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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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,...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. June 8, 2016

      Suzuki Motor chief to step down over scandal

      Osamu Suzuki is stepping down as chief executive of Suzuki Motor after the company became embroiled in Japan’s fuel...

    17. June 6, 2016

      Japanese stocks: uncomely or attractive?

      There is a well known optical illusion in which a portrait can appear to some to depict a demure young woman or, to...

    18. June 6, 2016

      Japanese companies drag feet on corporate governance code

      A year after the introduction of Japan’s first corporate governance code, listed companies have returned a record...

    19. June 1, 2016

      Japan’s sales tax delay raises questions about economy

      The decision by Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe to delay a rise in consumption tax until October 2019 will be...

    20. June 1, 2016

      SoftBank cuts Alibaba stake to raise cash

      SoftBank plans to sell at least $7.9bn worth of its stake in Chinese ecommerce group Alibaba to raise cash and pay down...

    21. May 29, 2016

      Mizuho readies fintech war chest to escape Japan gloom

      Mizuho Financial Group is building a pot of money for global acquisitions of financial technology companies as Japan’s...

    22. May 29, 2016

      String of scandals puts Japanese investors on edge

      From carmakers and electronics groups to housebuilders and the constructors of the nation’s roads and runways, a...

    23. May 24, 2016

      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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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 —...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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