Asian investors snapping up Japanese properties

Oct 9, 2016

Asian investors snapping up Japanese properties

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Japan’s property market is luring more attention from Asian investors keen to reap capital gains or achieve high yields not available at home with a long-term view of holding their assets. Money is flowing mostly from Taiwan, Hong Kong, mainland China and Singapore, with ...

Oct 4, 2016

Is immigration the answer?

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A migration policy is being deployed to combat acute labor shortages in sectors of the Japanese economy, but migrant workers won't be enough to solve the long-term challenges of Japan's demographic implosion.

Oct 3, 2016

Business confidence weakest since Abenomics began in 2013

Business confidence at Japan’s largest manufacturers has sunk to its weakest level since Tokyo launched measures to kick-start the tepid economy more than three years ago, the central bank said in its quarterly sentiment survey Monday. The Bank of Japan’s closely watched tankan report ...

Sep 23, 2016

Twitter sees inquiries surge from Japanese authorities

Japanese government inquiries about individual Twitter users surged in the first half of the year, the microblogging service said. Inquiries from January to June jumped 64 percent over the preceding half to 732, ranking second only to the 2,520 inquiries made by U.S. authorities, ...