Trends

  • More than 2,000 Japanese companies effectively debt-free

    Majority of listed names log positive net cash on robust earnings

  • Fully farmed octopus on its way to your dinner table

    'Full-cycle' production ramping up as global demand soars

  • The Japan Times sold to Tokyo-based PR company

    Death of autoparts maker's US-educated founder paved way for sale of English paper

  • Global casino industry eager to be let into Japan

    Six Japanese cities equally eager to try gambling as a jobs-maker

  • 7-Eleven heads to Okinawa to expand its reach in Asia

    Island to be 'transportation hub' for promoting Seven Premium brand regionally

  • Anti-aging products lift Japan cosmetics shares to record highs

    Demographics and more working women help makers see 340% market cap jump

  • David Cockayne

    China's soccer goals will require steady development focus

    Administrators, club owners must look toward long-term sustainability

  • Japan to tourists: Get off the 'Golden Route'

    Marketing campaigns touting rural Japan to be tailored to each country

  • Japan drugmakers ready as lifestyle diseases emerge in Asia

    Demand for tried-and-true treatments expected to rise in China, India

  • Japanese vintners have to satisfy a persnickety lot

    Big winemakers are doubling, even quintupling, their grape acreage

  • Chinese-German cooperation blossoms in auto, tech

    Corporate partnerships surge, seen as a response to Trump era

  • Industrial robots evolve as Japan's labor shortage worsens

    Automated machines to aid quality control, move items on elevators

  • UK election surprise adds to Japanese Brexit worries

    Corporate leaders fear 'out of control' negotiations on break with EU

  • India's cellphone makers struggle to keep up with huge growth

    Domestic brands losing ground; more consolidation expected

  • Send my ashes to the stars

    Cosmic burial becoming viable option in Japan's aging society

  • Subaru, Nissan hit highway with affordable self-driving

    As single-lane version spreads in Japan, developers look to more complete system

  • Alicia Ogawa

    Japanese boards must learn to hear 'no'

    Better corporate governance requires questioning and debate

  • Earth now has more than 2 million electric cars

    China, the top buyer, owns 32% of all clean-running vehicles

  • China's Tencent cracks top 10 'most valuable' brands list

    Annual ranking lauds Chinese companies' shift from 'imitators to innovators'

  • Thai restaurants' labor woes may be a swipe of the tablet away

    AIS, Kasikornbank unveil an IT system that puts a premium on efficiency