Nikkei Asian Review (Jan 18, 2022) | 一般社団法人 ラテンアメリカ協会

Nikkei Asian Review (Jan 18, 2022)



Taiwan offers Honduras tariff incentives as new leader waits in wings



North Korea fires two ballistic missiles from Pyongyang airport
Fourth test this month comes amid stalled talks with U.S. and South Korea

Australia, New Zealand step up efforts to aid tsunami-hit Tonga
Canberra says initial reports suggest no mass casualties but roads and bridges damaged

Biden, Japan PM Kishida to hold bilateral talks on Friday
Virtual meeting will cover economic and security issues, climate change, and more

Chips and batteries: Japan to amp up supply chains with subsidies
Tokyo follows U.S. and EU, but program could violate WTO rules


Japan’s new opposition leader Izumi faces tough balancing act
CDP struggles with identity crisis after poor showing in lower house election

U.S. and Japan to jointly stockpile munitions, including near Taiwan
Shared use of facilities for contingencies raised at 2-plus-2


Seiji Kihara: The policy guru behind Japan Prime Minister Kishida
Inspired by Margaret Thatcher, the protege also takes cues from Yoshihide Suga

Japan’s farmers bet on premium fruit and rice to halt decline
In shift to quality over quantity, registered varieties triple since 1994

Huawei bolts into Japan with renewable power storage, chasing Tesla
Chinese and U.S. companies sell large units at 1/5 of Japanese prices

China’s ‘Xitopia’ faces off against the future of democracy
Neither may prevail, but Japan could provide clues to a solution


Japan’s ammonia push in Southeast Asia seen as aiding coal
Critics say co-firing approach is just ‘Band-Aid’ for fossil fuels

Japan weighs slightly easing omicron entry ban for foreign students
Move would allow in only a few hundred scholarship holders

Japan brings forward projection of budgetary health to fiscal 2026
Optimistic scenario forecasts primary balance to turn black in year through March 2027