Tokyo Market

  • Japan's biggest pension fund starts tracking socially minded indexes

    GPIF has already committed 1tn yen with focus on environmental, social and governance factors

  • Japan Market Pulse

    Abe's black eye in Tokyo vote stirs fears of political shift

    Overseas investors may turn tentative, noting Japan's market history

  • Tech newcomers help keep Japanese IPOs brisk

    Nearly all first-half debutantes trading above offering price

  • Earnings preview

    Welcia's operating profit seen soaring 40%

    Shops with extended hours, prescription counters helped Japanese drugstore chain

  • Idemitsu poised for $1.23bn stock offering

    Diluting founding family's stake seen as shortcut to Showa Shell merger

  • Sharp looks to return to TSE's first section this year

    Restoration would crown success of turnaround under Foxconn

  • Japan Market Pulse

    Futures flinch shows investors rousing from their torpor

    Restrained sell-off belies wariness over interest rates, economic health

  • Earnings preview

    Aeon Mall seen lifting profit 6% for March-May

    Shopping center operator shrinks losses overseas as recognition grows

  • Earnings preview

    Nachi-Fujikoshi seen beating first-half profit view on Chinese growth

    Climbing labor costs in China spur investment in industrial robots

  • Japan pension giant picking socially conscious stocks with $26bn

    Good governance, environmental and social efforts indicate long-term potential

  • Gloves come off for shareholders as they review Japan Inc.

    Institutional investors turn strict as their votes come under scrutiny

  • Japan Market Pulse

    Limited breadth of growth stocks hampers rally

    Biotechnology sector key to ending reliance on IT issues

  • Earnings preview

    Lintec's quarterly profit seen rebounding on iPhone demand

    Makers of smartphone chips buying more of the Japanese company's tape

  • Sojitz targets 100bn yen net profit in 5 years

    Japanese trading house to step up airplane, auto dealership investments

  • Obayashi, Maeda power up renewables operations

    Japanese builders seek stable earnings to counter construction cycle

  • Earnings preview

    Lawson's profit likely sank on higher costs

    Strong Q1 sales offset by financial support for convenience stores

  • Activist investor's plea brings rare board change in Japan

    Investment fund Reno shakes up Kuroda Electric's shareholders meeting

  • Financial stocks gain traction worldwide

    ECB President Draghi's speech heightens hopes for wider profit margins

  • Earnings preview

    Japan's Obic likely to grow profit on workplace reform

    Demand for efficient systems boosts sales, while reduced overtime cuts costs

  • Japan Market Pulse

    Subsidiaries raking in investor cash ahead of buyouts

    Corporate governance awareness helping affiliates outperform Nikkei average