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USJ breaks records after 'Harry Potter' debut

OSAKA -- USJ's operating profit apparently rose 61% to a record 39 billion yen ($315 million) in the year ended March on such factors as its Universal Studios Japan theme park opening an area based on the "Harry Potter" movie franchise in July 2014. ...

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    Semiconductor demand, weak yen buoy Lintec operating profit

    TOKYO -- Lintec is on track for about 4.5 billion yen ($36.45 million) in operating profit for the April-June quarter, up 13% on the year, on the strength of demand for adhesive tapes used in semiconductor manufacturing. The Japanese company's ba...

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    Lawson profit seen regaining vigor on healthier food

    TOKYO -- Lawson's operating profit likely hit a record of around 19 billion yen ($153 million) during the March-May quarter, jumping more than 10% on the year after the convenience store operator introduced healthier food options and acquired high-en...

  • Market Scramble

    Individual investors rescue Tokyo shares from further drops

    TOKYO -- Japanese stocks bounced back for the first time in four sessions Tuesday as retail investors here helped keep at bay the global sell-off stemming from the Greek debt crisis. Small investors apparently sought to go bargain-hunting, as the...

  • Tokyo stocks stage rebound, but investors still wary over Greece

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Tokyo stocks rose on Tuesday, rebounding from steep losses the previous day, as investors remained confident about Japan's economic outlook despite the ongoing threat to risk sentiment from Greece's debt crisis. The 225-issue Nik...

  • JGBs moderately fall as caution grows

    TOKYO (Dow Jones) -- Japanese government bond prices fell on Tuesday amid growing uncertainty over the course of the Greek debt crisis. The benchmark 10-year JGB yield was up two basis points at 0.455% as of 0600 GMT. Lead September JGB futures f...

  • Japan Post, 2 financial units file for listings

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- State-owned Japan Post Holdings Co. and its banking and insurance units filed Tuesday with the Tokyo Stock Exchange for approval for their simultaneous listings, sources close to the matter said. If procedures for the listings go...

  • Euro edges lower on persistent Greek default fears

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The euro fell slightly against the U.S. dollar and the yen Tuesday morning in Tokyo amid a wait-and-see mood as Greece appears to be heading toward a debt default with a deadline looming. At noon, the euro was quoted at $1.1185-...

  • Tokyo stocks mixed in morning as Greece fears keep investors wary

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Tokyo stocks ended the morning session mixed on Tuesday as concerns over a Greek default and exit from the eurozone kept investors' risk appetite dampened. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average gained 23.05 points, or 0.11 percent, ...

  • Tokyo stocks stage rebound in early trading after sharp drop

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Tokyo stocks rose in early trading Tuesday on a sense they were undervalued following Monday's plunge over the Greek debt crisis, when the Nikkei marked its biggest points drop this year. In the first 15 minutes of trading, the 2...

  • Euro slightly weaker ahead of Greece's payment deadline

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The euro was slightly weaker against the U.S. dollar and the yen early Tuesday in Tokyo than levels in New York overnight as market players continue closely watching the outlook for Greece's bailout with the risk of the country's def...

  • Concern about inbound demand

    Japan retailer shares dumped on China stock rout

    TOKYO -- Japanese stocks sustained their steepest slide so far this year Monday as the Greek debt crisis sent exporters lower and freefalling Chinese equities triggered worries that retailers may lose the support of shoppers from that country. Se...

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    Nippon Paper operating profit hurt as import costs rise

    TOKYO -- Nippon Paper Industries is expected to see about 5 billion yen ($40.33 million) in consolidated operating profit for the April-June quarter, down 20% on the year, as the weak yen raised the costs of imported raw materials. The company im...

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    Aeon seen rebounding, with supermarkets packing on profit

    TOKYO -- Aeon appears to be on the mend, with operating profit seen leaping roughly 50% on the year during the March-May quarter to around 33 billion yen ($266 million), driven by food sales. The group's operating revenue, equivalent to sales, is...

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    Lion seen posting record operating profit for January-June

    TOKYO -- Toiletries manufacturer Lion is expected to post a group operating profit of around 5 billion yen ($40.3 million) for the January-June half, a 26% rise over the same period last year and a record. That figure beats initial forecasts of 6...

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    Kuraray likely to beat profit projection for January-June

    TOKYO -- Chemical and resin manufacturer Kuraray's operating profit for the January-June half is expected to reach almost 30 billion yen ($242 million), more than the 29 billion yen forecast and up 8% on the year. Kuraray's mainstay optical films...

  • Euro volatile amid Greece default fears

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The euro showed volatile movements in Tokyo trading on Monday amid fears of a Greek default following a breakdown of bailout negotiations with its international creditors over the weekend. At 5 p.m., the euro was quoted at $1.107...

  • JGBs gain on Greece concerns

    TOKYO (Dow Jones) --Japanese government bonds gained on Monday as concerns about the Greek debt crisis spurred demand for safe-haven sovereign debt. Traders said that trading volumes of cash JGBs were subdued, however, as market participants await...

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    Tokyo stocks dive as Greek default looms

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Tokyo stocks plummeted on Monday, with the Nikkei index seeing its biggest points drop this year, as a Greek debt default looked likely this week following the collapse of eleventh-hour talks over the weekend. The 225-issue Nikke...

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    Tokyo stocks dive on Greek default fears

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Tokyo stocks fell sharply on Monday morning as a Greek debt default looked likely this week following the collapse of eleventh-hour talks over the weekend, smothering investor sentiment and sending the safe-haven yen soaring. The...