Japan Update

Japan manufacturing PMI up to 52.7 in April

  • Inpex falls further behind on Aussie LNG project

    Construction delays could push back start date as far as March 2018

  • Foreign-tourist spending picking back up in Japan

    Influx of budget travelers seen giving economy a fresh boost

  • Japanese public supports tougher sanctions on North Korea

    Nearly two-thirds call Abe government careless over spate of scandals

  • Japan issues 1st order to protect U.S. ships amid N. Korea tension

  • Japan's latest makeup fad? A whole new face

    The quest for more chiseled features inspires new techniques and products to match

  • Sushi, guided taxis and Tsukiji market top Live Japan Awards

    Multilingual travel guide ranks its most-searched facilities and services

  • Japanese megabank Mizuho setting up fintech incubator

    Focus to be on virtual currency, AI-based loan-screening ventures

  • US carrier Carl Vinson sails into Sea of Japan, conducts drill

  • China's latest investment trend: Bottles of Japanese whisky

    Proud artisans filling a void in a country tied up by financial regulations

  • Green shoots visible in Japan, but prices barely budge

    Tepid consumption forces retailers to charge less

  • Japan rescue fund to lead joint bid for Toshiba chip ops

    Alliance may expand to include state-backed bank, Western Digital

  • Russia, Japan chip away at dispute but much work remains

    Tokyo running low on economic incentives, while North Korea looms as flashpoint

  • Yamato passing costs of maintaining services onto consumers

    Japanese ground shipper will hike rates amid depressed earnings

  • JAL set to boost international ops after smooth turnaround

    Japanese carrier must negotiate crowded skies over Asia

  • Why all is not well in Zozotown

    Japanese fashion portal operator outearns department stores but faces Amazon-sized competition

  • Honda's net profit up 79% on falling recall costs

    Strong sales of Civic, SUVs also padded bottom line

  • Mazda counts on SUVs to traverse tough US market

    Automaker projects first profit increase in three years

  • Overworked Yamato Transport taps brakes on rising volumes

    Japanese home delivery company to raise basic rates by average of 15%

  • JR East, West on track for record profit

    Freight sibling turns in first profit in core operations