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  • Mongolia's property boom set to cool

    ULAN BATOR -- Dozens of dusty residential and retail construction sites greet travelers along the road connecting Chinggis Khaan International Airport with downtown Ulan Bator. As the surrounding steppe gives way to the city, new condo towers poke o

    March 17, 2014 01:00 pm JST
  • Japan Inc salivates over prospect of $3 trillion Asian eco-market

    TOKYO -- Backed by subsidies from their government, Japanese companies are pitching their advanced environmental technologies in emerging Asia, where economic expansion and population growth are sharply boosting demand for all things green. The

    March 14, 2014 01:00 pm JST
  • Mongolia's property boom set to cool

    ULAN BATOR -- Dozens of dusty residential and retail construction sites greet travelers along the road connecting Chinggis Khaan International Airport with downtown Ulan Bator. As the surrounding steppe gives way to the city, new condo towers poke o

    March 13, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Woody Epstein: Probabilities and possibilities

    We have more than our share of extreme natural disasters in Asia. Earthquakes and tsunamis, volcanic eruptions and typhoons. The severity and costs are impossible to predict. Drawing up effective emergency plans is a Sisyphean task. How should w

    March 7, 2014 03:30 pm JST
  • Probabilities and possibilities

    We have more than our share of extreme natural disasters in Asia. Earthquakes and tsunamis, volcanic eruptions and typhoons. The severity and costs are impossible to predict. Drawing up effective emergency plans is a Sisyphean task. How should w

    March 6, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Azerbaijan seeks Japanese investment in gas pipeline: deputy PM

    BAKU, Azerbaijan -- Azerbaijan wants Japan to help build a pipeline to carry natural gas from the energy-rich former Soviet republic to Europe, Deputy Prime Minister Abid Sharifov has told The Nikkei. The Trans Anatolia Natural Gas Pipeline, or

    February 18, 2014 04:51 am JST
  • Asia-Pacific to be biggest aircraft market by 2032: Airbus

    PARIS -- The Asia-Pacific region will be the world's largest aircraft market by 2032, Airbus said in a report released Thursday. The European aircraft maker said airlines in the region will likely require a total of 10,940 new planes over the tw

    February 13, 2014 01:00 pm JST
  • Dual approach planned to monitor Asia's greenhouse gases

    TOKYO -- Japan's environment ministry plans to better monitor greenhouse gas emissions in Asia through a combination of space-based and ground-based observation. The ministry will set up observation posts in Indonesia and Mongolia in fiscal

    February 13, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Who you calling Bean Sprout?

    TOKYO -- A sheep herder is quickly closing in on the all-time record for sumo tournament victories. Not bad for a guy who was called "Bean Sprout" when he first came to Japan. Hakuho, already a grand champion, on Jan. 27 won his 28th career titl

    February 6, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Emerging Asia opening up more to foreign capital

    TOKYO -- With short-term money in retreat, Asia's emerging markets are loosening restrictions on investment from abroad in hopes of securing more durable foundations for growth. Indonesia is expected to take a number of steps in this direction s

    January 23, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Mongolian president sets new reform goals

    ULAN BATOR -- Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj can rightfully boast that he has persuaded parliament to take a more welcoming stance toward foreign investment, but he is aiming for even more. Elbegdorj, who was re-elected last June to a

    January 23, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Emerging Asia opening wider to foreign capital

    TOKYO -- With short-term money in retreat, Asian emerging markets are loosening restrictions on investment from abroad in hopes of securing more durable foundations for growth. Indonesia is expected to take a number of steps in this direction so

    January 17, 2014 03:59 am JST
  • Sumo champion Hakuho's appetite for success began on Mongolian steppe

    TOKYO -- Sumo grand champion Hakuho Sho credits much of his current strength to his childhood in Mongolia. Sitting down with The Nikkei, Hakuho recalled how his appetite, for success and food, started in those summers spent on the vast steppe.

    January 12, 2014 01:00 pm JST
  • Japan infrastructure companies face danger of too much government help

    TOKYO -- The Japanese government is hard at work promoting the country's cutting-edge infrastructure-building expertise across the globe. The strategy has been helping businesses win overseas projects, but relying so heavily on Tokyo carries certain

    December 17, 2013 01:00 pm JST
  • Tokyo Filmex highlights dynamic new directors

    TOKYO -- The 14th annual Tokyo Filmex film festival, which was created as a way to discover and foster talent in Asian film, opened Dec. 1 with a strong lineup of films by new directors. "We have found talented filmmakers who can carry the Asian

    December 12, 2013 12:00 am JST
  • Mongolia pitches reforms to foreign investors

    ULAN BATOR -- Mongolian officials are embarking on a world tour to convince foreign investors to place their cash in the resource-rich Central Asian nation. The move comes as plans are finalized for the country's first yen-denominated bond issuance

    December 12, 2013 12:00 am JST
  • Tokyo Filmex highlights dynamic new directors

    TOKYO -- The 14th annual Tokyo Filmex film festival, which was created as a way to discover and foster talent in Asian film, opened Dec. 1 with a strong lineup of films by new directors. "We have found talented filmmakers who can carry the Asian

    December 12, 2013 12:00 am JST
  • Mongolia pitches reforms to foreign investors

    ULAN BATOR -- Mongolian officials are embarking on a world tour to convince foreign investors to place their cash in the resource-rich Central Asian nation. The move comes as plans are finalized for the country's first yen-denominated bond issuance

    December 6, 2013 07:00 pm JST
  • Resource crisis threatens Asia's rise

    Asian economies facing a domestic resource crunch are being forced increasingly to rely on imported mineral ores, timber and fossil fuels, bringing international supplies under pressure and triggering price volatility. Yet Asia, paradoxically, is th

    November 28, 2013 01:00 pm JST
  • Resource crisis threatens Asia's rise

    Asian economies facing a domestic resource crunch are being forced increasingly to rely on imported mineral ores, timber and fossil fuels, bringing international supplies under pressure and triggering price volatility. Yet Asia, paradoxically, is th

    November 28, 2013 12:00 am JST