Japan’s household spending rose less than expected in February and real wages tumbled at the fastest pace in more than three years, raising concerns about the hit to the consumer sector from heightening global uncertainties. The data is likely to be discussed by policymakers worried that risks to the export sector from ongoing trade disputes may discourage firms from raising wages, which in turn would hurt consumption.
Paul Bocuse is revered in France as the ‘pope’ of the country's treasured cuisine, and gained international recognition in part for his revolutionary ‘Nouvelle Cuisine’ in the 1970s.
The abdication of Japan's outgoing Emperor Akihito and the enthronement of his son Naruhito will be solemn, ritual-bound affairs complete with sumptuous clothing and sacred paraphernalia.
Former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn will remain in custody until at least April 14, a Japanese court ruled on Friday, as prosecutors quiz him over fresh allegations of financial misconduct.
Japan on Monday announced its new imperial era, which will begin next month after Emperor Akihito abdicates, will be known as “Reiwa,” a word that includes the character for “harmony.”
Japanese prosecutors arrested ousted Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn for a fourth time on Thursday on charges of trying to enrich himself to the tune of $5 million at the automaker’s expense,
TOKYO: A rare 400-year-old bonsai tree and seven other tiny trees worth 13 million yen ($118,000) have been stolen from a garden space in Saitama prefecture near Tokyo.
Japan will for the first time next month lift an evacuation order in one of two towns where the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is located, officials said on Tuesday.
As spring approaches in Japan, the country's weather forecasters predicting exactly when the famed cherry blossoms will bloom. Natsuko Fukue has the details