Japan Update

  • Amazon Japan joins elite 1tn yen club

    E-tailers eating away at their physical rivals as Japan's market pie shrinks

  • Toshiba retaliates, takes Western Digital to court

    Transpacific tug of war over sale of Toshiba Memory escalates

  • Tokyo vote becomes testing ground for national debates

    Parties court public on issues from second-hand smoke to free education

  • Shareholders demand overhaul of Toshiba culture

    President says the ailing company aims to sell its memory unit by March

  • $1tn in dollar exposure has Japanese banks in deep water

    Lenders, in reach for yield, make selves vulnerable to Lehman-like shock

  • Little Chinese autoparts maker behind huge Takata takeover

    Ningbo Joyson wants to roll with the big boys in the Japanese auto market

  • Toshiba boss says sorry to shareholders for earnings delay

    Ailing electronics maker says it is 'still negotiating' chip-unit sale

  • Charity foundations' growing presence at Japan Inc.

    Lack of transparency, cozy relations worry foreign investors

  • Small-caps rally as investors avoid exporter shares

    Domestic driven IT, gaming companies traded briskly

  • Japan's public broadcaster mulls fee for streaming

    NHK eyes 'cord cutters' as new revenue source, but competitors oppose idea

  • NTT Docomo, China Mobile ease cross-border carrier switching

    Jointly developed eSIM adapts to differing systems, allows remote shift

  • US beef wholesale prices soar in Japan on fatter demand

    American consumers hog supply, squeezing exports

  • Japan Market Pulse

    China risk lurks behind robust Japanese stock market

    Commodity prices point to slowing Chinese economy

  • Japan's smoking rate falls below 20% for first time

    Biggest decline seen among people in their 20s

  • What to expect after Takata's bankruptcy filings

    An explainer on the air bag maker's second life

  • Japanese banks set to take beating from Takata's collapse

    Liabilities could swell from 141.2 billion yen as creditors present estimates

  • Japan banks slash JGB holdings to record lows

    Negative rates squeeze regional banks into selling needed instruments

  • EU eager for speedy trade deal with Japan

    Brussels sees economic, ideological benefits from free-trade expansion

  • Toshiba races clock to bring good news to shareholders

    Sheer volume of paperwork delays inking of deal to sell memory unit

  • EU takes hard line on farm trade with Japan

    Agriculture chief heads to Tokyo to unstick talks on cheese, other tariffs