STAGNANT spending and soft wage growth in Japan are forcing two of Asia's biggest retailers - Fast Retailing Co and Seven & i Holdings Co - to court overseas consumers to drive long-term...

ELECTION campaigning began in earnest in Japan on Tuesday with conservative Prime Minister Shinzo Abe aiming to shake off suspected cronyism scandals and fend off the challenge from an upstart new...

[TOKYO] Japan could have foreseen and avoided the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, a court ruled on Tuesday, ordering the government and the power plant operator to pay damages to local residents.

[TOKYO] Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike's Party of Hope will consider taxing the cash reserves of large companies, according to a campaign manifesto released on Friday...

[TOKYO] Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Thursday the country's economic expansion is broadening and likely to be highly sustainable...

[TOKYO] Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe officially dissolved parliament Thursday, effectively kicking off a national election campaign where he faces an unexpected and formidable challenge from...

US multinational corporations have more money sunk into Singapore than in China and Japan combined, according to the latest data released by the US Department of Commerce.

[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks closed higher on Monday with exporters boosted by the weaker yen, while traders kept a close eye on Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's expected announcement of a snap...

[UNITED NATIONS] Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday declared the time for dialogue with North Korea to be over and rallied behind a US warning that "all options" are on the...

[TOKYO] Commercial land prices in Japan rose for the first time in 10 years this year as a boom in tourism boosted demand for new hotels and retail outlets, a government survey showed on Tuesday.