Japan's wholesale prices rose an annual 3.5 percent in November, the fastest rate in nine years, the Bank of Japan said, in a sign that rising global commodity costs were driving up corporate expenses.
Large Japanese manufacturers turned more optimistic about economic conditions in the October-December quarter, a government survey showed on Monday, in another upbeat sign for an economy on a record run of growth.
Japan’s Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera has announced that a joint drill with the United States and South Korea will be held this week amid an escalated stand-off in the region over North Korea’s missile and nuclear tests.
Japan’s economy grew twice as fast as originally estimated in the third quarter thanks to big gains in capital expenditure, revised data showed on Friday, with expansion seen to continue thanks to buoyant exports.
Japan’s Sharp Corp (6753.T) will ask the government to help it form an alliance with rival Japan Display Inc (6740.T) in OLED technology to better compete with South Korean makers, its chief executive said on Thursday.
Japan's economy was expected to expand slightly faster in the third quarter than first estimated, a Reuters poll found, buoyed by strong capital spending and showing robust exports and business investment supporting the economy.
Japan's Emperor Akihito will step down on April 30, 2019, the country's prime minister announced Friday, the first retirement in more than two centuries in the imperial family believed to be the world's oldest.
Two Japanese nuclear operators said on Thursday they will delay the restart of nuclear plants to check whether they have received compromised parts from Kobe Steel Ltd , which has admitted to widespread fabrication of data on products.
Japanese Media reported that the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry is weighing significantly easing the conditions for allowing smoking in restaurants in its planned measure to curb indoor smoking bode ill for efforts to combat health damage from secondhand smoke.
Japanese manufacturing activity expanded at the fastest pace in more than three years in November as output, new orders, and new export orders all accelerated in a sign the economy will continue its growth streak, a preliminary survey showed on Friday.