Nov 20, 2015

Amazon unit offers one-hour delivery within eight Tokyo wards

Amazon Japan K.K. said Thursday it has started a service to deliver goods within an hour in central Tokyo. The service area initially comprises eight wards, including Setagaya, and will be expanded in steps, the Internet-based retailer said. The service is for Amazon Prime ...

Panasonic unveils wearable camera for police officers in U.S.

Nov 19, 2015

Panasonic unveils wearable camera for police officers in U.S.

Panasonic Corp. has unveiled a compact body camera for police officers ahead of the launch of the product in December in the United States. The 130-gram camera can send recorded movie data to a hard disk system placed in emergency vehicles via wireless LAN, ...

Nov 19, 2015

Starting salary up for second straight year in Japan

The average monthly starting salary for new university graduates in Japan in 2015 rose 0.8 percent from the previous year to ¥202,000, up for the second straight year, the labor ministry said Thursday. Wages started increasing at not only major companies but also small ...

| Nov 19, 2015

Nikkei rewrites three-month closing high

Stocks gained further ground Thursday on the back of Wall Street’s sharp rise overnight and brisk showings by other Asian stocks, with the benchmark Nikkei average rewriting its highest close in some three months. The 225-issue Nikkei average advanced 210.63 points, or 1.07 percent, ...

Nov 19, 2015

BOJ keeps policy unchanged despite latest recession, weak inflation

The Bank of Japan left its monetary stimulus unchanged on Thursday, signaling Japan’s second recession since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took office isn’t enough to alter Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda’s view that the inflationary trend is improving. The BOJ’s decision to keep already unprecedented stimulus ...