Japan

U.S. encouraged by progress with Japan on Pacific trade pact, but ‘tough’ issues remain

U.S. encouraged by progress with Japan on Pacific trade pact, but ‘tough’ issues remain

Published 15/10/2014

TOKYO (Reuters) - Progress in U.S. talks with Japan towards a Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact is encouraging, but difficult issues remain, the acting deputy U.S. [more…]

Toyota recalls 1.67 million Toyota, Lexus cars

Published 15/10/2014

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T ) said on Wednesday it would recall a total 1.67 million vehicles globally in a voluntary move [more…]

Obama, Japan PM discuss TPP trade deal, Ebola by phone: Jiji

Obama, Japan PM discuss TPP trade deal, Ebola by phone: Jiji

Published 15/10/2014

TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe discussed stalled trade talks and the Ebola virus epidemic in a telephone [more…]

Nissan says Sept China auto sales down 20 percent year-on-year

Published 10/10/2014

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co Ltd (7201.T ) said on Friday that, together with its Chinese joint venture partner, it sold about [more…]

U.S., Japan eye closer security ties in Japan defense pact update

U.S., Japan eye closer security ties in Japan defense pact update

Published 08/10/2014

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan and the United States agreed on Wednesday to map out how they will work together if Tokyo needs to use force [more…]

Japan sees growing chance of Abe holding talks with China’s Xi

Published 08/10/2014

TOKYO (Reuters) - Expectations are growing in Japan that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping for an ice-breaking chat next month, [more…]

IMF cuts growth outlook, warns on euro zone, Japan

Published 07/10/2014

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund cut its global economic growth forecasts for the third time this year on Tuesday, warning of weaker growth [more…]

Light bulb moment: Low-energy LED wins Nobel prize

Light bulb moment: Low-energy LED wins Nobel prize

Published 07/10/2014

STOCKHOLM/LONDON (Reuters) - An American and two Japanese scientists won the 2014 Nobel Prize for Physics on Tuesday for inventing a new energy-efficient and environment-friendly [more…]

Japan listings get bullish sign as Recruit sets IPO price

Japan listings get bullish sign as Recruit sets IPO price

Published 06/10/2014

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's largest recruitment company Recruit Holdings Co Ltd priced its $2 billion initial public offering at 3,100 yen, the top of its [more…]

Ex-Googler leads Softbank invasion of Hollywood

Published 02/10/2014

(Reuters) - Softbank Corp’s investment in a Hollywood movie studio represents the coming out party for two new players in the U.S. entertainment industry -- [more…]