Japan business sentiment improves for second straight quarter
WION -- Dec 14
Japanese business sentiment improved at the fastest pace in nearly two decades in October-December, a key central bank survey showed, a welcome sign for the economy as it emerges from the initial hit of the coronavirus pandemic.

News source: WION
Mar 09
Tesla Inc.’s Model 3 sales appear to be taking off in Japan since it cut prices on the mid-range electric sedan last month. (hindustantimes.com)
Mar 09
An annual survey on the working environment for women shows that Japan ranks second from the bottom among the world's major economies. (NHK)
Mar 09
Japanese businesses have made progress in naming more women who have risen through the ranks to executive positions, but female participation in management still falls far short of levels in Western nations. (Nikkei)
Mar 09
Kirin Brewery Co. said Monday it will expand its home-delivery beer subscription service in May amid growing demand for its alcohol products at home in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic. (Kyodo)
Mar 06
Fast Retailing said Thursday that beginning March 12, all prices of its Uniqlo and GU brand apparel will be cut by around 9%. (Japan Today)
Mar 06
The drop in passenger numbers on shinkansen trains and aircraft amid the COVID-19 pandemic is putting commercial facilities at stations and airports in a difficult situation, forcing many of them to close temporarily or for good, but some are offering new services appropriate for a post-pandemic era in order to survive. (Japan Times)
Mar 06
The Bank of Japan’s head-scratching surge this week came to a halt Friday, as the stock erased earlier gains to fall by its limit. ()
Mar 04
The COVID-19 pandemic has driven a shamisen business to the edge of a precipice. What does the future hold for Japan's traditional performing arts industry? (NHK)
Mar 04
The future of growing sprouts is totally artificially lit and doesn't require any sunlight. (Mashable)
Mar 02
Two Americans accused of helping former Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn flee Japan have arrived at Narita Airport near Tokyo, after being extradited by US authorities. Michael Taylor, a former Green Beret, and his adult son Peter face charges, including enabling a suspect to escape. (NHK)
Mar 02
Yahoo Japan and messaging app provider Line have officially merged, creating a new tech giant. (NHK)
Mar 02
Japanese flea market app Mercari will sell products in China through Alibaba Group Holding's e-commerce platforms, accelerating its expansion overseas. (Nikkei)
Feb 28
Japan’s Mizuho Bank stopped service at some of its automated teller machines (ATMs) on Sunday after the machines devoured customers’ cash cards and bank books. (Japan Times)
Feb 28
Fans show up for sold out U.S. premiere of anime film "Demon Slayer,” which broke records as highest grossing film in Japanese history. (Associated Press)
Feb 27
Toyota Motor Corp. said Friday it will put on sale in the spring its hydrogen-powered fuel cell system, which could be used by train and ship operators as well as power companies. (Japan Times)
Feb 26
On the Tokyo Stock Exchange, the benchmark Nikkei Average briefly dropped by more than 1,000 points at one time on Friday from the previous day's close. (NHK)
Feb 26
A chip shortage is biting at Japan's big carmakers. (Reuters)
Feb 26
Japanese trading house Mitsubishi Corp. decided Thursday to withdraw from the Vinh Tan 3 coal-fired power plant project in Vietnam amid growing international concern about climate change, Nikkei has learned. (Nikkei)
Feb 25
An Istanbul court on Wednesday sentenced three Turks to four years and two months in prison for helping smuggle former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn in a musical instrument case to Lebanon from Japan. (yahoo.com)
Feb 25
Nippon Steel’s announcement is the latest example of the challenges faced by the steel industry in developed economies: overcapacity and environmental regulations. (yahoo.com)