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    1. April 22, 2015

      An unsinkable Pacific alliance

      If the Americans and Japanese went in for that kind of thing they might describe themselves as being as close as lips and...

    2. FT Photo Diary

      April 21, 2015

      Kiyoharai at the Yasukuni

      Shinto priests walk out from a gate after they administered a Shinto rite, “Kiyoharai”, on the first day of the three-day...

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    1. Investing in Japan 2012

      Inward investment: Japan’s skills and diligence prove their worth Architecture: Tokyo...
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      This section, jointly produced with Nikkei, asks if success in reigniting growth and d...
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    1. April 19, 2015

      MtGox ‘lost coins’ long before collapse

      MtGox, once the world’s most popular venue for trading and storing bitcoin, was in effect insolvent long before it...

    2. FT Photo Diary

      April 17, 2015

      World team trophy in Tokyo

      Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford of Canada compete during the pairs short program at the ISU World Team Trophy in Figure...

    3. FT Photo Diary

      April 16, 2015

      Gold performance

      Gracie Gold of the US competes during the ladies’ short programme at the ISU World Team Trophy in figure skating in Tokyo on...

    4. April 16, 2015

      Crisis-hit Sony studio sends for rewrite

      Sony management structure Five months after Sony Pictures Entertainment was paralysed by the worst cyber attack yet against...

    5. FT Alphaville

      April 14, 2015

      Outsource your dating to India

      Deutsche are back with their cheap date index. And some other price comparisons, of course: We recomputed our three indices:...

    6. April 9, 2015

      US warns of ‘increasingly unbalanced’ global economy

      The US Treasury has stepped up calls for big economies, including the euro area and Japan, to boost demand as it warned the...

    7. FT Photo Diary

      April 8, 2015

      An underground water tank

      A general view inside the enormous pressure-adjusting underground water tank at the Metropolitan Area Outer Underground...

    8. FT Photo Diary

      April 8, 2015

      Flying the flag

      A flight crew member attaches a Japanese national flag on the airplane for Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko’s special...

    9. April 5, 2015

      Monday interview: Christophe Weber, Takeda CEO

      When Christophe Weber became president of Takeda, Japan’s biggest drugs company, last year he must have wondered what he had...

    10. April 3, 2015

      Travel updates: Manchester, Tokyo, France, the south Atlantic

      Manchester The Edwin Lutyens-designed Midland Bank building on King Street has been given a new lease of life as a luxury...

    11. April 3, 2015

      Tokyo’s Shibuya goes it alone with gay partner certificates

      When Tokyo’s Shibuya ward breaks a conservative taboo this summer, and issues Japan’s first partnership documents to gay...

    12. March 31, 2015

      Japan to tighten scrutiny of IPOs

      Japan’s main exchange operator is taking steps to restore confidence in the stock market after an investor outcry over a...

    13. March 31, 2015

      Construction on the high seas adds to Asian maritime tensions

      Nation-building has come to Asia’s seas — literally — as China and Japan, already embroiled in territorial disputes over...

    14. FT Photo Diary

      March 31, 2015

      Tokyo in bloom

      A man takes a photograph of a cherry tree in blossom, in Tokyo, Japan ...

    15. March 30, 2015

      Japan expected to join Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

      Japan is likely to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank within a few months, according to the country’s ambassador...

    16. March 29, 2015

      Olympic task to reinvent Tokyo’s heart

      The 1964 Olympics transformed Tokyo into a vibrant, modern city, setting off an incredible era of postwar economic growth....

    17. March 29, 2015

      Activist hedge fund turns focus on Japan’s Kyocera and Canon

      The hedge fund that encouraged Japanese games console maker Nintendo into allowing its heroes on to smartphones is building...

    18. March 27, 2015

      Japan nears deflation as core CPI hits zero

      Collapsing oil prices and subdued demand have again thrown Japan to the brink of deflation, despite the world’s biggest...

    19. FT Photo Diary

      March 25, 2015

      Holding the line

      Members of Japan’s Self-Defence Force’s honour guard prepare for a ceremony for U.S. Army General Martin Dempsey, chairman...

    20. March 25, 2015

      China’s tourists head for Japan, S Korea and Russia

      China’s masses of globetrotting tourists are changing their habits amid currency shifts, evolving fashions and upheavals in...

    21. FT Photo Diary

      March 24, 2015

      Abe pays his respects

      Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe bows with Singapore’s ambassador to Japan Chin Siat Yoon and his wife Wang Lee Moi after...

    22. March 24, 2015

      China military parade poses dilemma for the west

      European leaders have been thrown into a diplomatic quandary by an invitation from China to a military parade marking the...

    23. FT Photo Diary

      March 23, 2015

      Cosplaying in Tokyo

      A cosplayer poses for a portrait at the cosplay area during the Anime Japan 2015 Expo in Tokyo, Japan. Cosplay (Costume...

    24. March 22, 2015

      Sydney seeks to become Asia finance hub with Barangaroo project

      The first of seven skyscrapers at the Barangaroo development on Sydney’s waterfront is almost complete, bringing a...

    25. March 19, 2015

      Asia meeting aims to calm tensions

      The foreign ministers of China, Japan and South Korea will meet in Seoul this weekend for the first time in three years, in...

    26. March 17, 2015

      Nintendo’s shift into mobiles powers up shares

      Shares in Nintendo surged more than a fifth on Wednesday after the Japanese games console maker made its biggest move yet to...

    27. March 6, 2015

      Tokyo’s children could find their voice if noise ban is reformed

      By law they should be seen and not heard, but Tokyo children may soon find their voices as the city rethinks rules demanding...

    28. March 2, 2015

      US diplomat angers Seoul with comments on regional tension

      South Korean lawmakers have accused a top US diplomat of failing to understand their region’s history after she voiced...

    29. FT Photo Diary

      February 26, 2015

      Stripey crossing

      A man holding an umbrella crosses the street in a business district in Tokyo, Japan ...

    30. February 20, 2015

      Jon Jerde, architect, 1940-2015

      “For 1,000 years architecture has been in the service of the elite,” Jon Jerde told the Financial Times in 2001. “I feel...

    31. FT Photo Diary

      February 20, 2015

      Thomas the sidecar

      Sadao Kimbara rides on a Honda motorcycle with a sidecar he made out of an oil barrel as his grandson Rui smiles in the...

    32. FT Photo Diary

      February 12, 2015

      Reflections on cranes

      Construction cranes are reflected in mirrors at a company compound in Tokyo ...

    33. FT Photo Diary

      February 10, 2015

      Aquamarine valentine

      A diver feeds red heart-shaped squid meat (C) to rays at a feeding session ahead of Valentine’s Day at the Sunshine Aquarium...

    34. February 6, 2015

      Five of the best: Tokyo counter-top restaurants

      Sushi Sawada Sushi master Koji Sawada’s seven-seater Tokyo “sushi-ya”, hidden down a quiet Ginza alley, has become the...

    35. February 6, 2015

      Detroit hits the road to Silicon Valley

      They are often cast as the dinosaurs in the great disruption playing out across the motor industry. But established...

    36. FT Photo Diary

      February 6, 2015

      Crossing legislation

      People cross a street in Tokyo. Legislation that will be submitted during the parliamentary session that began Jan. 26, 2015...

    37. February 6, 2015

      Shrinking Tokyo living rooms put squeeze on Abenomics

      There is enough room to swing a cat in the living rooms at apartment complex Glorio Eifukucho, but the animal would be in...

    38. February 4, 2015

      ICAP to fight €14.9m Brussels fine

      ICAP is to fight a €14.9m fine imposed on it by European antitrust authorities for aiding a cartel in the yen swaps markets...

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