Japan Update

Japan's Feb core inflation rises 1.0% on year

  • Hopes for smoke-free Tokyo Olympics nearly snuffed out

    Gov. Koike backtracks on tough rules after electoral drubbing by Abe

  • Complaint filed on 4 maglev contractors over bid-rigging in Japan

    Antitrust watchdog fingers Obayashi, Kajima, Shimizu and Taisei

  • Japan warns Hong Kong-based crypto exchange

    Criminal charges to be filed if Binance fails to halt Japan operations

  • Coincheck hackers inch closer to cash-out

    Most stolen NEM coins seen laundered through 'dark web'

  • Abe's party set to pursue changes to war-renouncing charter

    Contentious proposal aims to clarify status of Japan's Self-Defense Forces

  • US and Japanese companies on share buyback spree

    Market slides and tax cuts set in motion wave of repurchases

  • BOJ should adjust policy when inflation tops 1%: JCER poll

    Roughly half of private economists surveyed see 1% rate in next two fiscal years

  • Bike-sharing boom in Japan a prelude to online payment war?

    Tech companies seen copying Chinese model of using two-wheelers to market e-pay

  • Japan Inc. scrambles to find female executives

    Lack of internal candidates forces companies to look outside for talent

  • Japanese pop culture fandom spreads in Myanmar

    AKB48 supplies a dose of kawaii in a public-private export push

  • Where 'Made in Japan' went wrong, and how to fix it

    Data-tampering scandals reveal the issues undermining the country's manufacturing reputation

  • Japanese life insurers to merge corporate pension operations

    Aging society and negative interest rates are forcing the sector to cut costs

  • Tepco will take 3% stake in Nippon Gas to deepen collaboration

    Bundling city gas and electricity a key focus as domestic competition heats up

  • Yahoo Japan to boost investment in Southeast Asian startups

    New joint venture fund will focus on IT-related fields

  • Chinese autoparts makers go on global buying spree

    With expertise acquired, joint ventures are now surplus to requirements

  • In rural Japan, immigrants spark a rebirth

    Newcomers fill the labor and tax void as young Japanese bolt to Tokyo

  • Japanese and Russian ministers hold talks eyeing summit on isles

    Foreign policy chiefs laying groundwork for Abe-Putin summit in May

  • Record slump spells trouble for Japan's convenience stores

    Innovative retailers find that drugstores are beating them at their own game

  • Cryptocurrency group gives up search for Coincheck loot

    Most NEM taken from Japanese exchange operator apparenty laundered