What had long been considered a boon for Japan’s economy is increasingly in question as the yen’s recent plunge aggravates the impact of surging commodity prices.
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Japan’s gender pay gap is the highest among the Group of Seven nations.
Set to start by the end of March, the new fund will seek annual returns of 4.38% in order to pay out ¥300 billion each year for high-level research across Japan.
Rintaro Tamaki, a former Finance Ministry official, says a "price signal" would help the government change people's mindset on green issues.
The firm is expecting a net loss of ¥1 billion this fiscal year, but co-founder Ryota Hayashi says he’s in no rush to generate profit, though added it could do so quickly if required.
Snow Peak's president acknowledges the company’s price point may deter some shoppers, but says it reflects the goods’ quality and lifetime warranty.
The wealth management platform has debuted at a time when amateur investment in Japan is heating up.
Taihei Kobayashi's story is among the most remarkable to emerge from a small-cap stock boom that’s minting fortunes.
For all the frenzy over the Bank of Japan's first policy tweak in almost two years, little seems to have changed for the nation's insurers. That's because the rise in long-end government bond yields seen after the central bank's July 31 decision has proved to ...
Regional banks need to stop their fixation with the old-fashioned buy-and-hold strategy and be more nimble to make the most of their investments, a three-decade industry veteran says. The current low interest-rate environment calls for lenders to adopt a trading mentality and look to lock-in ...