Japan’s core machinery orders unexpectedly rebounded in June to post their largest monthly expansion on record, in a sign corporate investment remains resilient to slowing global growth and international trade frictions. Cabinet Office data on Wednesday showed core orders, a highly volatile data series
Heavy rains lashed parts of western Japan on Thursday as tropical storm Krosa bore down on the country, forcing the cancellations of hundreds of flights and trains as authorities advised more
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering to the controversial Yasukuni shrine for war dead on Thursday, the anniversary of Japan’s World War Two surrender, but refrained from visiting in person amid tense ties with South Korea.
Japan’s economy grew much faster than expected in April-June to mark the third straight quarter of expansion, as robust household consumption and business investment offset the hit to exports from cooling global demand.
Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Hiroshige Seko said on Thursday that Tokyo had given the green light to export to South Korea chemicals used in chipmaking and smartphone manufacturing.
South Korea said on Monday it plans to drop Japan from its “white list” of countries with fast-track trade status from September, a tit-for-tat move that deepens a diplomatic and trade
The foreign ministers of China, Japan and South Korea met in Beijing on Wednesday as they seek to encourage progress on North Korean denuclearisation.
Japan has approved shipments of a high-tech material to South Korean (SK) market for the second time since imposing export curbs last month, two sources said, ahead of talks by government officials this week to resolve a dispute stemming
Japan has upgraded its estimate of North Korea’s nuclear weapons capability in an upcoming annual Defence White Paper, saying it seems Pyongyang has already achieved the miniaturisation of warheads,