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Tokyo-Seoul row hits economies

Business / Economy Aug 23, 2019

Tokyo-Seoul row hits economies

The escalating feud between South Korea and Japan is heightening concerns about the fallout for global supply chains, financial markets and economic growth. What started as a dispute over colonial-era grievances has snowballed over the past two months, with relations deteriorating to the lowest point ...

Business Nov 10, 2012

Mizuho China fund to bank on new leaders

Mizuho Asset Management Co. is opening a China fund, betting new leaders in the world's No. 2 economy will boost growth and quell the Senkaku territorial dispute that has prompted other banks to cancel planned funds. The MHAM China Growth Focus Fund, which starts Nov. ...

Funerals a growth undertaking

National Oct 22, 2009

Funerals a growth undertaking

Death is a growth industry in Japan and everyone from railways to retailers wants a slice. The ¥1.8 trillion funeral industry is expanding as Japan's population ages faster than any other nation. The number of people who die each year in the country will rise ...