Japan Headlines

Exclusive: Japan Display CEO hints at strong Apple orders ahead of new iPhone launch


TOKYO - Japan Display Inc's new chief executive said on Thursday the screen maker's "biggest client", widely understood to refer to Apple Inc , is increasing orders ahead of the expected launch of a new iPhone this month.

Tech, Japan 7:57am EDT

China holds massive military parade, to cut troop levels by 300,000


BEIJING - President Xi Jinping announced on Thursday he would cut troop levels by 300,000 as China held its biggest display of military might in a parade to commemorate victory over Japan in World War Two, an event shunned by most Western leaders. | Video

World, China, Japan 6:41am EDT

Australia keen to join India, U.S. naval drills

NEW DELHI - Australia wants to join India, the United States and Japan in joint naval exercises in the Indian Ocean, widening participation in multilateral drills as China's influence in the region grows.

World, China, Australia, Japan 4:04am EDT

Wed, Sep 2 2015

Japan August PMI survey shows services expand at fastest pace in almost two years


TOKYO, - Activity in Japan's services sector expanded at the fastest pace in almost two years in August, a survey showed on Thursday, as companies turned more optimistic on business conditions in a sign the economy may be bouncing back.

02 Sep 2015

Solar power supplies 10 percent of Japan peak summer power: Asahi


TOKYO - Solar power generation contributed to about 10 percent of peak summer power supplies of Japan's nine major utilities, equivalent to more than 10 nuclear reactors, the Asahi newspaper reported on Thursday.

Environment, Japan 02 Sep 2015

Toshiba to post annual net loss of about 10 billion yen: Yomiuri


TOKYO - Japan's Toshiba Corp is likely to post a net loss of about 10 billion yen ($83 million) when it reports its financial 2014/15 earnings as early as this week, the Yomiuri daily reported, amid a probe into improper accounting at the company.

02 Sep 2015

China to put on huge show of force for World War Two anniversary


BEIJING - China will put on its biggest display of military might on Thursday in a parade to commemorate victory over Japan in World War Two, an event shunned by Western leaders but which underscores Beijing's growing confidence in its armed forces.

World, China, Japan 02 Sep 2015

British Museum celebrates three generations of manga artists

LONDON - London's British Museum takes a look at manga, Japan's widely popular graphic art form, in a new exhibition showcasing the works of different generations of artists. | Video

Japan, Entertainment, Arts 02 Sep 2015

Earth has 3 trillion trees but they're falling at alarming rate


WASHINGTON - Earth is home to just over 3 trillion trees - the redwoods of California, the olive trees of Tunisia, the cherry trees of Japan, the eucalyptus of Australia and so many more - but they are being lost at an alarming rate because of human activities.

Environment, Japan 02 Sep 2015

U.S. gives antitrust approval to Nikkei's purchase of Financial Times


WASHINGTON - Japan's Nikkei media group won U.S. antitrust approval for its $1.3 billion purchase of the Financial Times from Britain's Pearson PLC, the Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday.

Deals, Japan 02 Sep 2015