Asian investors snapping up Japanese properties

Oct 9, 2016

Asian investors snapping up Japanese properties


Japan's property market is luring more attention from Asian investors keen to reap capital gains or achieve high yields not available at home with a long-term view of holding their assets. Money is flowing mostly from Taiwan, Hong Kong, mainland China and Singapore, with the ...

/ Oct 4, 2016

Is immigration the answer?


A migration policy is being deployed to combat acute labor shortages in sectors of the Japanese economy, but migrant workers won't be enough to solve the long-term challenges of Japan's demographic implosion.

/ Oct 3, 2016

Business confidence weakest since Abenomics began in 2013

Business confidence at Japan's largest manufacturers has sunk to its weakest level since Tokyo launched measures to kick-start the tepid economy more than three years ago, the central bank said in its quarterly sentiment survey Monday. The Bank of Japan's closely watched tankan report comes ...

Sep 23, 2016

Twitter sees inquiries surge from Japanese authorities

Japanese government inquiries about individual Twitter users surged in the first half of the year, the microblogging service said. Inquiries from January to June jumped 64 percent over the preceding half to 732, ranking second only to the 2,520 inquiries made by U.S. authorities, Twitter ...

Sep 9, 2016

South Korea tops Japan in FIBA Asia Challenge opener

Despite getting a 29-point performance from Makoto Hiejima, Japan was unable to beat South Korea in its FIBA Asia Challenge tournament Group D opener, losing 80-73 in Tehran on Friday. With a number of new faces wearing the Japanese colors in the 12-team tournament, including ...