National Oct 29, 2013

Filipino-Japanese face integration hurdles

The granting of Japanese citizenship, residency visas or working visas to Filipinos descended from Japanese who migrated to the Philippines in the early 20th century may usher in better lives for them and their families, but not necessarily without hardships and problems. Filipinos of Japanese ...

Editorials Jun 17, 2013

The dark side of Abenomics

The dark side of Abenomics is rearing its head as stock prices show erratic fluctuations. Institutional investors have made profits, but not ordinary citizens.

Girl group bases style on Nikkei ups and downs

National May 3, 2013

Girl group bases style on Nikkei ups and downs

by Jun Hongo

Kanon Mori, Yuki Sakura, Hinako Kuroki and Jun Amaki have been following the Nikkei 225 stock average obsessively since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took office in December. The oldest of the foursome is Mori, but she is still only 23. The youngest is Kuroki, ...

Business / Financial Markets Mar 7, 2013

Nikkei briefly tops 12,000 line last seen in '08

The Nikkei ended at a fresh 53-month high Thursday, supported by the Dow Jones industrial average's advance to a new all-time high overnight, but it trimmed gains after rising above the 12,000 mark. The 225-issue Nikkei posted a six-session winning streak, ending up 35.81 points, ...