TOKYO Japan's economy grew slightly faster than initially estimated in the first quarter, thanks to stronger capital spending, but analysts say global trade tensions remain a drag on growth and raise risks to the outlook for the export-reliant nation.
TOKYO Japan's Sumitomo Metal Mining Co Ltd (SMM) plans to focus on two key customers for its battery materials, Toyota Motor Corp and Panasonic Corp, supplier of car power packs to Tesla Inc, SMM's new president said.
TOKYO Japan's top steelmaker Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp sees India as the most promising market and wants to become "an insider" to capitalize on growth of the world's third-biggest steel market, a senior executive said.
TOKYO Japanese discount retailer Don Quijote Holdings Co Ltd expects to hit its 1 trillion yen ($9.05 billion) sales target in the next financial year, a year earlier than forecast, a senior executive said on Monday.
TOKYO Japan Tobacco Inc is set to slash prices on its heated tobacco products early next week after a similar move by bigger rival Philip Morris International Inc , signaling increased competition in Japan's nascent market for alternative cigarettes.
TOKYO Japan's Sumitomo Corp sees its Ambatovy nickel-cobalt project in Madagascar and Sierra Gorda copper project in Chile turning profitable within three years, as the mines recover from repeated delays and damage from inclement weather.
TOKYO Strong global demand has helped cushion the impact on Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp of new U.S. import duties, but Japan's top steelmaker remains worried Washington's trade barriers could lead to a glut in Asia, a much bigger market for the company.
TOKYO Strong global demand has helped cushion the impact on Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp of new U.S. import duties, but Japan's top steelmaker remains worried Washington's trade barriers could lead to a glut in Asia, its much bigger market.
TOKYO Kirin Holdings Co Ltd aims to expand in health food and beverages, its chief executive said, as the Japanese brewery adopts a different strategy from rivals which have spent big on breweries abroad to offset a drop in domestic beer consumption.
TOKYO JFE Holdings Inc, parent of Japan's second-biggest steelmaker, plans to spend more than 650 billion yen ($6 billion) over the next three years upgrading domestic production facilities in a bid to raise productivity and competitiveness.