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Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 5, 2021
Sony raises fiscal 2021 profit outlook on strong entertainment business
PlayStation 5 has met robust demand since its November launch and Sony Group retained its fiscal 2021 sales target at 14.80 million units globally.
Japan Times
Dec 2, 2019
Nintendo out to prove Switch's longevity this holiday season
Nintendo Co.'s Switch console is poised for its best holiday shopping season yet.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Nov 28, 2019
Japan's retail sales see deepest slump since 2015 as tax hike hits demand
The drop was the biggest since a 9.7 percent fall in March 2015, and was worse than a 4.4 percent decline predicted by economists.
BUSINESS / Economy
Oct 8, 2019
China's 'Golden Week' consumer spending offers weakening economy rare respite
Spending on retail goods and dining during China's week-long National Day holidays returned to growth this year, offering unexpected respite to an economy that has been expanding at its weakest pace in almost three decades.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 30, 2019
Nissan-Renault-Mitsubishi alliance falls behind Volkswagen and Toyota in first-half vehicle sales
The alliance of Nissan Motor Co., Renault SA and Mitsubishi Motors Corp. lost its lead in global auto sales in the first half of 2019, coming behind Volkswagen AG and Toyota Motor Corp.
Japan Times
Jun 18, 2019
Turkey, the S-400 and the new arms sale geopolitics
As the current U.S.-Turkey row shows all too clearly, mixing and matching the latest Russian and U.S. weapons systems is something Washington does not take lightly.
Japan Times
Feb 28, 2019
Airbus eyes warplane with no German parts after Saudi arms ban: sources
Airbus has decided to redesign the C295 military transport aircraft it builds in Spain to remove German components following Germany's freeze on arms exports to Saudi Arabia, company sources told Reuters.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Feb 15, 2019
U.S. retail sales post largest drop since 2009 as jobless claims surge
U.S. retail sales recorded their biggest drop in more than nine years in December as receipts fell across the board, suggesting a sharp slowdown in economic activity at the end of 2018.
Japan Times
Jan 31, 2019
World Cup ticket woes frustrate rugby fans
"There are three sides to every story, baby. There's yours, and mine and the cold, hard truth."
Japan Times
Dec 25, 2018
Real Christmas trees find buyers in the desert among expats in UAE
For over 25 years, expatriates celebrating Christmas in Dubai have been able to buy large, fragrant Christmas trees imported from Canada and the United States — a seasonal treat in the desert Gulf state.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Nov 21, 2018
Putting 'America First,' Trump stands by Saudis, admitting 'maybe' crown prince knew of slaying
President Donald Trump said he wouldn't downgrade U.S. relations with Saudi Arabia over the murder of columnist Jamal Khashoggi, regardless of whether Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered his death.
BUSINESS / Economy
Nov 8, 2018
Japan leaves no stone unturned as it prepares to cushion blow from Abe's 2019 sales tax hike to 10%
With Prime Minister Shinzo Abe determined to increase the sales tax next year, the government is testing public reaction to a string of potential measures to ensure people keep spending.
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 27, 2018
Toyota to adapt car sales strategy amid trend toward vehicle sharing
Toyota Motor Corp. will overhaul its long-held market segmentation sales strategy in Japan, with plans to sell all models at its stores by the mid-2020s, sources said Thursday.
Aug 15, 2018
Once a collector's passion, owning vintage warplane now may be more profitable than stock
Collectibles markets are driven by passion, not rational thought. But the aircraft-collecting market has seen a split in recent years between those who purchase and restore for love and history and those who are new collectors with an interest in return on investment.
May 11, 2018
GOP U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio pushes bill that would bar sales of 'sensitive' tech to China
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio announced legislation on Thursday that would bar the sale of "sensitive" technology to China and hike some duties and taxes, in the latest move by U.S. lawmakers to clamp down on what they regard as Beijing's efforts to steal U.S. intellectual property.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Mar 22, 2018
74% of Japanese firms want BOJ to exit stimulus but see no tightening till 2019 or beyond: poll
Three-quarters of Japanese companies say the Bank of Japan needs to exit from its supereasy monetary policy but most do not see that happening until next year or beyond, a poll found.
Feb 20, 2018
Japan's convenience store sales nearly flat in January
Sales at convenience stores were nearly flat in January, posting a 0.1 percent gain from a year earlier, on favorable sales of salads, frozen foods and daily necessities, an industry body said Tuesday.
Japan Times
Nov 1, 2017
Auto sales in Japan fall 1.7% in October after Nissan inspection scandal
Auto sales in the country last month fell 1.7 percent from a year earlier, to 372,470 units, dragged down by Nissan Motor Co.'s inspection scandal, industry data showed Wednesday.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 19, 2017
Japan Inc. wants ruling bloc to prevail in election win but with smaller majority: poll
Japanese companies overwhelmingly want Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition to stay in power in this Sunday's national election but about two-thirds want it to lose seats, a Reuters poll found.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 30, 2017
Toyota surrenders sales crown to VW as threat of trade barrier looms
Toyota Motor Corp. has lost its crown as the world's best-selling automaker to Volkswagen AG, ending a four-year reign that saw emerging challenges ranging from the threat of U.S. trade barriers to slowing demand in China after a tax increase.


Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals