TOKYO/TAIPEI - Japan remains cautious about signing up to the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), indicating that Tokyo will miss the March 31 deadline for application, but both Taiwan and Norway said they would seek to join the institution.
TOKYO - Citigroup Inc has agreed to sell its credit card unit in Japan to Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, the companies said on Tuesday, as the U.S. bank slims down globally to bolster its profitability.
FRANKFURT - Germany's Kion and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries are in talks to buy Japanese forklift truck maker UniCarriers [INCJPG.UL] for up to 100 billion yen ($833 million), a source familiar with the matter said, confirming a Nikkei report.
TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's push to allow Tokyo to come to the aid of an ally under attack will pave the way for closer cooperation between U.S. and Japanese forces across Asia, a top U.S. commander said on Tuesday.
TOKYO - A district assembly in Tokyo became the first in Japan on Tuesday to recognize same-sex partnerships, a major step forward for gay couples in a country where being openly gay remains taboo.
STOCKHOLM/TOKYO - Hedge fund Elliott Management has raised its stake in surveillance camera maker Axis AB , a disclosure notice showed, possibly putting pressure on Japan's Canon Inc to sweeten its 23.6 billion crown ($2.75 billion) takeover bid.
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TOKYO - Japan has decided to extend sanctions on North Korea in response to Pyongyang's delay in reporting on its investigation into the abductions of Japanese citizens decades ago, the top government spokesman said on Tuesday.
BANGKOK - China has joined South Korea and Japan in stopping Thailand-based airlines from flying charters and new routes because of safety concerns highlighted by an international audit, Thai officials said on Monday.
STOCKHOLM - Hedge fund Elliott Management has raised its stake in surveillance camera maker Axis AB , a disclosure notice showed on Monday, further pressuring Japan's Canon Inc to sweeten its bid for it.
TOKYO - Japan's Fujifilm Holdings Corp said on Monday it has agreed to acquire U.S. biotechnology firm Cellular Dynamics International Inc (CDI) for $307 million.
Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.