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Foreign casino operators go all in as they vie for Osaka license

Aug 22 2018

(This version of the August 20 story corrects company name and stock code in paragraph 7) | Video

Sharp's first-quarter operating profit soars 45 percent on core display unit's strength

Jul 31 2018

TOKYO Sharp Corp reported on Tuesday a 45 percent rise in first-quarter operating profit, beating analysts' estimates on soaring profit at its core display business and strong sales of camera modules and sensors.

Sharp's first-quarter operating profit soars 45 percent on core display unit's strength

Jul 31 2018

TOKYO Sharp Corp reported on Tuesday a 45 percent rise in first-quarter operating profit, beating analysts' estimates on soaring profit at its core display business and strong sales of camera modules and sensors.

Japan Inc to chase casino stakes as key law passes: industry insiders

Jul 21 2018

TOKYO Japanese firms are likely to pursue stakes in the country's first casino resorts, after parliament on Friday enacted a law smoothing the way for large-scale gambling - a business expected to generate billions of dollars in revenue. | Video

'Medical check-ups': Japan firms tap banks for advice as activists circle

Jul 19 2018

TOKYO Japanese companies are increasingly turning to investment banks and public relations firms for advice on dealing with potential approaches by activist investors who are targeting low valuations and cross-shareholdings in the nation.

'Medical check-ups': Japan firms tap banks for advice as activists circle

Jul 19 2018

TOKYO Japanese companies are increasingly turning to investment banks and public relations firms for advice on dealing with potential approaches by activist investors who are targeting low valuations and cross-shareholdings in the nation.

At least 49 killed, 48 missing as torrential rain pounds Japan

Jul 07 2018

TOKYO Forty nine people have been killed and 48 are unaccounted for in western and central Japan as torrential rain pounds the area, public broadcaster NHK said on Saturday, with more than 1.6 million evacuated from their homes. | Video

Japan on alert after execution of doomsday cult founder

Jul 07 2018

TOKYO Japan was on alert on Saturday amid fears that the executions of the former leader and members of a doomsday cult behind the deadly Tokyo subway sarin gas attack in 1995 could spark acts of retaliation by supporters or newly formed groups.

Nissan calls off potential $1 billion sale of battery unit to China's GSR

Jul 02 2018

TOKYO Nissan Motor cancelled a potential $1 billion sale of its electric car battery unit to China's GSR Capital, and while the automaker said it still aimed to find a buyer, analysts feel it could be a hard sell as the technology was not cutting edge.

Japan watchdog orders improvements at cryptocurrency exchanges

Jun 22 2018

TOKYO Japan's financial regulator said on Friday it has ordered cryptocurrency exchanges including bitFlyer, Inc., one of the country's biggest, to make improvements to lax measures on money laundering.

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