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    1. July 28, 2016

      SoftBank’s Son reassures over Arm buyout

      Masayoshi Son, the chief executive of SoftBank, sought to allay investor concerns about his £24.3bn takeover of UK chip...

    2. July 28, 2016

      Japan claim threatens Tata steel and JLR assets

      Japan’s NTT DoCoMo has taken aim at Tata in Europe over an unpaid claim for $1.2bn, threatening to seize the Indian...

    3. July 26, 2016

      Japanese will not buy Shinzo Abe’s message on stock market greed

      With the swelter of August approaching, Japan’s stockbrokers are retreating to their air-conditioned offices. For most...

    4. July 25, 2016

      Nintendo hit after playing down Pokémon Go effect

      Investors wiped more than $6bn off Nintendo’s market value on Monday after the Kyoto-based game maker said the global...

    5. July 22, 2016

      Pokémon Go launches in Japan

      Shares in Nintendo surged on Friday as the Pokémon Go smartphone game launched in its home territory of Japan in time...

    6. July 20, 2016

      McDonald’s Japan: Pikachew

      Where golden McNuggets fail to draw diners, Pokémon may have the answer. McDonald’s Holdings Japan, whose 18-karat...

    7. July 20, 2016

      How Masayoshi Son brought Arm into SoftBank’s embrace

      The calm of Stuart Chambers’ sailing holiday off the Turkish coast was shattered earlier this month when Masayoshi Son...

    8. July 19, 2016

      Stock market gives SoftBank deal a thumbs down

      Investors in SoftBank have given an early thumbs down to its £24.3bn gamble on UK chip designer Arm Holdings, pushing...

    9. July 18, 2016

      SoftBank’s big bet and the future of UK tech

      Since Britain voted to leave the EU, there has been a tendency to be downbeat about the country’s economic and...

    10. July 15, 2016

      Pokémon Go powers Nintendo into Japan’s top 20 companies

      Pokémon Go, the smartphone game that has caused grown men to stumble off Californian cliffs and angry residents to hurl...

    11. July 13, 2016

      SoftBank: Waiting for the next ‘big idea’

      Masayoshi Son, the founder and chairman of SoftBank, has big ideas. Big, “crazy ideas”, he says. Now, liberated from...

    12. July 13, 2016

      Nintendo has ventured into a scary world

      There is nothing like a craze. Pokémon Go, the augmented reality video game that uses smartphones to overlay Nintendo’s...

    13. July 11, 2016

      Japan polls open the way to constitutional change

      Shinzo Abe’s decisive victory in elections to Japan’s upper house makes him something of a rarity in today’s...

    14. July 11, 2016

      Yen retreats after Shinzo Abe secures victory

      Prime minister Shinzo Abe’s election victory in Japan’s upper house renewed market faith in his embattled economic...

    15. July 11, 2016

      Yen surge dilemma over Japan’s prized wood

      A post-Brexit surge in the yen has intensified a dilemma hanging over millions of hectares of prized Japanese forest —...

    16. July 11, 2016

      Line prices listing at top end of range amid tech IPO drought

      Line, the Japanese rival to WhatsApp, priced its initial public offering at the top end of its proposed range, taking...

    17. July 10, 2016

      Japan turns on the charm in Myanmar in effort to counter China

      Japan has intensified its charm and investment offensive in Myanmar in a bid to become Southeast Asia’s most powerful...

    18. July 8, 2016

      Nintendo surges on ‘Pokémon Go’ fever

      Shares in Nintendo surged on Friday as investors absorbed the implications of a smartphone game that, within 24 hours...

    19. July 6, 2016

      Japan’s banks to take lead on Brexit from US

      Japanese banks weighing up the future of their London operations after the UK’s Brexit vote are “intensely watching”...

    20. July 5, 2016

      Japan’s tech cannibalism saps Abenomics

      Operating from a flimsy hilltop warehouse in the backwoods of Japan’s Izu peninsula, Tomoharu Iguchi is a highly...

    21. July 4, 2016

      UK’s Brexit vote rattles Japan’s Nikkei 225

      If you look closely at the top right-hand corner of a Scottish £20 pound note, you will find the 1887 image of Kaichi...

    22. June 27, 2016

      Japan carmakers weigh UK options post-Brexit

      There is as much as a 75 per cent chance that Toyota and Honda will eventually pull out of the UK if the country’s vote...

    23. June 24, 2016

      Japan bourse takes market lessons to school children

      After decades of largely fruitless efforts to persuade Japanese to switch more of their abundant bank deposits into...

    24. June 22, 2016

      SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son chooses to stay in control

      In the spring of 2003, in a country used to outlandish sales campaigns, Masayoshi Son took to the streets to set...

    25. June 22, 2016

      SoftBank founder’s frankness on succession is a lesson to all

      Masayoshi Son’s decision to stay on as chief executive of SoftBank for “at least another five to 10 years” has one...

    26. June 22, 2016

      Mitsubishi Motors projects first loss in 8 years

      Mitsubishi Motors has forecast it will swing to an annual net loss for the first time in eight years, hit by fallout...

    27. June 22, 2016

      SoftBank shareholders unfazed by abrupt Arora exit

      SoftBank shareholders cautiously placed their bet once again on billionaire founder Masayoshi Son a day after the...

    28. June 21, 2016

      Mitsubishi Heavy Industries reviews its future in cruise ships

      Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Japan’s fourth-largest shipbuilder, is reviewing its future in the cruise ship business...

    29. June 21, 2016

      Tencent buys stake in ‘Clash of Clans’ maker Supercell for $8.6bn

      Tencent is to buy a majority stake in the Finnish maker of the mobile game Clash of Clans from Japan’s SoftBank for...

    30. June 20, 2016

      Ignore Silicon Valley, Japan is still innovating

      Viewed from Silicon Valley, much of Japan’s industry looks like toast. Once-mighty Japanese consumer companies such as...

    31. June 20, 2016

      Robotics hire signals Toyota fightback against tech groups

      When Gill Pratt , a former head of robotics at Darpa, the US defence department’s research arm, joined Toyota last...

    32. June 20, 2016

      Japan’s precipitous short yen position

      The year 2015 saw a record 2,508 mountaineering accidents in Japan: a product, the authorities say, of people ascending...

    33. June 20, 2016

      IMF urges Japan to ‘reload’ Abenomics

      Japan must redouble economic stimulus or admit that it will take years to reach inflation of 2 per cent, the...

    34. June 19, 2016

      Mrs Watanabe bets on robots to rule

      The world’s first robots-themed managed equity fund has, less than a year since its launch, proved an unlikely hit with...

    35. June 17, 2016

      Mitsubishi to pay $600m compensation to vehicle owners

      Mitsubishi Motors is paying more than $600m to compensate owners of its vehicles for falsified fuel economy data, after...

    36. June 15, 2016

      Tokyo governor Yoichi Masuzoe resigns over expenses scandal

      The governor of Tokyo has resigned after allegations he used political funds to pay for artworks and family holidays,...

    37. June 14, 2016

      Beam Suntory: A volatile Japanese-US blend

      Just months after Suntory’s $16bn takeover of US spirits maker Beam in 2014, the chief executive of the Japanese whisky...

    38. June 14, 2016

      Japanese government bond yields fall to fresh lows

      Yields on Japanese government bonds crumpled to record lows on Tuesday as jittery investors sought safety in sovereign...

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