Japan Update

  • Abe, NZ PM English to discuss TPP without US in Tokyo

  • Royalty changes strike sour note among Japan's music teachers

    Schools set to take copyright collective to court over scope of performance rights

  • Japan March core machinery orders disappoint, outlook gloomy

  • Wiped off nameplate, will Bank of Tokyo's legacy live on?

    MUFG's global ambitions channel predecessor's strengths overseas

  • Japan eyes wider GDP basket to catch sharing economy, IP

    Including film production, home renovation costs could lift indicator

  • Xi wants Japan in AIIB as Beijing and Tokyo mend fences

    Abe government may reconsider membership in China-led investment bank

  • Teva Takeda stepping up generic drug production abroad

    Japanese-Israeli joint venture aims to reduce costs as drug prices decrease

  • Mitsui enters fiber-optic market in Africa

    Japanese rading house partners with Google, World Bank lender in Nairobi

  • Japan's Pigeon to quintuple Indian sales network

    Baby products maker homes in on rising middle, upper classes

  • USS Ronald Reagan leaves Yokosuka base

    US may boost aircraft carrier presence near North Korea amid provocations

  • Nippon Life using data analysis to support employee health

    Nomura Research, Recruit lend hand to rein in premiums in Japan

  • Toshiba backs off from chip plant lockout threat

    Talks with Western Digital continue, but no resolution in sight

  • Japan launches exports of nursing care services to China

    Government sees growing demand in Asia as populations age

  • Japan's Rakuten planning its biggest bond float

    Virtual mall operator looking to raise funds for debt repayment

  • Group companies pulling money out of Toshiba

    Parent's financial woes leaving shareholders on edge

  • Tokyo to lay out cyberattack countermeasures

    Options include digital retaliation when critical infrastructure is damaged

  • Market Scramble: Nervous pension funds curb Tokyo shares' gains

    Surge of selling keeps Nikkei index from topping 20,000

  • Foreign housekeepers in Japan to expand amid labor shortage

    Hiring to pick up steam with goal of boosting staffers to 2,500 by 2021

  • Arbitration, auditing woes endanger Toshiba turnaround

    Legal battle could delay memory unit sale beyond fiscal year-end deadline

  • Japanese knife maker slices into India

    Unlisted Kai takes aim at country's burgeoning middle class