Friday, September 18, 2015
Japan's annual video game show opened Thursday with a record number of exhibitors, including independent companies and newcomers, a positive sign for an industry that has faced tough competition from games on social media and mobile devices.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Japan's central bank held fire on expanding its monetary easing program Tuesday and its chief said the economy was expanding, but economists warned more stimulus could be needed to boost the sagging economy.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Toshiba on Monday reported a first-quarter loss of US$102 million after sales fell to a two-and-half-year low, in a fresh blow to the Japanese conglomerate after a huge accounting scandal.
Friday, September 11, 2015
The Tokyo Stock Exchange on Thursday approved Japan Post's plans for an initial public offering later this year, setting up a whopping share sale that could top US$11 billion.
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Currency traders sold the yen Wednesday as they moved into riskier assets on a wave of surging global equity markets, with a range of emerging market units getting a boost.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Weak growth figures released in Japan Tuesday rekindled speculation that the central bank might have to unleash yet more stimulus to prop up a faltering recovery that is refusing to take root.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Japan's factory output contracted a worse-than-expected 0.6 percent on-month in July, official data showed on Monday, owing to lackluster demand at home and as a slowdown in China weighs on exports.
Saturday, August 29, 2015
The backdrop to the wild drama in financial markets over the past few weeks is a less dramatic but more daunting reality: the deep-seated challenges for sustaining long-term growth, especially for aging economies like Japan's.
Popular Japanese messaging app Line said Friday it was still considering plans for an initial public offering, after a report said it had shelved the sale for a second year in a row.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Japan's finance minister on Tuesday warned over the yen's rapid rise after the U.S. dollar plunged to a seven-month low against the unit on fears over China's economy and global growth.