Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Japanese cosmetics maker Kanebo said Monday the number of complaints about skin discoloring from using its whitening products has topped 7,000 from customers both at home and abroad.
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Japan's economic growth slowed more than expected in the second quarter, offering ammunition to those seeking to temper a planned sales-tax increase even as government debt has risen past 1,000 trillion yen (US$10.4 trillion).
Friday, August 9, 2013
The Bank of Japan issued an upbeat assessment of Tokyo's efforts to counter growth-sapping deflation on Thursday, as it left its vast monetary easing program unchanged.
Friday, August 2, 2013
Struggling Japanese electronics giant Sharp said Thursday it shrunk its net loss between April and June, while returning to the black at the operating level.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Japan's industrial output fell in June for the first time in five months, the government said Tuesday as it released data highlighting the fragility of the recovery in the world's No. 3 economy.
All Nippon Airways said Tuesday that it had swung into a loss for the April-June quarter as it was hit by soaring fuel costs caused by the weaker yen and the grounding of Boeing's Dreamliner aircraft.
Saturday, July 27, 2013
Japan's consumer prices rose for the first time in over a year, data showed Friday, but analysts warned that surging energy costs led the increase, not a broad uptick in the cost of retail goods.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
The Tokyo Stock Exchange on Tuesday officially absorbed the smaller Osaka bourse, creating the world's third-largest stock market on a par with London.
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Japanese apparel firm Fast Retailing Co., Ltd. has a problem: sales are surging, full-year net profits are expected to rise nearly 28 percent but the customers thronging the stores of its popular Uniqlo brand are far too frugal for its liking.
Friday, July 12, 2013
Japan's central bank on Thursday left its vast monetary easing program unchanged and boosted its assessment of the economy, using the word “recover” for the first time in more than two years.