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  • Toshiba to review overseas nuclear business operations

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Toshiba Corp. said Friday it will spin off its flash memory business into a separate company, possibly on March 31, as part of turnaround efforts by the struggling electronics …

  • Domestic makers prioritize high-grade steel amid glut

    Amid the current worldwide slump in the price of steel, Japanese steelmakers are looking to survive through sales of high-end steel that requires advanced technology to produce, as well as the demand …

  • Work to expand Myanmar special zone to begin in Feb.

    YANGON (Jiji Press) — Work to expand Myanmar’s first special economic zone, which Japan helped build, will begin in late February near Yangon, the largest city in the Southeast Asian country. Th…

  • Consumers drive economy, defying expected Brexit vote

    LONDON (Reuters) — Britain’s free-spending consumers again confounded warnings that June’s Brexit vote would cause an immediate slowdown in the country’s economy, driving robust growth in the …

  • J&J refills drug cabinet with $30 bil. Actelion deal

    ALLSCHWIL, Switzerland (Reuters) — U.S. health care giant Johnson & Johnson will buy Swiss biotech company Actelion in a $30 billion all-cash deal that includes spinning off Actelion’s research a…

  • Chinese New Year ‘ticket snatching’ apps raise hackles

    BEIJING (Reuters) — As China gears up for Lunar New Year, when hundreds of millions of people head home, popular software charging extra to improve the odds of getting coveted rail tickets has bee…

  • Mexico cement maker seen winner of Trump’s wall

  • Electronics unions to seek pay-scale hike of ¥3,000

    YOKOHAMA (Jiji Press) — An umbrella body of labor unions at Japanese electronics makers is set to demand a pay-scale hike of ¥3,000 a month in upcoming “shunto” spring wage negotiations, it wa…

  • ‘Nagamare’ train tour rated best in Japan

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — A tour package featuring the “Nagamare Kaikyo” sightseeing train in Hokkaido won the grand prize in a contest to honor great railroad tours in the nation, the executive com…

  • Dow ends above 20,000 for 1st time

    NEW YORK (AFP-Jiji) — The Dow finished above 20,000 points for the first time Wednesday, after breaching the milestone at the open, extending a stocks rally following U.S. President Donald Trump’…

  • Tokyo stocks surge after N.Y.

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Stocks gained substantial ground on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Thursday, boosted by U.S. equities’ overnight advance that sent the Dow Jones industrial average closing above…

  • Analysis / Hope and caution fill market as Dow bursts through 20,000

    NEW YORK (Reuters) — The Dow Jones Industrial Average index’s pop over 20,000 on Wednesday crowns a frenetic post-U.S. election rally that featured the second fastest-ever climb between 1,000-poi…

  • Boeing earnings rise 59% in 4th quarter

    NEW YORK (AFP-Jiji) — Boeing reported solid fourth-quarter earnings Wednesday and forecast higher commercial airplane deliveries in 2017, while its chief dismissed fears U.S. President Donald Trump…

  • FY20 primary budget deficit estimated at ¥8.3 trillion / Prospects to achieve surplus target dimmer

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Japan is expected to post a primary budget deficit of ¥8.3 trillion in fiscal 2020, even if the nation’s gross domestic product continues 3 percent or higher growth in nomina…

  • Abe open to bilateral trade talks with U.S.

    TOKYO (Reuters) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday it was possible Tokyo and Washington could hold bilateral free trade talks in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump’s withdrawal fro…

  • Apple trumps Trump in Taiwan currency gain

    HONG KONG (Bloomberg) — Taiwan is proving a surprising investment winner under Donald Trump. The island is home to the only currency in Asia to climb against the resurgent greenback since the U.S…

  • LINE returns to black in 2016

  • Japan logs 1st trade surplus since 2010

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Japan posted a customs-cleared trade surplus of ¥4.07 trillion in 2016, logging a black figure for the first time since 2010, before the earthquake and tsunami devastated main…

  • Toyota to create 400 jobs at Indiana plant

    NEW YORK (Jiji Press)—Toyota Motor Corp. said Tuesday that it will create 400 jobs at its Indiana plant by expanding the facility through a $600 million investment. The announcement came amid U.S….

  • Trump wants more from Big 3

  • Australia opens door to China in push to rescue TPP deal

    SYDNEY (AFP-Jiji) — Australia said Tuesday it was working to recast the Trans-Pacific Partnership without the United States and opened the door for China to sign up after President Donald Trump ditc…

  • China puts pressure on hotel chain over book

    BEIJING (Jiji Press) — China has called on domestic foreign travel agencies not to collaborate with a Japanese hotel chain that places a book in rooms of the chain’s hotels denying the 1937 Nanji…

  • Trump off the mark on Japan autos

    U.S. President Donald Trump has called trade between Japan and the United States “not fair,” singling out the Japanese automobile market for criticism. Although his statements recall the “Japan …

  • Trump’s TPP pullout boon for China

    WASHINGTON (Bloomberg) — U.S. President Donald Trump’s formal withdrawal from a long-planned trade deal with Pacific Rim nations creates a political and economic vacuum that China is eager to fill…

  • Samsung Elec earns profit, warns of political risks

    SEOUL (Reuters) — Samsung Electronics Co. on Tuesday said it expects profit growth in 2017 despite challenges arising from political uncertainty, after record chip earnings glossed over the Note 7 …

  • Manufacturing index suggests expansion

    TOKYO (Reuters) — Japanese manufacturing activity expanded in January at the fastest pace in almost three years as export orders surged, suggesting that overseas demand is not as weak as some econom…

  • Creditors to support Toshiba until end-Feb.

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Creditor financial institutions for Toshiba Corp. on Monday reached a broad agreement to continue loans to the struggling Japanese electronics and machinery giant until the end …

  • McDonald’s U.S. sales fall after 5 quarters of gains

    BENGALURU, India/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) — McDonald’s Corp.’s sales at established U.S. restaurants fell for the first time in six quarters as the novelty of all-day breakfast failed to overcome c…

  • Overoptimism leads to 5th MRJ delay

    Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. (MHI) announced Monday it would delay delivery of its Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ), Japan’s first domestically developed jet airliner, by two years from mid-2018 t…

  • Yahoo beats forecast, sees Verizon deal closing in 2Q

    BENGALURU, India (Reuters) — Yahoo Inc. on Monday reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue, and said the sale of its core internet business to Verizon Communications Inc. should be…

  • President slams Japan, China for trade practices

  • Abe stresses TPP’s value despite U.S. withdrawal

  • Trump signs executive order to pull U.S. out of TPP deal

  • Panasonic machine washes out curry stains in India

    NEW DELHI (Jiji Press) — Panasonic Corp. has launched a washing machine in India with a designated program for curry stains, the first of its kind in the South Asian country. The home appliance mak…

  • Tokyo stocks plunge, yen spikes

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Tokyo stocks plunged while the yen rose sharply against the dollar on Monday, after new U.S. President Donald Trump reiterated his protectionist policy stance in his inaugural …

  • Foxconn considering building $7 bil. display plant in U.S.

    TAIPEI (Reuters) — Foxconn, the world’s largest contract electronics maker, is considering setting up a display-making plant in the United States in an investment that would exceed $7 billion, com…

  • Samsung: Batteries only Note 7 problem

    SEOUL (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday that after testing more than 200,000 Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, it found defects in two sets of batteries from two different manufacturers that mad…

  • Economic overview unchanged in Jan.

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — The government offered Monday the same assessment of the domestic economy for a second straight month in January. “The Japanese economy is on a moderate recovery, while dela…

  • Keidanren chief calls for annual pay increases

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Sadayuki Sakakibara, chairman of the Japan Business Federation (Keidanren), urged member companies on Monday to increase employee pay on an annual basis, including bonuses and a…

  • MHI announces MRJ postponed to mid-2020

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. said Monday that it has put off the planned first delivery of the Mitsubishi Regional Jet, the first Japanese-developed passenger jet, by two ye…

  • Robot vacuum cleaners getting smarter

    New robotic vacuum cleaners are being launched one after another, offering greater convenience and reliability for consumers. When buying one, it’s wise to consider which models are better suited to…

  • Global Economy / Protectionism posing risk to global economy

    Newly inaugurated U.S. President Donald Trump emphasized during a news conference held days before taking office that he would create jobs in the country. What effect will “Trumponomics” have on …

  • Aso sets sights on growth for economy

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Finance Minister Taro Aso expressed the government’s resolve on Friday to achieve sustainable growth for the Japanese economy by the early passage of the draft budget for fis…

  • Asahi group eager for investment abroad

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Asahi Group Holdings Ltd. will make new investments abroad if there are good deals, Asahi President Akiyoshi Koji said in a recent interview. Through acquired firms, the Japa…

  • Singapore 2G switchoff highlights digital divide

    SINGAPORE (AFP-Jiji) — When Singapore pulls the plug on its 2G mobile phone network this year, thousands of people could be stuck without a signal — digital have-nots left behind by the relentles…

  • BlackRock hires ex-U.K. finance minister as adviser

    NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) — Former British finance minister George Osborne, who lost his job after Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, will join BlackRock Inc as an adviser next month, th…

  • Bad tour firms to be shut out for 5 yrs

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — The Japan Tourism Agency plans to keep malicious tour operators from the business for five years to prevent foreign tourists in the country from being involved in trouble cause…

  • Euro inflation to remain weak

    FRANKFURT (Reuters) — Underlying inflation in the euro zone will remain weak for years to come, a survey showed on Friday, suggesting that the European Central Bank is still far from scaling back i…

  • Trump TPP reversal triggers policy review

  • Dollar drops, U.S. stocks rise

  • Tokyo stocks seen moving higher following inauguration of U.S. president

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) —Tokyo stocks are seen moving higher this week, with investor attention likely to shift to corporate earnings after Donald Trump’s inauguration as U.S. president, analysts say….

  • Dept. store sales fall below ¥6 tril.

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Sales at department stores came to ¥5.978 trillion in 2016, slipping below the ¥6 trillion mark for the first time in 36 years since 1980, an industry group said Friday. The…

  • Start of MRJ deliveries to be delayed by 2 years

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — The start of deliveries of the Mitsubishi Regional Jet, the first Japanese-developed small passenger jet, is expected to be postponed by two years to mid-2020 from the currentl…

  • JAC takes 1st ATR turboprop in quest for foreign tourists

    TOULOUSE, France (Reuters) — Japan Air Commuter (JAC) took delivery of its first European ATR turboprop airplane on Friday, gambling on attracting foreign tourists to a little-visited archipelago a…

  • Mnuchin advocates strong U.S. dollar

  • Trump ‘won’t wait to act’ on trade pacts

  • Tesla cleared after fatal accident investigation

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. auto safety regulators said on Thursday they found no evidence of defects in a Tesla Motors Inc car involved in the death of a man whose Model S collided with a truck wh…

  • Property investments in China up 6.9% in 2016

    BEIJING (Reuters) — China’s real estate investment rose 6.9 percent in 2016, official data showed on Friday, as national sales posted their strongest annual growth in seven years thanks to a furi…

  • Toshiba may sell part of chip business

    TOKYO (Reuters) — Toshiba Corp. has begun preparations to sell a minority stake in its core chip business, people with knowledge of the matter said, as it urgently seeks funding to help avoid being…

  • Brazil’s inflation at lowest level in almost 3 years

    BRASILIA (Reuters) — Brazil’s inflation rate slowed more than expected in mid-January, falling below 6 percent for the first time in nearly three years and reinforcing market bets on steep interes…

  • Key ministers vow to stick to fiscal 2020 budget goal

    TOKYO (Reuters) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s key economy ministers pledged on Friday to stick to the government’s target of achieving a balanced budget in the fiscal year ending in March 2021,…

  • ECB keeps ultra-easy monetary policy

    FRANKFURT (Reuters) — The European Central Bank stuck to its super-easy monetary policy on Thursday, telling those calling for a tightening — like economic powerhouse Germany — to be patient as…

  • Tokyo new condo supply hits 24-year low

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — The number of new condominiums put up for sale in the greater Tokyo area in 2016 fell 11.6 percent from a year earlier to 35,772 units, marking the lowest level since 1992, jus…

  • Yamamoto named new head of Dentsu to succeed Ishii

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Leading advertising agency Dentsu Inc. said Thursday it has appointed Senior Vice President Toshihiro Yamamoto as its new president and chief executive officer, revamping its m…

  • Uber pays $20 million to settle claims of driver deception

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber Technologies is paying $20 million to settle allegations that it duped people into driving for its ride-hailing service with false promises about how much they would earn …

  • China’s 2016 GDP slows to weakest since 1990

    BEIJING (AP) — China’s economic growth ticked up in the final quarter of 2016 but its full-year performance was the weakest in three decades as it heads into a potential trade battle with U.S. Pr…

  • Tech-based sports businesses on rise ahead of 2020 Games

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Businesses designed to enhance the thrill of watching sports with the use of information and communications technologies, such as virtual reality, are taking off in Japan. “B…

  • Auto liability insurance premiums to be cut by 6.9% from April

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — A government advisory panel approved a plan on Thursday to reduce compulsory automobile liability insurance premiums by 6.9 percent on average, effective April, the first such …

  • Kawasaki casts doubt over ties to Trump-linked show

  • Global fund launched to outpace epidemics

    DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) — A global coalition of governments, health specialists and philanthropists will launch a new plan on Thursday to “outsmart” future disease epidemics with a fund to…

  • HSBC, UBS to shift jobs in Brexit blow to London

    DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) — Two of Europe’s biggest banks warned on Wednesday that they could each move about 1,000 jobs out of London as they prepare for expected disruption caused by Britain…

  • Toshiba’s loss from N-unit may hit ¥700 bil.

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Toshiba Corp.’s loss from its nuclear power plant business in the United States may balloon to as much as ¥700 billion, it was learned Thursday. As the massive loss will in…

  • Fed chief expects gradual rate hikes over next 3 years

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says she expects the Fed to raise its benchmark interest rate several times a year through 2019, as it moves closer toward to its economic g…

  • Dollar rises near ¥115 on Yellen remarks

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — The dollar surged to levels slightly below ¥115 in Tokyo trading on Thursday, taking a cue from a speech by U.S. Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen signaling a positive …

  • Dollar fluctuates after Trump remarks

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — The dollar bounced back above ¥113 in Tokyo by late Wednesday after tumbling below the threshold on incoming U.S. President Donald Trump’s reported frustration with the U.S….

  • Hyundai eyes new U.S. plant

    SEOUL (Reuters) — The Hyundai Motor Group said it plans to lift U.S. investment by 50 percent to $3.1 billion over five years and may build a new plant there — the latest auto firm to announce fr…

  • Trump touts Wal-Mart, GM investments

    WASHINGTON (AFP-Jiji) — President-elect Donald Trump Tuesday trumpeted a trio of major company announcements pledging additional investments in the United States as proof his America-first stance on…

  • Samsung heir embroiled in Park confidante scandal

    SEOUL (AFP-Jiji) — Major industrial firms are so intertwined with power in South Korea that citizens joke they live in the “Republic of Samsung.” Now the heart of that republic is in the eye of…

  • Banks welcome May’s Brexit bid amid plans to relocate

    LONDON (Bloomberg) — Finance firms welcomed Prime Minister Theresa May’s pledge to deliver a “phased approach” to the U.K.’s withdrawal from the European Union’s single market even as they…

  • BAT agrees to buy Reynolds for $49 billion

    LONDON (Reuters) — British American Tobacco has agreed a $49.4 billion takeover of U.S. rival Reynolds American Inc, creating the world’s biggest listed tobacco company after it increased an ear…

  • Survey: U.S. firms feel ‘less welcome’ in China

    BEIJING (AP) — U.S. companies feel less welcome in China and some are shifting operations to other countries, a business group reported Wednesday, amid rising tension between President-elect Donald…

  • Symbols for toilet functions to be unified

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — An association of Japanese toilet makers said Tuesday that they will unify pictograms on their toilets with warm-water shower units to help foreign visitors better understand t…

  • Japan firms review strategies amid ‘hard Brexit’ concerns

    British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday bowed to pressure and announced a plan to make a full exit from the EU single market, despite previous claims that she would maintain a high level of trad…

  • Sharp decline in tourists’ spending

    While a record 24 million-plus foreign tourists came to Japan last year, spending per person dropped sharply in 2016, according to the Japan Tourism Agency. Fewer foreign visitors are engaging in ext…

  • IMF predicts Trump impact will boost U.S.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund on Monday raised its forecast for the U.S. economy over the next two years, saying President-elect Donald Trump’s policies should boost economic g…

  • IMF raises China growth forecast, downgrades India after cash crunch

    BEIJING (Reuters) — The International Monetary Fund on Monday raised its forecast for China’s economic growth this year by 0.3 percentage points to 6.5 percent, on expectations of continued polic…

  • Keidanren urges pay raises

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — The Japan Business Federation (Keidanren) urged better-performing member companies on Tuesday to raise pay for employees on an annual basis in a bid to back the country’s figh…

  • Sluggish loan activity marks AIIB’s 1st year

    BEIJING — The China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) marked the first anniversary of its establishment on Monday. Loans approved by the international financial institution during its …

  • Trump threatens German carmakers with 35% U.S. tariff

  • Ex-Microsoft exec to help run China search giant Baidu

    BEIJING (Bloomberg) — Baidu Inc. has appointed former Microsoft Corp. executive Qi Lu its group president and chief operating officer, granting the software industry veteran oversight over all aspec…

  • GM to announce $1 bil. in new U.S. investment

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — General Motors Co. will announce as early as Tuesday long-held plans to invest about $1 billion in its U.S. factories, following recent criticism of the company by President-…

  • Pound wavers, yen rises as investors await May’s speech

    TOKYO (Reuters) — The pound hovered near three-month lows versus the dollar on Tuesday and stocks were mostly weaker as investors waited for British Prime Minister Theresa May to lay out plans to ex…

  • Fishermen flout bluefin tuna catch regulations

    There have been rampant violations in Japan of regulations on landing catches of Pacific bluefin tuna, a species in danger of extinction, according to research by the Fisheries Agency. Violations ha…

  • Female execs at 3.4%, far off 30% target

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Women accounted for 3.4 percent of the executives at Japanese listed firms in 2016, far lower than the 30 percent target set by the government, a Cabinet Office survey showed Mo…

  • U.K.’s May signals clean break with EU: No partial membership

    LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May has made it clear: the U.K. will make a clean break from the European Union and leave its single market of some 500 million people. In her most di…

  • Toho’s record profits on ‘Kimi no Na wa’

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Major Japanese movie distributor Toho Co. enjoyed record consolidated operating and net profits in March-November 2016, led by megahit animation film “Kimi no Na wa” (“you…

  • BOJ upgrades views for 3 regions

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — The Bank of Japan revised up its economic assessments for three of the country’s nine regions while leaving views unchanged for the rest in a quarterly report released after a…

  • Nikkei dives below 19,000

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — The benchmark Nikkei average on the Tokyo Stock Exchange lost further ground to finish below 19,000 for the first time since Dec. 9 on Tuesday, with a wide range of issues comi…

  • Nov. core machinery orders fall

    TOKYO (Reuters) — Core orders for Japanese machinery fell in November at their fastest in seven months, a sign companies may be deferring capital expenditure as uncertainty over the incoming Trump a…

  • Hammond: Britain to adapt if barred from EU market

    LONDON (AP) — Britain’s leaders on Sunday signaled their resolve to play hardball in talks with the European Union, suggesting they will look for partners elsewhere if the bloc restricts access to…

  • Samsung finds battery main Note 7 fire cause

    SEOUL (Reuters) — A Samsung Electronics Co. investigation into what caused some Galaxy Note 7 smartphones to catch fire has concluded that the battery was the main reason, a person familiar with th…

  • Oxfam: 8 men as rich as half the world

    DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The gap between the super-rich and the poorest half of the global population is starker than previously thought, with just eight men, from Bill Gates to Michael Bloomberg,…

  • Facebook to start tackling fake news in Germany

    FRANKFURT (Reuters) — Facebook said Sunday it would update its social media platforms in Germany within weeks to reduce the dissemination of fake news. “Last month we announced measures to tack…

  • Producer prices biggest drop in 7 years

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Average producer prices in Japan in 2016 fell 3.4 percent from the previous year, posting the steepest drop since the 5.2 percent decline marked in 2009, Bank of Japan data show…

  • Investments increasing in ASEAN; many tasks remain

    BANGKOK — As one year has passed since the 10 countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations launched their economic community, investments into ASEAN countries by companies from non-ASEAN …

  • Kuroda vows to continue easing

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — The Bank of Japan will maintain its current monetary easing framework featuring yield curve controls as long as it needs to achieve its 2 percent inflation target, BOJ Gov. Haru…

  • Inpex to extend deal on 2 Abu Dhabi oilfields

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Inpex Corp. said Monday it has reached broad agreement with Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. to continue the joint development of two small oilfields off Abu Dhabi in the United Arab…

  • Beer, quasi-beer shipments hit 12-year low

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Beer and quasi-beer shipments in Japan in 2016 fell 2.4 percent from the previous year, hitting a record low for the 12th straight year, data from five major Japanese brewers sh…

  • Tokyo stocks fall on yen’s rise as anxiety grows

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Stocks turned lower on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Monday, weighed down by the yen’s ascent. The 225-issue Nikkei average lost 192.04 points, or 1.00 percent, to close at 19…

  • Global Economy / Xi seeks to control economy through force

    The signature trait of the administration of Chinese President Xi Jinping is that it does not hesitate to exercise its power. It now appears that the administration is also attempting to control the …

  • Trump team shuns Davos economic forum

  • Indian airlines warned of turbulence ahead

    NEW DELHI (AFP-Jiji) — A major acquisition by Indian budget airline SpiceJet last week underscored the vast potential of the world’s fastest-growing aviation market, but experts say woefully inade…

  • Many questions remain over Takata’s reconstruction

    No clear road lies ahead for the reconstruction of Takata Corp. in the wake of its Friday settlement with U.S. judicial authorities over the company’s massive recall of airbags. Takata agreed to pa…

  • U.S. charges 3 former Takata executives

    DETROIT/WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Takata Corp. on Friday agreed to plead guilty to criminal wrongdoing and to pay $1 billion to resolve a U.S. Justice Department investigation into ruptures of its air…

  • Fears rise over China exports as Trump fuels uncertainty

    BEIJING (AFP-Jiji) — Chinese exports fell more than expected in December, data showed Friday, deepening concerns about the trade outlook for the world’s No. 2 economy as Donald Trump prepares to t…

  • Diesel emissions inquiries widen to Renault, Fiat

    PARIS/MILAN (Reuters) — European carmakers were drawn into a widening probe of diesel emissions testing on Friday, with French prosecutors examining Renault and British authorities seeking answers f…

  • Amazon offers 1st subscription TV channel

    NEW YORK (AFP-Jiji) — Online giant Amazon has created its first subscription channel, Anime Strike, in an expansion of its streaming television offerings. The on-demand channel, which features Jap…

  • Takata to pay $1 bil. to settle U.S. probe

  • Amazon to create 100,000 jobs in U.S.

  • China posts worst export fall since 2009

  • Competition heats up in electric vehicle race

  • Fast Retailing quarterly profit up 16.7%

  • Isetan Mitsukoshi to focus investment on Tokyo stores / Company revamping regional operations

  • Dollar falls on disappointment

  • Amazon halts sales of Indian flag doormat after visa threat

  • Auto liability insurance premium OK’d to be cut

  • China exchange probe sends Bitcoin sliding

  • Trump takes on drug prices; pharma stock prices drop

  • VW faces reforms, oversight for 3 years

  • Tokyo stocks dive over Trump policy remarks

  • Abe, Kuroda agree to closely monitor markets

  • OUTLOOK 2017 / Relentless pursuit of growth needed this year

  • World Bank ups Japan growth projection, cuts global forecast

  • VW confirms $4.3 billion U.S. settlement over emissions

  • Mexican peso hits record low on Trump

  • Samsung leader named suspect in South Korean political probe

  • Child-rearing women wishing to improve skills to get boost

  • Trump, Alibaba’s Ma talk 1 mil. jobs

  • Yahoo to be renamed Altaba, chief Mayer set to leave board

  • China’s Dec. producer prices rise 5.5%, fastest since 2011

  • De Beers CEO talks diamonds and millennials

  • VW official arrested in U.S., charged with fraud

  • Convenience stores make impact felt in growing deli market

  • With eye on Trump, execs highlight U.S. investments at motor show

  • Honda wins truck of year award

  • Takeda to buy U.S. maker of cancer drugs

  • CFO: Ready for new acquisitions

  • Toyota to put $10 billion into U.S. over 5 years

  • JR to train India Shinkansen crew

  • China fixes its currency midpoint 0.86% weaker

  • Waymo self-driving minivan to start test drives this month

  • Fiat Chrysler to invest $1 bil. in U.S. / Plans to build new Jeeps will create 2,000 jobs

  • Mercedes to take lead in premium auto market

  • Uber to help cities get grasp on traffic patterns

  • VW to keep Mexico production

  • Global Economy / Italian banks undermined by local politicians

  • India sees slowing economy for the current fiscal year

  • New policies could take weight off Fed

  • U.S. shale gas arrives in Japan

  • FAA gives Space X rocket approval to resume flying

  • Norway to switch off FM radio in move to digital

  • China sales surge in 2016 for automakers; dull 2017 ahead

  • SMFG to establish biometrics company

  • Dow rises to nearly 20,000 level

  • Tokyo stocks expected to remain firm ahead of Trump news conference

  • U.S. adds jobs; jobless rate rises to 4.7%

  • China forex reserves fall, but less than expected

  • U.S. trade deficit climbs to $45.2 billion in Nov.

  • Battered Bitcoin slides another 12%

  • Trump’s tweet has companies shaken

  • Trump raps Toyota’s Mexico plan

  • Boeing, Airbus brace for slowdown as airplane-buying binge nears end

  • Samsung’s profit jumps 50 percent despite Galaxy fiasco

  • Trump hits Toyota on plan to build auto plant in Mexico

  • Honda, Toyota unveil concept cars with AI in Las Vegas

  • Carmakers include life-saving features to protect pedestrians

  • Capsule toy vending machines luring foreign tourists at Narita

  • Tesla, Panasonic start mass battery output

  • U.S. new auto sales hit record high in 2016

  • Ford, Toyota form telematics bloc to stymie Google, Apple

  • Tillerson to get $180 mil. retirement package

  • Fed minutes: Upside risks to economic growth increased

  • 2 regional banks eyeing integration

  • Trump names lawyer Clayton as SEC chief

  • Macy’s to cut more than 10,000 jobs

  • Ford scraps Mexico plant amid Trump criticism

  • Self-driving, AI in spotlight at Las Vegas intl tech show

  • JTB to launch wide-area bus tours for foreigners

  • LSE sells clearing business to Euronext

  • Concerns arise for Hokuriku extension

  • Trump taps China critic Lighthizer for U.S. trade chief

  • Tokyo stocks kick off 2017 strong with sharp gains

  • S. Korea axes 2 Nissan models’ certifications

  • Fallout from VW scandal

  • Hakone to add features for tourism revival

  • Just 10 years to go before launch of maglev Shinkansen

  • Start-ups run by women getting more govt loans

  • 2017 begins on solid footing

  • Wonderful world of 360-degree photos

  • Machine tool manufacturers making inroads in Russia

  • Printemps Ginza ends 32 yrs in business

  • Concentration of shareholder meetings set to be eased

  • New insurance to cover sidelined athletes’ pay

  • Will BOJ depart from easing policy of the past?

  • Key things to note as euro turns 15

  • Most global markets finish year in the black

  • Tokyo stocks up for year as 2016 ends

  • Highly functional hairdryers meet users’ needs

  • Crab prices surging amid falling imports

  • Indian rupee window closes as Modi eyes upcoming poll

  • Italian minister chides ECB move

  • What it means if Trump names China manipulator

  • Nippon Steel president predicts low global prices to continue until at least 2020

  • China’s market pain seen worsening as bonds pressured

  • Takata could settle U.S. criminal case / Air bag maker could pay up to $1 billion

  • Trump hails return of 8,000 jobs pledged by SoftBank

  • Korea Fair Trade Commission fines Qualcomm $854 mil.

  • Wall Street falls weigh down stocks in Tokyo

  • Toyota seen falling from top spot in global sales

  • Toshiba faces major loss; stock tumbles

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