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Friday, June 12, 2015
Mobile messaging giant Line on Thursday launched a digital music streaming service in Japan, stepping into a largely untapped market still dominated by sales of compact discs.
Saturday, June 6, 2015
What's shaped like your friend and even sounds like your friend, but isn't actually your friend? Why, a human-shaped pillow with a slot in its head for a cellphone, of course.
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Japan ushers in 'shareholder friendly' reforms
Japan on Monday adopted a corporate governance code that backers hope will usher in a new era of transparency for investors and nudge firms to spend some of their massive cash piles.
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Japanese data on Friday showed a mixed outlook for the world's third-largest economy while a renewed decline in the value of the yen is adding to uncertainty over whether the recovery is gaining ground.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Japan swung back to a trade deficit in April after the first surplus in almost three years in March, but the shortfall shrank drastically year-on-year thanks to stronger exports and lower energy bills, official data showed Monday.
Saturday, May 23, 2015
The Bank of Japan on Friday held off launching more stimulus as its chief said the world's number-three economy was on the upswing, days after data showed stronger-than-expected growth in the first quarter.
The yen rose against the dollar on Friday as the Bank of Japan (BOJ) held fire on further easing measures, after the economy grew more than expected in the first quarter.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Japan economy picks up pace in wobbly recovery
Japan's economy grew more than expected in the first three months of the year, data showed Wednesday, as it crawls back from a brief recession, but observers cautioned that a strong recovery may still be some way off.
Monday, May 18, 2015
Toyota City — the symbol of the rise of Japan's auto sector
Toyota City stands as a testament to the meteoric rise of its namesake, now the world's biggest carmaker with record profits and sales of more than 10 million cars globally last year.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Old companies still thrive in brand-loyal Japan
Successful businesses shine for a few years, then nimbler competitors outwit them in a constant cycle that spans being feted to forgotten in less than a generation. But Japan has something different: thousands of companies that have prospered for centuries.
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