Trends

  • Vietnamese city kids taking playtime inside

    Urban playgrounds fell prey to development; indoor fun zones sprang up

  • Love truly blind for Tokyo singles

    Matchmaking events helping people look beyond appearance

  • In China, apps are helping people buy time

    There's always someone else to stand in line, fetch your phone or cook

  • Asian women get their closeup in new push for Japanese cameras

    Emerging Asia remains one of the few growth markets for mirrorless models

  • Japan's trading houses to spend 200bn yen on logistics centers

    Itochu, Mitsubishi and Sumitomo developing facilities amid online shopping boom

  • Japan's book-to-bill ratio for chipmaking equipment scrapped

    Investors lose key indicator for industry as Tokyo Electron withholds data

  • Japan Inc. overcomes falling revenue to log record profit

    Non-manufacturing sector flourishes despite strong yen

  • Japan automakers spending record $25bn on R&D

    Even as profits slide, AI, self-driving tech demand active investment

  • Market Scramble: Chinese demand lifting factory robot stocks

    Mainland manufacturers hungry for new labor-saving equipment

  • South Korean cosmetics shares bounce on China hopes

    AmorePacific, LG Household rise on hopes of better ties with Beijing

  • Aluminum prices propped up by prospect of Chinese supply cut

    Metal hovering 20% higher than in January; long-term outlook still hazy

  • Beyond udon -- Japanese chain winding its way to success

    Chicken, doughnuts and halal -- more to life than just noodles for Toridoll

  • India's CE Info Systems spending big on acquisitions

    Map giant hopes to boost sales by obtaining key technologies for new services

  • China Inc. gushing black ink as resource giants triumph

    January-March net profits jump 21%, but outlook still murky

  • Mitsubishi Motors, Subaru to boost shareholder returns

    Japanese automakers using dividends to establish market trust

  • Some 70% of Japan's ground shippers may hike rates: poll

    Staff shortage, soaring demand leave companies little choice

  • Apple suppliers seen to shrug off Qualcomm lawsuits

    Analysts see little impact on companies, although shares fell

  • Shift in South Korea energy policy brings boon for LNG

    New president moving to reduce nuclear, coal use

  • Record number of foreign visitors flock to Japan in April

    Experience-based tourism, more cruise ships spur surge in arrivals

  • Japan's financial industry embracing AI

    Brokerages, stock exchange see new tech providing extra edge