Monday, November 17, 2014
Taiwan is hoping to reach an economic partnership agreement (EPA) with Japan through a "building-block" process, according to Shen Ssu-tsun, Taiwan's representative to Japan.
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Japanese auto parts maker Takata said Friday that U.S. justice authorities have opened a criminal investigation into its exploding airbags, which have been linked to at least five driver deaths.
Japan's top three banks have posted lackluster half-year profit figures as the impact of last year's stock market surge faded and they struggle to boost lending at home.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Japan posted a current account surplus for the third consecutive month in September as a weaker yen helped boost repatriated returns on foreign investment, official data showed Tuesday.
Thursday, November 6, 2014
The Bank of Japan's (BOJ) surprise move to inflate its already huge stimulus program exposes the cracks in Tokyo's plan to conquer deflation and boost growth, economists say, but it may give the government room to hike sales taxes again.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Japan's September factory production posted its biggest rise in eight months, official data showed Wednesday, but the news failed to dispel doubts about the strength of the wider economy following a recent string of weak figures.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
SoftBank said Tuesday it would invest US$627 million in Snapdeal, becoming the largest shareholder in India's leading online marketplace as the Japanese mobile carrier strengthens its presence in the fast-growing market.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Japan's shaky economy was dealt another blow Wednesday, as official data showed a widening September trade deficit that puts the world's number-three economy on track to log a record annual shortfall.
Monday, October 20, 2014
The Japanese government will mandate that in exchange for obtaining invention patent rights, companies should offer rewards to employees for their inventions, including financial incentives and promotions.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Japan's factory output saw a surprise drop and household spending kept falling in August, data showed Tuesday, fanning fears about the impact of April's sales tax rise on the economy.