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Japan's February consumer inflation slows, stays distant from BOJ's goal

Japan's core consumer prices rose 0.7 percent in February from a year earlier, data showed on Friday, slowing from the previous month's pace and remaining distant from the central bank's ambitious 2 percent target.
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Japan firms see prolonged Sino-U.S. trade war, China slowdown to persist: Reuters poll

Three in four Japanese companies expect U.S.-China trade frictions to last until at least late this year, a sharp contrast to market hopes that presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping might soon strike a deal to end their damaging trade war, a Reuters poll found.
Tags: Japan, Money, China, businessNews, Xi Jinping, Donald Trump, Reuters, U S China

Apple just blew past Microsoft to become the world's most-valuable public company (AAPL, MSFT)

Apple has surpassed Microsoft to reclaim its title as the world's most-valuable public company with a market cap of $916 billion. Its shares have risen in anticipation of the company releasing a Netflix-style video-streaming service. Watch Apple and Microsoft trade live. Apple has breezed past Microsoft to reclaim its title as the world's most-valuable public company. Shares of the consumer-electronics titan rallied close to 4% Thursday, giving Apple a market cap of about $916 billion — surp...
Tags: Apple, Europe, Japan, Microsoft, Trends, Linkedin, Netflix, Greater China, Watch Apple, AAPL MSFT, AirPods

What Are The Strengths Of Japan’s Economy And The Yen?

Japan’s economy has always provided a fascinating study for economists, particularly since the financial crash of 2008. Recently, the economy has grown at a faster rate than was previously forecasted,… Read more » The post What Are The Strengths Of Japan’s Economy And The Yen? appeared first on
Tags: Business, Japan, News, Finance, Investing, Economy, Currency Investing, Japanese Yen

Closing time? Japan convenience stores pressed to end 24-7 model amid labour crunch

Japan's 24-hour convenience stores are struggling to stay open around the clock as an industry that has continually expanded now finds itself at the sharp end of a labour shortage.
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THE APPLE STORE WORLD TOUR: From Albuquerque to Zurich, here's a look at every Apple Store across the globe (AAPL)

To understand Apple's global retail footprint, it helps to see it for yourself. We've compiled a list of every Apple store in the world. Jump to your favorite country or state via the table of contents, or scroll down to see every store alphabetically. It's hard to believe Apple was started out of a garage in California just over 40 years ago. Today, Apple is worth hundreds of billions of dollars and has over 500 stores in 24 countries around the world. Apple stores weren't even a "thing" unt...
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Toshiba Memory IPO likely pushed back two months to November: Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) – U.S. buyout firm Bain Capital is likely to push back the IPO of Toshiba Memory by around two months, a person with knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday, moving to November what is likely to be one of Japan’s biggest listings this year. Depending on market conditions, the timing could be further pushed as far back as summer 2020, the person said on condition of anonymity, without elaborating on reasons for the initial two-month change. Toshiba Memory is the world’s second-l...
Tags: Japan, Ipo, Trends, IPOs, Tokyo, Bain Capital, Bain, Reuters, Toshiba Corp, Nomura, Jiji, SK Hynix Inc, Toshiba Memory, Toshiba Memory IPO, Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley

Trial of former Nissan boss Ghosn's expected to start in September - NHK

The trial of former Nissan Motor Co boss Carlos Ghosn on charges of under-reporting his salary is expected to start in Tokyo in September, Japan's public broadcaster NHK said on Wednesday.
Tags: Japan, Money, businessNews, Tokyo, Nissan, Ghosn, Carlos Ghosn, NHK, Nissan Motor Co

Japan to extend sanctions against North Korea by two years - NHK

Japan will extend unilateral sanctions against North Korea by two years, public broadcaster NHK said on Wednesday.
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Toshiba Memory to delay IPO seen as one of Japan's biggest in 2019 - source

U.S. buyout firm Bain Capital is likely to delay a planned initial public offering of Toshiba Memory by around two months, a source said on Wednesday, pushing back until November what is likely to be one of Japan's biggest listings this year.
Tags: Japan, Money, businessNews, Bain Capital, Toshiba Memory

Japan factory mood hits weakest since 2016 as trade rifts bite - Reuters Tankan

Confidence among Japanese manufacturers hit its weakest in two-and-a-half years in March, a Reuters poll showed, as global trade friction fuelled concerns that a postwar record growth cycle driven by Abenomics may be over.
Tags: Japan, Money, businessNews, Abenomics, Reuters, Reuters Tankan

Egypt, Nissan agree to produce 100,000 cars a year: minister

Egyptian state-owned carmaker El Nasr Automotive Manufacturing and Japan's Nissan have reached an initial agreement to produce 100,000 cars a year in Egypt, the minister for public enterprises said on Tuesday.
Tags: Japan, Money, businessNews, Egypt, Nissan, El Nasr Automotive Manufacturing

Japan tightens grip on cryptocurrency margin trading

Japan, the home of the now-defunct cryptocurrency exchange Mt. Gox, is establishing stricter rules for cryptocurrency margin trading to prevent investors from getting scammed. Margin traders typically use borrowed funds from a broker to trade a financial asset, which in turn, forms the collateral for the loan supplied by the broker. According to a report from Nikkei Asian Review, the new rules will come into place in April 2020, after the Japanese Cabinet approved draft amendments relating to pa...
Tags: Startups, Japan, Cryptocurrency, Nikkei Asian Review, Hard Fork

App Annie, one of Silicon Valley's most popular tools for measuring an app's success, crosses a $100 million milestone and unveils a product to launch another wave of growth

On Tuesday, app data platform App Annie announced it crossed $100 million in annual recurring revenue. It also launched a new product called Mobile Web intelligence, which allows customers to see mobile web and app metrics side by side. App Annie plans to continue investing in research and development, and to aim for an M&A, an IPO or private equity in two to three years. After some internal changes to the company culture, App Annie, a quickly-growing app platform that is often cited in Ap...
Tags: Apple, Asia, Japan, Americas, Trends, Silicon Valley, Annie, App Annie, Krantz, Danielle Levitas, Ted Krantz, Business Insider App Annie, Europe Krantz

Sumo wrestlers eat up to 7,000 calories a day, yet don't typically suffer from symptoms of obesity

Sumo wrestlers eat up to 7,000 calories a day and weigh as much as 400 pounds. Yet they don't suffer from heart attacks, strokes, or other symptoms of obesity. Their secret is in their name — sumo wrestler. Regular intense exercise prevents the build-up of visceral fat, which causes metabolic and cardiovascular disease. Following is a transcript of the video. Sumo wrestlers eat up to 7,000 calories a day and weigh 300 to 400 pounds or two to three times as much as the average adult. While that...
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From creating Japanese playing cards in 1889 to becoming one of the most iconic video game companies in history, see how Nintendo has evolved

World-famous video game company Nintendo was founded in 1889 selling Japanese playing cards, and has found both success and failure throughout its 130-year history. In the '60s, then-Nintendo president Hiroshi Yamauchi tried expanding the games manufacturer to taxi and food services. It was Nintendo's foray into electronic games in the '70s that would pave the way for its astronomical success with video game systems like the Nintendo Entertainment System and its now-iconic "Super Mario Bros." ...
Tags: Japan, Disney, Trends, Nintendo, Mario Bros, Kyoto Japan, Nintendo Entertainment System, Yamauchi, Hiroshi Yamauchi, Nintendo Koppai, Fusajiro Yamauchi, Hanafuda, Kyoto Japan Nintendo, Nintendo Koppai Playing, Nintendo Koppai Nintendo

Scientists reactivate cells from 28,000-year-old woolly mammoth

The team managed to stimulate nucleus-like structures to perform some biological processes, but not cell division.Unless better technology and DNA samples emerge in the future, it's unlikely that scientists will be able to clone a woolly mammoth.Still, studying the DNA of woolly mammoths provides valuable insights into the genetic adaptations that allowed them to survive in unique environments. None A team of Japanese and Russian scientists has successfully "reawakened" cells from a 28,000-year-...
Tags: Japan, Science, Animals, Cnn, Mit, Genetics, Innovation, Yuka, Kei Miyamoto, Akira Iritani, George Church a Harvard, Iritani

Robot assistants from Toyota and Panasonic gear up for the Tokyo Olympics

Japan plans to use the 2020 Olympics to showcase a range of its advanced technologies. Toyota and Panasonic are already getting in on the act, recently unveiling several robotic designs that they intend to deploy at the event. The post Robot assistants from Toyota and Panasonic gear up for the Tokyo Olympics appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Japan, News, Trends, Robots, Tokyo, Toyota, Panasonic, Robotics, 2020 Olympics, Emerging Tech, Tokyo Olympics

Asian shares advance as investors watch US-China trade talks

TOKYO (AP) — Shares rose in Asia on Monday as investors awaited signs the U.S. and China could be making progress in negotiations on resolving the trade war between the two biggest economies. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 added 0.7 percent in morning trading to 21,591.90. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 rose 0.1 percent to 6,181.20. South Korea’s […]
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Business, Japan, News, Australia, China, Ap, Nation, Tokyo, ASX, US China

Japan's exports slump again on weak external demand, puts BOJ on notice

Japan's exports fell for a third month in February in a sign of growing strain on the trade-reliant economy, suggesting the central bank might be forced to offer more stimulus eventually to temper the effects of slowing external demand and trade frictions.
Tags: Japan, Money, businessNews, BOJ

Elon Musk says he aged 5 years from running Tesla in 2018 — but experts think that kind of work ethic is dangerous (TSLA)

Elon Musk said 2018 was such a stressful year at Tesla that it "felt like aging five years in one." Musk has also said he works for 120 hours a week, which is three times the average work week in the US private sector, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Overwork is an incredibly dangerous habit, research suggests. Elon Musk had a stressful year running Tesla, to put it lightly. "2018 felt like aging five years in one," he said at the unveiling of Tesla's newest car, the Model Y. As...
Tags: Japan, Spacex, Elon Musk, Time, US, Trends, Tesla, New York Times, Bill Gates, The Times, Silicon Valley, The New York Times, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Musk, Don, Inc

Blackstone to buy drug maker in maiden Japan PE deal: Reuters

Blackstone Group said on Friday it had agreed to buy Japanese drug maker Ayumi Pharmaceutical Corp, a deal one person said was worth around $1 billion. The deal marks the first one in Japan by the U.S. private equity (PE) firm after it set up a local team in 2017 to broaden its focus beyond property transactions. Blackstone will acquire the maker of anti-rheumatism drugs from PE firm Unison Capital and medical information site business M3, Blackstone said in a statement. It did not provide any d...
Tags: Asia, Japan, Trends, Healthcare, Blackstone, Reuters, Blackstone Group, PE, PE Deals, Ayumi, Unison Capital, Atsuhiko Sakamoto, Ayumi Pharmaceutical Corp

Tokyo crypto-cops nab their first cryptocurrency hacker: the $134K Monacoin thief

In Japan, an 18-year-old was charged with stealing $134,000 (¥15 million) worth of cryptocurrency, marking the first time local authorities have succeeded in nabbing a hacker for pilfering digital assets. The Tokyo police department’s cybercrime division identified its suspect for illegally withdrawing virtual currency from Monappy, a cryptocurrency-infused social media platform, reports JapanTimes. The man later admitted to repeatedly hacking the Monappy service between August and September las...
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Japan exports seen falling at slower pace in February, core CPI steady: Reuters poll

Japan's exports in February likely fell at a much slower pace than the previous month, but weak global demand and U.S.-China trade frictions continue to cloud the outlook, a Reuters poll showed on Friday.
Tags: Japan, Money, China, businessNews, Reuters

Asian shares gain as investors await news on China-US trade

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares rose Friday in Asia after a day of lackluster trading on Wall Street. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index jumped 1 percent to 21,506.92 as the Bank of Japan ended a policy meeting by keeping its key interest rate at minus 0.1 percent, maintaining its stance of extreme monetary easing and lavish stimulus. […]
Tags: Asia, Business, Japan, News, Ap, Bangkok, Bank of Japan, China US

Tokyo’s Olympics may become known as the “Robot Games”

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo’s Olympics may become known as the “Robot Games.” Organizers on Friday showed off robots that will be used at the new National Stadium to provide assistance for fans using wheelchairs. Tokyo Olympic official Masaaki Komiya pointed out that Japan is known for its robot technology, and the 2020 Summer Games are […]
Tags: Business, Japan, News, Nation, Olympics, Tokyo, National Stadium, Masaaki Komiya

Japan court hands Mt. Gox founder 2-1/2 years suspended sentence: Kyodo

A Tokyo court on Friday handed the founder of the now-defunct Mt. Gox bitcoin currency exchange a 2-1/2-year suspended sentence for his role in the loss of hundreds of millions of dollars worth of bitcoins and cash, Kyodo news agency reported.
Tags: Japan, Money, businessNews, Tokyo, Kyodo

Global gloom forces Japan central bank to temper its outlook

The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady on Friday but tempered its optimism that robust exports and factory output will underpin growth, a nod to heightened overseas risks that threaten to derail a fragile economic recovery.
Tags: Japan, Money, businessNews, Bank of Japan

On Japan Sea coast, small firm shows scars of China's economic woes

In snow country along Japan's northern coast, a small manufacturer of precision moulds is feeling the pain of China's economic slowdown.
Tags: Japan, Money, China, businessNews, Japan Sea

Global gloom may force Japan central bank to temper its outlook

The Bank of Japan is likely to stand pat on monetary policy on Friday but temper its optimism that robust exports and factory output will underpin growth, a nod to heightened overseas risks that threaten to derail a fragile economic recovery.
Tags: Japan, Money, businessNews, Bank of Japan

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