Japan

As Japan PM Abe weighs labor reform, IBM emerges as test case

As Japan PM Abe weighs labor reform, IBM emerges as test case

Published 09/07/2013

TOKYO (Reuters) - When 27-year IBM veteran Martin Jetter came to Tokyo last year, the new president of the technology giant's Japanese arm had a [more…]

Japan says faces increasing threats from China, North Korea

Japan says faces increasing threats from China, North Korea

Published 09/07/2013

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan faces increasingly serious threats to its security from an assertive China and an unpredictable North Korea, a defense ministry report said [more…]

Panasonic to buy stake in Slovenia’s Gorenje

Panasonic to buy stake in Slovenia’s Gorenje

Published 05/07/2013

LJUBLJANA (Reuters) - Japanese consumer electronics firm Panasonic Corp will buy up to 13 percent of Gorenje, one of the biggest household appliance makers in [more…]

Abe reforms take aim at Japan’s $1 trillion pension fund

Abe reforms take aim at Japan’s $1 trillion pension fund

Published 01/07/2013

TOKYO (Reuters) - Visitors to Japan's public pension fund can't miss signs of the low-cost, low-return culture that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seems determined to [more…]

Apple applies to register ‘iWatch’ trademark in Japan

Apple applies to register ‘iWatch’ trademark in Japan

Published 01/07/2013

TOKYO (Reuters) - Apple Inc has applied for a trademark for "iWatch" in Japan, a patent official said on Monday, signaling the iPhone maker may [more…]

Singapore ‘Hello Kitty’ fanciers bare claws in quest for toy

Singapore ‘Hello Kitty’ fanciers bare claws in quest for toy

Published 28/06/2013

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore residents braved hazardous air, bid hundreds of dollars and queued for hours to lay their hands on a special Hello Kitty [more…]

BOJ’s Kuroda: Markets will stabilize over time

BOJ’s Kuroda: Markets will stabilize over time

Published 21/06/2013

TOKYO (Reuters) - Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda on Friday stressed that financial markets will likely stabilize over time, reflecting improvements in Japan's economy. [more…]

Softbank closer to acquiring Sprint after Dish abandons bid for now

Softbank closer to acquiring Sprint after Dish abandons bid for now

Published 19/06/2013

TOKYO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Japan's SoftBank Corp cleared a major hurdle in its attempt to buy U.S. wireless provider Sprint Nextel Corp, as rival bidder [more…]

Asian markets tense before Fed- Nikkei outperforms

Asian markets tense before Fed- Nikkei outperforms

Published 19/06/2013

LONDON (Reuters) - European shares edged higher and major currencies and commodities were little changed on Wednesday as investors awaited clarity on the U.S. Federal [more…]

Japanese ad giant Dentsu enters Europe with Aegis

Published 18/06/2013

LONDON (Reuters) - Japanese ad giant Dentsu is buying marketing group Aegis for 3.2 billion pounds ($5 billion), the biggest deal in its history as [more…]