Japan's ruling coalition agreed on Tuesday to cut the corporate tax rate, one of the world's highest, as a key part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's bid to stoke growth.
Japan plans to draw up a law to speed the deployment of troops overseas for peacekeeping operations and to support allies, reports said Sunday, in a move that could strain relations with neighbors wary about Japan's wartime history.
Japan's Cabinet on Saturday approved about 3.5 trillion yen (US$29 billion) in fresh stimulus, including subsidies and job creation, to help pull the world's third-largest economy out of recession.
New Kansai International Airport Co. said on Friday it shortlisted 20 bidders for a multibillion-dollar concession to run Japan's fifth-busiest passenger airport for 44 years.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is planning about 3.5 trillion yen (US$29 billion) in fresh stimulus, including subsidies and job-creating programs, to help pull the world's third-largest economy out of recession.
Japan Post on Friday confirmed a long-awaited plan to list its shares in Tokyo with the government-owned firm set for what could be one of the world's biggest share sales.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe promised Wednesday at the start of his new term to revive Japan's economy so he can pursue "powerful diplomacy," but China's state media warned him to be wary about changing the pacifist constitution.
Scientists in Japan have developed a sticky sheet of tiny sensors that can be put directly on moving joints, beating hearts or other living tissues.
Japan's second-largest oil distributor Idemitsu Kosan is planning to acquire its smaller rival Showa Shell Sekiyu in a deal worth an estimated US$4.18 billion, a report said Saturday.
A researcher embroiled in a fabrication scandal that has rocked Japan's scientific establishment said Friday she would resign after failing to reproduce results of what was once billed as a ground-breaking study on stem cells.
Japan's trade deficit in November shrank by nearly a third from a year ago, helped by higher exports and falling oil bills, although the volume of shipments to foreign markets remained weak, official data showed Wednesday.
Japan's nuclear watchdog on Wednesday gave the green light to restarting two more atomic reactors, days after pro-nuclear Prime Minister Shinzo Abe swept to election victory.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday stepped up pressure on business leaders to hike wages as he embarked on a renewed push to reinvigorate Japan's economy after his weekend election triumph.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday vowed he would try to persuade a skeptical public of the need to revise Japan's pacifist constitution, the day after scoring a thumping election victory.