Japan Update

  • Higher price stalls takeover of Hitachi chip equipment unit

    KKR halts deal after brisk business boosts Hitachi Kokusai shares

  • Airfares for Japan's low cost carriers leveling off

    Ticket prices drop 12% over last 5 years, but slide is slowing

  • Japan drugstores log record Q1 profit

    Chains adjust to drug price cuts, add in-store pharmacies

  • Japan offers Iraq helping hand as terrorism fight rages on

    Tokyo agrees to assist in securing loose weapons, funding power plant repairs

  • Tokyo commodity bourse picks first Chinese partner

    Link aimed at attracting mainland money into Japan

  • Experts split on what game US, North Korea are playing

    Verbal jabs could continue, but actual fisticuffs may break out

  • iPhone supplier Japan Display to take $1.5bn charge in reform push

    Turnaround plan calls for 30% payroll cut, factory consolidation, shift to OLED

  • Sony, Shimizu lead Corporate Japan's quest to go carbon neutral

    Companies trade emissions as investors cast eye over CSR activity

  • Abe sets the stage for eventual successor

    While Kishida is front and center, rival Noda also has a springboard

  • Dollar falls to upper 109 yen zone after Trump warning on North Korea

  • Toshiba auditor to sign off on fiscal 2016 earnings in part

    PwC Aarata's limited approval reduces risk of delisting

  • Japan slides to ninth in ranking on influential research output

    Dwindling supply of bright young researchers shrinks contribution to science

  • KDDI counts on startup Soracom to open new fronts

    Rising 'internet of things' star to complement languishing mobile services

  • Japan's heavy industries take hit from flagging big projects

    Mixed earnings show mass-produced products offsetting slump for some

  • Toshiba faces reckoning with Tokyo bourse over listing

    Exchange's decision on keeping company's shares still months away

  • Nissan bucks the tide in electric-car age

    Carmaker raises eyebrows by unloading battery unit to Chinese fund

  • Japan Market Pulse

    As chip stocks sputter, investors look for next driver of Tokyo equities

    Car, automation shares regain sheen

  • Sharp to help IoT ventures in mass production

    Suppliers to let ventures use their equipment

  • Drugmaker Otsuka touches 2017 low as new hits prove elusive

    Loss of patent on mainstay antipsychotic has left gaping hole in profit

  • Uber-esque delivery services make inroads in Japan

    Matchmaking platforms can help drivers use idle time, cut costs for consumers