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  • ANA to start cargo flights linking Japan's Kyushu with Asia

    TOKYO -- ANA Holdings will launch cargo flights out of Kyushu, the southernmost of four main islands that constitute Japan, to facilitate shipment of locally produced autoparts, semiconductors and other items to the rest of Asia.Starting in June, ca

    January 18, 2018 01:13 pm JST
  • No cash here -- Japan finally embraces alternative payments

    TOKYO -- A new restaurant that opened recently in central Tokyo's Chuo Ward does not want your cash.At the establishment, with the unlikely name of Gathering Table Pantry Bakurocho, customers pay with e-money or credit cards using terminals provided

    January 18, 2018 12:00 pm JST
  • Japan's Epsilon-3 rocket puts satellite in orbit

    KAGOSHIMA, Japan (Kyodo) -- An Epsilon solid fuel rocket successfully placed a small earth observation satellite into orbit Thursday morning, Japan's space agency said.The rocket carrying the ASNARO-2, a small radar satellite developed by NEC Corp.,

    January 18, 2018 11:37 am JST
  • William Pesek: New heads at central banks in Asia-Pacific could shake up 2018

    Asia investors typically scrutinize data, charts and market moves to divine central bank policy direction. This year, add the human factor.At least six central banks in the Asia-Pacific will see their chiefs replaced or reappointed in the months ahe

    January 18, 2018 10:00 am JST
  • Better paydays are in store for Asia

    TOKYO Asian workers are expected to enjoy the highest real wage growth in the world in 2018 thanks to solid growth and changes in the region's economic structure, while their counterparts in Japan and the West will see wages stagnate amid budding in

    January 18, 2018 10:00 am JST
  • Asia makes waves at CES 2018 in Las Vegas

    LAS VEGAS, U.S. In terms of ambition and sheer numbers, Asian tech companies were a dominant force at this year's CES in Las Vegas, where artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles and other cutting-edge technology took center stage.Founded as the

    January 18, 2018 10:00 am JST
  • Sony stakes its reputation on Aibo's return

    TOKYO Twelve years after Aibo disappeared from store shelves, Sony has released a new version of its iconic robotic dog -- a move the company hopes will mark its comeback as a tech powerhouse.Aibo's rebirth was spearheaded by President and CEO Kazuo

    January 18, 2018 10:00 am JST
  • Clean sheets, cleansed soul

    TOKYO Tourists to Japan will soon have a much wider selection of places to stay, as a law deregulating vacation rentals takes effect on June 15, opening up lodging options that go way beyond hotels.An example of what's to come can be found in Takaya

    January 18, 2018 10:00 am JST
  • Shigeo Kashiwagi: The government alone cant save Japan's economy

    Shinzo Abe's critics often suggest that the Japanese prime minister has yet to tackle serious structural reforms. They are quite wrong.Abe has been advocating and embracing structural reform ever since he took office in 2012. Reforms in corporate go

    January 18, 2018 10:00 am JST
  • Nikkei Editorial

    Cooperative global framework needed to protect world's open economic order

    The free trade order that has served as the foundation of today's global economy is faltering. This is because the U.S., a longstanding champion of free trade, is now behaving more like a challenger to the established order. To maintain and reinforc

    January 18, 2018 10:00 am JST
  • Ship inspections aim to thwart sanctions-dodging North Korea

    VANCOUVER, Canada/WASHINGTON -- A broad agreement Tuesday to increase inspections of vessels suspected to be smuggling oil to North Korea represents a victory for the hard-line, pressure-oriented approach favored by the U.S. and Japan."We must put a

    January 18, 2018 08:05 am JST
  • Japanese government less eager for early issuance of bonds

    TOKYO -- The Ministry of Finance is scaling back its practice of issuing Japanese government bonds one year ahead of schedule, seeing interest rates are too low to attract investors.The cap on the amount of JGBs issued this way, or front-loading, wi

    January 18, 2018 07:57 am JST
  • Toyota says Kobe Steel scandal has not affected its vehicles

    NAGOYA, Japan -- Toyota Motor found no issue with the safety and performance of its vehicles after completing inspections of materials supplied by Kobe Steel that were linked to the steelmaker's data falsification scandal, the Japanese automaker sai

    January 18, 2018 07:47 am JST
  • Japan's national wealth hits highest since 2000

    TOKYO -- Rising land prices helped Japan's national wealth rebound to its highest level in over 15 years, reaching 3.35 quadrillion yen ($30.2 trillion) at the end of 2016 for a 1.6% gain from the previous year, the Cabinet Office reported Wednesday

    January 18, 2018 07:10 am JST
  • William Pesek

    Son faces $18bn test with IPO plan

    Masayoshi Son, the world's most flamboyant venture capitalist, said recently that his core business is not boring old telecommunications, but engineering an "information revolution." The SoftBank founder now has a chance to prove it.Japan's richest

    January 18, 2018 07:00 am JST
  • Japan's shipbuilding industry turning corner as orders double

    TOKYO -- Buoyancy appears to be returning to Japan's shipbuilders as order volumes for mainstay merchant vessels rose 150% in 2017, according to data released Wednesday.With bulk freighters on a recovery trend, and fresh demand for environmentally f

    January 18, 2018 06:49 am JST
  • Samsung targeting 5G equipment sales in US, Japan and India

    SEOUL -- Samsung Electronics is looking to double its share in the global market for mobile-phone network equipment by boosting sales of its fifth-generation devices in the U.S., Japan, South Korea and India.Samsung was the first in the industry to

    January 18, 2018 05:17 am JST
  • Chat app provider Line moves into financial services

    TOKYO -- Line is adding a feature that trades financial instruments to its signature mobile messaging app, its latest move to broaden services for its vast base of 71 million monthly users in Japan.Line will work with Folio, a Tokyo-based online sec

    January 18, 2018 04:22 am JST
  • Earnings preview

    Japan's Tosoh on track for 26% April-December profit jump

    TOKYO -- Chemical company Tosoh's operating profit probably rose 26% on the year in the April-December 2017 period to around 90 billion yen ($812 million), marking a third straight record. A tighter market for a mainstay chemical product has boosted

    January 18, 2018 04:19 am JST
  • Canada is the great unknown as TPP 11 talks near goal

    TOKYO -- The remaining 11 countries of the Trans-Pacific Partnership will enter into final negotiations to salvage the trade pact as soon as next week in Tokyo, though Canadian demands to revisit cultural exceptions and automotive production rules a

    January 18, 2018 04:07 am JST