/ Sep 29, 2015

IMF says Japan's exports flat despite weaker yen

Japanese exports remain flat despite the bonus of a weaker yen, in part because manufacturers are shifting production overseas, the International Monetary Fund said Monday. “Real goods exports from Japan have remained broadly flat during the past few years despite a sharp depreciation of ...

Weak yen draws surge in foreign tourists

/ Jan 6, 2015

Weak yen draws surge in foreign tourists

A weaker yen saw more foreigners hopping flights to Japan during the year-end and New Year holidays, the nation’s two main airlines have said. In the holiday period from Dec. 19 to Sunday, the carriers saw foreign passengers increase by 13 percent from a ...

Trade deficit soars on fuel import costs

/ Dec 18, 2013

Trade deficit soars on fuel import costs

The trade deficit ballooned 35 percent last month compared with a year ago, the biggest November deficit on record, as fuel imports soared following the 2011 nuclear catastrophe, the government said Wednesday. The run of 17 straight months of deficits is the longest since ...

Weaker yen helps Toyota bottom line

/ May 9, 2013

Weaker yen helps Toyota bottom line

Toyota expects to book group operating profit of ¥1.8 trillion for the current business year, up 36.3 percent from the year before, on the back of the weaker yen and brisk sales in North America and Asia.

Weaker yen helps Toyota bottom line

/ May 8, 2013

Weaker yen helps Toyota bottom line

Toyota expects to book group operating profit of ¥1.8 trillion for the current business year, up 36.3 percent from the year before, on the back of the weaker yen and brisk sales in North America and Asia.

/ Apr 26, 2013

Sony raises profit forecast on asset sales, weaker yen

Sony Corp. raised its annual profit forecast Thursday amid a weaker yen and gains from selling offices and stock holdings. Net income was probably ¥40 billion in the year ended March, up from an earlier projection of ¥20 billion, the company said. Selling properties ...