Japan Update

The sonar-u service offers flat-rate pricing for unlimited access to concerts.

Tokyo company offers unlimited concerts for $14 a month

Work-style changes mean people have longer evenings to spend on leisure

  • Japan's Kao hopes Chinese tourists will love its new lotion

    The new cream gets high marks at home but will it translate into sales growth?

  • Drive to push local character Kumamon overseas hits local snag

  • Toshiba still faces murky future despite chip unit sale

    Fresh capital gives conglomerate a reprieve, but it risks losing its identity

  • Property developer Hulic buys Hilton on Tokyo's waterfront

    Deal gives the group two hotels in a key area for the 2020 Olympics

  • Sony pushing to make TVs a major earnings pillar again

    Plan to raise segment's profit 30% centers on Latin America and Mideast

  • Event-filled 2018 could send Japan's consumers on $26bn binge

    First come the Olympics and World Cup, then a rush to beat a tax hike

  • The Sino-Japanese meeting to watch for may be Xi and the emperor

    Beijing has long seen popular Akihito as key to reaching the Japanese public

  • BOJ trim of bond purchases flags risks of market overreaction

    Investors looking for clues on beginning of end of easy money era

  • Honda revamps Gold Wing motorcycle for your golden years

    Long-awaited redesign trims 38kg -- a welcome change for older riders

  • Saudi market ripe for Japanese banks and theme parks

    Crown Prince's reforms offer new scope for business ties

  • SoftBank aims for global ride-hailing alliance with Uber stake

    Partnerships may emerge with rivals like Didi Chuxing and Grab

  • Comment

    Japan's 2% inflation sham

    Shinzo Abe, losing patience with the BOJ, maneuvers to declare victory

  • Aborted merger was blessing in disguise for Tokyo Electron

    Collapsed deal with Applied Materials planted two seeds for future growth

  • Exclusive

    Japan in talks over bid for UK uranium powerhouse

    Multibillion-dollar deal would keep China and Russia from gaining control of Urenco

  • Companies with niche appeal drive Jasdaq's rise

    Robot parts maker eclipses McDonald's as market cap leader

  • NTT East looks to sustain profit with corporate services

    Wi-Fi setups, security solutions making up for softer sales

  • Japan Market Pulse

    Cryptocurrency crash ripples through Tokyo stocks

    Traders may be unloading shares to cover losses and prepare for taxes

  • Kawasaki Heavy poised to win massive order for NYC subway cars

    Japanese manufacturer's track record in the Big Apple helps tip balance

  • Sumitomo Chemical exits LED materials business

    Freed-up resources will be diverted to battery separator production