Japan Update

Indonesian President Joko Widodo, far left, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, second from right, at the presidential palace in Bogor, Indonesia, on Jan. 15.

Indonesia hamstrings itself in infrastructure push

Government may be too frugal for its own good

  • Japan to boost aid to World Bank arm

    Country already the third largest contributor to poverty warrior

  • Toshiba hires salesman for its US LNG

    The troubled electronics maker now needs help finding gas buyers

  • Keep on chewin': No midlife crisis for this Japanese candy

    At 42, Morinaga's Hi-Chew savors new growth with boost from US baseball

  • Flashy Japanese youth fashion makes comeback -- in China

    Smaller apparel chains look to go big with help from Chinese investors

  • How long will 'strong-dollar breeze' blow for BOJ?

    Central bank watching for shift in the tides

  • Tycoon Trump's business-style diplomacy raises eyebrows

    Narrow focus on benefits to US could work in favor of Moscow, Beijing

  • Robots worming their way into Japanese service sector

    Tour company H.I.S. to launch advisory business

  • Ghosn: Automakers likely will prioritize US for investment

    Nissan CEO rejects idea of closing Mexico factories

  • Omron eyes AI for substitute for factory craftsmanship

    Japanese company to tailor system to each client

  • Japan's Abe faces tough road to record tenure

    Prime minister must keep party's support while minding fiscal gap

  • Muji operator readies Philippine joint venture

    Japanese brand will target youth with lower prices, larger product lineup

  • Kubota eyes production boost for rice combines in Thailand

    Company cultivates deeper roots in Southeast Asia

  • Storied Tokyo market handling a lot less fish these days

    Poor catches, aging facilities and changing tastes all take a toll

  • Market Scramble: Foreigners fear missing chance in Japan

    Nikkei's dollar-denominated performance draws investors back to Tokyo

  • Japan may widen service jobs for foreigners in special zones

    Workers could fill labor gaps and lead to more tourism

  • Abe congratulates Trump, hopes to strengthen Japan-U.S. alliance

  • Earnings preview

    Dowa's operating profit seen dipping, yet beating forecast

    Yen depreciation, higher zinc prices likely to prevent further drop

  • Japan looks to make women wait till 18 for marriage

    Youngest allowable age for tying the knot will be the same as men

  • Earnings preview

    Ink maker DIC likely surpassed profit growth outlook

    Japanese manufacturer overcomes currency squeeze; core products stay strong