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Nikkei Asian Review (Dec 8, 2022)



Japan upgrades Q3 GDP as global recession, COVID risks linger
Annualized 0.8% contraction follows Q2’s 4.5% gain; outlook uncertain

Japan looks to expand child subsidies to fight falling birthrate
Ruling parties call for bigger payouts as inflation squeezes families

Vietnam, Cambodia draw Japanese apparel makers away from China
Uniqlo suppliers and others lured by lower labor costs and RCEP tariff reductions

U.S. to expand Australia military footprint with eye on Taiwan
Canberra will propose more trilateral exercises at 2-plus-2 meeting with Japan

Japan’s Kubota sets out to crack Indian tractor market
Company acquires local maker Escorts after long struggle to do it alone


Microsoft to bring Call of Duty to Nintendo; Sony on the spot
Analysts see move as effort to push PlayStation maker into similar deal

Japan to work with U.S. on joint counterattack capability plan
Allies to cooperate on intelligence-gathering and surveillance

‘Bomb cyclones’ in North Pacific up 20%; more typhoons hit Tokyo
‘Megastorms’ raise the economic and human cost of global warming

Japan eyes $36bn in spending on standoff missiles, hypersonics
Five-year defense program puts emphasis on counterstrike capability


Mercedes-Benz makes play for Japan market with first EV-only store
German automaker aims to speed up country’s shift to electric models

Japan to facilitate use of ports, airports by Self-Defense Forces
Government plans to revise policy for civilian facilities amid Taiwan tensions

Japan household spending up amid biggest real wage fall in 7 years
October consumption data shows improvement, but inflation clouds outlook

Japan drone businesses swoop in for a piece of deregulated skies
Legalized ‘level 4’ flights open up opportunities for last-mile delivery services