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Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Nov 14, 2020
Japanese banks warn of tougher road ahead after solid earnings
MUFG and Mizuho raised their full-year profit targets, thanks mainly to strong results from trading and serving cash-strapped corporate clients in the six months ended Sept. 30.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 11, 2020
Japanese banks to hit profit goals as stimulus curtails bad loans
Any moderation of bad-loan charges would mirror a trend seen around the world this earnings season, after banks from Singapore to the U.S. kept defaults at bay.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 5, 2020
Ship owner says Mauritius oil cleanup mostly over by January
Efforts to remove oil spilled by the MV Wakashio have been hampered by difficulties in cleaning coral reefs and mangrove trees.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Oct 13, 2020
Buffett-led share price boom short-lived for most Japan trading firms
The August announcement, among the largest investments ever made by Buffett in Japan, boosted investor interest in the trading companies.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 25, 2020
Top Toshiba investor calls for inquiry in widening vote scandal
Because receipts were issued a day after voting forms were received, some were mistaken for being late even though they'd been delivered on time.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 12, 2020
Yoshifumi Nishikawa, who led Japan's banking sector shakeup, dies at 82
Yoshifumi Nishikawa, a former chief of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp. who spearheaded a major shakeup of Japan's banking sector in the early 2000s, has died, sources said Friday. He was 82.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 2, 2020
Mauritius asks Japan for ¥3.6 billion to help local fishers after oil leak
The island nation is requesting funds to build boats, train workers and renovate an aging fishing research center.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 1, 2020
Japan to send third relief team to Mauritius in wake of oil spill
The six-member team will help conduct detailed investigations of mangroves, coral reefs, wildlife and seawater quality to assess the impact of the oil leak.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 31, 2020
Berkshire Hathaway takes stakes topping $6 billion in Japan's top five trading companies
Shares in the trading houses leaped on news of the foray, one of billionaire Warren Buffett's biggest in Asia's second-largest economy.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 30, 2020
Japan experts propose wiping down Mauritius mangroves by hand to remove oil from Wakashio spill
Japanese experts are proposing wiping down mangrove trees in Mauritius by hand to remove oil spilled by a Japanese freighter that ran aground off the tropical island, a source familiar with the matter said Saturday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 25, 2020
Japanese experts warn oil damage could kill mangroves in Mauritius
Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi told a news conference Tuesday that the ministry is considering sending additional environment experts to the island nation.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Aug 20, 2020
Japan criticized for weak presence in responding to Mauritius oil leak
The government has maintained a distant attitude about the crisis compared with countries such as France and India, according to residents and environmental groups.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 20, 2020
Japanese trading giant Itochu edges traditional rivals by shunning energy and metals
Itochu is shattering the old pecking order led by Mitsubishi, Mitsui and Sumitomo by extending its lead as the nation's most valuable trader.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 12, 2020
Sea life around Mauritius dying as Japanese ship oil spill spreads
Mauritian volunteers fished dead eels from oily waters on Tuesday as they tried to clean up damage to the Indian Ocean island's most pristine beaches after a Japanese-owned bulk carrier leaked an estimated 1,000 tonnes of oil.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 10, 2020
Anxious Mauritians use hair to stem Japanese ship's oil spill
Mauritians are making floating booms of human hair and leaves in a round-the-clock scramble to mop up oil leaking from a grounded Japanese ship onto their pristine Indian Ocean beaches.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 9, 2020
Japan to send disaster relief team to Mauritius over freighter's fuel leakage
More than 1,000 tons of fuel oil had leaked from the stranded freighter, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd., the operator of the vessel, said Sunday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 28, 2020
In cash-loving Japan, banks still busy despite coronavirus emergency
Elderly customers, a general lack of enthusiasm for electronic money and increased free time see high customer traffic at banks despite stay-at-home requests.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 27, 2020
Toyota requests $9 billion credit line from Japanese mega-banks SMBC and MUFG
Toyota Motor Corp. has asked two mega-banks to set up a credit line of ¥1 trillion ($9.2 billion), company sources said Friday, a move that signals the leading automaker is struggling with rising fundraising costs caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 5, 2020
Hyundai to halt South Korea output as new coronavirus disrupts parts supply
Hyundai Motor will suspend production in South Korea because the outbreak of the new coronavirus has disrupted the supply of parts, it said, becoming the first major carmaker to do so outside of China.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 9, 2020
Japan firms pull staff out of Iran and limit Iraq travel amid high tensions
As of Oct. 1, 2018, Japanese companies have 30 operational bases in Iran, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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