THE discovery of potentially millions of tonnes of valuable "rare earth" elements in sea sludge off Japan has raised hopes that Asia's No 2 economy can reduce its dependence on Chinese...

[TOKYO] In the race to build cars with digitally connected services - such as ordering coffee on the dashboard display - Toyota and Nissan risk being held back by their home market.

[TOKYO] ,Japan left unchanged its assessment that the economy is gradually recovering, suggesting in an economic report growth will rebound from an expected slowdown in the first quarter.

[SHINTO, Japan] Japanese engineer Masaaki Nagumo had always dreamed of suiting up as a robot from "Mobile Suit Gundam", his favourite animation series growing up. Now he has made it a...

[TOKYO] Japanese finance minister Taro Aso said on Friday he would welcome a decision by the United States to explore rejoining the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), following news that President...

THE Bank of Japan mostly held an optimistic view on regional economies, in a sign of its conviction over a broadening recovery but warned that labour shortages and a US-China trade war could cloud...

JAPAN'S core machinery orders rose unexpectedly in February for a second consecutive month thanks to increased orders from manufacturers, a positive sign of corporate investment supporting...

[TOKYO] Japan and China will hold their first high-level economic dialogue in almost eight years next week against a backdrop of rising global trade tensions.

[TOKYO] Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe denied involvement in a decision to let his close friend open a veterinary school, the latest in a series of government scandals undermining his bid to stay...

A FORMER aide to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday denied a media report that he had intervened to help win approval for a friend of the premier to set up a new veterinary school, the...