Japan had a record number of foreign visitors last year thanks to a surge in mainland Chinese arrivals, a cheaper yen and looser visa rules, it was announced Tuesday.
Japan is the top destination for Taiwanese travelers in 2016 among Asia-Pacific nations, followed by mainland China and South Korea, according to the results of a survey released Monday.
Whether it's associations of people with particular professional licenses or networks spanning an entire industry, the number of women-only work groups are growing.
Tokyo's shares ended the year on a high note, climbing more than 9 percent in 2015 to rank among the world's top-performing major markets.
Japan's factory output declined in November, official data showed Monday, falling back after two months of gains as the economy struggles to mount a recovery.
Tokyo's 2020 Summer Olympics could boost the economy by as much as 1 percent with construction and tourism helping to fuel growth, the Bank of Japan (BOJ) said Monday.
Japan's inflation rate ticked up in November, posting the first gain in five months, official data showed Friday, but still-weak household spending weighed on the world's No. 3 economy.
The Bank of Japan (BOJ) tweaked its lavish stimulus program Friday in a well-timed move that spotlights pressures on companies to do more to support growth by raising wages and investing in factories and equipment.
Japan's central bank announced an unexpected round of new stimulus measures Friday to complement its vast asset-buying scheme, pushing the yen down sharply and giving a brief boost to Tokyo share prices.
A Japanese central bank survey shows sentiment among big manufacturers is steady, though companies in all sectors expect conditions to deteriorate in the coming months.