Fri, Jul 3 2015
TOKYO - Japan said on Saturday it would extend around $6 billion in development aid to Mekong region countries, as China prepares to launch a new institutional lender seen as encroaching on the regional clout of Tokyo and ally Washington.
Thu, Jul 2 2015
TOKYO - Japan's major power firms are seeking to cut greenhouse gas emissions by more than a third by 2030 compared with 2013 levels by relying on nuclear power, the Nikkei business daily reported.
Wed, Jul 1 2015
TOKYO - Japan's top three automakers said on Wednesday they will spend up to 6 billion yen ($48.92 million) combined to subsidize the cost of operating hydrogen fuelling stations as the country aims to lead the world in developing cars that use the fuel.
SYDNEY - Growth in China's services sector picked up in June while big Japanese companies planned to ramp up spending at the fastest pace in a decade, offering hope that prospects are improving for Asia's largest economies despite sluggish factory growth.
Tue, Jun 30 2015
TOKYO - General Electric Co said it would sell its European private equity financing business to a unit of Japan's Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp (SMBC) for about $2.2 billion as the U.S. conglomerate sheds financial assets amid a restructuring.
TOKYO - A small volcanic eruption at a Japanese hot springs resort not far from Tokyo prompted authorities on Tuesday to further limit access to the area, warn that more eruptions were possible and urge a handful of people to evacuate.
TOKYO - Two passengers on a Japanese Shinkansen bullet train died on Tuesday after one doused himself in oil and set it ablaze, police said, but there was no immediate indication of a motive for the action that left 26 others injured. | Video
- General Electric Co said it would sell its European private equity financing business to a unit of Japan's Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp (SMBC) for $2.2 billion.
Mon, Jun 29 2015
TOKYO - A solar-powered plane took off from Japan on Monday on the seventh leg of its journey round the world, a trans-Pacific crossing expected to be the toughest part of the trip. | Video
Sun, Jun 28 2015
TOKYO - Support for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government is slipping in the face of doubts about his more muscular security policy, a newspaper survey released on Monday showed, amid concerns Abe's ruling party wants to muzzle its media critics.
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