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Fast Retailing, the operator of Uniqlo stores, says strong overseas sales drove a 25% rise in first quarter operating profit.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 12, 2024
Uniqlo operator Fast Retailing's Q1 profit soars on strong overseas sales
Profit was ¥146.7 billion ($1.01 billion) in the three months through November compared with ¥117.1 billion a year earlier.
Toyota's global production jumped 11% in November to a record level, bouncing back from last year's supply chain disruptions and benefiting from robust demand both in Japan and overseas.
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 27, 2023
Toyota saw record November sales on demand from U.S. and Europe
Global sales — including that of subsidiaries Hino and Daihatsu — rose 12% from a year earlier to 986,262 units.
Starbucks' stock has fallen for the past two weeks amid concern about "still-slow China data” and sales trends, according to one analyst.
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 5, 2023
Starbucks heads for record losing streak as sales concerns mount
An 11-day stock slump has erased 10% of the coffee giant's market value, or nearly $12 billion.
Toyota posted record October global sales and production on strong demand for its cars in North America and Europe.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 29, 2023
Toyota's October global output hits record despite supplier issue
The world's largest automaker by sales said it produced 900,285 vehicles worldwide, up 16.7% from the same period a year earlier.
Billionaire Elon Musk, owner of the X social media platform, pauses during an event with British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak in London on Nov. 2.
Nov 25, 2023
X may lose up to $75 million in revenue as advertisers pull out
Scores of brands have pulled their ads after owner Elon Musk’s endorsement of an antisemitic conspiracy theory.
A resurgence in market activity has already helped to boost earnings at Barclays’ Japanese securities arm this year, which is likely to surpass 2022’s record profit of ¥15.1 billion.
Nov 20, 2023
Barclays expects bumper Japan profit amid struggles elsewhere
The British bank is expecting another year of record profit in Japan on the back of the country’s debt and rates market trading resurgence.
Toshiba said it is considering whether to release earnings results after it delists from the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Dec. 20.
Nov 14, 2023
Toshiba posts ¥52 billion net loss before delisting in Japan
The figure in the reporting period is a reversal from a net profit of ¥100.66 billion the Japanese conglomerate booked a year earlier.
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group announced a $2.6 billion share buyback program after fiscal second-quarter profit tripled.
Nov 14, 2023
Japan’s largest banks to buy back shares after profits soar
Japan’s biggest banks have unveiled plans to boost shareholder returns after posting record first-half profits, thanks in part to a cheaper yen.
Mizuho's main lending business has stayed strong as economic activity continues to normalize from the COVID-19 pandemic, helping the bank press down credit costs.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 13, 2023
Mizuho hikes profit forecast on robust economic outlook
The lender raised its profit forecast to ¥640 billion from ¥610 billion, outpacing the ¥625.56 billion average estimate of 14 analysts.
Toshihiro Mibe, president and chief executive officer of Honda at the Japan Mobility Show, in Tokyo in October
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 12, 2023
Booming profits bolster Japan automakers’ cautious EV shift
The Japanese auto sector is on track this year to exceed its peak operating profit of around ¥5.4 trillion in fiscal 2015.
Group net profit at Tokyo Disney Resort operator Oriental Land doubled to a record ¥54.5 billion in the April-September period, boosted by the popularity of events marking Tokyo Disneyland's 40th anniversary and a steady rebound in foreign visitors.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 10, 2023
Many Japanese firms log higher April-September net profits
The normalization of economic activity from the COVID-19 crisis and the depreciation of the yen have boosted earnings.
Honda raised its full-year net profit forecast to ¥930 billion.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 9, 2023
Honda and Nissan hike full-year forecasts
The car giants, however, also pointed out that fierce price competition in China was posing a challenge for Japanese automakers.
SoftBank Group booked a ¥789 billion quarterly loss as it took a hit from the bankruptcy of WeWork.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 9, 2023
SoftBank books ¥789 billion quarterly loss
SoftBank's loss marks its fourth straight quarter in the red as the tech giant struggles amid a weak yen.
Sony Group has raised its full-year outlook after its media divisions outperformed.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 9, 2023
Sony raises sales and profit outlook as media helps offset mobile
The adjustments suggest resilient consumer spending and a weaker yen are stabilizing the business.
The Disney store in Times Square, New York, on Oct. 29
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 9, 2023
Disney tops earnings forecasts as Iger sets 'building' phase
Disney now says it is on track to achieve $7.5 billion in annualized savings
Oil storage tanks at Eneos' Negishi refinery in the Keihin industrial area of Yokohama. The firm said Wednesday that its full-year profit result was expected to increase by 67% from last year.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 8, 2023
Eneos raises full-year profit forecast on higher oil, weaker yen
The refiner said its full-year result was expected to increase by 67% from last year.
Nintendo reported operating profit of ¥94.5 billion and revenue of ¥334.9 billion in the September quarter, both beating analyst expectations.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 8, 2023
Nintendo lifts annual profit forecasts
The Kyoto-based entertainment company said it now expects operating income of ¥500 billion ($3.3 billion), up from ¥450 billion previously.
Toyota President Koji Sato speaks  next to an FT-3e electric vehicle at the Japan Mobility Show in Tokyo on Oct. 25.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 1, 2023
Toyota raises profit forecast 50% on weak yen, record sales
With an unprecedented 5.6 million vehicles sold in April-September, Toyota is on track for its 11.4 million-unit goal.
A Japan Airlines aircraft approaches Haneda Airport in Tokyo in April.
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 31, 2023
Airlines JAL and ANA post significant recovery in profits
Japan's two biggest airlines posted a significant recovery in profits in the April-September period, as travel demand continued to pick up.
Toyota's Alphard and Vellfire minivans bound for shipment at Yokohama port. Toyota posted record global production and sales in the April-September period.
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 30, 2023
Toyota posts record global output and sales in April-September
It is the first time the automaker saw its production and sales both top the 5 million mark in a fiscal first half.


Yayoi Kusama’s “Pumpkin,” once the victim of high waves that dragged it into the sea, sits at the end of a pier on the south side of Naoshima.
Why is the most exciting art in Japan so hard to get to?