Japan Update

Panasonic's lithium-ion batteries, which are part of Tesla Motor's Model S and Model X battery packs, are displayed in front of a poster of a Tesla car. © Reuters

Interview

Panasonic expanding overseas car battery production -- sensibly

Impossible to fully meet surging demand: battery business chief

  • Japan map shows possible permanent sites for nuclear waste

    Volcano and fault zones ruled out, but people near potential dumps may resist

  • China boom sparks heavy machinery comeback

    Infrastructure spending boosts demand, yet makers remain cautious

  • Securing IoT specialists crucial for Japan machine tool makers

    Technology to bring flexibility, efficiency to manufacturing process

  • Asia turns to Israel's tech warriors for cyberprotection

    Veterans of IDF's elite Unit 8200 bring expertise to the private sector

  • Japanese defense minister quits amid growing scandals

    Once a candidate for PM, Inada proves more hinderance than help for Abe

  • Japan's defense chief Inada tenders resignation to PM Abe

  • Japan's labor market remains tight, consumption picks up in June

  • Japan's core consumer prices rise 0.4% in June

  • A first for Japan: Regular jobs for every applicant

    Ratio of full-time job-seekers-to-openings tops 1.0 as companies scramble to fill positions

  • Japan opposition leader takes swift fall after disappointing tenure

    Renho lost lawmakers' support after party's defeat in Tokyo election

  • Dentsu pledges to nearly eliminate overtime

    Workplace reforms take priority as ad agency struggles to regain trust

  • Alps buying out unit to bolster autoparts biz

    Integration seen improving flexibility in time of tumultuous change

  • Sysmex, Eisai teaming up on Alzheimer's blood test

    Less-burdensome diagnoses seen promoting early detection

  • Japan to let taxi riders avoid congestion sticker shock

    Tokyo cabdrivers will take part in two-month trial of new app

  • Japanese public broadcaster broadening horizons beyond TV

    NHK chief seeks foray into streaming; private-sector players fear a crowding out

  • Defense chief's exit comes too late as Abe faces backlash

    Japanese leader under fire for protecting embattled minister

  • Earnings preview

    Top Japanese airlines seen flying higher in April-June

    Corporate demand, lucrative long-haul flights buoy profit

  • Earnings preview

    Low-cost mobile carriers eating into KDDI profit

    Japan's wireless giants struggle to stem customer exodus

  • UAE oil giant eyes foreign partnerships to tap Asian markets

    CEO sees deal as early as this year to renew Japanese stakes in Abu Dhabi fields