Japan Update

  • Japan school scandal deepens as key figure names names

    He said, she said continues as educator repeats claims about first lady

  • Akie Abe faces calls from opposition to provide answers about school scandal

    Defensive ruling party adamantly opposes the idea

  • NTT weighs seventh year of dividend hikes

    Telecom group pressed to expand in growth areas

  • Yahoo Japan investing in SoftBank driverless-bus venture

    Big data seen powering public transit in small towns

  • Survey fails to find melted rods at Fukushima reactors

    Latest attempt highlights monumental challenge facing cleanup efforts

  • Market Scramble: Key legislation stalled as school scandal engrosses Diet

    Anti-overtime, home-sharing bills may go into cold storage

  • Earnings preview

    Hokuetsu Kishu Paper seen topping profit forecast

    Strong foreign sales, Canadian mill unit overcome weak Japanese demand

  • More big companies gobbling startups for tech, talent

    Venture-focused M&A deals surge more than sixfold in four years

  • Hitachi Zosen to build waste-to-energy plant in California

    Company sees opportunity in calls to reduce landfill burden

  • Japan to review any foreign sale of Toshiba memory ops

    Aims to safeguard military-related technology amid security concerns

  • Panasonic buys into US startup Drivemode

    Japanese group links up with developer of behind-the-wheel app

  • Earnings preview

    Seven & i seen ringing up record operating profit

    Seven-Eleven's sales keep growing, while Ito-Yokado cuts costs

  • Nintendo chases more than profit with 'Super Mario Run'

    Android launch seen giving bigger boost to publicity, consoles

  • New JGB auction rules could smooth exit from easing

    Higher liquidity seen keeping market calm when BOJ pulls back

  • Freetel operator leading Japan's smartphone makers into Asia

    With a focus on rock-bottom pricing, Plus One hopes to learn from others' mistakes

  • Is it the end of the motorcycle as we know it?

    Tomorrow's 'Easy Rider' will also need to be easy on the environment

  • Japan's affluent once again drawing global wealth managers

    Negative interest rate policy provides opening

  • Inside SoftBank

    How Yahoo Japan cured its 'big-company disease'

    The rebel who saw the promise of mobile and didn't want to waste it

  • Japan's land price uptrend showing clear disparities

    Select hot spots drive mild rise in overall market

  • Japan Steel Works to post third straight year of losses

    Weak demand for nuclear reactor parts hurts bottom line