Japan Update

Mitsubishi Motors CEO Osamu Masuko speaks at a news conference outlining the automaker's midterm business plan in Tokyo on Oct. 18. (Photo by Yoichi Iwata)

Mitsubishi Motors aims for 50% growth in ASEAN auto sales

Midterm plan boosts spending and looks to put fuel-economy scandal to rest

  • Japan election shines harsh light on gender gap

    Political awakening of women a feel-good moment, but real change is slow in coming

  • Mitsubishi, Nissan see electric autos helping manage grid

    Users would be paid for letting cars fill power supply gaps from renewables

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  • Japan coalition partner calls for caution on changing charter

    Komeito leader stresses need for public backing along with supermajority

  • NTT Docomo readies car-sharing app for Japan

    Company diversifying into new services as mobile growth slows

  • Japan mulls ways to put $3.6tn corporate profits to work

    Retained-earnings tax proposal fails to address root cause of hoarding

  • In a first, Japanese mothers spend more time on kids than chores

    Dishwashers, robo-vacuums credited for cut in housework

  • Japan looking to shrink TPP-related farm assistance

    Finance ministry sharpening ax to grind against ruling coalition's largess

  • Seoul to host 3-way talks on North Korea

    Japanese, American and South Korean envoys hope to put their heads together

  • Demanding trade pact, US dials up pressure on Japan

    Washington wants greater access for farm products, autos

  • Abe won't visit Yasukuni to avoid provoking Beijing, Seoul

    Amid North Korea threat, Japanese leader stays away from war-linked shrine

  • Japan Market Pulse

    Goldilocks economy fuels Nikkei's winning streak

    Run-up in share prices outpaces underlying earnings amid ample liquidity

  • Earnings preview

    Maruha Nichiro likely hauled in record first-half profit

    Japanese seafood company rides high prices, strong frozen-food sales

  • WTO panel said to back Japan on Fukushima fish ban

    Tokyo has called South Korean restrictions on seafood imports unfair

  • Wastepaper prices in Japan slip as China limits imports

    Recovered cardboard, paper inventories pile higher

  • Japan's Mizuho combining US banking, trust banking units

    Consolidation will let more staff work to expand capital markets operations

  • Toshiba sued again in 32nd claim tied to accounting scandal

    Total damages sought from Japanese conglomerate climb to $1.2bn

  • Bridgestone puts profits above market share in China

    World's largest tire maker wants to keep distance from price competition

  • Japan's first wrinkle-fighting product powers Pola Orbis

    Hot seller grew out of more than a decade of R&D, approval process