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A Uniqlo store in Shanghai
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 12, 2023
Fast Retailing's annual profit rises 28% to fresh record
Profit was ¥381.1 billion ($2.56 billion) in the 12 months through August compared with ¥297.3 billion, the previous all-time high, a year earlier.
Toyota's global sales and production for August hit record highs.
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 29, 2023
Toyota's global sales and output hit record high in August
Global production rose 4% to a record 924,509 vehicles, including subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor and Hino Motors, the Japanese carmaker said Thursday.
Toyota's sales in China fell in July amid intense competition with local brands.
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 30, 2023
Toyota output hits monthly record for July on robust demand
Worldwide sales, including for subsidiaries Daihatsu and Hino, rose 5.2% to 918,345 units.
Security personnel guard the BYD booth at the Auto Shanghai show in April 2023.
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 29, 2023
China's leading electric carmaker BYD triples half-year profit
This month the company became the first global manufacturer to pass the 5 million milestone in electric vehicle production.
Honda's electric vehicle e:NP2 is displayed at the Auto Shanghai show, in Shanghai in April. The recent weakening of the yen couldn't come at a better time for Japanese automakers, which are struggling in the Chinese market.
BUSINESS / Economy
Aug 14, 2023
Weak yen gives Japan automakers temporary relief from China pain
A weak yen has traditionally lifted profits for Japan's big exporters
In a recent Kyodo News survey of 114 companies, including Toyota Motor and the Uniqlo clothing chain operator Fast Retailing, 82% said they project economic expansion, up from 55% the previous summer.
BUSINESS / Economy
Aug 13, 2023
Over 80% of Japan firms forecast economic growth as COVID-19 curbs removed
The survey results show optimism over Japan's economy even as firms grapple with rising material costs, with 94% of those forecasting an expansion.
Honda's operating profit for the April to June quarter jumped 77.5% to a record ¥394.45 billion due to strong sales in North America.
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 10, 2023
Honda posts record operating profit for April to June period
The automaker's operating profit jumped 77.5% to a record ¥394.45 billion, net profit soared more than twofold and sales increased 20.8%.
Sony, a key supplier of image sensors to Apple and other device-makers, has said it doesn’t expect demand in the mobile phone market to bounce back until next year at the earliest.
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 10, 2023
Sony falls most in a year as smartphone demand fails to recover
The Tokyo-based company’s operating income fell 31% in the first fiscal quarter because of sharp declines in the movie and sensor groups.
The Alibaba Group Holding offices in Beijing on Tuesday. Alibaba is scheduled to release earnings results on Thursday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 9, 2023
Alibaba and Tencent’s big gains may not signal inflection point
Chinese policymakers have stopped short of providing significant policy support, consumer spending is muted and profit margins remain thin.
Softbank's Vision Fund unit swung to a profit of ¥61 billion in the quarter ended June, compared with a ¥2.33 trillion loss for the same period a year ago.
Aug 8, 2023
Global tech stock rebound lifts SoftBank Vision Fund into profit
The fund logged a ¥61 billion profit in the quarter ended June — its first in over a year — compared with a ¥2.33 trillion loss a year ago.
Signage for Sumitomo Mitsui Banking (right) and Mizuho Bank (center) in Tokyo. Two of Japan's mega-banks reported solid quarterly profit on Monday.
Jul 31, 2023
Japan’s biggest banks beat estimates, adding to BOJ tailwind
Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group said net income for the quarter ending June 30 was ¥248 billion, while Mizuho Financial Group’s was ¥245.2 billion.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jul 21, 2023
China's sagging economy looms over quarterly results around the world
Both U.S. and European companies with exposure to China could be hit by that economy's sluggish growth as its post-COVID momentum has faltered rapidly.
Japan Times
Jul 19, 2023
Japan's retailers see earnings windfall as consumers tolerate inflation
Profits and rising share prices in the sector, undiminished by customer hesitancy, are adding to speculation the Bank of Japan may upgrade its inflation forecast next week.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 13, 2023
Uniqlo owner posts record Q3 profit and raises forecast on China recovery
Fast Retailing has 925 Uniqlo outlets in mainland China — more than in Japan — making it a bellwether for a retail market that was hammered by tough COVID-19 restrictions.
Japan Times
Jul 3, 2023
Tesla and BYD post record sales on demand for electric vehicles
Elon Musk’s vow to chase volume by cutting prices seems to have worked, but BYD still dominates the Chinese market with fresher lineup and increasingly global ambitions.
Japan Times
Jun 29, 2023
Micron delivers strong forecast in sign that glut is easing
Sales will be as much as $4.1 billion in the fiscal fourth quarter, the company said in a statement. That compares with an average analyst estimate of $3.87 billion.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 10, 2023
Major Japan firms expect FY2023 net profit to rise 4% to record high
Domestic companies are expected to see combined net profits rise to ¥42.9 trillion ($307 billion) this fiscal year, a third straight record year led by the auto sector, a survey has found.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
May 30, 2023
Toyota sets April global output record as pandemic impact recedes
Its production outside Japan increased 14.7% to 514,738 vehicles, also a record high for April, with output in China surging 51.9%.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
May 18, 2023
Nomura slashes profit targets across board, plans major review
The moves underscore the challenges for Nomura leadership as rate hikes and geopolitical tensions dampen investor sentiment.
Japan Times
May 12, 2023
Toshiba posts 35% decline in full-year net profit
The firm has said a planned takeover bid that is expected to take the company private will likely start in late July.


The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan