Trends

  • Southeast Asia's gaming startups win by branching out

    Newcomers follow successful business model of China's Tencent

  • Japan's first sewer concession opens up untapped potential

    French group Veolia in lead for contract to run municipal water treatment plant

  • Foreign housekeepers to help kick off spring cleaning in Japan

    Filipino recruits to fulfill three-year stints

  • India air passenger traffic growth slows in February as fares rise

  • Japan Inc. farmers finding success at last

    Plant factories, corporate growers see value in studying customers

  • Asia most represented region on Forbes' list

    Latest count of the superrich includes 720 Asians, US leads the way by country

  • There's trouble in the convenience store

    Japan seems to have too many 'conbini', not enough workers, customers

  • Interview

    Southeast Asia fertile ground for Japan's railway companies

    Experience in hand, infrastructure development opportunities abound

  • McDonald's Japan to accept credit cards nationwide

    Move is targeted at the rising number of foreign visitors to the country

  • Science, engineering majors in high demand in Japan

    Survey shows companies want nearly 15% more next spring

  • Corporate Japan test drives internships in race for talent

    Labor crunch pushes employers to try new recruitment approaches

  • Japanese, German players taking IoT beyond factory floor

    European tech fair highlights push toward a smart society

  • Ezra succumbs to oil woes, files for US bankruptcy protection

  • Japan's startup funds hit post-crisis high in 2016

    Independent venture capital and universities are leading the charge

  • Jeju Island goes green as Chinese tourists go elsewhere

    South Korean province's push into renewables promises economic relief

  • Japan and Germany want to set standards for next-generation autos

    Digital 3-D maps, ultra-fast chargers, other joint projects eyed

  • Kokoro the smiling robot wants to sell you travel insurance

    The company behind Hello Kitty is testing cloud tech at Tokyo's Narita Airport

  • Japan Inc.'s goodwill climbs to record 29tn yen

    Acquisition binge poses risk of eventual write-downs

  • Regulator clears Muji operator of Chinese import fraud claim

    Influential state television program now faces criticism of its own

  • India's first bullet train project gets going

    Predesign work started, groundbreaking ceremony in 2017