Nikkei Asian Review (Oct 25, 2021) | 一般社団法人 ラテンアメリカ協会

Nikkei Asian Review (Oct 25, 2021)



Biden ‘committed’ to avoiding China confrontation: Kurt Campbell
Top U.S. diplomat for Indo-Pacific stresses crisis communications with Beijing

Tokyo to make sustainable finance core in strategy as global hub
Gov. Koike vows to attract environmentally friendly money and support startups

Japan bedding maker measures snooze quality in new sleep lab
Romance gathers objective product data for online shoppers

Container shipping crisis bites Japan’s chicken and wine lovers
Shortages from Southeast Asia and elsewhere force restaurants and stores to cut back


Japan Airlines books seats on British and German flying cars
Japanese carrier plans to launch business at Expo 2025 in Osaka

Tokyo Tower to headline new retail district in Japan’s capital
Mitsui Fudosan to develop area making use of Shiba Park

China, Russia ships needle through Japan’s southern chokepoint
In unprecedented provocation, two navies circle nation in less than a week


Japan defense minister warns of Crimea-style invasion of Taiwan
In veiled reference to China, Kishi says wars can begin without troops

Japan foreign minister calls for U.S. to join CPTPP
U.S. interim envoy to Tokyo supports Taiwan’s entry into the trade pact

Japan companies go virtual to boost real-world profits
VR startup attracts big brands looking to pull through COVID fallout

Japan nuclear reactor halted for missing anti-terror deadline
Unit was first to operate beyond government-mandated 40 years

Japan doubling defense spending ‘a good idea’: Armitage
Nye warns abandoning strategic ambiguity on Taiwan would stir ‘hornet’s nest’

Tokyo says long goodbye to beloved floppy disks
Reliability cherished by bureaucrats, but maintenance fees had become a burden

Chip shortage stymies Rakuten’s Japan mobile coverage
96% goal delayed to March 2022 with 10,000 base stations yet to be installed

Russia and China fly military helicopters near Japanese island
Tokyo scrambles fighters on heels of joint naval passage through northern strait

G-7 trade ministers call for ridding supply chains of forced labor
Statement follows Western pressure on China over Uyghur treatment


Printing press maker Tokyo Kikai shareholders back poison pill
Takeover defense comes after fund Asia Development Capital acquired around 40% of shares

Nissan, Denso and Bosch showcase more sustainable batteries
Industry works to lessen negative impact of everything from mining to recycling

Japan’s consumer inflation turns positive as energy costs rise
Core CPI pushed up for the first time in 18 months

Japan said to lobby for weakened U.N. report ahead of COP26
Australia and Saudi Arabia also balk at rapid phaseout of fossil fuels: U.K. media