Japan Update

  • As Panasonic enters game, Japan's TV industry banks on OLED

    Manufacturers, retailers cheer the first tech evolution since LCD

  • Foreign directors in greater demand in Japan

    MUFG, SoftBank, Mitsui among those looking abroad for perspective

  • China's Mobike sharing service rolls into Japan

    Municipalities getting on board as app-based system may ease congestion

  • With his party in charge, Abe boasts 95% legislative success rate

    Government submitted fewer bills to focus on controversial measures

  • Horiba to support development of self-driving vehicles

    Instrument maker shifts away from tracking emissions with rise of electric cars

  • Japan seeking third year for head of financial watchdog

    FSA commissioner still needs to put smaller banks at ease

  • China goes on shopping spree for industrial robots

    Japanese companies crank up production as automation demand soars

  • Japan's Royal Holdings lifted by end of night shift

    Eatery business thrives as revamped operations improve profitability

  • Market Scramble: Skimpy earnings reports marring transparency in Tokyo

    Lighter disclosure requirements leave frustrated investors asking for more

  • JFE Holdings to show its earnings power

    Adding new performance indicators aims to shift mindset, raise credit rating

  • Japan's auto industry seeks alternatives to Takata

    Honda, Toyota, suppliers look to cut reliance on embattled air bag maker

  • Japan Post likely to call off Nomura Real Estate purchase

    Postal group's net loss spurs caution toward acquisitions

  • Japan's drug sector to unite for emerging-market push

    Tokyo will help establish financial, legal footing for cross-industry group

  • In crisis mode, Honda risks losing its originality

    With cost cuts on the way, investors worry about carmaker's mojo

  • Recruiting agencies innovate to find local talent abroad

    Exclusive interviews, support services help Japanese companies hungry for qualified workers

  • Will casino resorts be Japan's post-Olympics tourism savior?

    Government hopes to attract 60m visitors a year by 2030, up 150%

  • Soccer star Nagatomo schools Japanese shoe retailer -- mind and body

    ABC-Mart managers get meditation and workout tips from the national team member

  • From air bag king to bankruptcy court: A Q&A on Takata's fall

    Global recalls leave 84-year-old company with some $9bn in debt

  • Busing across Japan just got easier

    Foreign tourists can hop from bus to bus to see more of the country

  • EU leans toward big concession on autoparts trade with Japan

    Brussels wants Japanese farm products on the chopping board in return