Nikkei Asian Review (Oct 18, 2021) | 一般社団法人 ラテンアメリカ協会

Nikkei Asian Review (Oct 18, 2021)


Oct 18th

TSMC in Japan: 5 things to know about its chip factory plans
Company faces limits at home and pressure abroad, while Tokyo joins global race

Japan’s Skylark rolls out robo-waiters for contactless dining
Restaurants seek solutions to labor shortages as restrictions are lifted

Oct 17th

China’s and Taiwan’s dueling bids spell big opportunity for CPTPP
By luring back U.S., bloc could deal from position of multilateral strength

Build the ‘Tesla of the Sea’: Zozo executive’s next challenge
Masahiro Ito intends to use boats to connect offshore wind farms to power grids

Japan to help ASEAN keep closer eye on greenhouse gas emissions
Framework for measuring and monitoring by location to be released at COP 26

Japan to set up advanced-tech fund with eye on economic security
Investments to target AI, biotech and robotics, reflecting PM Kishida’s pledge

Oct 16th

In Toyota’s home district, a political shake-up unfolds
Longtime union-backed opposition legislator says no to reelection bid

Japan’s ‘new capitalism’ council taps female business pioneers
Kishida enlists digital and market experts to propel growth and distribution

Nippon Steel-Toyota feud harks back to tech leaks to South Korea
POSCO espionage case seen at heart of patent suits between Japanese partners

Japan’s 30-year wage slump hangs over distribution debate
Inequality eased during 2010s, but economy still not generating more wealth

Docomo mobile service disruptions in Japan extend into second day
2m people lost voice and data communications at one point

Japan readies multiyear support package for TSMC’s new chip plant
Tokyo seeks to secure stable supply but heavy subsidies risk WTO ire

Kishida urges Moon to take action to resolve Tokyo-Seoul rows
Two nations have been in disagreement over wartime compensation


Tokyo Stock Exchange moves to extend trading by half-hour in 2024
Proposed change would mean later close for first time in 70 years

Japan’s Pasona to introduce overseas tech talent for remote work
Staffing company eyes India, South Korea and Vietnam amid lingering COVID curbs

Yen hits lowest in nearly 3 years, dollar set to snap streak
Focus shifting to when U.S. Federal Reserve will raise interest rates

Japan’s Aeon to buy 100-yen chain for expertise on affordable products
Can Do operates 1,140 stores nationwide with rock-bottom prices, but costs are rising

Prized EV metal sparks Nippon Steel lawsuit against top buyer Toyota
Legal fight between partners reflects power of intellectual property for electric cars

U.S. carrier hosts 12 senior Indian officers at Malabar ‘Quad’ drill
Japan and Australia join for anti-submarine warfare drills in Bay of Bengal