Japan Update

  • Sony chief forecasts 20-year high in operating profit

    Strong gaming, image sensor businesses set to push profit to 500 billion yen

  • Westinghouse risks still shadow Toshiba

    Job concerns, payment obligations linger after former unit's bankruptcy

  • JGC to set up rehabilitation center in Russia's Far East

    Engineering company steps up business outside core resource sector

  • Japan flash manufacturing PMI down to 52.0 in May

  • Japan Tobacco bringing Ploom Tech device, shops to Tokyo

    JT eyes bigger share of heated tobacco market, targets Philip Morris

  • SoftBank leaps to No. 2 spot in earnings ranking

    Toyota still leads Japan Inc. with 1.8tln yen profit

  • Japan's Oki launching bitcoin ATM for emerging Asia

    Users can link virtual wallets to withdraw local cash

  • Mitsubishi lowers stake in Indonesia's Medco Energi

    Japanese trading house puts partnership under review

  • Fortunes turn among Japan's trading houses, builders

    Mitusbishi steals crown from Itochu; Kajima leads contractors

  • North Korea risk could turn yen bulls into bears

    Safe-haven effect may not hold if Japan comes under direct threat

  • Sendai Airport seen cutting losses in half

    Operator aims to turn profit by year ending March 2021

  • MUFG, Toyota rally around next-gen cryptocurrency tech

    Ethereum promises advanced functionality for corporate transactions

  • Bitcoin going mainstream as Japanese business signs on

    Some 300,000 stores seen taking the virtual currency this year

  • Japan businesses seek single exchange for internet of things data

    Coming as soon as 2020, market could expand product, service horizons

  • Japan looks to open door wider for foreign chefs, hotel managers

    Tokyo seeks skilled hands who can double as cultural ambassadors

  • Nuclear taxes get new lease on life after Fukushima

    Japanese local governments extending taxes on reactors into decommissioning

  • Japan's supermarkets opening 10% fewer stores

    Operators focus on remodeling to offer more prepared foods

  • Market Scramble: Japan stock investors hot for top-line growth

    Revenue gains replace cost reductions as key profit driver

  • BOJ likely to hold steady on the buying of shorter-dated JGBs

    Yield curve flattens as rates move closer to central bank's targets

  • Mitsubishi Chem to generate $2.7bn by improving cash management

    Company aims to reach target in 4 years, use savings for debt reduction