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Japanese space startup raises ¥10.2 billion toward 2020 moonshot effort

via The Japan Times    Dec 14, 2017

An employee looks at a concept model of Ispace Inc.'s lunar lander during a news conference in Tokyo on Wednesday. Tokyo-based Ispace said it raised ¥10.2 billion from some of the country's biggest businesses, including Japan Airlines Co. and Tokyo Broadcasting System Holdings Inc. | BLOOMBERG

Japanese companies are planning to kick-start the lunar economy by backing a local startup’s mission to land on the moon by 2020.Tokyo-based Ispace Inc. said ...

Toshiba, Western Digital reach settlement to end legal battle over chip unit’s sale

via The Japan Times    Dec 13, 2017

Toshiba Corp. announced Wednesday its partner, Western Digital Corp., has agreed to drop its legal action aimed at blocking the sale of Toshiba's chip unit. | BLOOMBERG

Toshiba Corp. said Wednesday it has reached a settlement with U.S. joint venture partner Western Digital Corp. over the sale of its chip unit, ending ...

Nikkei falls further on Roy Moore’s loss in U.S. Senate race

via The Japan Times    Dec 13, 2017

The benchmark Nikkei average lost further ground on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Wednesday, affected adversely by the U.S. Republican Party’s failure to win a Senate ...

Next Bank of Japan chief faces a ‘job from hell,’ Kuroda critic says

via The Japan Times    Dec 12, 2017

The next governor of the Bank of Japan faces a “job from hell.”That’s according to Takeshi Fujimaki, a banker-turned-lawmaker who sees any attempt by the ...

Japan’s wholesale prices up 3.5%, fastest pace since 2014

via The Japan Times    Dec 12, 2017

Shoppers move through the toy department in an Ito-Yokado Co. store in Tokyo. Wholesale prices rose 3.5 percent in November from last year, the fastest pace since September 2014. | BLOOMBERG

Wholesale prices rose 3.5 percent in November compared with last year, the fastest pace since September 2014, the Bank of Japan said Tuesday.Prices increased for ...

Nikkei hits 26-year closing high on firmer U.S. equities

via The Japan Times    Dec 11, 2017

Stocks gained further ground on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Monday following continued advance on Wall Street last week, sending the benchmark Nikkei average to the ...

BOJ to continue monetary easing while gauging economic effects: Kuroda

via The Japan Times    Dec 07, 2017

Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda says the central bank will continue its 'powerful' monetary easing. | BLOOMBERG

Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda said Thursday the central bank will continue “powerful” monetary easing as it does its part in revving up Japan’s ...

Greenback climbs to around ¥112.50 in Tokyo as stocks stage rebound

via The Japan Times    Dec 07, 2017

The dollar was firmer around ¥112.50 in Tokyo trading late Thursday, backed by a rebound in Japanese stock prices, but traders remained cautious about chasing ...

Tokyo stocks dive on Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

via The Japan Times    Dec 06, 2017

Stocks plummeted on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Wednesday over worries about instability in the Middle East following the news that U.S. President Donald Trump will ...

Alan Greenspan’s ‘conundrum’ said revived as banks mollycoddle markets

via The Japan Times    Dec 05, 2017

Alan Greenspan’s conundrum is back, and central bankers’ new-found love of treating markets with kid gloves is playing a large part.While the U.S. Federal Reserve ...

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