Nikkei Asian Review (Aug 16, 2022) | 一般社団法人 ラテンアメリカ協会

Nikkei Asian Review (Aug 16, 2022)



CHIPS Act will help boost semiconductor investment in Mexico: official
Intel and Texas Instruments ‘express interest’ in possible expansion



Japan Q2 GDP up annualized 2.2%, exceeding pre-COVID level
Eased virus curbs spur consumption but pandemic, other headwinds persist

End of $3 ramen? Inflation squeezes Japan’s comfort food
Restaurants seek new ways to win fans as cheap eats become not so cheap


Japan joins U.S.-Indonesian military drill for first time
Garuda Shield aims to build partnerships, deter Chinese aggression

U.S. Vice President Harris to attend Abe state funeral
Obama, Macron and Merkel also expected to pay respects

Sony camera a Hollywood hit with its ‘Top Gun’ performance
Movie industry focuses on Venice model, as its use jumps fivefold in 2 years


Green transition bonds surge in Japan, with $2bn issued this year
Idemitsu Kosan, JFE Holdings nab funding as investors embrace decarbonization

Japan screens foreign researchers for espionage risks
Visa applicants must disclose sponsors and travel histories under new rule

U.S. and Japan step up joint drills by 50% as Taiwan tensions rise
Maritime operations in focus as Chinese military activity intensifies

Japan new cabinet has at least 20 deputies linked to Unification Church
Opposition leader blasts PM Kishida’s personnel choices as being to ‘cover up’ LDP ties


Japan PM eyes extra steps on inflation after cabinet revamp
Kishida says price hikes have ‘huge impact’ on world’s third-largest economy

South Korea’s president pardons Samsung chief Lee Jae-yong
Vice chairman of global tech giant latest top executive to receive leniency

Chinese-built EVs can cut Japan delivery company’s costs by 30%
SBS plans fleet of over 10,000 electric vans after encouraging trial run