Nikkei Asian Review (Sep 29, 2022) | 一般社団法人 ラテンアメリカ協会

Nikkei Asian Review (Sep 29, 2022)



Analog Japan sinks to record low in global digital ranking
Nation falls further behind South Korea, Taiwan and China

Japan, China mark 50 years of diplomatic ties as tensions mount
Kishida and Xi to send messages to Tokyo event, with parallel ceremony in Beijing

Lack of NATO-style command in focus as Japan reviews security strategy
Constitutional limits complicate joint response with U.S. to Taiwan conflict

Nippon Steel to add 2 blast furnaces at Indian JV with ArcelorMittal
Additions part of $7bn expansion push with eye toward tripling capacity

Japan conducts first air force drill with Germany at home
German fighter jets show Indo-Pacific reach with nonstop flight from Singapore


Japan’s securities watchdog recommends punishment for SMBC Nikko
Temporary business suspension or order to improve internal controls in the cards

Nikon to raise annual salary for highly skilled staff by up to 20%
Japanese optical equipment maker looks to attract talent in tight market

U.S. VP Harris says Japan is ‘critical’ for chip diversification
Semiconductor executives briefed on new legislation with $52bn in support

Eisai-Biogen Alzheimer’s drug slows cognitive decline
Japan drugmaker expects decision on FDA accelerated approval in early January

‘Femtech’ gains traction in Japanese worker benefits
Telemedicine and birth control empower women to better manage health concerns

Japan’s Mitsubishi Corp. eyes massive ‘blue ammonia’ hub in Texas
Production capacity of clean-burning fuel could reach 10m tonnes annually


Abe left difficult questions for Japan prime ministers: Tobias Harris
Kishida was hasty in deciding to hold a state funeral, CAP senior fellow says

Top lenders set finance guidelines for ASEAN’s green transition
MUFG Bank, others to ensure projects match national decarbonization strategies

Japan cryptocurrency transfer rules take aim at money laundering
Government will require exchanges to share customer information

Japan protests Russia’s expulsion of official, denies spying
Diplomat subject to ‘unacceptable’ interrogation over allegedly buying restricted info

Japan flying car startup SkyDrive aims for 2025 commercialization
Suzuki, Kintetsu and others invest $67m to help aircraft take off