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As Abe pushes for structural reform, old Japan Inc. culture fights back

Business Nov 27, 2017

As Abe pushes for structural reform, old Japan Inc. culture fights back

While Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's vaunted third arrow — structural reforms — has generally been rated as unsuccessful, his administration has received high praise from Japan analysts for shaking up the country's corporate management system. The nation's companies have gradually moved toward accepting the need ...

Volatility returns to Tokyo markets

Business / Financial Markets Nov 20, 2017

Volatility returns to Tokyo markets

Bryan Goh says there's no clear reason why Japanese stocks suddenly started falling after a turbocharged rally sent them to their highest in a quarter century. What the chief investment officer of Bordier & Cie in Singapore will say is that volatility was so low ...

Prime time in worker-scarce Japan for investing in service robots

Business / Tech | FOCUS Aug 22, 2017

Prime time in worker-scarce Japan for investing in service robots

Faced with their worst labor shortage in decades, Japanese service companies are finally turning to labor-saving technology, an investment that could lift the sector's woeful level of productivity and allow them to raise wages. While the nation's manufacturers are renowned for deploying advanced robotics, most ...