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    1. December 19, 2014

      Stocks regain poise after Fed reassures

      Global stocks were back on the front foot at the end of a week in which the Federal Reserve once again demonstrated its...

    2. December 18, 2014

      Global stocks bolstered by Fed ‘patience’

      Thursday 21:00 GMT. Equity bulls came out in force in the wake of the US Federal Reserve’s pledge to be “patient” on raising...

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    1. FT Photo Diary

      December 17, 2014

      Festive fishing

      A diver wearing a Santa Claus costume feeds a sunfish to attract visitors at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium in...

    2. December 16, 2014

      ABB and Hitachi form Japanese joint venture focused on energy

      ABB and Hitachi are to launch a joint venture to supply equipment for Japan’s energy grids, in a move that could be a...

    3. December 15, 2014

      Sony tells media to ignore hacked emails

      Sony Pictures Entertainment has warned media outlets they could face legal action if they report the contents of stolen...

    4. FT Photo Diary

      December 12, 2014

      Tokyo assignation

      A couple sits under a street lamp in a park near Christmas lights in central Tokyo on Friday ...

    5. December 8, 2014

      Sony PlayStation online store hacked

      Sony has been hit by another cyber attack after its online PlayStation store was inaccessible globally for more than two...

    6. December 7, 2014

      Japan’s start-up scene begins to gain traction after slow start

      Yusuke Mitsumoto had a good idea: a website for small businesses to create their own online stores instantly, without the...

    7. December 5, 2014

      Fallen star Yuko Obuchi aims to rise again in Japan’s election

      Taking off her shoes and standing on a beer box with tears welling in her eyes, Yuko Obuchi, Japan’s disgraced former trade...

    8. December 2, 2014

      Australia rules out open tender for A$20bn submarine fleet

      Japan is in pole position to win the A$20bn contract to replace Australia’s ageing submarine fleet, edging out European...

    9. December 1, 2014

      Commuters’ daily drudge is a problem for employers too

      Even by the exotic standards of train delay excuses, the reason for my commuter service’s late arrival one day last week was...

    10. December 1, 2014

      Xi Jinping tones down foreign policy rhetoric

      Chinese president Xi Jinping has struck a conciliatory note on foreign policy in a speech that comes after almost two years...

    11. November 25, 2014

      Tokyo SE drops longer opening plan on ‘strong resistance’

      The operator of the Tokyo Stock Exchange has shelved plans to extend the developed world’s shortest trading day, after...

    12. November 25, 2014

      BoJ members warned on costs of more easing

      Bank of Japan board members warned last month that the benefits of extra monetary easing were not worth the costs, just...

    13. November 23, 2014

      Japan’s sporting stars have major league form

      On November 20 1934, in Tokyo, a 17-year-old Eiji Sawamura pitched against a visiting US all-star baseball team. In a...

    14. FT Photo Diary

      November 19, 2014

      Questions on Japan's economy

      Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda answers questions on the country’s economy during a...

    15. November 19, 2014

      China and Russia in naval co-operation vow

      China and Russia have vowed to strengthen bilateral military co-operation and hold joint naval exercises to counter US...

    16. November 19, 2014

      BoJ governor quashes rebellion over easing programme

      Haruhiko Kuroda, Bank of Japan governor, has quashed a rebellion by board members opposed to last month’s extension of the...

    17. November 19, 2014

      Wall Street stalls after Fed minutes

      Wednesday 20:00 GMT. US stocks traded choppily and the dollar held steady after the release of relatively uneventful minutes...

    18. FT Alphaville

      November 17, 2014

      Honour roll, Japan GDP edition

      *cough* those atrocious #Japan GDP forecasts in full:CS: +3.4pcMS: +2.8BofA: +2.5Barc: +2.2JPM: +2BNP: +1.6actual: -1.6pc —...

    19. November 17, 2014

      Sales tax tips Japan back into recession

      Japan is poised for a snap election after its economy tipped into a technical recession, increasing the odds that prime...

    20. FT Photo Diary

      November 13, 2014

      Celebration of Guinness World Records Day

      Eugene Hoshiko/AP Competitors run on their arms and legs on a race course in a preliminary race during the Guinness World...

    21. November 13, 2014

      Oil’s dive set to transform LNG market

      The downward spiral in oil prices is poised to shake up liquefied natural gas, a critical source of energy in east Asia and...

    22. November 12, 2014

      Park under pressure to talk to Abe

      When Japan and South Korea played football in Seoul last year, something odd happened during the game. Instead of a Mexican...

    23. November 11, 2014

      Investors eye boost to Japan stocks returns

      Last month Mizuho Securities drew up what can only be described as a hit list. There are 44 public companies in Japan, the...

    24. November 10, 2014

      Xi and Abe hold landmark summit

      China and Japan took a significant step towards mending their abysmal relationship on Monday as President Xi Jinping and...

    25. November 7, 2014

      Design classic: How High the Moon armchair by Shiro Kuramata

      From an international perspective, Shiro Kuramata was the most influential designer to come out of postwar Japan. Though he...

    26. November 7, 2014

      China and Japan to resume security talks

      Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday his government was laying the ground for a bilateral summit with China on...

    27. November 6, 2014

      China and Japan: Eyes on a compromise

      When Xi Jinping visited Japan in 2009 as Chinese vice-president, he asked on short notice to meet Japanese Emperor Akihito....

    28. November 5, 2014

      New push to ease Japan commodity trading rules

      A top Japanese politician is pushing for an overhaul of regulation governing exchanges, potentially opening the door to a...

    29. November 5, 2014

      Japan presses China over coral poachers

      Japan has urged China to take measures to deal with Chinese fishermen who are poaching red coral in Japanese waters, as both...

    30. November 4, 2014

      Investors caught short by Japan rally

      Investors caught off-guard by a series of policy shocks in Japan reset positions on Tuesday, with some nursing big losses...

    31. November 4, 2014

      Japan banks: playing patience

      A stagnant economy, permanent low interest rates, irrational competition, and an ageing population. Other than that, Japan’s...

    32. November 2, 2014

      Women in Business – Miki Tsusaka, MBA

      Miki Tsusaka is a senior partner and managing director at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and an MBA graduate of Harvard...

    33. FT Alphaville

      October 31, 2014

      Your extended Abe put

      Earlier on Friday, we noted that one of the most interesting things coming out of Japan on the day was the rumour that the...

    34. October 30, 2014

      Japan stock investors demand yen weakness

      After the Fed it’s the Bank of Japan’s turn. Early in Friday’s global session the BoJ will deliver its latest strategy...

    35. October 24, 2014

      Postcard from . . . Japan

      As I grip the lever of my speeding train, which is threatening to veer off the interweaving tracks ahead, I hardly notice...

    36. October 24, 2014

      World’s city dwellers paying out $650bn more than they can afford

      City dwellers around the world pay $650bn more in housing costs than they can afford yearly, as rapid urban growth meets a...

    37. October 21, 2014

      Singapore’s GIC puts $1.7bn into Tokyo commercial real estate

      GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, has paid $1.7bn for a landmark office block in one of the most desirable locations...

    38. October 19, 2014

      Big banks giving up on their global ambitions

      Almost 10 years ago to the day Citigroup’s then chief executive Chuck Prince started his global apology tour, aimed at...

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