Nov 14, 2013

Japan economy grows for fourth straight quarter but at slower 1.9%

The economy grew an annualized 1.9 percent in the July-September period, marking a fourth consecutive quarter of growth but sharply down from the previous quarter as consumption slowed and exports fell, casting a cloud over “Abenomics.” In the previous three months, gross domestic product ...

Mizuho has more loans to the mob

Nov 13, 2013

Mizuho has more loans to the mob

Mizuho Bank has outstanding loans to yakuza and other antisocial elements apart from car loans extended through its affiliate credit company, Orient Corp., President Ya­su­hi­ro Sa­to tells the Diet.

Kinki University fish lab opening Ginza eatery

Oct 30, 2013

Kinki University fish lab opening Ginza eatery

A fisheries research lab at Kinki University in Wakayama Prefecture is poised to make a smashing debut in the heart of Japan’s gourmet capital: Ginza. The private university will open a fish restaurant in the glitzy Tokyo district on Dec. 2, serving tuna, red ...

Role of media groups to 'contextualize' info

Oct 23, 2013

Role of media groups to 'contextualize' info

Given the faster, increasingly digital and polarized ways news is disseminated around the world, the role of trusted news organizations is to “contexualize” the bits of information people pick up in various different media, Andrew Ross Sorkin, a financial columnist for The New York ...