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Japan’s core inflation rate rises to 0.8% in June on higher energy costs

via The Japan Times    Jul 20, 2018

Haruhiko Kuroda | AFP-JIJI

The country’s underlying inflation rate edged up in June amid rising energy costs, government data showed Friday, though it continued to fall short of the ...

Yoshiaki Murakami, once the scourge of Japan’s boardrooms, turns peacemaker with big Idemitsu-Showa Shell Sekiyu win

By Tom Redmond,Nao Sano
- via The Japan Times    Jul 17, 2018

A customer refuels a motorbike at an Idemitsu Kosan Co. gas station in Tokyo. Investor Yoshiaki Murakami played a key role in advising a merger between Idemitsu and Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K. | BLOOMBERG

Yoshiaki Murakami, who once struck fear into Japan’s boardrooms and split public opinion with bitter activist battles, is now enjoying rare acclaim from executives and ...

Bank of Japan policy meeting minutes show difficulty of predicting Lehman collapse

via The Japan Times    Jul 17, 2018

A man walks outside the Bank of Japan in Tokyo. | BLOOMBERG

Minutes from Bank of Japan meetings from January to June 2008, released to the public Tuesday, show that Policy Board members had difficulty reading signs ...

Dollar weaker below ¥112.40 in late Tokyo

via The Japan Times    Jul 17, 2018

The dollar was weaker below ¥112.40 in Tokyo trading late Tuesday, dragged down by position-adjustment selling.At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥112.34-34, down from ...

Tokyo stocks rise again

via The Japan Times    Jul 17, 2018

Stocks extended their winning streak to a third session Tuesday, helped by futures-led buying.The Nikkei 225 average rose 100.01 points, or 0.44 percent, to end ...

Japan and the European Union complete trade deal accounting for 30 percent of world’s GDP

By Reiji Yoshida
- via The Japan Times    Jul 17, 2018

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shakes hands with European Council President Donald Tusk as European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker looks on before signing a free trade pact in Tokyo on Tuesday. | AP

Top European Union leaders and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an economic partnership agreement Tuesday in Tokyo, a pact that will create a massive free ...

Japan’s machinery orders down 3.7% in May, data shows

via The Japan Times    Jul 11, 2018

Core private-sector machinery orders fell 3.7 percent in May from the previous month, due partly to weak demand in sectors such as nonferrous metal products, ...

Toyota launches app in Hawaii that allows customers to unlock and start rental cars at parking stations

via The Japan Times    Jul 11, 2018

Toyota has launched a Honolulu car-sharing service. | BLOOMBERG

Toyota Motor Corp. launched a Honolulu car-sharing service Tuesday that allows customers to use smartphones to unlock and start rental cars available by the hour ...

Japan’s wholesale prices rise 2.8% in June on higher energy costs

via The Japan Times    Jul 11, 2018

Wholesale prices rose 2.8 percent across the country in June from a year earlier — climbing at the fastest pace this year — in a ...

Tokyo stocks fall on U.S.-China trade jitters

via The Japan Times    Jul 11, 2018

Stocks fell on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Wednesday, reflecting a further escalation in U.S.-China trade friction.The 225-issue Nikkei average plunged 264.68 points, or 1.19 ...

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