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Takata shares lose nearly half their value in less than a week

TOKYO Takata Corp's shares have lost nearly half their value in less than a week, hit by a report that bidders are seeking a court-mediated turnaround for the embattled Japanese air bag maker.

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Japanese government panel leans to one-off law for emperor's abdication

TOKYO A Japanese government panel suggested on Monday that a one-off law allowing Emperor Akihito to abdicate was the preferable way to let the octogenarian monarch step down, rather than revising the Imperial House Law to also let future emperors retire.

World, 9:27am EST

Japan enters uncharted waters as emperor's abdication pondered

TOKYO Japan is moving to adopt a law allowing its octogenarian Emperor Akihito to abdicate but many touchy topics, such as his title and duties, remain to be settled before the monarch can retire in a step unprecedented for two centuries. | Video

World, 5:56am EST

Japan's PM says will keep seeking Trump's understanding on TPP

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday he believed U.S. President Donald Trump understood the value of free trade and that he would keep pitching a multinational trade pact that Trump's administration has vowed to exit.

Politics, Election 2016 4:26am EST

Japan Inc believes Abe, Trump don't want to see excessive yen weakness: Reuters poll

TOKYO Japanese companies believe that neither U.S. President Donald Trump nor Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe want to see the yen weaken significantly, a Reuters poll showed, a development they worry could spark an unwelcome political backlash.

Jan 22 2017

As nuclear loss grows, Toshiba needs chip investors, soon

TOKYO With mounting writedowns from its nuclear business, Japan's Toshiba Corp is looking to sell part of its core semiconductors business, a world No.2 in the flash memory chips used in smartphones.

Tech Jan 21 2017