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    1. Fast FT

      August 26, 2016

      Pressure mounts on BoJ as CPI declines in July

      We all saw that Shinzo “Super Mario” Abe, Japan’s prime minister, managed to drill a hole through the earth from Tokyo...

    2. Fast FT

      August 23, 2016

      European stocks creep up in Jackson Hole week

      European stocks are firm but global equity barometers are mixed, while action in forex and fixed income is tentative,...

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    1. Fast FT

      August 18, 2016

      Buck on back foot after Fed; yen leads the pack

      The Japanese yen is back on the up, with the dollar below ¥‎100, hitting Tokyo stocks, as the US currency struggles for...

    2. August 17, 2016

      Abenomics breeds a new generation of Japanese gold bugs

      So an American fund manager, a British darts champion and a Japanese grandmother go into a Tokyo bar. There’s no...

    3. August 15, 2016

      Japan taxi industry seeks to navigate new roads

      Six weeks after Toyota chief executive Akio Toyoda was accused of joining hands with “the enemy” in its investment in...

    4. Fast FT

      August 15, 2016

      European stocks flirting with seven-week highs

      Stock markets are mostly firmer, with Wall Street looking to record another fresh high, as disappointing economic data...

    5. FT Alphaville

      August 12, 2016

      More on Libor and that Japan connection

      October 17 is going to be a big day for global USD money markets. It’s the deadline by which prime money market reforms...

    6. Fast FT

      August 12, 2016

      Sharp jumps 13% as Hon Hai says China approves takeover

      Shares in Sharp have jumped more than 13 per cent in Tokyo after Hon Hai Precision Industry said it had been given the...

    7. August 8, 2016

      Chinese vessels raise tension with Japan

      China has deployed additional coast guard patrols to a disputed region of the East China Sea in the face of Japanese...

    8. Fast FT

      August 8, 2016

      iPhone display supplier sinks on reports it needs assistance

      Shares in Japan Display, a key supplier of screens for Apple iPhones, have taken a tumble amid reports the company has...

    9. FT Photo Diary

      August 5, 2016

      Making a splash

      A beluga whale sprays water at visitors during a summer attraction at a sea park in Yokohama, suburban Tokyo, Japan   ...

    10. August 3, 2016

      Why Tokyo is the land of rising home construction but not prices

      It was the rapidity of what happened to the house next door that took us by surprise. We knew it was empty. Grass was...

    11. Fast FT

      August 3, 2016

      Equities seek to recover poise after Japan stimulus

      European equities are striving to recover from a poor start to the week after Japanese stocks slumped as investors...

    12. FT Photo Diary

      August 2, 2016

      Preparing signs

      A woman arranges signs showing departments of Tokyo Metropolitan Government as she prepares an event where Tokyo’s...

    13. Fast FT

      August 2, 2016

      Mitsubishi Motors lacked oversight on workers, panel says

      An outside panel of experts blamed a lack of oversight, overworked employees and a siloed corporate culture at...

    14. Fast FT

      August 2, 2016

      Yen jumps as cabinet approves stimulus package

      The yen has surged to a three-week high after the Japanese cabinet approved a ¥28tr ($266bn) economic stimulus package,...

    15. Fast FT

      August 2, 2016

      10-year JGB notches worst losing streak since 2003

      Japanese government bonds continued to haemorrhage on Tuesday, with yields on 10-year JGBs almost breaking back into...

    16. Fast FT

      August 2, 2016

      European equities weaker, government bond yields rising

      Stock benchmarks are mostly weaker and government bond yields are rising amid signs markets are becoming inured to...

    17. August 1, 2016

      Tokyo elects first female governor to oversee 2020 Olympics

      Tokyo elected its first female governor, putting Yuriko Koike in charge of the city’s troubled preparations for the...

    18. July 31, 2016

      Rio 2016: The high price of Olympic glory

      For the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, in 2014, President Vladimir Putin demanded vast spending to turn a ski resort...

    19. Fast FT

      July 29, 2016

      Yen and JGBs ease slightly following Kuroda remarks

      The yen is trading cautiously following comments by Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda, who indicated further...

    20. Fast FT

      July 29, 2016

      Still room for easing, says Kuroda

      Despite a relatively modest stimulus decision today, Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda insisted that he still sees...

    21. Fast FT

      July 29, 2016

      Yen surging, government bond prices sliding as BoJ disappoints

      The yen is surging and government bond prices are sliding after the Bank of Japan delivered stimulus measures that fell...

    22. Fast FT

      July 29, 2016

      Yen getting a bit wild ahead of BoJ

      Shouldn’t be too long now until the Bank of Japan delivers its decision on monetary policy. Will things get even wilder...

    23. Fast FT

      July 28, 2016

      SoftBank posts 19% profit rise

      Despite its persistently loss-making US telecom arm Sprint, net profits at Japan’s SoftBank Group were up 19 per cent...

    24. Fast FT

      July 28, 2016

      No liftoff for Naver despite growing profits

      Shares in Naver are treading steady on Thursday, even though South Korea’s biggest internet portal operator beat...

    25. Fast FT

      July 27, 2016

      US and European equity gauges firmer

      US and European equity gauges are firmer after hopes for a chunky fiscal boost by the Japanese government hit the yen...

    26. Fast FT

      July 27, 2016

      Line's first post-IPO results show move to profit

      Tokyo-based messaging service Line showed it was growing in profitability as it unveiled its maiden results, after it...

    27. July 26, 2016

      Activist investors accelerate efforts to build influence in Asia

      One hedge fund takes a company to court. Another suggests a company it has invested in should change strategy. So far,...

    28. July 26, 2016

      Japan knife attacker kills 19 people at disabled care facility

      Nineteen people have been stabbed to death and 25 injured in one of Japan’s worst mass killings when a former employee...

    29. Fast FT

      July 26, 2016

      Canon blames yen's post-Brexit surge for profit warning

      Canon has become the first Japanese manufacturer to blame the post-Brexit surge in the yen for its second profit...

    30. Fast FT

      July 26, 2016

      Markets cautious ahead of key central bank meetings this week

      Tension ahead of important central bank meetings this week are bolstering perceived havens like gold, Treasuries and...

    31. Fast FT

      July 26, 2016

      Yen strengthens further as Japan FinMin speaks

      The yen has firmed further against the dollar in afternoon trade in Asia. The push higher followed comments from Taro...

    32. Fast FT

      July 25, 2016

      At least 15 dead in Japan knife attack

      At least 15 people were killed early on Tuesday in Japan when a man went on a knife rampage at a facility for the...

    33. Fast FT

      July 25, 2016

      Nintendo shares drop nearly 18% after cautionary Pokémon Go note

      A virtual horde of digital monsters flooded the streets of Hong Kong on Monday as Pokémon Go made its debut in the...

    34. July 22, 2016

      ‘Flâneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice and London’, by Lauren Elkin

      “Paris is a huge home-sick peasant,” wrote the British poet and novelist Hope Mirrlees in 1919. “He carries a thousand...

    35. FT Photo Diary

      July 22, 2016

      Pokémon Go is launched in Japan

      Men play the augmented reality mobile game “Pokemon Go” by Nintendo on their mobile phones as they walk at a busy...

    36. Fast FT

      July 22, 2016

      Nintendo surges as Pokémon Go launches in Japan

      Pokémon Go has launched in the homeland of the Nintendo franchise at last, prompting the Japanese games group’s shares...

    37. FT Photo Diary

      July 20, 2016

      Passing Pokemon

      A woman using a mobile phone walks past a shop selling Pokemon goods in Tokyo, Japan ...

    38. Fast FT

      July 19, 2016

      Nintendo shares double as Pokémon Go frenzy continues

      Much like a Pokémon goes through its own ‘evolution‘, so, too, has Nintendo’s share price, which has more than doubled...

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