Nikkei Asian Review

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BIDEN-KISHIDA | VIRTUAL SUMMIT U.S. President Joe Biden will meet virtually on Friday with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida to discuss the two nations' economies, security matters and climate change.

Beijing tightens rules for entering city after Omicron case.

UPDATE | North Korea's freight train arrives in China's Dandong: source

UPDATE | Djokovic flies out of Australia after losing court appeal.

MERCARI | U.S. STRUGGLE As Japan's Mercari pursues its ambition to become a global secondhand-goods marketplace, it must first turn around flagging operations in the U.S. #Mercari 

CHIPS AND BATTERIES | RELYING LESS ON CHINA The Japanese government aims to subsidize developers of chips and other key items as Sino-American trade tensions and COVID-19 expose supply chain vulnerabilities. #chipshortage 

A CALMER CHINA? | OUTSPOKEN EDITOR RETIRES The retirement of Hu Xijin as editor-in-chief of the Global Times could be a sign that China is considering a less confrontational approach to pursuing its global ambitions, writes Dave Sharma.

TURKISH MONETARY POLICY | EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED After months of unpredictable and highly unorthodox steps, many market pros no longer even want to guess how Turkey's policy rate will end the year.

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NCT's YUTA | TRANSCENDING CULTURES Yuta, a Japanese member of K-pop band NCT, sees online shows during the pandemic as a new form of entertainment that can reach so many people across the world. #NCT 

Japanese rapper and artist SKY-HI made it a point to avoid scripted drama in the docuseries. "It was important to create something completely genuine in this day and age," he told Nikkei. #SKYHI  #BEFIRST  #BESTY  #AAA 

UPDATE | Malaysia's scandal-tarnished UMNO poised to retake PM's office

Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, the 42-year-old billionaire and former Thai opposition leader, is the most recent target of the kingdom's draconian lese-majeste law.

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