Japan Update

Japan's business outlook reflects global post-crisis recovery

Tankan survey brightens to 11-year high but is shadowed by weak inflation

  • Kono, Tillerson on same page over North Korea

  • Baseball star Ohtani hits financial home run for NH Foods

    Japanese company's club gets $20m parting gift as player heads to Major Leagues

  • Japan eyes highest-ever budget as revenue keeps pace

    Social security spending to soar, while debt service and primary deficit decline

  • Japan to relax listing rules for infrastructure trusts

    As Tokyo preps for Olympics, private-sector cash eyed for sports arenas, gyms

  • NTT aims to ring up a quarter of its sales outside Japan

    Telecommunications company partnering with Toyota, Intel in connected cars

  • Collaborative robots learning to work with people

    Panasonic develops control technology based on human movements

  • Japan targets record defense outlays in fiscal 2018

    Missile interception gets high priority as North Korea flaunts arsenal

  • Nidec aims to collect cash faster, spend more on acquisitions

    Japanese motor maker may be able to get an extra $177m in working capital a year

  • Virtual currency 'Ripple' effect takes SBI to 9-year high

    Investors see massive unrealized gains on brokerage's stake in XRP operator

  • US chopper accident casts shadow on Okinawa base move

    Japan's ruling party watching for fallout on upcoming local elections

  • Are you a newly minted bitcoin millionaire? Buy a used car

    Japanese dealer Gulliver to accept up to $890,000 in cryptocurrency

  • World Go Championship 2018 set for Tokyo in March

    Japan's 7-title holder and the 'world's best' from China join six-person clash

  • Aeon pours $4.4bn into digital as malls near expiry date

    Japan's largest retailer follows Walmart in weaning itself off real stores

  • Japan expands unilateral sanctions on North Korea

  • Watching your elbow: AI tracks everything shoppers pick up

    Konica Minolta analyzes body movement, and which items don't make it to the cart

  • Japan's business sentiment hits 11-year high: BOJ Tankan survey

    Employment conditions worsen to 25-year low

  • Japan and UK to expand joint military exercises

    Both sides see benefit from free and open Indo-Pacific strategy

  • Japan's digital money exchanges heading abroad for growth

    Quoine eyes Philippines; Bitpoint Japan to enter Taiwan

  • SBI will aid smaller Japanese companies' forays into Russia

    Group teams with Hokkaido trader to offer financial, consultation services