Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won parliamentary approval Friday for ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, despite U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's plan to withdraw from the 12-nation trade pact.
This photo taken Wednesday, Dec. 7 shows a colorful plane from budget carrier Peach Airlines featuring a blow-up photograph of famous Japanese band Ketsumeishi.
Japan's factory output ticked up in October, expanding for the third month in a row, government data showed Wednesday.
Japan's public pension fund, the world's biggest, said Friday it has swung back from huge losses, providing some respite after coming under fire for moving a chunk of its bond-heavy portfolio into riskier equities.
A customer holds a "Kumade," or "good luck rake," during Torinoichi festival at Hanazono Shrine in Tokyo, Wednesday, Nov. 23. At the festival, many street stalls sell kumades decorated with lucky charms that bring in prosperous business and good fortune.
Japanese stocks extended their recent rally Monday as the U.S. dollar consolidated gains against the yen, with investors betting on a U.S. interest rate rise next month.
Japan saw its second consecutive trade surplus in October, official data showed on Monday, though it came in below expectations as a strong yen reined in exports.
After the APEC summit in Lima, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe heads to Argentina on Monday to bolster bilateral trade and investment ties with Latin America's third largest economy.
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Wednesday expressed hope that Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe can persuade U.S. President-elect Donald Trump of the merits of a languishing Pacific free trade deal.
Stronger exports and housing investment helped Japan's economy grow at a 2.2 percent annualized pace in the July-September quarter, better than many analysts had anticipated and fast enough to stave off further central bank stimulus for now.