Japan Update

  • Mitsubishi Estate's new fund to target greater Asia

    Japanese developer teams up with Hong Kong's CLSA to invest $1.8bn

  • Japan to let foreign anime talent seek permanent residency

    Red carpet awaits professionals in fashion, design

  • Japan, South Korea to set up defense-chief hotline

    Rising tensions over North Korea prompt closer cooperation

  • Shin-Etsu to lift output of rare earth magnets in Vietnam

    Rising demand driven by robots, electric vehicles

  • Chartered airplane service to start selling memberships in Japan

    Skytrek says it has more than 100 applications for its exclusive club

  • Exclusive

    Amazon Japan to build stable of 10,000+ independent couriers

    E-commerce titan seeks metro-area drivers for same-day deliveries

  • Tokyo bourse lifts Sharp out of pre-delisting status

    With help from parent Hon Hai, electronics maker heads back to first section

  • Self-imposed deadline drove Toshiba's hasty bidder choice

    Western Digital still blocking meaningful progress on Toshiba Memory sale

  • Nitori harnesses yen as centerpiece of profit strategy

    Furniture retailer's hefty buys of forward contracts guard against market swings

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    Tokyo governor wants to relocate Tsukiji fish market next May

    Koike eyes partnership with private sector on site's redevelopment

  • Japanese regain appetite for travel

    Tourists crossing both international, domestic destinations off their lists

  • Forex players vigilant of yen's rise despite Fed rate hikes

    US effective interest rates, stock surge hold key

  • Charter rates plunge 30% as iron ore prices sag

    Shippers fear lengthy trend amid glut of vessels, uncertain Chinese demand

  • Japan Market Pulse

    Investors betting on SUNRISE stocks

    SoftBank, Nintendo, Recruit and Sony form growth-equity quartet

  • Most Japan IPO stocks trading above offering price

    Individual investors back startups amid buoyant market

  • Daikin set to buy Australian A/C maintenance company

    Japanese manufacturer sees repairs, inspections as key to growth

  • Japanese banks plan 90% cut on transfer fees to South Korea

    Similar reductions in pipeline for Southeast Asia

  • Japan fund seeks majority stake in Toshiba Memory to protect tech

    Government-led consortium's proposal would give foreign members veto power

  • Japan's ruling party plows ahead with constitutional change

    Self-Defense Force to be explicitly referenced in pacifist charter

  • JTB to bring Alipay to hotels, eateries across Japan

    Companies hunger for real money in foreigners' virtual wallets