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    1. FT Photo Diary

      February 26, 2015

      Stripey crossing

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

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. FT Photo Diary

      February 12, 2015

      Reflections on cranes

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

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. February 4, 2015

      Mitsui & Co: trading places

      Japan’s trading houses are trading badly. On Wednesday, third-quarter earnings from Mitsui were less than half what analysts...

    10. FT Photo Diary

      February 4, 2015

      Dance of a geisha

      Toshisumi, a ‘Maiko,’ or apprentice geisha, performs a traditional dance during the opening ceremony of the ‘Kyo Aruki in...

    11. February 3, 2015

      Novartis faces suspension in Japan over drug trial allegations

      Novartis faces a temporary suspension of its business in Japan as punishment for alleged manipulation of clinical trial data...

    12. February 2, 2015

      Japan’s response to terror must not be isolation

      The murder of two Japanese nationals by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or Isis, is the latest example of the...

    13. February 2, 2015

      US stocks shrug off global growth worries

      Monday 21:00 GMT. US stocks started the new month on a strong note as equity bulls shrugged off a fresh bout of global...

    14. January 30, 2015

      Japan equities climb 1% after mixed data

      Tokyo markets are climbing 1 per cent as investors digest a raft of mixed data released just before the opening bell. New...

    15. January 29, 2015

      It’s the season for a stronger yen

      It’s the end of the week and time for an important piece of US jobs data. No, not the non-farm payrolls report due on...

    16. January 24, 2015

      Japan condemns apparent Isis execution

      Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed outrage and called for the immediate release of a Japanese journalist held by...

    17. January 20, 2015

      Itochu/Citic Ltd/CP Group: three’s company

      What do you get when you cross three conglomerates? Answer: a bigger conglomerate. And no, that’s not funny. On Tuesday,...

    18. January 20, 2015

      Isis threatens to kill two Japanese hostages and demands $200m

      The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has threatened to kill two Japanese hostages unless it receives $200m within 72...

    19. FT Photo Diary

      January 14, 2015

      Crisscrossing Tokyo

      People walk across a pedestrian crossing in Tokyo.   ...

    20. January 11, 2015

      Masahiko Uotani, Shiseido CEO: from Coke to cosmetics

      An exchange of pleasantries is normal when a new chief executive is appointed. But when Masahiko Uotani was chosen to head...

    21. January 11, 2015

      Movers & shakers: January 12

      c ING Investment Management has appointed Hiroshi Kimura (pictured) as chief executive of its business in Japan. Mr Kimura...

    22. FT Photo Diary

      January 9, 2015

      Square jogging in Japan

      A man jogs in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Japan on Friday   ...

    23. January 9, 2015

      Novelist Haruki Murakami resurfaces

      When he is writing, Haruki Murakami gets up at 4am. He works for five or six hours straight. After lunch, he goes for a 10km...

    24. FT Photo Diary

      January 9, 2015

      Sparkling Swarovski motor

      A close up of a D.A.D. Mercedes-Benz decorated with more than 300,000 Swarovski crystals is seen on display at the Tokyo...

    25. FT Photo Diary

      January 6, 2015

      Fishy fashion in Tokyo

      A man sporting an octopus hat hands out promotional vouchers in Tokyo’s Tsukiji Outer Market, known as the Jogai Shijo, or ...

    26. FT Photo Diary

      January 5, 2015

      Tokyo calligraphy contest

      Participants show off their work during a New Year’s calligraphy contest at the Budokan martial arts hall in Tokyo, Japan.   ...

    27. January 1, 2015

      Japan’s female truckers move into the driving seat

      Rumi Yoshida manoeuvres her 10-tonne lorry to a halt and leans back in her cabin after nine hours delivering food and drink...

    28. December 26, 2014

      US, Japan and South Korea to share intelligence on North Korea

      South Korea, the US and Japan will sign a trilateral intelligence-sharing agreement on Monday to better cope with North...

    29. December 24, 2014

      Abe sworn in as prime minister following election victory

      Shinzo Abe has been sworn in as Japan’s prime minister ten days on from the ruling party’s comfortable victory in a snap...

    30. FT Photo Diary

      December 23, 2014

      Emperor's birthday

      Well-wishers outside the Imperial Palace in Tokyo wave Japanese flags to celebrate Emperor Akihito’s 81st birthday ...

    31. December 22, 2014

      Sony to tighten control of US film unit

      As the consequences of a massive cyber attack on Sony’s US movie studio were unfolding, an eerie silence fell on the group’s...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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 ...

    38. 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...

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