Search for Japan Business & Finance and
    1. 8 hours ago

      Negative interest rates fuel record Japan share buybacks

      Tokyo-listed share buybacks are poised to smash full-year records just five months into 2016 as negative interest rates...

    2. May 22, 2016

      Chinese tourists cool towards Japanese luxury

      Tourist spending in Japan’s department stores has dropped for the first time since the start of Abenomics as the...

    Special Reports

    1. Japan & the World

    2. Corporate Longevity

      The FT launches a global investigation into the mixture of innovation and focus that c...
    Search more Special Reports on this topic.

    1. May 18, 2016

      Japan can do a lot better than selling the yen

      Shinzo Abe, Japan’s prime minister, received a pleasant surprise on Wednesday when first-quarter gross domestic product...

    2. May 18, 2016

      Japan fund managers create customised ETFs for central bank

      Japan’s fund management industry, pressed into national service, is launching exchange traded funds to further the...

    3. May 16, 2016

      Markets shrug off gloomy Japan Inc results

      Last Friday, 347 Japanese companies served up their full-year results — and, together, they represented a dense cluster...

    4. May 16, 2016

      Nintendo seeks to leap into movies

      Nintendo is hoping Mario and its other top gaming characters can jump on to the big screen on top of earlier ventures...

    5. May 16, 2016

      South Korea to fine Nissan over emissions data

      South Korea’s environment ministry said on Monday that it will fine Nissan Won330m ($280,000) and file a criminal...

    6. May 15, 2016

      Japan’s Snow Peak stakes claim to global glamping

      Holding court from a bamboo-aluminium deckchair, a collapsible steel fire pit at his side and brushed titanium coffee...

    7. 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...

    8. May 11, 2016

      Japanese investors in Britain depend on the links to Europe

      Like many Japanese, I was brought up to admire the UK’s role over centuries as an industrial and political power —...

    9. May 9, 2016

      Fanuc sets sights on army of interconnected robots

      With more than 400,000 of its yellow robots already reigning on the world’s factory floors, Fanuc has a new goal for...

    10. 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...

    11. May 6, 2016

      Toshiba picks chief executive to steer turnround

      Toshiba will revamp its management team in June, turning to an executive in the medical division to lead its efforts to...

    12. May 6, 2016

      Itochu profits fall 20% amid commodities rout

      Itochu reported a 20 per cent decline in net profit for the 2015-2016 fiscal year, in a sharp reversal for the only...

    13. 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...

    14. May 2, 2016

      Japan Inc revises yen forecasts

      Tokyo stocks fell steeply on Monday as a slew of major exporters absorbed the shock of last week’s decision by the Bank...

    15. April 28, 2016

      Yen surges but stocks fall as BoJ keeps status quo

      Thursday 21:30 BST. US stocks faltered in the New York afternoon having regained ground from opening losses tied to a...

    16. April 28, 2016

      Apple’s iPhone slowdown hurts Japanese supply chain

      The slowdown of iPhone sales at Apple rippled across the group’s supply chain, as the Japanese companies whose products...

    17. April 28, 2016

      Yen surges and stocks sink after Bank of Japan keeps policy on hold

      The yen surged by 3 per cent and equities slumped after the Bank of Japan dashed market hopes of stimulus despite data...

    18. April 24, 2016

      Practical guide to pitfalls of part-time work goes viral in Japan

      When a group of Japanese university professors compiled a practical guide to protect students from the clutches of...

    19. April 22, 2016

      Yen dives on talk of negative rates on loans

      The yen has tumbled by the most in eight weeks following reports the Bank of Japan may offer negative rates on some...

    20. April 21, 2016

      Mitsubishi admits falsifying car fuel performance data

      Trading in Mitsubishi Motors shares was suspended on Thursday after the indicative price fell by its daily limit under...

    21. April 20, 2016

      Mitsubishi affair: what you need to know

      Mitsubishi Motors has admitted manipulating fuel economy tests in Japan, in a development that leaves another dent in...

    22. April 13, 2016

      Japanese serve as early warning signal for US stocks

      It is said that George Soros possesses a sort of speculator’s “spidey sense”. When markets are poised to take a tumble,...

    23. April 13, 2016

      Former Abenomics backer warns on negative rates

      Negative interest rates are weakening Japan’s banks — which are vital for stimulating economic growth, the country’s...

    24. April 12, 2016

      Robust yen spooks investors and baffles BoJ

      In a recent episode of Japan’s best-watched daytime television show, celebrity guests were asked to admire a stack of...

    25. April 12, 2016

      Nomura to quit European equities research

      Nomura is cutting more than 500 of its European staff and abandoning most of its European equities business, the latest...

    26. April 11, 2016

      Yen strength is scary on many levels

      If the yen market were a scary movie, this is the point at which discordant music signals a growing danger. Everyone...

    27. April 1, 2016

      Japan Inc mood sours to worst in three years

      Business conditions in Japan’s manufacturing sector are at their worst since the early days of Abenomics in 2013 as a...

    28. March 30, 2016

      Foxconn seals $3.5bn Sharp takeover

      Sharp, a pioneer of the once-mighty Japanese electronics industry, has been taken over at a knockdown price by...

    29. March 30, 2016

      A chance for Shinzo Abe to scrap a self-defeating tax rise

      The biggest problem with Abenomics, as the “three arrows” stimulus launched in 2012 by Shinzo Abe, prime minister, is...

    30. March 30, 2016

      Foxconn looks to cut $2bn from deal for Sharp

      Foxconn and Sharp will both hold board meetings on Wednesday in an attempt to close a chaotic takeover deal after tough...

    31. March 29, 2016

      Japan’s negative rate bounty sparks calls for fresh spending

      Japan’s government has already locked in annual savings of Y80bn ($707m) thanks to negative interest rates as political...

    32. March 28, 2016

      Yamaha accelerates push to bring self-driving to motorbikes

      Yamaha Motor is aiming to bring self-driving technology to motorcycles by tapping into know-how from Silicon Valley, in...

    33. March 24, 2016

      Mitsui warns of first loss since 1947

      Japanese trading house Mitsui & Co has warned it will make its first annual loss since being established in its current...

    34. March 22, 2016

      China plays ball with its development lending

      When China announced in 2013 that it would create the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank to lend to developing...

    35. March 21, 2016

      Japan’s funeral sector adapts as ‘peak death’ looms

      Japan’s Y2tn funeral business is undergoing a wholesale cultural transformation as the world’s third-biggest economy...

    36. March 16, 2016

      Japanese shares: spring back

      When costs fall, profits rise, all else being equal. Higher profits, all else being equal, support stock prices. It is...

    37. March 16, 2016

      Will Mrs Watanabe start looking overseas?

      After weeks of failing to convince clients that Tokyo stocks are fabulous value — even with the Bank of Japan’s...

    38. March 16, 2016

      Weak Japan wage demands deal blow to Abenomics

      Japanese companies have markedly slowed the pace of wage growth in one of the worst blows to hit the Abenomics stimulus...

    Search for Japan Business & Finance and