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Nikkei Asian Review (Dec 5, 2022)

Latin America


Uruguay applies to join CPTPP in bid for Asian export boost
South American nation also seeking free trade deal with China


World Cup: Messi leads Argentina past Australia into quarterfinals
Team captain surpasses Diego Maradona for total tournament goals



Japan to lose pay appeal for Vietnamese, Indonesian workers by 2032: study
Stagnant Japanese wages risk making Southeast Asians look elsewhere for jobs

Huawei pushes smartwatches in Japan as U.S. sanctions bite
Wearables can be made without cutting-edge chips used in smartphones


2,000 in Indonesia are evacuated after Semeru volcano erupts
Warning lifted to highest level as plume in East Java rises to 15 km

From farming to medicine, rural Japan goes high-tech to get by
Businesses develop solutions to help deal with aging and depopulation

Elderly make up 40% of retail investors in Japan Inc.
Younger Japanese shun domestic stocks to invest overseas

Japan plans crash program to build gas-fired power plants
Project seeks to relieve country from power shortages by tapping LNG

Japan and U.S. eye joint research on hypersonic glide interception
New generation of Russian and Chinese weapons can evade existing defenses


Bank of Japan trials ‘digital yen’: Here’s what you need to know
Pilot starts April, but could be years before cash is out of circulation

Nissan Chemical, rivals make inroads in 3D-chip packaging materials
Japanese players eye growing focus on back-end semiconductor production

Honda, Toyota race to gain ground in Thai, Indonesian EV markets
Japanese automakers chase Chinese and South Korean rivals after late start


Japan ruling bloc agrees on need for ‘counterstrike capability’
Dramatic deterioration in regional security environment demands response

BOJ ‘could suffer 28tn yen bond loss if yields rise 1%
Deputy governor shows no sign that Japan central bank will alter easing policy

Japan, Australia to hold ‘2-plus-2’ security talks in Tokyo
Ministers will discuss military buildups by China, North Korea next week