Japan Update

  • Toshiba memory unit sale by March 'difficult but possible'

    Auditor partially approves fiscal 2016 books; negative net worth remains

  • Toyota delays opening of Mexican plant until 2020

    Suppliers told to halt preparation for Corolla and plan for Tacoma

  • Machinery orders to jump as Japan seeks to meet labor shortage

    July-September sees first rise in three quarters: Cabinet Office

  • Muji seems to have outgrown Japan

    Retailer tailoring playbook as it expands, even becoming diner, hotel

  • Calbee turns to paddy fields to meet potato chip shortage

    Japanese snack maker to stabilize output by growing crop in rice fields

  • Japan's new top diplomat faces struggle defining himself

    Famous father's reputation a mixed blessing for Taro Kono

  • Japan Display faces rocky road even with new turnaround plan

    Would-be rescuer INCJ may have erred in strategy for the ailing company

  • Japan's big insurers report weaker April-June revenues

    Premium hikes hurt income, but soft yen boosts core profits

  • Sumitomo backs New York truck-sharing startup Transfix

    Japanese trading house may bring cost-cutting service to Asia

  • Trump's 'fire and fury' spooks global markets

    Nikkei plummets as US and North Korea escalate nuclear rhetoric

  • Ajinomoto looks to stir up India with instant coffee

    Japanese group continues expansion into thirsty Asian markets

  • Toiletries maker Lion to release exclusive goods for Alibaba

    Chinese internet sales become crucial revenue source for Japan Inc.

  • Toyota to make fuel cell trucks for Seven-Eleven Japan

    Hydrogen-powered fleet will join electric vehicles from Mitsubishi Fuso

  • Sumitomo Realty's stock flies high as rivals flounder

    Japanese property developer trounces expectations with novel strategy

  • Japan Market Pulse

    Low-volatility trades snowball, propel Tokyo stock slide

    Popular tactic for calm market proves susceptible when perception shifts

  • Foreign-stock trusts hit new heights in Japan

    Assets held by all public investment trusts reach $927bn as of July end

  • Bridgestone raises forecast, with SUV tire sales on a roll

    Price increases, smaller rise in raw material costs support upgrade

  • Japan's Nidec to sell factory automation robots

    Motor maker will give labor-saving systems a spin at its own plants first

  • McDonald's Japan heads for 270% profit boost

    New large burgers and store renovations restore consumer appetite

  • Shiseido lifts 2017 profit outlook on Chinese demand

    Upscale cosmetics perform well in Asia as US struggles continue