Japan Update

  • Japan's banking newcomers enjoy steady growth

    Sony Bank, nine others log 10% jump on the year in deposit balance

  • Japan eyes OK'ing smaller hotels in pre-Olympic lodging push

    Proposed regulatory reforms also target labor oversight, other sectors

  • Honda's business jet spreads wings to Southeast Asia

    Thai company chosen as region's first HondaJet dealer

  • Sharp, Hon Hai affiliates to buy US display developer

    Group seeks to bring eLux's micro-LED technology to market

  • Recent rise no guarantee of plain sailing for Japan's exports

    Value increases 7.5% in April but slower pace of growth bodes ill

  • Galapagos syndrome hits Japan's mobile game industry

    Variants of outlawed fee system still gouge gamers, foil global sales

  • Subaru looks to open more dealerships in US

    President sees the market still 'attractive,' wants to enhance southern network

  • Japan to prune taxes in hopes of growing farm business

    Government panel proposes cutting levies on high-tech indoor agriculture

  • Japan April exports rise for fifth straight month

    Robust overseas demand seen helping economic recovery

  • Asian travelers stay loyal to Japanese cosmetics

    Chinese repeat buyers providing double-digit boost to made-in-Japan exports

  • 'TPP 11' make show of unity, but members remain far apart

    Negotiators will reconvene in Japan, continue push to win back US

  • Kakao's ride-hailing app to make Japan travel easier

    Tie-up with Nihon Kotsu also assists Japanese tourists in South Korea

  • Japan eyes Aegis Ashore defense against Pyongyang's missiles

    Land-based system offers advantages over THAAD

  • Japan's abdication bill stirs debate on Imperial future

    Lawmakers could broach topic of women's role in succession

  • Japan may lift insurance premiums to curb child care costs

    Criticism grows over welfare system that heavily favors the elderly

  • Japan's trading houses to spend 200bn yen on logistics centers

    Itochu, Mitsubishi and Sumitomo developing facilities amid online shopping boom

  • Toyoda Gosei, Daicel partnering in air bag development

    Companies to buy nearly $9m stakes in each other

  • Japan's book-to-bill ratio for chipmaking equipment scrapped

    Investors lose key indicator for industry as Tokyo Electron withholds data

  • Japan Inc. overcomes falling revenue to log record profit

    Non-manufacturing sector flourishes despite strong yen

  • Japan automakers spending record $25bn on R&D

    Even as profits slide, AI, self-driving tech demand active investment