Tokyo Market

Recruit Holdings is benefiting as Japan's jobs-to-applicant ratio hits a 44-year high. © Reuters

Japan's tight labor market spurs Recruit to record profit

Dutch acquisition and US tax cut buoy bottom line

  • Japan's top chip tester aims to double profit margin in 10 years

    As US rival lags, Advantest leverages head start in cutting-edge lineup

  • Costly cardboard production leaves Oji short of profit target

    Higher materials prices offset Japanese papermaker's overseas pulp sales

  • Yamaha scores best earnings as instruments play well in China

    Mainland consumers buy into the manufacturer's reputation for quality

  • Tokyo's AI startup Heroz scores record IPO gains

    Japanese-chess king's frenzied rise points to irrational exuberance in the market

  • Japan's business travelers lift ANA to new heights

    Carrier's third year of record profit also stoked by tourism influx

  • Sharp expects 50% profit jump as LCDs regain their edge

    Foxconn-led reforms prepare company for offensive on smart appliances

  • S&P raises Japan's credit outlook to positive

    Healthier economic prospects prompt revision, sovereign rating steady

  • Overseas chip demand spurs Japan's Disco to record profit

    But outlook clouded by US tech sector's turmoil

  • Japan Display's fundraising plan backfires as shares tank

    Market casts skeptical eye as Apple leaves display maker flat-footed

  • SoftBank to book $3.2bn profit for trademark use

    Mobile carrier unit gains indefinite usage rights as it prepares for IPO

  • Japan's No.2 convenience store FamilyMart shakes off merger costs

    Gains from union with Circle K and Sunkus to outpace expenses

  • Cobalt helps Sumitomo Metal beat profit forecast

    Higher prices of copper and nickel contribute to first gain in three years for Japanese miner

  • Strong yen and weak consumption dim outlook for Japan's companies

    Analysts more inclined to downgrade earnings

  • Earnings preview

    Longer hours score record profit for drugstore Welcia

    Expanded food offering attract men at midnight

  • Nikkei dividend index hits all-time high in 2017

    Eighth consecutive year of increase

  • Market cap hits a year-end record on Tokyo's big board

    Japan's growth still lags global pace amid trade and currency concerns

  • Earnings preview

    Software developer Obic poised for 24th year of profit growth

    Japanese work reforms fuel demand for its system solutions

  • Bank of Japan's ETF purchases hit monthly high

    Stock market downturn likely prompted upswing in buying

  • Pola Orbis fails to savor record profit as suspicion swirls

    Tokyo-based cosmetics maker stalls in Asian markets as forgery rumors hound president