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    1. Fast FT

      May 27, 2016

      Japanese inflation: 'another month, another negative development'

      Japan’s April headline consumer price index released overnight showed that the country is heading deeper into deflation...

    2. May 25, 2016

      2020 Olympics in Tokyo showcase all the problems Abe needs to fix

      Tokyo’s preparations for the 1964 Olympics included water rationing, an emergency sewage diversion project, a cull of...

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    1. FT Alphaville

      May 23, 2016

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Monday - Banks play fast and loose with what constitutes “cash on hand” in case of a crisis. - The Fed...

    2. May 20, 2016

      Takashi Homma’s fragmented city

      The city has been a constant in the work of Takashi Homma, though his treatment of it has shifted radically over the...

    3. Fast FT

      May 20, 2016

      Washington warns against yen intervention

      Japan continues to have orderly conditions in its currency market said a senior US Treasury official on Friday, as...

    4. FT Photo Diary

      May 20, 2016

      Spiking the ball

      Miriam Fatime Sylla of Italy spikes the ball against Netherland during their Women’s Volleyball World Olympic...

    5. Fast FT

      May 20, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Markets to slip on rate speculation

      Growing speculation about a June rate rise from the Federal Reserve has weighed on markets this week and looks set to...

    6. FT Photo Diary

      May 19, 2016

      Looking into the future

      An attendant holds a Google Inc. Cardboard virtual reality headset to demonstrate SoftBank Group Corp.’s Pepper the...

    7. Fast FT

      May 18, 2016

      Suzuki shares fall 15% amid reports of fuel test issue

      Shares in Suzuki Motor have tumbled amid reports the automaker has found an issue with its fuel testing methods. This...

    8. May 17, 2016

      Counting the cost of Japan’s next big quake

      Waking to a nightmare The nightmare for Yoshiaki Kawata would start at midnight with a huge earthquake under the waters...

    9. Fast FT

      May 13, 2016

      Exploding airbags send Honda profits into the red

      Japanese car-maker Honda has been dragged into the red on the back of rising costs to replace its Takata-made airbags....

    10. May 12, 2016

      Nissan to take 34% stake in Mitsubishi Motors

      Nissan has agreed to become Mitsubishi Motors’s largest shareholder, as its smaller Japanese rival seeks outside...

    11. May 12, 2016

      What’s in the BoE toolkit in the event of Brexit

      Sterling gets 92 mentions in the Bank of England’s quarterly inflation report and two stand out: about half of the...

    12. Fast FT

      May 12, 2016

      Nissan in talks to buy 30% stake in Mitsubishi

      Nissan is in talks to buy more than a 30 per cent stake in Mitsubishi Motors for about Y200bn ($1.8bn) as the smaller...

    13. May 8, 2016

      Tokyo traders brace for stormy week of earnings

      Traders in Tokyo are predicting the most volatile return from “Golden Week” national holidays since Shinzo Abe became...

    14. Fast FT

      May 6, 2016

      Backflip for Itochu as it reveals decline in profit

      It was too good to be true. In a sharp reversal for the only Japanese trading house projecting a record annual profit...

    15. May 5, 2016

      Japan’s prime minister warns over Brexit threat to investment

      Japanese investment into Britain could fall if the country leaves the EU and ceases to be “a gateway” to Europe, its...

    16. Fast FT

      May 3, 2016

      Yen crams dollar under ¥106

      Tokyo, we have a problem. The rally in the yen is still going, with the dollar now nestling under ¥106 for the first...

    17. Tech blog

      May 3, 2016

      Pepper and me: first impressions of a real-life robot

      When Pepper the robot visited the Financial Times, how did the humans react? Three FT writers give their first...

    18. May 2, 2016

      The curse of the salaryman

      The May editions of Salaryman and Enterprising Japan are cutting-edge commuter fodder: profiles of star CEOs jostle...

    19. Fast FT

      May 2, 2016

      European exporters lead bourses higher

      European equities were rising on the bourses that opened for business on May Day, with major export stocks setting the...

    20. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      Kuroda: helicopter money is illegal

      Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda has dismissed the immediate prospect of “helicopter money” being deployed in...

    21. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      Japan back in deflation as consumer prices retreat

      You’re gonna need a bigger bazooka, Mr Kuroda: Japan has slipped back into deflation. Japan’s March inflation data...

    22. FT Photo Diary

      April 27, 2016

      Mitsubishi earnings

      Mitsubishi Motors President Tetsuro Aikawa reacts during a press conference announcing the embattled carmaker’s...

    23. April 27, 2016

      Golf, lapdancing — there’s far too much fun in fund management

      When I was a junior stockbroker in Tokyo my boss told me he had a problem with me. It wasn’t the fact that I was late...

    24. April 27, 2016

      BoJ uncertainty keeps Japanese tongues wagging

      With equities temporarily frozen in the headlights, JGB yields at record lows and the yen hovering nervously in a ¥111...

    25. April 26, 2016

      Japan’s negative rate experiment is an alarm bell for the US

      Hirano Nobuyuki may be the bravest man in Japan. The chief executive of Mitsubishi UFJ earlier this month used a speech...

    26. April 25, 2016

      Rakuten tees up golf course drone in challenge to Amazon

      Rakuten, the online retailer, is launching a drone service in Japan ahead of Amazon as tech companies compete to...

    27. April 25, 2016

      Family squabbles rock boat in landmark China reparations case

      A landmark war reparations ruling that forced Japan’s Mitsui OSK to pay millions of dollars to the descendants of a...

    28. Fast FT

      April 22, 2016

      Yen set for biggest one day drop since Oct '14

      The Japanese yen was poised for its biggest one-day decline against the US dollar since October 2014 on Friday...

    29. April 22, 2016

      Tokyo story

      The first Japanese clients to appear in the Louis Vuitton archives are the politicians Goto Shojiro and Itagaki...

    30. Fast FT

      April 22, 2016

      Sliding yen dominates markets

      Markets action is dominated by a sharp drop in the yen on reports the Bank of Japan is considering negative interest...

    31. Fast FT

      April 21, 2016

      Equities and euro steady ahead of ECB

      Oil prices and a global stock barometer are near five-month highs, while the euro is steady ahead of a policy update...

    32. April 20, 2016

      Japanese yields move further below zero

      Yields on long-dated Japanese government bonds dipped further into record low territory on Wednesday as the quest for...

    33. FT Photo Diary

      April 19, 2016

      Close combat

      Sumo wrestlers compete during the annual ‘Honozumo’ ceremonial sumo tournament dedicated to the Yasukuni Shrine in...

    34. FT Photo Diary

      April 19, 2016

      Stock market projections

      Pedestrians stand before a stock market indicator board in Tokyo, Japan. Pushed by the depreciation of the Japanese yen...

    35. FT Photo Diary

      April 19, 2016

      Prayers before Honozumo

      Sumo wrestlers line up as they pray before the start of the annual ‘Honozumo’ ceremonial sumo tournament dedicated to...

    36. Fast FT

      April 19, 2016

      What oil stress? Nerves fade, stocks sail higher

      The global FTSE All-World stock barometer is climbing to 2016 highs after Tokyo rebounded and Wall Street shrugged off...

    37. Fast FT

      April 19, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Oil recovers

      A recovery in oil prices underpinned gains for markets on both sides of the Atlantic overnight, and should see Asian...

    38. Fast FT

      April 18, 2016

      The economic aftershocks of the Kumamoto quake

      Having killed 41 people, forced the evacuation of tens of thousands and brought manufacturing in the city Kumamoto to a...

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