Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Japan's factory output in November was weaker than first reported with industrial production turning down 0.1 percent, according to revised data Monday, in the latest sign of slowing growth.
Saturday, January 18, 2014
A Japanese government report Friday said the economy was “recovering,” its first use of the word since the 2008 global financial crisis, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe works to revive years of tepid growth.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Japan's current account deficit in November tripled year-on-year to a record US$5.7 billion as a weak yen pushed up the country's post-Fukushima energy bills, official data showed Tuesday.
Japanese engineering giant JGC Corp. said Tuesday it has won a contract to help build a Canadian liquefied natural gas plant in a deal reportedly worth US$9.4 billion.
Friday, January 10, 2014
Ford's Fiesta compact is back in Japan despite failing a decade ago in a market dominated by Toyota and other powerful local brands that specialize in small cars.
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Faced with a shrinking domestic market due to the chronically low birthrate and the graying of society, Japanese beer companies are strengthening their operations in Australia and other parts of the Oceanic region.
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
On the last trading day of the year, Japanese shares posted their best annual performance for more than four decades, leaving other major markets in the dust.
Monday, December 30, 2013
Japanese automakers will ramp up production early next year because they expect a big increase in car purchases before a sales tax hike in April, media reported on Sunday.
Japan's most influential business lobby has agreed to raise workers' base pay for the first time in six years as the economy gains momentum and corporate earnings improve, the Asahi newspaper reported on Sunday.
Thursday, December 26, 2013
Millions of voters in Tokyo will elect their new governor in February, the mega-city said Wednesday, after the resignation of the previous incumbent over a money scandal.