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Weeks and Louie

Japanese edge over Chinese buyers in M&A may be fleeting

Window of opportunity in overseas dealmaking could be temporary

  • Legal barrier hobbles esports in game-crazy Japan

    Prize-money cap preventing country from joining global video-game-competition boom

  • Waning medical tourism forces rethink in Singapore

    Healthcare businesses forced to innovate as competition strengthens

  • Japan's supermarkets make slow recovery as consumers polarize

    Bigger stores continue to struggle on clothing, housewares sales

  • Tokyo launches new Olympics initiative -- Telework Day

    Some 60,000 workers participate in campaign to ease commuter crowds during events

  • Tokyo businesses seek to create brands to remember

    2020 Olympics are seen as golden opportunity to capture tourist spending

  • Hashtag Travelers

    Three Asian destinations where adventure is on the agenda

    Explore Vietnamese caves, remote Laotian mountains and a rustic Sri Lankan getaway

  • China's electric-car boom charges up smaller Japan suppliers

    Precise, energy-saving components in demand

  • Team Japan eyes all-in-one exports in natural gas power generation

    Tokyo Gas, Osaka Gas, Mitsui set sights on Philippine LNG project

  • Comment

    Japanese firms need more diverse workforces for successful globalization

    Swiss giants offer model for the future of Japan's multinationals

  • Princess Cruises catering more to Japanese passengers

    Cruise line expects to begin serving Japan year-round

  • Japan M&As trigger market share reshuffle

    In 10 of 100 markets, the No. 1 players fell from their perches

  • Understanding the bitcoin hubbub

    Waseda professor says bitcoin would keep value despite a split

  • Japan's foreign workers want faster promotions, pay raises

    Many Asian white-collar employees dissatisfied, seek opportunities elsewhere

  • Hashtag Travelers

    Airbnb extends market leadership through experience-based tourism

    Industry tries to adapt to room sharing pioneer's diruption

  • McDonald's Japan fears 'Pokemon Go' boost wearing off

    Year-old mobile megahit still luring monster hunters into stores

  • Hashtag Travelers

    Half of Chinese travelers going solo

    The number of independent travelers is soaring, marking a substantial shift in the market

  • Japanese stores may suspend bitcoin use as split looms

    Fight over key technical update threatens to tarnish currency's reputation

  • China unveils plan to become a world leader in AI by 2025

  • Interview

    Murata chief sees plenty of room for growth in smartphone parts

    Proliferating features, demand from Chinese makers creating boom for components