Japan Update

A worker scans fish for possible radioactive contamination at a market in Seoul on Sept. 6, 2013. © Reuters

WTO panel said to back Japan on Fukushima fish ban

Tokyo has called South Korean restrictions on seafood imports unfair

  • Wastepaper prices in Japan slip as China limits imports

    Recovered cardboard, paper inventories pile higher

  • Japan's Mizuho combining US banking, trust banking units

    Consolidation will let more staff work to expand capital markets operations

  • Toshiba sued again in 32nd claim tied to accounting scandal

    Total damages sought from Japanese conglomerate climb to $1.2bn

  • Bridgestone puts profits above market share in China

    World's largest tire maker wants to keep distance from price competition

  • Japan's first wrinkle-fighting product powers Pola Orbis

    Hot seller grew out of more than a decade of R&D, approval process

  • China Inc. spending spree lifts Japanese manufacturers

    Some fear demand is temporary product of Beijing's economic stimulus

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    Kenzo Takada (16) The stars align for an unexpected success

    Several factors came together at just the right time when I opened by first shop

  • Abe sends ritual offering to Yasukuni during autumn festival

  • Mitsubishi Motors to rev up R&D, capital spending

    Investment back in focus as automaker puts scandals in rearview mirror

  • Japan's equity financing recovers sharply in fiscal first half

    Rising stock prices create tempting share-offering environment

  • Half of Japanese banks targeted in cyberattacks: BOJ survey

    One in 10 suffered some fallout on services, operations

  • Burger King Japan passing reins to Hong Kong investment fund

    Fast-food chain struggled to grow under South Korea's Lotte Group

  • Amazon tries on role of fashion incubator

    Designers and 'skill' developers among beneficiaries of feared retail disruptor

  • Japan's Kansai Electric to shut down 2 major nuclear reactors

    Rising safety costs make even 1m kW facilities too expensive to revive

  • Japan Post Bank embraces active investing

    Savings institution to shift billions of dollars into stock picks

  • Top Russian general to visit Japan in December

    Tokyo, Moscow continue rekindling military cooperation after post-Crimea freeze

  • Kobe Steel plants faked quality data for decades

    Cheating 'manuals' backed systemic fraud under succession of managers

  • Earnings preview

    Mitsui Mining seen nearly doubling first-half profit

    Copper foil sales grow as new smartphones roll out

  • Mizuho Financial Group says it retains lifetime honorary advisers

    Japanese financial giant to disclose information about adviser system early