Japan Update

  • Japan still firmly on growth track

    Fiscal 2017 reading seen near 2% as consumption, investment take center stage

  • Exclusive

    Japan's MS&AD to invest $400m in Australian pension giant Challenger

    Tokyo-based group seeks to grab piece of growing superannuation pie

  • US Osprey key to Japan's security, defense chief says

    Okinawa gov calls for grounding the troubled American aircraft

  • Earnings preview

    Pigeon seen raising full-year profit view after first-half jump

    Baby product sales in China drive 20% gain

  • Tokyo stocks still reeling from North Korea escalation

    Skittish investors' rush for yen preventing recovery seen in rest of Asia

  • Japan's state-backed INCJ fund has hard time picking winners

    Poor investment performance puts public-private partnership in the spotlight

  • Domestic demand replaces exports as Japan's growth driver

    Economists doubt momentum will continue as population declines, market shrinks

  • Japan logs 4.0% GDP growth for April-June quarter

    Increased domestic demand helps beat expectations, boost figures

  • 'Made in Japan' label powers cosmetics exports

    Shiseido, Kose, Kanebo boost efforts to lure Chinese consumers

  • Seibu to replace Prince with Westin in new Hawaii hotel strategy

    Japanese hotel group seeks to turn a profit with help of popular brand

  • Itochu, Kansai Electric to build US power plant

    Shale gas revolution opening up opportunities for Japanese businesses

  • Why one silicon wafer maker relented and is adding capacity

    Now that it can raise prices, Japan's Sumco makes big capital splash

  • JAXA, Boeing to test 'invisible' turbulence detector

    Cheap, high-tech system could reduce violent aircraft movements

  • Fintech startup Money Forward IPO expected September

    Budgeting app has more than 5 million users

  • Welcome to Tokyo, Olympians; try to stay in the shade

    2020 host counting on trees and a special resin to keep things cool

  • Japan eyes new launchpad to spur growth of rocket industry

    Large-scale launch site at Tanegashima fears being passed over

  • New power providers carve role in Japan's liberated market

    Lower rates, focus on urban areas buoy sales as some approach major utilities

  • Fuzzy delisting rules put Toshiba's fate in bourse's hands

    TSE safeguards not designed for drawn-out corporate crises

  • Corporate Japan now sees net profit surging 13% this fiscal year

    A fifth of companies to top records despite strong yen, China risks

  • Retail giant Aeon looks to cater to Japan's graying population

    At least 100 stores to offer products, services targeting older shoppers