Nikkei Asian Review (Feb 2, 2023) | 一般社団法人 ラテンアメリカ協会

Nikkei Asian Review (Feb 2, 2023)



Suntory invests $77m in distillery upgrades for whisky centenary
Additions to Yamazaki and Hakushu sites focus on quality over capacity

Japan retailer Aeon to hike part-time wage by 7% for 400,000 workers
Retailer increases pay more than inflation to counter labor crunch

Soccer star Keisuke Honda’s fund invests in India-focused EV startup
Tokyo-based Terra Motors eyes expansion in core market


Japan eyes G-7 video summit on anniversary of Ukraine war
PM Fumio Kishida weighs inviting Volodymyr Zelenskyy to Feb. 24 conference

World crude steel output sees first decline in seven years in 2022
Only India logs growth among the five largest producing countries

Japan central bank buys record $182bn of bonds in January
‘Yield curve control’ policy under strain; shift expected with new BOJ chief

Japan’s MUFG launches $100m fund to back Indonesian startups
Megabank looks to boost Indonesian subsidiary Danamon with tech collaborations

Foxconn’s new EV exec Jun Seki had insider’s view at Nissan, Nidec
Auto industry veteran brings production, supply chain know-how to newcomer

Japan’s GDP rebounds 2.3% in Q4, analysts estimate
Reopening from pandemic lifts spending, with exports also expected to rise


NATO, Japan vow to strengthen ties amid ‘historic’ security threat
Bloc chief Stoltenberg says Ukraine crisis ‘could happen in East Asia tomorrow’

Japan’s December factory output inches down as retail sales rise
Industrial activity falters as companies face calls to hike wages

Japan and South Korea hunt for solution to wartime labor issue
Seoul seeks new apology, while Tokyo wants to affirm past statements