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  • Emerging Asia opening up more to foreign capital

    TOKYO -- With short-term money in retreat, Asia's emerging markets are loosening restrictions on investment from abroad in hopes of securing more durable foundations for growth. Indonesia is expected to take a number of steps in this direction s

    January 23, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Mongolian president sets new reform goals

    ULAN BATOR -- Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj can rightfully boast that he has persuaded parliament to take a more welcoming stance toward foreign investment, but he is aiming for even more. Elbegdorj, who was re-elected last June to a

    January 23, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Emerging Asia opening wider to foreign capital

    TOKYO -- With short-term money in retreat, Asian emerging markets are loosening restrictions on investment from abroad in hopes of securing more durable foundations for growth. Indonesia is expected to take a number of steps in this direction so

    January 17, 2014 03:59 am JST
  • Sumo champion Hakuho's appetite for success began on Mongolian steppe

    TOKYO -- Sumo grand champion Hakuho Sho credits much of his current strength to his childhood in Mongolia. Sitting down with The Nikkei, Hakuho recalled how his appetite, for success and food, started in those summers spent on the vast steppe.

    January 12, 2014 01:00 pm JST
  • Japan infrastructure companies face danger of too much government help

    TOKYO -- The Japanese government is hard at work promoting the country's cutting-edge infrastructure-building expertise across the globe. The strategy has been helping businesses win overseas projects, but relying so heavily on Tokyo carries certain

    December 17, 2013 01:00 pm JST
  • Tokyo Filmex highlights dynamic new directors

    TOKYO -- The 14th annual Tokyo Filmex film festival, which was created as a way to discover and foster talent in Asian film, opened Dec. 1 with a strong lineup of films by new directors. "We have found talented filmmakers who can carry the Asian

    December 12, 2013 12:00 am JST
  • Mongolia pitches reforms to foreign investors

    ULAN BATOR -- Mongolian officials are embarking on a world tour to convince foreign investors to place their cash in the resource-rich Central Asian nation. The move comes as plans are finalized for the country's first yen-denominated bond issuance

    December 12, 2013 12:00 am JST
  • Tokyo Filmex highlights dynamic new directors

    TOKYO -- The 14th annual Tokyo Filmex film festival, which was created as a way to discover and foster talent in Asian film, opened Dec. 1 with a strong lineup of films by new directors. "We have found talented filmmakers who can carry the Asian

    December 12, 2013 12:00 am JST
  • Mongolia pitches reforms to foreign investors

    ULAN BATOR -- Mongolian officials are embarking on a world tour to convince foreign investors to place their cash in the resource-rich Central Asian nation. The move comes as plans are finalized for the country's first yen-denominated bond issuance

    December 6, 2013 07:00 pm JST
  • Resource crisis threatens Asia's rise

    Asian economies facing a domestic resource crunch are being forced increasingly to rely on imported mineral ores, timber and fossil fuels, bringing international supplies under pressure and triggering price volatility. Yet Asia, paradoxically, is th

    November 28, 2013 01:00 pm JST
  • Resource crisis threatens Asia's rise

    Asian economies facing a domestic resource crunch are being forced increasingly to rely on imported mineral ores, timber and fossil fuels, bringing international supplies under pressure and triggering price volatility. Yet Asia, paradoxically, is th

    November 28, 2013 12:00 am JST
  • Financial reality forcing Mongolia to accept outsiders like Rio Tinto

    ULAN BATOR -- Just over a kilometer south of Genghis Khan's statue in front of Mongolia's government house sits the headquarters of Oyu Tolgoi, the local joint venture of global miner Rio Tinto. The gaze of the 13th-century leader of the Mongol hord

    November 21, 2013 12:00 am JST