, expand 5G and meet annually

China-Taiwan tensions pose tough questions for Japan PM hopefuls
Next leader will face big decisions on CPTPP membership and defense spending

Biden asks Suga to offer advice even after stepping down
First lady joins meeting, thanking prime minister for hospitality in Tokyo

Mazda, Toyota and Denso join new cost-cutting auto design alliance
Smaller parts makers to adopt digital modeling as EV competition heats up

Marubeni aims to put electric flying cars in Japan’s skies
Trading house forms alliance with U.K. developer Vertical Aerospace

Panasonic to cut over 1,000 domestic jobs in planned structural reform
Group sales fell below 7 trillion yen for the first time in 25 years


Japan welcomes Taiwan’s CPTPP bid, citing island’s values
Economy minister says partners share views on human rights and other issues

Japan, India oppose attempts to alter Indo-Pacific status quo
With eye on China, Suga and Modi underscore importance of maritime security

Plastic optical cable promises cheaper, easy alternative to glass
Japanese researchers beat error problem that had plagued the material

From Pfizer to Shionogi, drugmakers race for coronavirus pills
Oral treatments crucial to beating pandemic enter late-stage trials

Honda-Google tie-up puts Android in cars without smartphones
Onboard maps and music apps accessible by voice control