Japan Update

  • Sharp offers robotic rent-a-guide for Japan tourists

    Electronics maker embraces outside partners in unfamiliar field

  • Shimadzu to boost investment in early detection of cancer

    Manufacturer plans new research center, equipment as medical business blossoms

  • Tepco's turnaround plan a dubious roadmap to recovery

    Prospects dim for nuclear restart, assistance from other Japanese utilities

  • Japan's gas, electricity prices to rise again in May

    Utilities pass on higher costs of fuel imports including LNG

  • Seiko to revamp luxury watch brand, taking on Swiss rivals

    Japanese watchmaker will also bolster lineup to attract women

  • Toyota, NTT partnering on autonomous cars

    Japanese duo to tap 5G tech to improve safety

  • Markets suffer Trump letdown

    Doubts grow over US president's ability to advance economic agenda

  • Japan's startup stocks sink as Nikkei continues to tumble

    Investors sell to make up for losses on blue chips

  • Japanese school chief testimony may shed light on scandal

    Political pressure suspected in shady land deal; ties to Abe under scrutiny

  • Mitsubishi Chem hiking plastic feedstock prices

    Rising transport costs stemming from driver shortages partly to blame

  • Prospective first-timers to Japan targeted in new survey

    Results expected to help gauge specific interests

  • Market Scramble: US spring storm rattles Tokyo stocks

    Investors shelter in cash-rich and high-dividend shares as Trump optimism sours

  • Tepco's new turnaround plan eyes realignment with peers

    Document will spell out push for mergers in power generation, transmission

  • Daiwa Securities readies Chinese investment fund

    Japanese group, local partners will invest in health care, logistics

  • Earnings preview

    Nomura Research Institute's profit seen rising 8% in FY2017

    Systems demand from financial institutions picking up

  • Japan Exchange Group ups profit forecast on rising trades

    Net profit is still seen falling 7% year on year

  • Korea Electric eyes Toshiba's stake in UK nuclear venture

    Utility waiting for parameters of deal to be set

  • Nikkei sinks to 6-week low on Trump policy concerns

  • North Korean missile launch fails - U.S. military says

  • Nikkei tumbles 2% on Trump policies concern, North Korea missiles