Nikkei Asian Review (Jan 20, 2022) | 一般社団法人 ラテンアメリカ協会

Nikkei Asian Review (Jan 20, 2022)


Jan 19th

Taiwan to send VP Lai to Honduran President Castro’s inauguration
Taipei says it will work with new leader to deepen relations


Jan 20th

Women’s working hours underscore gender disparity in Japan
Burden of overtime and job transfers dissuade women from full-time employment

Japan’s December exports grew faster than expected
Supply bottlenecks ease but chip shortage remains for automakers

Yoshinoya to offload stake in Malaysia’s Sushi King chain
Japanese beef bowl purveyor to exit market battered by lockdowns

After 5G delay, ANA and JAL to resume normal U.S. flights
Philippine Airlines also plans usual service as wireless companies pause rollout

Jan 19th

Honda to buy into American EV battery startup SES
Japanese automaker partners with developer of lithium-ion alternative

JFE to become first Japan manufacturer to issue ‘transition bonds’
Steel producer to raise over $260m to develop energy-saving tech

Rice cooker maker Zojirushi battles China-linked fund’s board picks
Shareholder argues the Japanese company needs an ‘international’ perspective

Jan 18th

Toyota output to fall short of annual target of 9m vehicles
COVID-19 surge in Southeast Asia dents chip supplies, slowing rebound

BOJ chief reiterates loose monetary policy despite global inflation
Kuroda says current yen level is positive for Japan’s economy

Sony’s EV project is driven by software, not mechanics
Japanese tech giant seeks to repurpose its strengths

Space powers take aim at moon in quest for resources and glory
U.S. and China jostle for lead as Japan, South Korea and others carve niches

Japan nears debut of 1st offshore gas project in 32 years
Effort part of Tokyo’s goal to reduce energy dependence on foreign sources

Tokyo-area governors seek broader powers to fight omicron cases
‘Quasi-emergency’ declaration from central government would allow tighter measures