Nikkei Asian Review (May 19, 2022) | 一般社団法人 ラテンアメリカ協会

Nikkei Asian Review (May 19, 2022)


Latin America

May16th

COSCO plants its flag in South America with $3bn Peruvian port
Chinese state shipping conglomerate seeks to build new Belt and Road hub

Japan

May19th

Japan’s April imports hit record high on rising energy costs
Ninth straight month of trade deficit marks longest streak of red ink since 2015

Japan’s SBI to invest in Asian tech with new Singapore fund
Financial giant partners with local university, South Korean insurance group

Japanese builder Tokyu wins $338m bid to dig Manila subway tunnels
Order part of President Duterte’s congestion-easing project in capital

Japan, U.S., South Korea defense chiefs to meet in June
Inauguration of new South Korean president opens door to rapprochement with Tokyo

May18th

Singapore Airlines trims losses as Asia travel slowly rebounds
Japan and South Korea peers also look to ride elusive COVID recovery tailwind

Japan urges China to play ‘responsible role’ for peace
Yoshimasa Hayashi nudges Wang Yi on security as Russia’s war rages on

Japan nuclear regulator OKs plan to release treated Fukushima water
Fishery groups fear reputational damage; China, South Korea also express concerns

Japan’s Sumitomo helps Southeast Asian factories go digital
Planned ‘one-stop’ service to range from identifying problems to AI installation

Farming stocks flourish as Ukraine war hits food supply
Seafood, fertilizer and equipment companies buck market downtrend

May17th

Japan’s Renesas pours $700m into doubling power chip production
Shuttered plant to be reopened with upgraded equipment as EV demand grows

U.S., Japan weigh pledge to jointly deter China at Tokyo summit
Biden, Kishida prepare statement that includes allies’ response in Indo-Pacific

Japan’s top uniformed officer to attend 1st NATO military chiefs meeting
Tokyo ramps up engagement with alliance along with Asia-Pacific partners