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Yoshiyasu Shida

Japan's Sept. jobless rate edges up from near three-decade low

Oct 31 2019

TOKYO Japan's September jobless rate climbed from near 30-year lows and job availability slipped, government data showed on Friday, suggesting the nation's tightest jobs market in decades may be reaching its peak.

Tokyo inflation remains stagnant after Japan's Oct. sales tax hike

Oct 28 2019

TOKYO Core consumer prices in Tokyo, a leading indicator of nationwide inflation, rose 0.5% in October from a year earlier, data showed on Tuesday, staying distant from the Bank of Japan's elusive 2% target and keeping it under pressure to ramp up stimulus.

Yahoo Japan ending ivory sales, joining other online retailers

Aug 28 2019

TOKYO Yahoo Japan Corp said on Wednesday it will end the sale of ivory on the country's biggest online auction site, finally joining competitors in a ban.

Yahoo Japan to end ivory sales - sources

Aug 28 2019

TOKYO, Aug 28 Yahoo Japan Corp plans to end the sale of ivory on the country's biggest online auction site, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday, finally joining competitors in a ban.

Nippon Steel fears potential earnings damage from U.S. tariffs on Japan - exec

Jun 04 2019

TOKYO, June 5 Japan's Nippon Steel Corp said any move by Washington to impose tariffs on Japanese cars and auto parts will hurt its earnings, but expects less of a direct impact from proposed tariffs on U.S. imports from Mexico.

Japan telcos' 5G go-ahead cements curbs on Chinese vendors

Apr 10 2019

TOKYO Japan's telcos were formally allocated 5G spectrum by regulators on Wednesday, a major milestone ahead of the launch of high-speed wireless services next spring.

Exclusive: Japan Display to supply OLED screens for Apple Watch - sources

Apr 03 2019

TOKYO Japan Display Inc will begin to supply organic light-emitting diode (OLED) screens for the Apple Watch later this year, two sources said, a breakthrough for the cash-strapped company whose late shift to OLED has cost it orders from Apple.

Nippon Steel aims for output near 11 million tonnes a quarter for 2019/20

Feb 24 2019

TOKYO Japan's top steelmaker Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal aims to boost crude steel output to nearly 11 million tonnes a quarter in the year from April 1, after system troubles cut production and its profit outlook this year, a senior executive said.

Japan's Nintendo slashes Switch hardware forecast after bumper third quarter

Jan 31 2019

TOKYO/OSAKA, Japan Japan's Nintendo Co Ltd on Thursday slashed its full-year hardware forecast for the hybrid home-portable Switch console, revising a figure that had been treated with scepticism by investors and added to pressure on its share price.

Japan Inc profits under siege from China slowdown

Jan 18 2019

TOKYO Two prominent Japanese electronics and equipment makers warned of profit declines over the past week due to the impact of the U.S.-Sino trade war, stoking worries of widespread cuts to corporate earnings forecasts and a hit to economic growth.

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