Toshiba's latest confusion could complicate path to revival

Business / Corporate Feb 15, 2017

Toshiba's latest confusion could complicate path to revival

Another scandal, revealed by a whistleblower, has hit already-embattled Toshiba Corp., further eroding the market credibility of its corporate governance. At noon Tuesday, the 140-year-old company, which has been working to put an accounting scandal behind it, missed a deadline to release an earnings report ...

Japanese 'udon' chain cracks Russian market by catering to local tastes

National Dec 22, 2016

Japanese 'udon' chain cracks Russian market by catering to local tastes

Japan's biggest udon noodle restaurant chain, Marugame Seimen, has gained a foothold in Russia, overcoming the obstacles to foreign companies that have kept many of its rivals out of the market. With Tokyo and Moscow seeking to strengthen private-sector ties, Marugame Seimen's operator, Toridoll Holdings ...

Business | ANALYSIS Nov 23, 2016

Trump victory unlikely to stifle Abe's free trade crusade

With U.S. President-elect Donald Trump pledging to kill the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's pro-growth Abenomics campaign is on the ropes. Many analysts say that whether or not the TPP is saved, Abe's job remains unchanged: continue working to bolster free trade ...

Anxious Abe eager to strike while TPP iron is hot

National / Politics | FOCUS Nov 6, 2016

Anxious Abe eager to strike while TPP iron is hot

While several Trans-Pacific Partnership countries have taken a cautious approach ahead of Tuesday's U.S. presidential election, which could alter the fate of the free trade pact, Japan has instead been stepping up its efforts toward ratifying the deal. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is in a ...

Economists worry over BOJ's next step

Business Sep 16, 2016

Economists worry over BOJ's next step

Amid speculation the Bank of Japan will announce additional monetary easing next week, some observers are warning of possible side effects. A long way from hitting its 2 percent inflation goal, the BOJ may expand its radical negative interest rate policy and modify its asset-purchasing ...

Saudi Arabia eager to serve as window to Japanese culture

National Sep 3, 2016

Saudi Arabia eager to serve as window to Japanese culture

Saudi Arabia is eager to become a gateway to Japan and its culture in the Middle East as it seeks to deepen economic relations between the two nations, the minister of culture and information for the kingdom, Adel Zaid Altoraifi, said Friday. In an interview, ...