Jul 6, 2015

Nikkei index off 1.65% after Greek 'No' vote

Tokyo’s benchmark stock index dropped 1.65 percent at the start on Monday, the first major market to open after Greeks voted to reject austerity measures demanded by the cash-strapped nation’s creditors. The Nikkei 225 at the Tokyo Stock Exchange fell 339.64 points to 20,200.15 ...

Tourism boom lifts economy, but brings headaches

Jun 23, 2015

Tourism boom lifts economy, but brings headaches

by Elaine Kurtenbach

From the slopes of Mount Fuji to the temple streets of Kyoto, tourists are cramming Japan’s prime sightseeing spots, puzzling their way through Tokyo subways, and splashing out cash on cosmetics, sushi and high-tech toilet seats. The cheap yen, easier visas and other initiatives ...