Japan Update

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (left) and South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

Seoul-Tokyo rapprochement hitting snags old and new

Splits on North Korea and perennial 'comfort women' issue could cloud Abe-Moon summit

  • Takeda chief confronts growing pains -- and lack of growth -- without old ally

    Christophe Weber needs some successes in his hunt for new-drug candidates

  • Financial stocks gain traction worldwide

    ECB President Draghi's speech heightens hopes for wider profit margins

  • FamilyMart Uny to make prepared-meal affiliate a subsidiary

    Supermarket operator aims to tap growth market

  • Danish offshore wind turbine maker to open Japan branch

    MHI Vestas is far behind Siemens, but claims 16% global share

  • Sony goes retro with return to vinyl production

    Records enjoy renaissance as young fans seek to own favorite tunes

  • Complacency creeping up on Abe's long-running reign

    Recent slip by defense minister is latest embarrassment for cabinet

  • Toshiba offers assurance but no clarity on memory deal

    Chief seeks accord soon but more trouble, losses may lie ahead

  • Japan travel agency to help foreigners find tour guides

    H.I.S. seeks to register 500 guides, taking advantage of law revision

  • Japan state-backed bank, GE team on solar power fund

    Fund would be biggest of its kind in country if it reaches target

  • Defense chief's gaffe adds to Abe's headaches

    Inada implies ruling party candidate has support of Japan's defense forces

  • Japan-China-South Korea summit a no-go for July

    Tensions over missile defense seen delaying talks, possibly till later this year

  • Japan looks to blockchains for more secure e-government systems

    Testing to begin this fiscal year with tender applications

  • Earnings preview

    Japan's Obic likely to grow profit on workplace reform

    Demand for efficient systems boosts sales, while reduced overtime cuts costs

  • Taiyo Nippon Sanso plans Chinese plant for chipmaking gases

    Higher market share targeted as 3-D memory output climbs

  • Japan Market Pulse

    Subsidiaries raking in investor cash ahead of buyouts

    Corporate governance awareness helping affiliates outperform Nikkei average

  • JFE, Kobe Steel shift to market rate for coking coal purchases

    Companies join rival Nippon Steel in dropping price negotiation system

  • Sony Life setting up shop in Singapore's insurance market

    Japanese insurer renews overseas push

  • Exclusive

    Huawei building first Japanese plant in overseas offensive

    As business costs in country drop, Chinese move in for 'Made in Japan' label

  • Sumitomo begins direct imports of Hino vehicles to Myanmar

    Trading house to expand sales network via joint venture with local conglomerate