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      Japan exhibitors warn of Olympics exodus

      The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games could cost Japanese small businesses $16bn in lost sales and permanently drive Asia’s...

    2. August 26, 2016

      Japan looks to boost trade with Africa

      For many years, the motorcycles on the streets of Dar es Salaam were almost exclusively Japanese. Now it is hard to...

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    1. August 26, 2016

      Japan’s government pension fund hit by $52bn quarterly loss

      The world’s largest pension fund has partly blamed a $52bn quarterly investment loss on a rise in the yen following...

    2. August 21, 2016

      Yen strength weighs on Japanese retailers

      Department store holiday spending by visitors to Japan fell sharply in July under the weight of the persistent...

    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. August 11, 2016

      Why Japanese stocks may at last get some love

      The Japanese carry trade is taking on a whole new meaning for equity investors. For years, the yen revolved around...

    5. August 3, 2016

      SoftBank-Arm deal advisers paid up to £206m in fees

      Japan’s SoftBank and UK chip-designer Arm Holdings are set to pay their financial advisers and lenders up to £206m in...

    6. August 2, 2016

      Japan investors vote for better returns

      It should not have come as a surprise when Eizo Murakami, the chief executive of Japanese shipping company Kawasaki...

    7. July 29, 2016

      Sony bucks trend of Japan corporate losses

      Sony posted a surprise quarterly profit as other Japanese technology groups including Sharp and NEC reported losses on...

    8. July 29, 2016

      Japan pension fund loses $50bn

      The world’s largest pension fund lost more than $50bn last year as weakness in global stock markets weighed on Japan’s...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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 —...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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”...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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