Japan Update

Yamato execs, labor joining forces on workplace reform

New recruiting efforts aimed at tackling worker shortage

  • Recruiting fees soaring in Japan's tight labor market

    Engineers in IT, construction in high demand

  • New US envoy to Japan seen focusing on investment, jobs

    William Hagerty will succeed Caroline Kennedy as ambassador

  • Sumitomo Dainippon studies ADHD drug for eating disorder

    Drugmaker eyes fiscal 2018 launch for dasotraline

  • Frustrated Abe hits back at Moritomo chief's claims

    Government releases first lady's emails in hopes of quelling scandal

  • Market Scramble: Tokyo's pricey smaller caps renew rally

    Fast-changing business models promise further growth

  • Panasonic takes out scalpel again as profits falter

    Restructuring is not enough; company needs new growth drivers

  • Earnings preview

    'Your Name' seen helping Toho reach third year of record profit

    Animated hit is second-highest-grossing Japanese film ever

  • Earnings preview

    Contractor Taisei on track to hammer out another record profit

    Cheaper-than-expected labor, material help costs lift bottom line

  • Sompo Japan gears up for telematics car insurance

    Younger drivers targeted for data-based premium discounts

  • BOJ holds rare JGB sale to resupply tight market

    First reverse repo in years addresses distortion caused by easing

  • 'Not true' says Abe of school 'donation'

    Japan's prime minister denies wife gave cash to principal

  • Inside SoftBank

    Sprint and the art of deception

    Rocky rebuilding efforts eventually paid off, but the US telecom's future is far from certain

  • Japan flash manufacturing PMI slows to 52.6 in March

  • Studio-backed Japanese venture to stream anime music

    Flat-rate service seeks to fill niche poorly served by the Western names

  • Hotel boom inflating central Tokyo land prices

    Buyers feeling the squeeze turning to older, less central properties

  • School donation scandal puts spotlight on a leader's duty

    The Abes should avoid even the appearance of impropriety

  • Japan seeks out more global infrastructure projects

    Transport ministry sees early involvement as key to winning business

  • Murata charging up battery production as market demands safety

    Investment will lift capacity at soon-to-be-acquired Sony business

  • Japan school scandal deepens as key figure names names

    He said, she said continues as educator repeats claims about first lady