Trends

  • Fewer accidents could spell trouble for auto insurers

    As self-driving technology spreads, premium income faces long-term decline

  • Japanese apparel makers, retailers leaving China

    Increasing labor costs and competition eating into profits

  • Rebounding resources buoy corporate Japan's earnings

    Emerging economies, weaker yen provide added tailwind

  • Sleep-travelling thrive among foreign tourists in Japan

    Comfortable, low-cost lodging paving way for new businesses

  • Japan positions itself as hassle-free Chinese New Year destination

    E-payments, easy car rentals aimed at spurring tourist spending

  • Beverage groups look beyond beer in thirsty Southeast Asia

    Suntory, local players vie to broaden bibbers' horizons

  • Global AI startup financing hit $5bn in 2016

    Funding soars but some fear a bubble

  • Japan carmakers think outside the green box with new eco-offerings

    Added-value features take center stage as market evolves

  • Businesses worried about Trump impact on Mexican operations

    Some scrap plans to set up shop in industrial parks

  • Taiwan, South Korea feel pinch as Lunar New Year tourism slows

    Weaker yuan, straining relations dim outlook for weeklong holiday

  • And Hideo Kojima said, Go forth and play

    Gaming 'god' behind 'Metal Gear' series has a vision for us Homo sapiens

  • Japan's theme parks try new tricks to tempt part-timers

    Short-staffed operators offer monetary incentives, reach out to new areas

  • Japan's robust auto imports counter claims of closed market

    German cars on the rise, while US sales drag

  • For India, the sky is not the limit

    Startup reaches for the moon in global competition

  • For Japan's automakers, no easy choice on US investment

    Washington throwing wrench into global production plans

  • Japanese insurers expand cyberattack policies

    Underwriters move to cover more businesses as risk rises

  • Japanese moviegoers hit 42-year high in 2016

    Animation proving to be a strong growth engine

  • FT Confidential Research

    Lower-tier Chinese cities to drive auto demand in 2017

    FT Confidential Research data predict rising sales, though tax increase will drag

  • A short history of the lengthy US-Japan auto disputes

    On-again, off-again trade frictions date back to the disco era

  • Cyberattacks on home front prompt new lines of defense

    Japanese manufacturers adding safeguards to home security cameras, TVs