Japan Update

  • Bain eyes Toshiba chip bid with unit's management

    American investment fund also wants Japanese public-private fund as partner

  • Mitsubishi Motors, Subaru to boost shareholder returns

    Japanese automakers using dividends to establish market trust

  • Kawasaki Heavy will cut shipbuilding workforce by a fifth

    Japanese group looks to reassign workers to robot, rail car operations

  • Kubota building up Chinese construction machinery business

    Osaka manufacturer will hike output 50% as infrastructure boom lifts demand

  • Some 70% of Japan's ground shippers may hike rates: poll

    Staff shortage, soaring demand leave companies little choice

  • Record number of foreign visitors flock to Japan in April

    Experience-based tourism, more cruise ships spur surge in arrivals

  • Japan, South Korea agree to revive 'shuttle diplomacy'

    Envoy's visit to Tokyo paves way for early Abe-Moon summit

  • Japan logs longest growth streak in over a decade

    Exports helped by Chinese tail wind that could soon die down

  • Lotte to sharply boost chocolate output capacity in Japan

    Major upgrade comes as demand rises among health-conscious adults

  • Toyota, JXTG, others to quadruple Japan's hydrogen stations

    Automakers, energy companies look to turn around fuel cell cars' fortunes

  • Japan's economy expands annualized 2.2% in January-March quarter

  • Market Scramble: Signs point to 20,000 barrier for Nikkei index

    US politics, share prices and chart gaps all lend support to limited upside

  • BOJ watch

    Has the Bank of Japan really tamed long rates?

    Eerie quiet falls over government bond market, but storm may be coming

  • Japanese companies face overtime disclosure requirement

    New rules, expected in 2020, to carry penalties for violators

  • Japanese papermaker Oji dives into water treatment

    Chemical and membrane filtration system would cut facility setup costs

  • Japan's financial industry embracing AI

    Brokerages, stock exchange see new tech providing extra edge

  • Dollar falls to pre-election levels

    Political woes stall Trump's economic agenda, worry market

  • Japan to open center for international business arbitration

    Country eager to expand its capacity for solving corporate disputes

  • Japan, New Zealand leaders want TPP to take shape soon

    Countries will take the lead on trade pact without US

  • Funai and Yamada Denki to partner on OLED TVs

    Tokyo Olympics expected to usher in next wave of televisions