Japan Update

  • Fresh evidence keeps Abe's latest school scandal in spotlight

    Senior aide's comments to education official point to prime minister's involvement

  • NEC develops AI-equipped inspection technology

    System has over 90% defect detection rate, reduces labor

  • Nipro to double output of dialysis filters in China

    Japanese company anticipates steady rise in country's diabetics

  • Japan's retail investors fade into market background

    Foreigners, trust banks pick up slack as individuals prune share to new lows

  • Tokyo governor takes both sides on Tsukiji relocation

    Fish market's old site to become 'food theme park'

  • Is Sharp's recovery for real?

    Cost-cutting fuels revival, but long-term growth strategy is still lacking

  • Japan to brighten economic view on healthy consumption

    Government sees virtuous cycle spinning up, prompting first upgrade in six months

  • Market Scramble: Investors pick stocks with eye on political theater

    Reform-linked stocks gain as prime minister stumbles through the fog

  • Western Digital lawsuit hangs over Toshiba sale

    Outlook for compromise between embittered partners still unclear

  • Earnings preview

    Nomura Research Institute seen on track for record Q1 profit

    Robust consulting business helps absorb relocation costs

  • Toshiba weighs memory bid from alliance of Japan, US, South Korea

    Board debates Wednesday whether to favor group including Bain, possibly SK Hynix

  • JD.com to grow own vegetables in tie-up with Mitsubishi Chemical

    Chinese e-commerce group seeks edge on freshness, safety

  • Toho taken higher by in-house anime, Disney hits

    Japanese film studio builds on success of last year's 'Your Name,' 'Godzilla'

  • Tokyo governor announces Tsukiji relocation, redevelopment

    Koike wants to turn the famed fish market into a 'food theme park'

  • Machinery builders see heavy Chinese demand lasting

    But nation's industrial shift may not sustain boost for construction equipment

  • Canon unit propels into space business with microsatellites

    Canon Electronics to collect big data from orbit using inexpensive products

  • Nikkei continues run with 22-month intraday high in morning

    Wall Street gains still massaging the Japanese market

  • Nikkei hits 22-month high after Dow sets record

    Weaker yen gives exporters a big push

  • Japan's asset managers seek to vote more independently

    Outside advisers, limited personnel moves could contribute to better corporate governance

  • As support slips, cracks start to show in Abe's invincible armor

    Public sours on Japan's ruling party amid school scandal