Japan Update

TV announcer, cancer blogger Mao Kobayashi dies at 34

  • Disrupted by e-tailers, Japan's Isetan Mitsukoshi drifts

    The operator of posh department stores might need a new line of work

  • Honda denies covering up faulty Takata air bags

  • Tokyo assembly race poses first big test for ambitious governor

    With few differences on policy, Yuriko Koike faces de facto referendum on her leadership

  • Toshiba teeters on brink of delisting

    Earnings report delay, TSE demotion pile onto embattled company's woes

  • Mitsubishi Heavy eyes operating margin boost for power unit

    Falling demand for fossil-fuel facilities nudges company into streamlining

  • Mitsubishi Motors to raise global output 40% in three years

    Automaker will supply new model in Indonesia to Nissan

  • Toshiba willing to let Western Digital in on memory sale

    Japanese conglomerate set on sealing the deal in days, CEO says

  • New Tepco chief seeks to reorganize nuclear ops

    But finding interested partners won't be easy for the utility behind Japan's Fukushima disaster

  • PanaHome faces lawsuit as Panasonic plans full takeover

    Hong Kong's Oasis says bid hurts minority interests

  • Cheap fuels seen lowering electricity rates in Japan

    LNG, coal prices drift downward as supply constraints ease

  • SK Hynix involvement complicates top Toshiba chip bid

    Past incident raises specter of tech leaks; Western Digital fumes over peer's role

  • Canon takes step into space, seeks new frontier for growth

    Japanese company places faith in maverick subsidiary as old businesses falter

  • Japan Market Pulse

    Companies wrest back narrative from activist investors

    Business leaders reach out to shareholders ahead of annual meetings

  • Japan's government bond market grinding to a halt

    Yield on 10-year notes frozen for 7 days

  • Switch catapults Nintendo's market cap past Sony's

    Investors rally to the shares on expected boost in game console's output

  • Earnings preview

    Hiday Hidaka's March-May profit likely rose to record

    Ramen chain served broader demographic, sold more booze

  • Seoul to give 'comfort women' deal a second look

    Moon administration won't push for a full rewrite

  • Abe's checklist: revise constitution, raise tax, stay in office

    Elections could help or hurt a prime minister thinking about his legacy

  • Japan eyes bigger bite of China's rice market

    Tokyo looks to score points with farmers as domestic demand dwindles