Japan Update

  • Anime legend Miyazaki returns to the director's chair

    New movie in the works, his studio confirms

  • Confusion reigns over sale of Toshiba's memory ops

    Western Digital a wild card after second round of bidding

  • Earnings preview

    Sharp seen headed for first net profit in 4 years

    LCD sales growth, cost-cutting under Foxconn drive rebound

  • Sony may soar to new record profit in fiscal 2017

    Earnings guidance appears too conservative amid solid performance

  • Beyond udon -- Japanese chain winding its way to success

    Chicken, doughnuts and halal -- more to life than just noodles for Toridoll

  • Go ahead and buy that octopus meat at Aeon

    New wrapping technique limits oxidization and microbe growth

  • Shipping shortcuts put Southeast Asia in the express lane

    Nippon Express, Hitachi group help reduce the wait for local producers

  • Japan sees record employment for univ. graduates amid labor shortage

  • TPP ministers head to Vietnam to debate pact's fate

    Japan aims to drum up support for implementing trade deal without US

  • Apparent China drone near Senkakus is sovereignty violation: Japan

  • Four carmakers settle claims over Takata inflators for $553m

    Toyota, BMW, Mazda and Subaru offer compensation without admitting liability

  • Interview

    Japan's labor woes, Filipinos' gains

    Dispatch company sending housekeepers; caregivers may be on the way

  • Japan approves bill for first abdication by emperor in 200 years

    Government envisions handover taking place in December 2018

  • Algae jet fuel moves closer to market in Japan

    Bioventure taps partners for financing with eye on 2020 target

  • Japan's GDP growth masks stubborn deflation woes

    Consumption rebounds but wages remain flat

  • Sharp pledges $1bn to SoftBank tech fund

    Japanese electronics maker takes aim at boosting IoT business

  • Key lenders mull financing plan B for Toshiba

    Western Digital's block on collateral leaves giant at risk of cash crunch

  • Abe faces fresh school scandal over friend's university

    Document suggests Japanese prime minister influenced decision

  • Kobe Steel turning out aluminum sheet in China

    Japanese manufacturer eyes soaring demand for lightweight autos

  • Market Scramble: Rising risk augurs index futures landslide

    Spike in volatility has potential to trigger automatic sell-off