Nikkei Asian Review (Mar 20, 2023) | 一般社団法人 ラテンアメリカ協会

Nikkei Asian Review (Mar 20, 2023)



SVB collapse hits Japanese banks harder than Chinese ones
Investors punish Asian lenders with big portfolios of interest rate-sensitive bonds

Fed, BOJ and other central banks set joint liquidity operation
Move with Canada, Europe involves U.S. dollar swap line arrangements

Flush with cash, ONE swaps charters for own container ships
World’s seventh-largest shipper ramps up investment for future growth

China drives Japan-Germany engagement to higher level
Scholz and Kishida inaugurate intergovernmental talks with eye to economic security


Japan foreign minister talks security in first Solomon Islands visit
Hayashi’s trip comes 1 year after China signed pact with Pacific state

North Korea launches missile into sea amid U.S.-South Korea drills
Launch would be the fourth round of weapons tests since the drills began

Maxell to mass produce all-solid-state batteries for factory robots
High-powered units seen as a world’s first for industrial machines


Germany, Japan agree to cooperate closely on economic security
Tokyo train, subway fares go up Saturday in wave of price hikes
With ridership down, railways push ahead with accessibility upgrades

Honda set to debut e-motorcycles for Japan’s mass market
Shift to electric two-wheelers accelerates with 3.5m unit sales target by 2030

U.S. bets on next 4 years to cement ties between Japan, South Korea
Biden aims to build on rapprochement between allies under Yoon Suk Yeol


Japan aims for 85% of male workers to take paternity leave by 2030
Kishida tackles falling birthrate, which hit new low in 2022 for 7th year in a row

Japan shoots for 400,000 foreign students by 2033
When they graduate, government intends to encourage them to stay and take jobs