Oct 11, 2016

Corporate bankruptcies fell to 26-year low in April-September

The number of corporate bankruptcies in the April-September half fell 3.9 percent from a year before to 4,217, the fewest in 26 years for the period, according to Tokyo Shoko Research Ltd. The total declined for the eighth consecutive fiscal first half, hitting the ...

Feb 25, 2016

March 2011 disasters caused 1,698 bankruptcies: think tank

A credit research agency said Thursday 1,698 corporate bankruptcies were triggered by the calamity in March 2011 that devastated northeastern Japan. Tokyo Shoko Research said that the business failures caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake were 5.4 times the 314 bankruptcies caused over ...

/ Dec 5, 2014

Bankruptcies caused by weakening yen set new record in November

Corporate bankruptcies linked to the yen’s slide hit a new record in November, highlighting the strains on small and midsize companies as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe campaigns for re-election on his deflation-busting economic strategy. Forty-two of the companies that failed in November cited the ...

Government panel to launch review of JAL bailout

/ Aug 20, 2014

Government panel to launch review of JAL bailout

A new government panel is due to begin a review of the financial support given to Japan Airlines, or JAL, as part of a bailout package under the previous administration. The review, which will start next month, is taking place in response to criticism ...