Saturday, November 27, 2021
Toshiba Corp. and Japan's government colluded to lean on foreign investors to back company management in a key vote, according to an investigation which alleged one executive said they would ask the trade ministry to "beat up" a hedge fund. The shareholder-commissioned report released on Thursday also said that Yoshihide...
Member nations of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) on Wednesday officially agreed to allow the United Kingdom to start the process of joining the pact, Japan's economy minister said. Japanese Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura told reporters he welcomed the start of Britain's joining process after hosting...
Early Monday morning in Asia saw Nikkei Asia came out with the news suggesting the doubling of Goldman Sachs property investment into Japan moving forward. Goldman Sachs will increase its property investments in Japan to about 250 billion yen (US$2.28 billion) a year from the current range of 100 billion...
Even though the Tokyo Olympics are set to start in two months, calls for them to be cancelled have been growing louder in Japan as skepticism mounts over the organizers' ability to hold the multinational sporting event at a time when the country is struggling to contain the spread...
Japanese Economy Minister Yasuhisa Nishimura crossed wires, via Kyodo News, while boosting chatters over the return of the coronavirus-led emergency in the Asian major economy. ''The Japanese government plans to put Tokyo and three western prefectures of Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo under a state of emergency from Saturday to May...
Bank of Japan Governer, Haruhiko Kuroda said he saw no need to change the central bank's 2% inflation target, which has helped keep currency moves stable in the medium to long-term. The 2% inflation target will take some time, but it's possible to achieve with powerful monetary easing. Consumer price growth...
Japan plans to boost its tumbling birth rate by funding artificial intelligence matchmaking schemes to help residents find love. From next year it will subsidise local governments already running or starting projects that use AI to pair people up. Last year the number of babies born in Japan fell...
According to Nikkei Asia, Japan has some big plans in store with regards to eco-friendliness and sustainability. The island nation is aiming to make all new car sales eco-friendly by the mid-2030s as it joins a growing community of nations determined to slow down the world’s ever-growing carbon emissions. The...
Two of Japan’s largest regional banks have set their sights on the Southeast Asia region as a location for new offices to support client companies’ expansion into the region. The move will shift resources away from its existing network in London and Hong Kong. Gunma Bank, headquartered Northwest of Tokyo,...
After decades of focusing their operations on the electrical and electronics (E&E) sector, Japanese companies are now diversifying their huge investments into new areas to reaffirm their confidence in the country as their top choice foreign investment destination. Japanese Ambassador to Malaysia Hiroshi Oka said new companies are starting to...

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